Ruta De La Tapa


We are new to Torrevieja and while looking at properties our Realtor told us there are food and wine events throughout the year, one of them he referred to as Tapas week. We kept our eyes open and sure enough came upon a flier for the Ruta De La Tapa. This is an event which takes place over two weekends, eight days total. 43 restaurants are participating offering unusual and creative tapas with a glass of wine for $2-$2.5 Euros. We managed to make it to 16 of them, this was a fun week introducing us to a large amount of area restaurants, all within walking distance.

A great time to be in Torrevieja

La Bodeguilla Del Mullins

This was our first stop, a cozy little wine bar. The wine pairing they offered was quite good and we immediately got excited about the week ahead.

La Barra De Chicotes

Las Columnas

Las Columnas has one of the best locations as you can see. We also agreed at the end of the week they may have had our favorite wine offering. Both dishes were excellent.

Bar Taperia Los Zamoranos


Bar La Gaviota

Cangrejo Blanco (soft shell crab) a la andaluza con salsa rosa

La Bella Lola

Ole Del Mar

Tarta de gambas y caviar

And that brings us to the end of weekend 1. It’s also worth noting that each restaurant will offer different Tapas on week 2.

Bar Amapola

Well this is a great start to week 2. Both of these dishes were so good we each ordered a second round.


Restaurante Pepes

Meson El Huertano

The two above restaurants are located near to each other and they were both packed as we showed up during the Menu Del Dia. The food coming out looked great, the four dishes we had were excellent so we plan on returning and trying the Menu Del Dia.

Restaurante El Pescador

These may be the prettiest plates of the week. We may need to come back and experience a full meal.

La Encina

El Rincon Del Norte

El Faro de Torrevieja Mejilloneria

And there you have it! It was a great week. We made it to 16 out of the 43 restaurants, not too bad. We will try and do better next year.

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Tony and Terri-Lynn met in 1987 as teenagers. In 1991 they were married.  Tony has been a professional musician his entire life and spent the 90’s touring and releasing albums.  In 2001 the couple left the cities and moved to a small community on the Oregon coast. This is where they fell into television production and film making. In 2004 Makai Ohana Productions was founded and the couple produced advertising and creative content for hundreds of tourism related businesses and government entities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Realizing the industry was evolving towards the internet they re-branded the business in 2012 to Xplore Film.  This company would now be an international business producing films world wide as well as an NGO in West Africa where the couple provides clean water boreholes, scholarships and even a prosthetic hand project.

In 2018 Tony and Terri-Lynn with their dog Bisque Kitt packed the belongings they could carry on their backs and flew to Spain. They bought a home and planned to spend equal time between the two countries running the business.  Then Covid hit and the world closed.  By 2020 they realized Spain, and specifically Torrevieja was now home.  They bought a sailboat and started to create a life on the Costa Blanca of music, film, events and community.


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