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For people who mistakenly think that you cannot eat well here, Benidorm contains an enormous number of excellent restaurants as well as gastronomic culture, as wide as it is varied. For this reason, from today, Friday September 24 until next October 3, the 'Tapas and Pinchos Contest' will be held in Benidorm, the first stop of the 'Benidorm Gastronomic 2021' contest.

With this year's edition, it will now add 11 editions, becoming, if it was not, an annual tradition in the city's calendar of events.

In the presentation of the act, the authorities have been convinced that the proposals of the participating establishments "will meet the expectations and demands of the diners."

After a summer that began with doubts, but which has been rising until the autumn, the hotel industry in Benidorm "has worked with significant intensity, and has recovered with hope, enthusiasm, strength and economy." And the mayor, given the value that the sector deserves for "the effort made in difficult times and so affected" as those left by the pandemic, and has invited those present to "not look back."

As in any contest, there will be a jury, and in this edition it will be made up of: Francisco José Cano, Cristina Figueira, Ángeles Ruiz, Carlos Corredor and Lluis Ruiz.

The restaurants that will compete in the 2021 Tapas and Pinchos Contest are:

A Bordo, La Dehesa de Don Saturnino, Bodegón Aurrerá, El Mesón-Cervecería Cruz Blanca, El Mesón Playa, Esturión, La Brasería Aurrerá, La Cava Aragonesa, La Tabernita del Centro, La Tabernita del Sur, La Tapería Aurrerá, Los Peces, Marisquería El Puerto, Maüi Beach Gastrolounge, Pintxos Aurrerá, Taberna Andaluza and Zarzosa.

To know the location of each one and the delicious skewers with which they will compete, as well as the rules to participate in the popular vote. Here is the downloadable information provided by the organizers:

There will be three awards. The first two of the Original and Traditional categories will be delivered by the professional jury that has already tasted all the proposals in the contest. But apart there is a 'Special Prize of the Public', in which any diner can vote, which must value at least 5 participating establishments, as well as stamp it in the brochure of the link above.

If you are interested, there are two ways to participate: Filling in the information in the brochure found in the establishments, or through the Gastroeventos 'app'.

In addition, among those who vote in each modality, two dinners for two will be raffled off to choose from among the 17 restaurants participating in the 'XI Tapas and Pinchos Contest'.

The next appointment of the ‘Gastronomic Benidorm 2021’ will be at the 'X Jornadas de los Arroces', from October 15 to 24 of this year. As you can see, Benidorm does not stop.


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