Peñiscola is a town with a maritime tradition which is reflected in its rich gastronomy; the fish and seafood is the basis of its cuisine. You can taste the well-known and delicious paella in which seafood is combined with vegetables from the Peñiscola vegetable gardens, not forgetting to try the “suquet de pex” (fish), the “arrossejat” (rice dish), the “all I pebre de rap” (monkfish), the “fideua” (noodle paella dish), “cargols punxents” (whelk), the “remesclo”, date mussels or the different forms in which gilthead bream, sea bass or seafood are cooked. In addition, nowadays, in view of it being a touristic town, eating places of the highest culinary quality from other places have been opening.
During the year there are 2 not to be missed gastronomic events:
- Coinciding with the Magic Festival (end of May – beginning of June), the restaurants prepare their best dishes, the “cargols punxents” being the star dish.
- From the 1st to the 8th of September, before the Patron Saint’s Festival, it is the turn of the bars which surprise us every year with their “tapas” on the enjoyable Gastronomic Route “Chanclas y Tapas” (flip-flops and tapas).
On this web site, the best places to eat from a quick “tapa” to a more elaborate dish have been meticulously selected so that by choosing one of them it is guaranteed you will enjoy the food: we guarantee you will be satisfied.