Menu Del Dia options in Torrevieja are almost countless. We often will spend our morning dog walks strolling around town and looking at the daily offers on the sand-which boards to make a decision about where to spend our afternoon that day.
There are a few restaurants in town however that keep the same menu everyday. Sometimes that works well for us because if there is a certain dish you are craving you will know that you can have it. You may also feel confident that since you have been there before the food and the service should be consistent and Alingui is one of those places.
Alingui caters to the visitor as well as the locals. We have eaten here a number of times and the value is quite good, 3 courses for $8.90 euro. Unlike many other restaurants though this does not include the usual half bottle of wine per person so it can be a bit more expensive then a small Spanish restaurant just a few blocks away. But location is another factor. The restaurant sits on the promenade just across from the visitor center and I am pretty sure there is always sunshine which attracts the holiday crowd in search of warmth and sun. It is also near the marina making it a convenient lunch spot for those coming in from a morning sail.
We had just recently gotten out of Quarantine and it was a beautiful sunny day so we started our meal with a caña or small beer. And this was a nice surprise. Often times the restaurants on the promenade do not offer a free tapa with a drink purchase but here they did, two chicken wings. Bisque Kitt as you can see is very happy to be out in the sun with his people.
We made our menu selections and out came the warm bread. Something I have been enjoying recently is the whipped garlic butter. It is the little things that make all the difference, right?
It is a bit unusual for us but we actually ordered the same starter dish. It sounded delicious and it was very good, the Vol au Vent, a puff pastry basket filled with cream of lobster and prawns.
It was time for the main course. Terri-Lynn had the pork tenderloin with mustard sauce and fries and I had the pork belly ribs with BBQ sauce and fries. They were both very good. As you can see this is a very casual restaurant but the food is always consistently good.
And of course the final course, dessert. It was so amazing to be out and dining. I think everyone will have a new appreciation for the simple things after this. Fresh air, sun and just walking with your family and friends.