Javea Grapevine Issue 182 2016 One - Page 61

RECENTLY OPENED Restaurante CASA de la PIZZA (Formerly L’Échalotte) : On Jávea Costa Nova, beside the tennis / pétanque club just before the La Guardia cross roads. First reports very good ! Covered terrace behind. Good parking. 96 647.3364 Restaurante LUNGO MARE (Jávea, Arenal beach front) : Italian restaurant –appetizingly large portions (some can be shared !). No muzak (bravo !) and friendly service.  Often fairly full (in spite of quite high prices) so perhaps better to book.  Every aspect of this restaurant has improved over our last visit and we can now recommend it again ! Tel : 96 647.1196  / open daily javea@lapiemontesa.com www.lapiemontesa.com Restaurante MEZQUIDA : Main road from Jávea old town towards Arenal, on right side, just before the SuperCor/Iceland roundabout but after Sol-Mar offices. Pleasant terrace and good ambience. Very popular Spanish 'family' restaurant. Serves the best Arroz negro (a delicious rice and squid dish) that we know of.  Superb meat. Mostly muzak-free.  Menudel-día €18. - 96 579.3620 / open daily rtemezquidaxabia@hotmail. com   www.restaurantemezquida. com/ Restaurante MONTGÓ : 2-3kms along Jávea-Jesús Pobre road (on left, with large stone tablet outside).  Amazing choice/ value/ quantity/ quality & well presented.  Excellent fish 'n' chips (with Azorin in the puerto).  Menu-del-día €11.50.  We remind readers of the slightly more up-market… Restaurante LOS ALMENDROS de MONTGÓ : on the opposite side of the road from the above and for which there have recently been some very good reports. Stylish and good service. 96 579.5020 / f. Wed. Restaurante PIRI-PIRI : Excellent/ imaginative (copious) 'tapas'. Widely praised and popular with residents.  On the port's pedestrianised  seafront, leading from the bridge. Arrive early for lunch, but best to book.  Excellent Menus-del-día €11.50 (w/ends €14.50). Charming host & very professional - one of our favourites. Shares jazz with neighbour Colima on Thurs. Closed Jan/Feb. for holidays. 96 579.4745 / barpiripiri@hotmail.com f. Sun.pm & Mon. (closed Jan/Feb). Restaurante PIZZERIA PEPA (Jávea: Arenal beach front, nr. middle).  Spanish; excellent value, swift service. Pizza takeaway.  VERY efficient, popular with  good atmosphere;  muzak low; must book ! Menu-del-día €16. The best quick-