LA BUENA VIDA, BENISSA 966499900
The good life on Benissa costa
Although most people associate the name Benissa with the hilltop capital of the Marina Alta, the Benissa hinterland includes an area that is heavily populated with villas along the coast between Moraira and Calpe and, at 93 Avenida de las Marinas, the comfortable restaurant La Buena Vida is to be found.
La Buena Vida has an elegant modern décor inside and a substantial covered terrace outside.
The menu del día is priced at €15.90 for three courses and a glass of wine.
There was a choice of three starters and we selected rather chewy calamares à la romana and an uninspiring salad. These were accompanied by a pleasant Rueda Verdejo called Colagón (€12.90).
The lunch improved however when the main courses were presented. A tender cod steak, a chicken korma and an absolutely delicious secreto de cerdo steak that was sliced into pieces of pork that melted in the mouth.
We were encouraged by the owner, who is clearly passionate about wines, to try the house red which was a vino de finca called Dominio de Fontana (€13.50), and very good it was too.
For desserts we all selected the chocolate mousse and were not disappointed. With coffees and brandies our lunch in this seaside suburbia cost €27.60 p.p.