An International Tapas Day is being held in Torrevieja this Saturday, October 1st with more than 40 establishments all over the municipality taking part, announced Councillor Manuela Osuna. She said it will show foreign visitors and locals, who probably already know, the rich gastronomy and tapas tradition of the town’s catering industry.
The activity will take place from 10am-4:30pm and 7:30pm-11pm and the price for a tapa and a drink will be €2.50. To make it easier to get there, there will be two special free buses picking people up from the urbanisations and La Mata between 11:30am and 4pm. The usual bus services will be running as well.
The president of the catering business association, Joaquín Guillamó said each establishment will prepare at least two tapas, but can do more so there should be plenty to choose from.
He noted that although World Tapas Day is held in Spain in June, this is a difficult time for businesses to cope with it in addition to being so busy with the summer rush. For this reason the association asked the Town Hall to hold this event on October 1st and they hope it will become a regular fixture.
The participating establishments can also obtain promotional materials to give to customers, including a bandana with the colours of Torrevieja to lend a festive and fun image to the town on the day.