Sunset Beach


We have now lived in Torrevieja for about 18 months. Torrevieja is, at this time for us, perfect. It can be terribly distracting here to get work done. Our days start with warm beverages and Desayuno. Then, it is a long dog walk on the beach, at least an hour. Next thing you know it is lunch time. I have heard there are over 700 restaurants here. We will usually either find ourselves having a long Menu Del Dia or just a few free tapas to accompany our drinks.

Most restaurants here are casual local eateries. Some relaxing, almost all have outside seating, and others loud, busy local standing room only Cervecerias.

We have found a few favorites and when we have a special occasion to celebrate there are about six ‘fine dining’ options that we really enjoy. One is Sunset Beach.

We have been here twice and on both occasions the experience was exemplary. The service is 100%. The sommelier recommended the perfect wines. The food was gorgeous and delicious. The following experience is from our second visit.

The meal began here. This was not listed on the menu so it was a nice surprise. Tomato bisque and on the left was a mixture of sweet and savory flavors.

This was Terri-Lynn’s first dish. Simple prawns in cream but she loved it, it was very good.

I am really disappointed I did not take better notes of this dish. It was craziness on a plate. One of the most fun dishes I have had. There is a fried Boquerones on the left. A pate, likely Foi gras and 2 other proteins with three sauces. Absolutely amazing!

Then came the Amuse-bouche

My next dish – Scallops, cauliflower, pork belly, beet root pure, yoghurt

And Terri-Lynns next dish. A TarTare. Again I wish I had taken better notes.

Terri-Lynn’s main course was a filet of beef, perfectly cooked medium rare with three different sauces.

My main course – Filet of lamb, perfectly rare, couscous, sweet potato, pomegranate sauce. 

This was Terri-Lynn’s dessert. Mousse of vanilla, red fruit, chocolate, ice cream of peaches.

For my dessert I had the Irish coffee because well, I prefer my desserts to come in a glass.

And that was it. Another spectacular evening at Sunset Beach. This menu was only $35 Euro per person. It is an amazing value. With wine our bill came out to just over $100 Euro. It is one of our favorite restaurants here for a special night out.

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About XPLORE FILM and Sip & Stay

The Art of Life

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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