It is the Moors we can thank for introducing rice to Valencia in the eighth century. In fact the Spanish word for rice 'arroz' derives from the Arabic word ar-ruzz. The Valencian flair for cooking has created the famous paella dish. This is typically meat based. In coastal villages it is common to cook a seafood paella, paella marinera. The paella is traditionally cooked over a wood fire using a flat shallow dish, known as a paella pan, from which the classic dish takes its name. Often it is eaten on social occasions as large paella dishes can easily accommodate a crowd.
In Alcossebre and Las Fuentes there are many restaurants serving a wide variety of different cuisine from the traditional food of Spain like Paella and Zarzuela to Chinese, German, Swiss and Italian cuisine. This is a selection of restaurants that we feel are constantly good, they are not in any order of preference just all serving excellent cuisine over the whole price range. Some of which are:
We recommend El Arenal for a traditional Valencian paella.