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Restobar Gema Penalva

9.4/10
228

Average price €25

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Hay pocos locales en Alicante tan todoterreno como la casa de Gema Penalva, una prometedora cocinera cuya propuesta bebe del recetario tradicional levantino ligeramente reinventado. Y es que este espacio cálido y agradable es ideal para cualquier ocasión, desde una cena informal a un picoteo a mediodía, para una reunión entre amigos, una velada en pareja o una salida improvisada cuando no tenemos nada en la nevera. En Restobar Gemma Penalva vamos a comer siempre bien, y a disfrutar de una propuesta interesante y honesta que parte de la cocina tradicional y le confiere un toque lúdico y contemporáneo. Todo ello, con una materia prima de gran calidad, a la que en esta casa se trata siempre con infinito respeto.

Ganadora del concurso Mejor Joven Cocinera de la Comunidad Valenciana en 2007 y Mejor Joven Cocinera del Año en 2011, Gemma Penalva presume de unas croquetas de jamón ibérico de nota, o de unos huevos de gallinas felices que toman forma, entre otras cosas, de la brillante tortilla de patatas de la abuela. Tienen unas carnes interesantes, pero aquí se trabaja de escándalo el pescado: atención a su bacalao.

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Cualquiera de sus cocas (de escalibada, de setas…) es ideal para un picoteo informal a cualquier hora.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €25 Special request
Escalibada y anchoas del Cantábrico
€9.5
Tomate y triki trake de salazones
€8
Setas, huevo, jamón y tomate
€8

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Brocheta de pescado
Brocheta de pescado
Croquetas
Postres
Entrecot
Coca de mollitas de panceta ibérica

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 228 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. David C.
    David C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excelente

  2. S.ofia K.
    S.ofia K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our favorite restaurant in Alicante..

  3. Manuel G.
    Manuel G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Una muu

  4. Silvia N.
    Silvia N.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Platos exquisitos Trato cercano Ambiente muy agradable

  5. Sally G.
    Sally G.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Came here last year and it became one of our favourites. Not too large, some interesting dishes, not the usual tapas. Made to feel our return was special.

  6. Karen G.
    Karen G.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We came here first a couple of years ago for a memorable tasting meal. This time was equally good, fantastic interesting food beautifully cooked and presented. The service is lovely, with knowledgeable wine recommendations. The icing on the cake it is also really good value.

  7. Henka R.
    Henka R.
    • 13 reviews
    9/10

    Tte tapas dishes were beatiful creations, .and tasted very good. The patron showed great hospitality. The young waitress did not change glasses when I switched from rose to white wine, which was the only small flaw on a perfect evening. An address to remember.

  8. Mika F.
    Mika F.
    • one review
    10/10

    We enjoyed a lot! Thanks for a helpful and friendly staff, excellent set of different foods and the nice atmosphere. The gluten free option were clearly presented. The price level almost same than in main “tourist boulevard”. Worth visiting and trying.

  9. EMMA D.
    EMMA D.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    REPETIREMOS

  10. Raquel M.
    Raquel M.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    La tortilla es un manjar.

  11. Neil B.
    Neil B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Friendly fun careful and considerate

  12. Paco C.
    Paco C.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Como siempre, muy bien

  13. Bridget H.
    Bridget H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service and fabulous food. The restaurant catered for our ten year old daughter who enjoyed her plate of fish and chips with freshly squeezed orange juice. We really enjoyed our tapas, octopus which was very tender, caramelised fois gras with ice cream, duck, and a pork dish. Accompanied by a local wine. Highly recommended. Try the Bodegas faelo monastrel. We will return when next in Alicante.

  14. Dariya L.
    Dariya L.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Really good, non-tourist place, will definitely come here again. Thank you for a lovely evening

  15. Vi B.
    Vi B.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    La ensalada de pulpo demasiado cara, 12 euros, para lo que era.....

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More information

Opening time

Comida: de 13:30 a 15:30 (excepto lunes)

Cena: de 20:30 a 23:00 (excepto lunes, martes y domingo)

How to get to the restaurant

Calle Canalejas, 9, 03001, Alicante, Spain, RestaurantAddress

Public transport

Carretera N-332

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