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Monastrell de María José San Román

9.3/10
246 reviews

Average price €100

Set Menu 115€

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • 3 couvert(s) Very comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

A restaurant with a superb location along the seafront promenade, just a few metres from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante. Unpretentious natural ...

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Selected by INSIDER

A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

A María José San Román, ‘The New York Times’ la bautizó como ‘la reina del azafrán’ porque esta especia está muy presente en su cocina sutil, refinada, de raíz tradicional, y porque incluso lo produce ella misma. Pero a la chef le apasionan también el aceite de oliva virgen extra y el arroz. Pone tres variedades de aceite en la mesa para que los comensales vayan jugando con los platos y domina el arte del arroz con una maestría sin igual, cosa que demuestra en sus variadas propuestas con grano de la carta. Gracias a su trabajo, esta cocinera triple A (azafrán, arroz y aceite) ha cosechado una estrella MICHELIN y un sol Repsol.

El restaurante ocupa un antiguo almacén al final del paseo Marítimo de Alicante. Sus tres plantas lucen una decoración de tonos cálidos muy marinera: maderas, cuerdas, latón tratado, acero pintado... En la línea del entorno, pues está junto al Real Club de Regatas y la playa del Postiguet. En la terraza de la azotea hay una barra de coctelería y en la segunda planta están los salones para eventos privados

INSIDER tip

El pan que sirven sale del obrador propio, donde trabajan con harinas ecológicas, integrales, fermentos naturales...

Restaurant menu

Chef María José San Román
  • Average price €100 Special request
Turrón de Jijona con hueva de mújol
Cresta de gallo suflada
Calamar ibérico
ALICANTE 66+35 Maridaje
€66

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User photos

Gambra roja
Arroz de naranja
Melocotón, sauco, té y rosas..
Helado de hojiblanca
Arroz a banda con ganitas y alioli de plancton
Quisquilla en piedra de sal y tratar de salchichon
Crujiente de lentejas con polvo de tomate

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 246 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Nikolai V.
    Nikolai V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Perfect

  2. Jonatan  H.
    Jonatan H.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

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  3. Sherry F.
    Sherry F.
    • one review
    2.5/10

    Not a single dish was enjoyed. Nothing was prepared well and nothing came out at the same temperature throughout. We’ve experienced many Michelin restaurants around the world and in our opinion this restaurant does not meet the grade. Three hours of a disappointing experience.

  4. Paul D.
    Paul D.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing experience. Service very attentive and informative throughout. We opted to enjoy wine pairings with each course which is definitely the correct choice. A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining evening of Mediterranean and Alicante-based dining options. Thank you to Maria and her staff. Would definitely visit again and recommend to those of you seeking Michelin-star dining. You will not be disappointed.

  5. Lulu B.
    Lulu B.
    • one review
    10/10

    This was my second visit to this awesome restaurant. We were not disappointed! Deliciously prepared bites with unbelievable flavor profiles - there were some combinations that you would never go together but once you taste it it was unbelievable!

  6. Agostinho r.
    Agostinho r.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent

  7. Mandy D.
    Mandy D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful flavours and great combinations beautifully prepared and presented. The staff were wonderful too! They are very knowledgeable and attentive. Very highly recommended.

  8. Fanny K.
    Fanny K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Stylish and gastronomic cuisine with a view on Alicante marina! Lovely, explanation of each dish and wine pairing, with an emphasis on local products. A must-try for any gourmet!

    Monastrell de María José San Román

    thank you

  9. Carel v.
    Carel v.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Food excellent. Perfect wines. Vety good service

  10. Ingrid S.
    Ingrid S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Very first impression was that the interior of the restaurant is a bit minimalistic, but this was definitely covered by a lovely, attentive and professional service team. The minimalism also supported to focus on the food served. We ordered the menu which was surprisingly creative and of high quality. The wine from Galicia, 2009 Pazo Señorans Albariño Rías Baixas was wonderful as well as the French Chamagne. Price/ performance ratio was ok. Will definitely come back!

  11. Gary D.
    Gary D.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Very good

  12. JOSE MARIA P.
    JOSE MARIA P.
    • one review
    10/10

    UN CAPRICHO

  13. Jaime T.
    Jaime T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Atención excelente y los arroces exquisitos.

  14. Irene M.
    Irene M.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Todo espectacular nos ha encantado

  15. Fernando F.
    Fernando F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Genial

  16. Ángel B.
    Ángel B.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Una experiencia muy positiva

  17. Mike N.
    Mike N.
    • 30 reviews
    10/10

    Perfect for a special occasion.

  18. Gabriel R.
    Gabriel R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Platos exquisitos, maridaje excepcional y servicio de primera, una experiencia redonda.

  19. Francisco G.
    Francisco G.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Una magnifica experiencia. Volveremos, seguro.

  20. Nick S.
    Nick S.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Top quality food, attentive service. Great views over the harbour to the castle.

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More information

Opening time

Lunes 20:00–23:00

martes 20:00–23:00

miércoles 20:00–23:00

jueves 20:00–23:00

viernes 20:00–23:00

sábado 13:30–15:30, 20:00–23:00

domingo Cerrado

How to get to the restaurant

Av. del Almte. Julio Guillén Tato, 1, 03001, Alicante, Spain

Public transport

Carretera N-332

Features

, Great view, On the beach, Romantic, Terrace, Trendy, Waterfront, New year's eve, Valentine's Day

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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 45 people)

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