Javea Grapevine Issue No. 170 - 2014 - Page 98

98 | The Grapevine Issue 170 2014 Excellent €25 - 30 Tapas Restaurante SOFIA’S : Avda. del Pla 20, Jávea.  Really delicious and excellently prepared food. Muzak now tamed !   The Menu-del-día is one of the best, cost/quality, that we know (currently Euros 14.50h with a glass of wine - but available  Thursday lunch only).  High standards pervade all their dishes and the restaurant is beautifully appointed. Easy parking.Tel: 96 646.2903 / Open 19:00 - 22:30h / f. Sun/Mon www.sofiasrestaurantspain.com   Restaurante TOSCA (Arenal beach, on the bridge overlooking the creek and  close to Jávea Parador); Creative cooking. Approx. €35.00. Excellent Menu-del-día €17.90.   Muzak here can be irritating (they say they play it to cover the noise from the kitchen !). BYO is a good idea but “corkage” is charged at an outrageous €9! 96 579.3145 / f. Monday midday / Web:   http://www. buscorestaurantes.com/restaurante/ Restaurante-Tosca-105829-0.html EXCELLENT (c. €25-30 per head) Restaurante CALIMA : Jávea port, Avda. de la Marina Española - pedestrianized seafront.  Next to Piri-Piri and recently refurbished. Imaginative and sometimes rewardingly experimental.  Jazz (live) on Thurs. (shared with Piri-Piri).  Menu del dia €11.95 (Mon-Sat) but Sun. €13. Tel : 96 579 4821 / open daily.   Email: restaurantecalima@gmail.com   www. restaurante-calima.com Restaurante CHEZ ANGEL (Jávea Arenal - close to Humpty Dumpty  on right after Arenal traffic lights).   Brasserie style.  Excellent meat - absolutely the best Châteaubriand in the area (with Masena at No. 2 !).  Wonderful Cous-Cous.  Serves copious vegetables.   Note special daily offers listed outside. Menus del dia c.€16.00 & €25.00.   Tel :  96 579.2723 / f. Tues  [ no web site found ] Restaurante LA COCINA : leaving Jávea port towards the old town - on the corner of the last of row of shops before petrol station.  This restaurant is  acclaimed all over the Jávea community.  The food is truly excellent, well presented and served with charm and showing flair.  Adventurous regional Spanish & international cuisine.  The wine list is fascinating and very honestly priced;  it is  also a challege but do not be intimidated as you will receive good advice if needed !  Quality wines also available by the glass.  Open evenings ……. *** ….. BUT they …. “are now open for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30h until 15:00h offering a fixed price menu for €15.95 alongside the usual menu.   We have put together a set lunch menu and to enable us to monitor numbers we would appreciate it if you could make a reservation if you decide to come along”.   Please call/ e-mail them for details in advance of your visit. Better ask to go on their mailing list. Tel: 96 579.5140 (f. Sunday & Monday) / Web: www.lacocinajavea.com / E-mail : info@lacocinajavea.com TO BE NOTED : This restaurant offers a wide range (recently and interestingly extended) of its main dishes deep-frozen at about €5 each to be taken home. We’ve had several so far – marvellous – often essential when you don’t feel like cooking ! TAPAS – JÁVEA OLD TOWN IBERIA GASTRO BAR, C/ de San Buenaventura 9 (off town hall square, Jávea). Tapas of a very high quality indeed (chef did a stretch at the Savoy, London). Portions designed for two so choice of 3 tapii makes a meal ! Try their “Other tortilla” for a delicious surprise. Good reports continue to be received. Cost 20-30€ per person. English spoken. Muzak inside is variable but controlled. Tel: 96 599 6716 / E-mail: www.iberiagastrobar.com / info@ iberiagastrojavea.com Open Mon-Sat 13:30–15:30h  &  19:30–22:30h (Sat. to 23:00h) Restaurante NESFOR : Cta. Cabo de la Nao-Pla 25.  Re-opened by the same family after 14 years, this restaurant has immediately impressed.  A lunch visit (we ate à la carte) proved excellent.  New parking area at the back. Tel: 96 646 3872 / E-mail: reservas@restaurantenesfor.com  /  Web : www.restaurantenesfor.com  Restaurante LA PERLA de JÁVEA (Arenal beach front, right hand side). Menu-del-día €17 (but from Tues-Friday only). Some very good reports have been reaching us. Tel : 96 647 0772  / open daily / Web : www. laperladejavea.com   Restaurante EL RANCHO : Cta. Cabo de la Nao (between the German clinic & Saladar Supermarket).   A young British couple (Simon & Danielle) have taken over El Rancho and, with their French chef, have re-established this landmark restaurant on the gastro-circuit of Jávea.   Well appointed and  in delightful surroundings – especially the delightful terrace/ gardens.   Sunday lunch recommended. Reports are good to excellent.  Menu-deldía (€13.95 & €22).  We think you need to book !  Good  parking either side of main road.  Tel: 96 577.1126 / f. Sunday p.m. & Monday.  E-mail: elranchojavea@hotmail. com  /  Web :  (under construction ?)   Restaurante LOS REMOS de la NÃO (Jávea, Arenal beach front) : French owned and was probably the best of all the Arenal beach restaurants. There are now reports of improved standards.  Lies at the extreme