Restaurant & Bar Awards 2021 Page 27 LUX 2021 Restaurant & Bar Awards Situated in the Spanish coastal town of Santa Pola, Bar Cantinflitas is a much-loved Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant that captures the welcoming, friendly ambience of a Spanish taverna and marries it with fresh, high quality food to create a dining experience unlike any other. Bar Cantinflitas Best Casual Dining Experience – Baix Vinalopó Feb21552 Bar Cantinflitas is situated in Santa Pola, a coastal town of the comarca of Baix Vinalopó in the Valencian community of Spain, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Occupying an enviable spot which is just moments away from the East Beach Santa Pola on the Calas de Santiago Bernabeu Bay, the restaurant serves a range of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine which has been delighting locals and visitors alike for many years. The atmosphere inside is one of a traditional Spanish taverna, with a relaxed vibe, cosy interiors and friendly waiters providing a warm welcome to each and every guest. But what this bijou restaurant lacks in space, it certainly makes up for in the quality of its food and the service it offers. Using top quality ingredients, that are local and as fresh as possible, the team at Bar Cantinflitas is devoted to ensuring their guests are able to enjoy the very best of local cuisine, prepared to the highest standard. Renowned for its traditional tapas menu, offering a range of delights such as calamari, snails, cod with tomatoes, and rice dishes including signature Spanish Paella dishes, there is plenty of choice on the menu, all freshly prepared and cooked to order, and served with speed and efficiency. Bar Cantinflitas caters to everyone, young and old, locals and visitors from around the world. For many who visit the warm coastal town, a lunch or dinner at the small but mighty restaurant is simply a compulsory part of the itinerary. Perfect for a casual catch up with old and new friends, for bringing together family and loved ones for a special occasion or feast, or even for sharing a romantic meal for two, Bar Cantinflitas is at the centre of a thriving community. Moreover, for those who’d rather have a quiet night in without the hassle of cooking, the Bar’s takeaway option means diners can still experience the delectable dishes in the comfort of their own home or holiday apartment. The takeaway service has been particularly valued by guests during the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling them to get their fix of tapas and seafood even when the hospitality industry was put on hold. Bar Cantinflitas has implemented several measures to ensure that guests can continue to enjoy the inimitable dining experience in line with government regulations, including takeaway service and spacious seating layouts that allow for social distancing. With its stunning location near the sea, its laid-back and traditional ambience, fantastic food and incredible service, it’s no surprise that the tavern was recently voted Best Casual Dining Experience in Baix Vinalopó – an enviable accolade which ensures it will remain the top eatery for locals and travellers alike for many more years to come. Contact: Mauricio Tobosque Company: Bar Cantinflitas Email: [email protected]