The photo on the left is my first meal in Murcia! El Rincon de Las Anas is still one of my very favorite places to eat. This is a prawn surrounding a scallop on a bed of lettuce with sprouts and salsa and chili pepper on top. Four euros and phenomenal. Paired with a local white wine from Jumilla.
La Tapa (you MUST try their croquettes w goat cheese, rosemary and honey- photo above) It’s in my favorite plaza. The photo above on the right is of their mushroom gazpacho. It’s got foam on top and it’s only 3 euros- what?!
I walked by El Jardín de los Dragones one afternoon and happened to be so hungry that I ran right in. I’m sure glad I did! This is now one of my favorites! I go for tapas + beers or a menú del día (multi course lunch). P.s. it’s vegan!
Urban Burrito Bar = saving Murcia from an American-Mexican food shortage. I’m so glad this place exists! It’s a staple for me now. They have a good vegan chili as well. I’m a regular.
Mano a mano has fantastic pizza. I love to take a slice to go and eat on a bench in the sunshine while people watching.
Llallao – frozen yogurt with dark chocolate coating YES PLEASE. It’s a chain but it’s originally from Murcia.
Coffee spots: Cafe Lab, El Gallinero & Socolá are all amazing.
Please note that I don’t go out at night much. But when I do, I…
Grab cocktails (gin and tonics are most popular- try Seville’s strawberry variety: Puerto de Indias) at El Perro Azul on the patio. Late night stop: Revolver for giant glasses of beer & live music. Bizzart is my favorite spot for dancing.
The Casino + Cathedral + Santa Clara Monastery (Museum)
Fuensanta cathedral on the side of a Mountain with nice views and little trails around
Street art at Plaza Academia General del Aire
Day Trips from Murcia
Cartagena day trip to see Roman theater + veg lunch spot: Chef Momo
The town of Bullas has a waterfall and swimming hole called El Salto de Usero. It’s a great place to go on a hot day! You can get there by bus from Murcia.
I enjoy hiking at El Valle. Just a short city bus ride from Murcia’s city center, there are many trail options, green mountains and fresh air.
On my to do list:
Mazarron beach and the pink salt lake: Las Salinas de Torrevieja (for this one I’ll need to rent a car)