Torrevieja and its surrounding areas on the sunny Costa Blanca Mediterranean coast have a large number of Scandinavian visitors and resident expats. The fantastic climate and comparative low cost of living has attracted the Scandinavians to this region for some time, resulting in the creation of a number of top class Norwegian, Swedish and Danish restaurants. These Nordic countries have long coastlines on the oceans and seas of Northern Europe and consequently their national cuisines are largely centred around salt water fish and seafood. The many fish markets in the Costa Blanca region of Spain supply fresh ingredients with which the local Scandinavian restaurants delight their hungry diners.
Henrik Ibsen is a highly recommended small Norwegian restaurant located on Calle San Pascual in Torrevieja. The owner is friendly and welcoming, making guests feel at home as soon as they enter. With only ten tables, the interior is cosy and tastefully decorated and diners are able to savour the delicious cooking aromas from the open kitchen. Prices are ‘top end’ but the food is perfectly cooked and presented, making this eatery a must visit for those searching for an authentic taste of Scandinavia.
Svensken Pa Hornet Restaurant can be found on Calle Dr. Waksman, Rosaleda, Torrevieja. This Swedish restaurant provides friendly and efficient service and is recommended for its home made meatballs, a traditional Swedish dish. The set menu, with ample choices available for each course, is very popular and reasonably priced. With a sheltered outdoor option for dining and a great value menu with an international feel, this venue is well worth a visit.
Nordic Cafe & Brasserie on Calle Suecia, Torrevieja, is a charming eatery specializing in Scandinavian cuisine. Situated on Playa Los Locos, the views across the Mediterranean Sea are spectacular and the menu exciting and comprehensive. Service is friendly and attentive, and portions generous and artistically presented. This beach front restaurant promises a memorable dining experience for the whole family.
Other restaurants in the region, popular with the Scandinavian residents and tourists are too numerous to describe in depth in this post. Some however, have to be given a mention and include the following: Restaurante Melkersson is on Calle Caballero de Rodas, Torrevieja. La Luna Restaurante & Bar can be found on Calle de la Garza, Orihuela Costa. Little Sweden is on Avenida Abanto, Centro Commercial, San Luis. White Rose Restaurante is situated on Calle Limon, Torrevieja. Finally, Restaurant Danmark is in Centro Commercial, Torrevieja. All have their own following and offer a taste of Scandinavian cuisine on the Costa Blanca.