L’Olleta: Where Seafood Takes Center Stage

Tucked away in the picturesque coastal town of Altea, L’Olleta’s tale is one of tradition and culinary innovation. Born from the esteemed Chiringuito EL CRANC, founded by Pepe Navarro Barranquí and Pepa Bañuls in 1982, L’Olleta emerged in 2006 as a beacon of gastronomic excellence. Under the adept stewardship of Chef Cesar Marquiegui, L’Olleta weaves the rich heritage of its predecessors with a modern culinary ethos, offering an unparalleled dining experience.

A Tapestry of Seafood Delights

Chef Marquiegui’s menu is a homage to the bounty of the sea, artfully presenting seafood dishes that encapsulate the essence of the Mediterranean. The journey commences with captivating starters such as the “Negra Ceviche,” a delicate fish dish adorned with a unique black skin, and a vibrant Tomato Salad paired with cured and dried salted fish.

The narrative of seafood excellence continues with the Denia Red Prawns, a cherished delicacy from Denia, elegantly served with champagne to elevate the dining experience. These dishes are further enhanced by an exquisite selection of oils, including a notable one from Guadalest, and are thoughtfully paired with wines chosen from L’Olleta’s impressive collection, featuring highlights like the Ossian white wine.

Main Courses: A Testament to Seafood Artistry

The main course offerings at L’Olleta further underscore the restaurant’s commitment to seafood, with standout dishes like the Mediterranean Lemon Fish Tataki and the Sea Bass with Chardonnay and Asparagus, each dish a testament to the chef’s ability to transform simple ingredients into culinary masterpieces.

Decadence in Desserts and Wines

The dining experience culminates in a selection of exquisite desserts, including a heavenly Cheesecake with Poached Pear and an indulgent Apple Tart Tartin with Ice Cream, each perfectly complemented by dessert wines such as La Fondillon and Oremus, ensuring a flawless finish to the meal.

An Enchanting Setting for a Gastronomic Journey

Nestled among Altea’s serene landscapes, L’Olleta offers more than just exquisite dining; it’s an invitation to immerse oneself in the tranquility of Mediterranean life. The restaurant stands as a testament to the art of fine cuisine, making it a must-visit destination for those who cherish the nuanced flavors of seafood.

Experience the Essence of Altea’s Culinary Heritage

L’Olleta invites diners to embark on a journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of Mediterranean flavors, where each dish is a tribute to the region’s abundant seas. For those eager to explore the pinnacle of seafood dining in Altea, L’Olleta promises an unforgettable culinary adventure.

Chef Cesar Marquiegui 

Contact Details

Partida la Olla, 25, Urb. Villa Gadea, Alicante, 03590 

+34 966 880 544




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