The Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa regions of the Costa Blanca on the Mediterranean coast have a good supply of freshly caught fish and seafood available to them. These being a main ingredient in many popular Thai dishes makes the region an ideal location for quality Thai restaurants to locate themselves. Visitors to the region and residents alike, have a good selection of Thai eateries to choose from.
Perhaps the most popular and best known is the Papaya Tree Restaurant located in Centro Comercial, Playa Flamenca. Thai cuisine is renowned for its hot, spicy and salty combination of flavours and the Papaya Tree menu does not disappoint. All their dishes are bursting with colour, flavour and fresh aromas. The menu is extensive and portions generous and reasonably priced. The restaurant staff are friendly and knowledgeable and their service quick and efficient. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and there is both inside and outside seating available. The Papaya Tree even offer a loyalty card scheme rewarding regular customers with free drinks and meals.
The Banana Tree is situated on Calle Eneldo, Villamartin, Orihuela Costa. This authentic Thai restaurant has a strong following among the locals and offers a huge selection of delicious Thai dishes on its menu. The venue is spacious and interestingly decorated with an ornamental tree, branches and leaves forming the ceiling. The menu is vast and worth taking your time over as the restaurant can get very busy, especially at weekends when live entertainment is featured. The staff are welcoming and friendly and the food fresh, tasty and presented with flair and imagination.
Ko Samui Thai Restaurant on Calle Agua, Cabo Roig offers delightfully presented authentic Thai cuisine. The decor is splendid and the ambience calm and relaxing in this spacious eatery on the ‘Cabo Roig Strip’. An extensive menu features all the traditional Thai favourites prepared and served fresh to your table and elegantly presented. The restaurant offers both an a la carte menu and a menu of the day, both with vegetarian options available. A warm welcome from the friendly staff and a dining experience to remember are guaranteed!
There are other Asian restaurants in Torrevieja and its surrounding areas that offer some Thai dishes but specialize in other Asian cuisines such as Chinese. These shall be covered in separate posts under Chinese Restaurants and Indian Restaurants, for example.