Hacienda del Álamo Resort Gastronomy
You can try the best Murcian dishes
The cuisine of Murcia is full of contrasts where vegetables, fish and rice take centre stage, between the garden, the farm and the sea. And in Murcia we can find a lot of flavours, healthy and very consistent with the famous Mediterranean diet. Murcia has a varied culinary proposal that always satisfies the visitor. They are simple dishes, with amazing logic and great union in which the products of the land predominate. And if you’re not on a diet, do not be afraid and use the bread as a complement, which is why in some places it is known as «mojete»
In this gastronomic guide we will show you the typical dishes of the Region and we will recommend you the restaurants most demanded and with the best scores by the visitors. Are you hungry? Well, make yourself comfortable and enjoy.
TYPICAL MURCIAN DISHES
It is a recipe typical of Murcian gastronomy, deeply rooted in society. This dish is mainly consumed during the winter and is served as a tapa in the bars. It provides a great caloric contribution that helps fight the cold of winter. The michirones are served very hot in earthenware casserole. When it contains spicy ingredients such as chilli pepper, calluelas or spicy paprika, it is a very tasty dish.
The main ingredients are beans, ham bone, sausages, bacon, bay leaf and paprika.
CALDERO DEL MAR MENOR
The taste of the sea in a typical dish of the Region of Murcia. The Caldero rice is a typical seafood dish, strongly rooted in the cuisine of the Mar Menor region. Cooked with rice, ñoras ( a type of bellpepper ) and different types of fish caught in the salty Mar Menor waters.
The most common presentation is to serve rice and fish separately, presenting first the rice and then the fish
PASTEL DE CARNE MURCIANA
From Arab origins the Pastel de Carne Murciana a recipe native to Murcia and typical. At present, due to its national reputation and its tradition in regional gastronomy, its sale has expanded to many other regions of Spain.
The Murcian pasty has experienced varieties, ranging from the puff pastry, to the ingredients of the filling, or the tricks that some pastry chefs add such as black pudding or blood sausages.
The zarangollo is a typical dish of orchard products, in Zaragoza they call it «calabacilla», for Almería «frangollo», in Latin America «calabacitas»; others know it as «scrambled courgette» and most cook this Murcian dish without knowing its name or origin: Murcian zarangollo. The main ingredients of Zarangollo are courgette, tender onions, potatoes, eggs, oil and salt. It is usually served at a warm temperature
The paparajotes are a typical dessert from the Murcian garden and the Campo de Cartagena made with lemon leaves covered with a dough of flour and egg that are fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. The farmers elaborated it daily and took it after each meal, accompanying it with coffee . Main ingredients are: flour, egg, milk and lemon leaves. Even today the origin of the name remains a mystery.
WHERE TO EAT IN HACIENDA DE ALAMO
CLUB HOUSE HACIENDA DEL ÁLAMO
A large terrace overlooking the golf course and the landscape. Great variety of tapas, appetizers and fresh and healthy salads at any time of the day. Here you can enjoy exquisite dishes typical of the Region of Murcia as well as a variety of international dishes.
Av. Hacienda del Alamo, 11, 30320 Fuente Alamo, Murcia
THE SPANIARD INN
The Spaniard Inn offers a wide variety of international food and snacks where lovers of British food can have a place to enjoy their favorite traditional dishes.
Av. Hacienda del Alamo, s/n, 30320 Fuente Alamo, Murcia
WHERE TO EAT IN FUENTE ALAMO
MABALI COFFEE & DANCE
On the outskirts of Fuente del Álamo is one of the most famous local restaurants in the area. Here you can enjoy the best of the sea. Specialists in seafood, fish stews and rice dishes. In addition, it has a dance area and terrace where you can enjoy a drink in company.
Calle P.P.la Candelaria, 34, 30320, Murcia
OSO BLANCO RESTAURANT
Spectacular restaurant offering tasty dishes with fresh ingredients and imaginative combinations, in a contemporary atmosphere and friendly and informal atmosphere. A powerful commitment to fresh products of the highest quality ensure a level cuisine.
Gran Vía Mártires del Castillo de Olite, 86, 30320 Fuente Alamo, Murcia
WHERE TO EAT IN SAN JAVIER
One of the mythical restaurants in the San Javier area with more than 50 years of history. Where the sea meets the diner with fresh products such as prawns, gilthead breams, sole, anchovies, and without forgetting the syrupy rice and in its point and the traditional Caldero of the Mar Menor.
Calle Campoamor, 1, 30740 Lo Pagan, Murcia
Located on the banks of the Manga del Mar Menor, Collados Beach is a place where the sea merges with a lounge set. Its cuisine stands out for its Mediterranean air, adorned with touches of lightness in its food, perfectly adapted to the summer season. Vegetables, rice, fish or meat of the highest quality are only a small part of the gastronomy that we can taste in this refuge of La Manga.
Urbanización Veneziola, s/n, 30380 La Manga, Murcia
Swedish Plankstek, fondue and cocktails in an international dining room with wooden tables and a terrace. In the restaurant Bacchus we can find international and typical food of the Region of Murcia. Located in the heart of Manga del Mar Menor a short distance from the sea, it is one of the most popular restaurants in the area.
Calle Penélope, 114, 30710 Los Alcázares, Murcia
WHERE TO EAT IN LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR
THE PARADOR OF MAR MENOR
On the shores of the Mar Menor and a few kilometres from the fishing village of Cabo de Palos, there is El Parador del Mar Menor restaurant. It offers a Mediterranean cuisine worthy of the best accolades and made with first quality raw materials. This restaurant offers you tasty, aromatic dishes prepared with care by the kitchen team.
Playa El Vivero, 55, 30380 La Manga, Murcia
WHERE TO EAT IN MURCIA
Restaurant of the Michelin guide, in its unique kitchens we can find in many places, what is not so usual is that they are accompanied by truly unique environments, those that elevate the experience to the point of staying forever in the memory.
Urbanización Colonia Buenavista, Finca Buenavista S/N, 30120 El Palmar O Lugar De Don Juan, Murcia
Restaurant located in the neighborhood of Santa Eulalia, with 25 years of tradition, specializing in Murcian cuisine has a wide range of products to travel from the offer of our coasts, the vegetables of our land to the native meats.
Calle Cánovas del Castillo, 28, 30003 Murcia
EL CHURRA RESTAURANT
In El Churra Restaurant you will taste typical dishes of the Murcia region, with products of the land, meats, fish, seafood … all kinds of delicatessen creating truly exquisite dishes
Calle Obispo Sancho Dávila, 13, 30007 Murcia
WHERE TO EAT IN AGUILAS
ZOCO DEL MAR RESTAURANT
Zoco del Mar is a chill out restaurant located on the esplanade of the Castle of San Juan de las Aguilas (Águilas, Murcia). Its rich cuisine is based on a variety of rice and fresh fish. It offers musical offer with good atmosphere, flamenco and themed nights.
Explanada del Castillo s/n, 30880 Águilas, Murcia
THE METAL TABERN
Excellent place in the center of Águilas where you can enjoy good tapas accompanied by a cold beer. Its decoration and atmosphere does not leave anyone indifferent. A recommended place where you can enjoy authentic Spanish tapas with Murcian cuisine.
Calle Juan Jiménez Crouseilles, 5, 30880 Águilas, Murcia