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The Best Sunday Lunch in Benidorm

The Best Sunday Lunch in Benidorm Last time you told us Jonnys Diner was the place to go.  Poll has been reset to zero.  You may now vote again These places are listed in no particular order and have been recommended by Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group Members. Yorkshire Pride 1, 11 and 111 The Queen…
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Benidorm Restaurants

Benidorm Restaurants Benidorm has so much to offer, for those who want to try a variety of different types of food from throughout the world, not just British and Spanish.  Time to try something new?  Here are a few of our suggestions. The last time we asked for your favourite you told us Palmen Resturant. …
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Steak Houses

Steak Houses in Benidorm We don´t have a lot of information on the various steak houses as there are very few of them who update us with information and of course everyone’s taste is different (please excuse the pun).  We do know, however, that we have a lot of venues who do provide us with…
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Benidorm Beach Vendors

Benidorm Beach Vendors As the sun comes out and the beaches starts to get busy, the beach vendors start to become more noticeable and we have already had some posts on the Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group. These people will walk along the beach trying to sell you bottles of water, mixed cocktails, sangria and slices…
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Afternoon Tea in Benidorm

Afternoon Tea in Benidorm We are often asked where to go for afternoon tea in Benidorm, so here you will find some of the most popular places as recommended by our members. Don Pancho Hotel A DELICIOUS EXPERIENCE – Available every day from 3 – 6 (min of 2 people), only 8€ in the Lobby…
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Spain´s Black Bulls

The Real Story Behind “The Black Bull” One of the most recognized “national” symbols for all tourists visiting Spain, the Toro de Osborne is a huge black bull that watches over the Spanish roads. However, despite common belief, this bull is not a symbol of Spain, but the advertising logo used to promote a brandy-sherry…
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Where to go for a English Breakfast in Benidorm

Where to go for a English Breakfast in Benidorm Last month when we asked you told us Jonnys Diner was the place to go.  Have you tried it yet, or found somewhere else everyone needs to know about.  Brand New Poll you may vote again. These places are listed in no particular order and have…
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ORDERING A COFFEE IN SPAIN

ORDERING A COFFEE IN SPAIN When the Spanish order a coffee in the morning, they appear to be speaking in code. It’s rarely just ‘coffee’ (or ‘café’ in Spanish). These are the terms you’re going to have to get to grips with if you want to keep your head above water in a Spanish ‘cafeteria.…
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All About – The Don Pancho Hotel

All About – The Don Pancho Hotel An oasis of peace in the Heart of Benidorm READ OUR MEMBERS REVIEWS HERE Don Pancho hotel has 256 rooms, all with terrace and sea views. RESTAURANT The cozy restaurant of the Hotel Don Pancho offers the most recognized buffet in Benidorm. Our exquisite cuisine incorporates the best…
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TAPAS ALLEY – BENIDORM OLD TOWN

TAPAS ALLEY, BENIDORM OLD TOWN TAPAS ALLEY BENIDORM Officially runs from Pl. de la Constitutio, and along Santo Domingo, If getting a taxi, or you need to ask for directions ask for the Royal Queens Hotel which is situated right opposite the entrance to Tapas Alley. If you are fed up with pie & chips and fancy…
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Indian Restaurants – Members Recommendations

Indian Restaurants – Members Recommendations One of our most asked questions on the Benidorm Seriously group is “Where can I go for an Indian meal” the places below are listed in no particular order but are all recommended by group members.  Click on the links to read our members reviews or add your own, not…
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Spanish Wine Guide

Spanish Wine Guide LOCAL BODEGAS Bodega Enrique Mendoza – Alfaz del Pi, Guided tours available lasting approximately 1hr 30 mins, booking required Opening hours Tuesday to Thursday 10.00, 12,00 and 16.00, Saturday 10.00 & 12.0 Bodega Xalo – Jalon, not a guided tour but a great place to get some good value wines and of…
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Rioja-Style Chicken Recipe – Pollo a la Riojana

Rioja-Style Chicken Recipe – Pollo a la Riojana This chicken recipe comes from the region of La Rioja, in the North of Spain, hence the name “Pollo a la Riojana” or Rioja-Style Chicken. It is a region well-known for its wine production.   Ingredients 1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces, OR 8 pieces of legs…
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TOP 10 FOODS TO TRY IN SPAIN

