Benidorm is the most popular holiday city on the Costa Blanca. Its magnificent beaches, spectacular weather and good vibes make it the best place to unwind. However, many people who visit this destination also remember it for its rich, fresh gastronomy. If you would like to find out more about what to eat in Benidorm and where to enjoy its delicious dishes then keep reading!
Mediterranean and Benidorm gastronomy
The city of Benidorm is located by the Mediterranean Sea, creating harmony between both gastronomy groups. This type of cuisine stands out due to its nutritional balance. It is based on fruit, vegetables and fresh fish. Specifically, Benidorm’s gastronomy has a very deep-rooted fishing influence and a lengthy history of traditional cuisine that revolves around local produce. Furthermore, the multicultural nature of this tourist city has meant traditional cooking has been successfully combined with modern developments to offer the best gastronomy in the Mediterranean.
Mains and savoury dishes
Among the most popular dishes you have to eat in Benidorm are its rice dishes. Highlights include rice with baby octopus and prawns, seafood rice, oven-baked rice and fish casserole. Another typical food in Benidorm you simply must try is “coca farcida”, which is a type of savoury pie filled with tomato and tuna. It is also combined with flour or cold cuts. You will find these in many bakeries and they are the perfect food to be eaten on the beach or as a snack.
Benidorm’s gastronomy also has something to offer people with a sweet tooth. When visiting Benidorm, make sure you try its sweet potato pastries and sweet San Blas buns. You won’t forget them in a hurry! Although we don’t usually serve these desserts at our buffet you can sample them in many local bakeries.
Furthermore, there are other sweet options typical of Mediterranean gastronomy, such as egg yolk cakes, sugar-coated almonds, ice cream and nougat. At the hotel you can try many flavours of ice cream in addition to nougat. Our buffet also features Calatrava bread pudding, which is a Mediterranean dessert native to the Murcia region. This is in addition to almond-based cakes and sweets. You’ll also be amazed by our wide selection of international desserts.
Discover Mediterranean cuisine at Hotel Don Pancho
At Hotel Don Pancho you can treat your taste buds with the flavours and scents of Mediterranean gastronomy. You’ll enjoy top dishes and quality products from the city, alongside friendly service and a relaxed setting.
At Don Pancho you will find a buffet restaurant where you can enjoy a pleasant, light-hearted lunch or a special evening. Our restaurant offers a wide culinary variety, allowing you to choose the dish that best suits your preferences. In tribute to the multicultural city of Benidorm, you will be able to sample the best dishes from Mediterranean cuisine as well as international cooking. There’s something for everyone!
Furthermore, you can enjoy all meals in our restaurant: from breakfast to dinner. At our breakfast buffet you will find Mediterranean gastronomy through fresh fruit, juices brimming with vitamins and bread made from various types of grains. If you are seeking something more international, we also serve eggs, bacon and even pancakes.
Finally, you can enjoy the rich cuisine on offer in a very special manner thanks to our show cooking zone. Our restaurant’s chefs will cook your dishes there and then, right in front of you, so you can fully enjoy the experience. It makes for a highly memorable event!
Now you’re a bit more familiar with the best dishes in Benidorm’s gastronomy and Mediterranean cuisine, why not come and try them for yourself? Don’t wait for people to tell you about them!