Algeciras offers a good selection of restaurants and traditional tapas restaurant-bars where you'll find excellent fresh fish, seafood and local Spanish specialities. Being a major port, you'll also find international favourites, such as burgers and steaks, and most venues are happily child-friendly. To help you choose, take a look below at some of the best restaurant choices in Algeciras.
La Casita is a lively tapas bar which is usually quite busy, making it a really good place to go with a group of friends. Although primarily a bar it offers a selection of filling meals such as their own special recipe hamborguesita burger and large portions of calamari.
Make your way to El Querido for traditional Spanish and Argentinean specialities. The knowledgeable waiters can help you choose your dish and there are some interesting and tasty options for vegetarians. The sangria is very good here and it's a family friendly place, so kids will be happy too.
Regarded as the one of the best traditional restaurants in town, go to Bar Casa Pepe for its delicious Spanish cuisine – and you really must sample their wide and interesting range of hot and cold tapas options. The portions are generous and the staff here are warm and friendly
This interesting restaurant is a little bit hidden – you need to ring the doorbell and the staff will come to get you – but it's worth it. It serves succulent steaks and delicious local Spanish cuisine in an art-house inspired interior. There's also live local music to accompany your meal.
Entre Tejas is a gastro-pub where you can enjoy the informal feel of a friendly pub while enjoying some interesting menu choices cooked by the friendly chef. Try the Tuna chocolate aioli, or the tasty and filling Iberian croquettes and scrambled egg with ham and potatoes.
The best ice-cream house in Algeciras – if you like gourmet ice-cream, you really should make a trip here. You can choose from a long and interesting list of delicious tastes and combinations. Try out the thirst-quenching fruit sorbets, sample unusual options such as ricotta with pistachios, or stick with your time honoured favourites.
Very popular with locals, Maridaje is one of the best places in town for fresh fish and seafood, but they do meat dishes such as a tasty crispy chicken with Doritos and honey mustard sauce. Try their delicious Tartal salmon or their tuna kebabs.
Enjoy excellent cooking at La Capilla with menu choices including seafood, veggie options and local specialities such as delicious Algeciras-style paella. This is where locals come to unwind and have some friendly fun – make your way here to join in the party.
The Tuna Takati at Meson Las Duelas is amazing and regarded as one of the best places for tapas on the Plaza Neda. Go here to enjoy the relaxed, family atmosphere along with some interesting and delicious menu choices.
Restaurante Cepas serves traditional Spanish cuisine and fresh seafood, such as octopus, calamari and red tuna. Located just to the west of Algeciras town centre, you'll get excellent food and service here and one of the best views in town overlooking Getares beach.