El Rompido's location on the waterfront means it's privy to a wide range of fresh catches, which in turn means its restaurants are treated to just-caught seafood ingredients that make for mouth-watering dishes you can enjoy on holidays to Costa de la Luz. Alongside coastal locations comes spectacular waterfront views and outdoor terraces whose sea breezes complement just about any meal.
This Spanish restaurant is nearly always packed, with locals and visitors alike dropping in for its traditional tapas, delectable cheeses and seafood mains. The outdoor terrace doesn't face the beach but that doesn't make it any less refreshing and easy to enjoy as you sip from flavourful house wines on a warm night.
This beach-facing restaurant specialises in seafood dishes like prawn meatballs, crayfish and fresh tuna, as well as meat choices like pork steak and pork cheeks. The views from Dona Gamba's terrace are also sure to impress, all of which extend all the way out to the ocean.
The Casa del Palo is reminiscent of a restaurant-turned-beach hut, as it is directly situated on the sand. True to its location, it serves fresh seafood fried up with family recipes, alongside the odd Camembert salad and a shot of the Portuguese liqueur, Amarguinha. By night, the restaurant's rooftop bar is the place to be, where you can sip a beer or glass of wine as you gaze out over the water.
Just as its name is quite a mouthful, this restaurant's meat and seafood dishes are too, but in the best way possible. You can select what size you want your meal to be, that way you can get an initial taste and opt to order more later. As an added bonus, beer here is served in chilled glasses, providing that extra bit of refreshment.
Located right beside the Dona Gamba, this restaurant offers seafood dishes like prawns, cuttlefish, and tuna with eggs served up only a few metres from the riverside itself. The Marisqueria Bar La Almadraba is a great spot for lunch on your Costa de la Luz holidays, as its outdoor terrace is best enjoyed underneath the sun and with the warm sand just steps away.
The Luz de Mar is a tranquil spot to pause for a cocktail or coffee after exploring El Rompido. Its beach-facing terrace comes equipped with sunloungers, thatched, tiki-style umbrellas and plush benches to relax in as live music from inside the bar drifts outdoors.
Located within the Centro Commercial El Faro shopping centre, the Panoramico El Rompido is a sleek, modern space serving cocktails and coffees. Its outdoor terrace is laden with couches, wooden benches and even beanbag chairs for visitors to lounge on while enjoying a drink and occasional live music. The Panoramico's website even lists what time the sunset is every night, so you know exactly when to go to get the best views.
The Restaurante Caribe II takes beachside dining to a whole new level, with some of its outdoor chairs actually on the sand and only metres from the water and boats docked nearby. Highlights here include the restaurant's seafood dishes like whole fish, paella and fresh grilled tuna steaks.
El Pulpito appears intimate and unassuming from the street, but sprawls out toward the beach with an outdoor terrace around the back. You'll find a seafood-heavy menu at this restaurant, with fillets of sea bass and octopus croquettas stealing the show.
For a break from Spanish food, visitors pile into Pura Italia to sample classic Italian eats while seated on the restaurant's outdoor terrace facing the marina. The atmosphere here is relaxed and laid-back, which makes enjoying the views with dishes like pizza, cannelloni, pastas and calzones an easy feat.