Gazpacho The reddest, ripest tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, bread, peppers and cucumber are blended until silky smooth, then chilled and poured into bowls or glasses. So delicious, so refreshing. In Andalucía in southern Spain, people have it every day in summer and there is always a jug on the counter in tapas bars. Also try salmorejo,…
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Melon Soup with Serrano Ham

This is a wonderful delicious creamy cold soup perfect for the summer months. Ingredients 1 Cantaloupe Melon 8 Slices Serrano Ham 1 Large Cucumber 3 tbsp Cider Vinegar Zest of half a lemon Pinch of salt 3/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Method Cut the melon in half, remove the seeds and the skin,…
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Easy Mojito Recipe

Easy Mojito Recipe A classic Mojito is made with rum (traditionally white), sugar, lime, mint, ice and soda water, served in a highball glass. The key with this drink is balance: you want to be able to taste each element, with each working in harmony. Ingredients Ice 6 ounces light rum 12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8…
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Spanish Ossobuco

Spanish Ossobuco To prepare this dish, it is important to buy good quality meat. Shank is a very juicy cut of meat which contains lots of gelatin, when cooked properly, you will be able to cut through the meat like butter and it will melt in your mouth. This cut of meat is the equivalent…
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GLAZED CHORIZO

GLAZED CHORIZO Not a traditional Spanish Tapas but one of our favourites. This serves 4 as a tapas dish or something to nibble on with a glass of wine.   Ingredients 250g chorizo sausage 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoon honey 4 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Olive oil Method Chop the chorizo into 2cm rounds, peeling off…
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Tapas – Padron Peppers

Tapas – Padron Peppers Padron peppers are best enjoyed as an appetizer prepared in the most simple way by cooking in a hot olive oil coated frying pan and sprinkled with sea salt before serving. Recipe Type: Appetizer Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 generous cups of Padron peppers 1-2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt for sprinkling…
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Spanish Tapas Baby Calamari with Garlic and Parsley

Spanish Tapas Baby Calamari with Garlic and Parsley Serves 6 as a snack 500g/1lb 2oz baby calamari/ squid 3 cloves of garlic large handfull of parsley 1 lemon Your absolute favorite, most flavorful extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste   METHOD: Firstly, prepare the garlic, parsley and lemon. The lemon should be cut into wedges…
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Homemade Caramel Vodka

Homemade Caramel Vodka INGREDIENTS You will need a bottle of vodka (the cheap stuff is fine, but Smirnoff is tastier) a packet of Werther’s Original (approx. 135g) and a sterilised Mason Jar. Method Simply mix the bottle vodka with a packet of Werther’s Original sweets in a mason jar.  Cut the sweets up for a quicker and stronger infusion. Shake every few hours…
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Tostada con Tomate y Jamon

Tostada con Tomate y Jamon Found in every single Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, simple and tasty 4 tomatoes, chopped 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper sliced baguette 5 -6 slices serrano ham DIRECTIONS Mix together the chopped tomatoes, garlic glove, olive oil, salt and pepper. Keep in the fridge…
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Spanish words for in the Kitchen

Spanish words for in the Kitchen Spanish words for Fruit, Vegetables and Nuts in Spanish Almond – Almendra Artichokes – Alcachofas Asparagus – Esparragos Aubergine – Berenjena Avocado – Aguacate Banana – Platano Basil – Albahaca Bay leaves – Laurel Cabbage – Col Carrots – Zanahorias Cauliflower – Coliflor Cherries – Cerezas Chickpeas – Garbanzas…
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Spanish Sunday Roast – Roast Pork Shoulder with Spanish rice

Spanish Sunday Roast – Roast Pork Shoulder with Spanish rice Recipe Ingredients Sofrito 1/4 Cup  1 green pepper, minced 1 onion, minced 1/2 bunch coriandor, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1 (5-pound) pork shoulder 12 whole garlic cloves, slightly smash 3 envelops (1 1/2 tablespoons) sazon seasoning 1/4 cup diced onions 2 tablespoon butter 2 envelopes…
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