A good restaurant near Alicante

Today we speak with the Zurita brothers, owners of the Abrasador Restaurante Graná, located in Campello (Alicante) and as they define themselves, "Some in love with the Mediterranean gastronomic culture".

The Zurita brothers
Jorge and Juanma Zurita from Restaurante Graná

They are Jorge and Juan Manuel, and they are in charge of running the family restaurant, who has already fulfilled the 50 years since its opening and that so many joys (also the occasional sleepless night) has given them.

A lifetime linked to the world of restoration, these two brothers have toured different hospitality establishments, although his head has always been on the family business; a restaurant that today has become a gastronomic reference in the town. Jorge and Juanma tell us how they have achieved success.

Grana Restaurant Lounge
Graná Restaurant Lounge

Let's talk about your restaurant. When was it created and what characteristics does it have?

Graná Restaurant was created in the year 1970 for our great-uncle, years later it passed into the hands of our parents, and now we manage it, that is to say, it has passed from generation to generation to become what it is today, Burning Graná Restaurant.

Our establishment is characterized by being on the beach, we have a terrace with sea views, where our clients enjoy a meal with great harmony of flavors and personality, as they relax looking out to sea. Our kitchen, traditional, is marked by great quality.

Beef tenderloin
Grilled Beef Sirloin

Your restaurant has become a success story of the Scorching Group, What can you tell me about it?

We chose Burning Ten years ago, more or less, because the quality of the products was assured and, today we can say that everything remains the same, even the quality is even better if possible. The Ramírez family has cared for us from the first moment so that everything turns out perfect and that has made us achieve success.

Grilled meat in Graná
Presentation of grilled meats at Abrasador Restaurante Grana

Why is it important to have a good quality policy in the catering sector?

The client comes, try our dishes and repeat; this can only be achieved with a good quality policy, without forgetting the room service, also very important for the experience to be perfect.

Appearance of grilled meat

What differentiates you from other restaurants in your area?

We would highlight the following elements: we are scorching, our location is very good and the personal treatment towards clients is exceptional, thanks to the experience of more 40 years working in this sector. The sum of all these elements is what makes us different.

Year-old Steak Tartar
The famous Steak Tartar of Restaurante Graná

Do you have any upcoming goals?

Today you could say that our goal is to get ahead, since we are currently in a difficult situation for the hospitality sector, but let's get out, We have to go out! Apart of this, our main and daily objective is to improve, improve in everything we can.

Burning Melani Grana
Mélani winner of the Meters Contest

Now let's talk about your relationship with the Burning Group

How many years have you been associated with the brand ABRASADOR? 

Ten years, And it is said soon! (Laughs). Our experience with Abrasador is very good, they involve you in the project from minute one and it's a very nice process. I wish we could do the same or work half as well with other providers.

What do you think are the keys to success of your restaurant?

Deal with personalized customer, guaranteed product quality and 100% dedication, that is to say, for us it is not a job, It is a lifestyle.

Grana equipment
Restaurant equipment room Scorching Graná

Have you had a sales increase in recent years? 

Yes, at the time we embarked on the project with Abrasador, we begin to notice an increase in sales. I believe that if you embark on a project like this, in the short or long term you will always be successful, you are not wrong.

What values ​​would you highlight of this Group of Restaurants?

The Burning Group has a team that is very concerned, concern for improvement, both them and their product. They are people who constantly advance in what they intend.

Steak tartare dish Scorching Restaurant Graná in El Campello (Alicante), beachside MUCHAVISTA
Steak tartare Scorching Restaurant Graná in El Campello (Alicante)
Lobster dish Meloso
Lobster Restaurant honeyed Graná

In what position are you positioned in your city?

At Google we have a score of 4.2 on 5 and on Tripadvisor we are in the position 21 of 163 Restaurants in Campello.

¿It is important for a restaurant your online reputation and digitization? Why?

Without a doubt today. Years ago we used radio spots or paper ads, but, All that has changed! Right now everything is moving on digital platforms and that is why it is very important to be on them.

Images of Graná Restaurant
Pictures of Abrasador Restaurante Graná

And to finish, do you think that in the world of restaurants a little more training is needed in the sector? Why?

Yes, learning is a constant path. Gastronomy and culture are two branches that are closely related and constantly change, Thus, training is always necessary.

Jorge and Juanma de Grana
Attendance at Training Days

Alicante knows wine

"Alicantinos Wines, good ones wines ". Thus describe tourists and residents of the city of light wines of the Alicante province. Being enrolled in the D. O. Alicante from 1932, these wines have become a benchmark for other provinces Spanish thanks to its large production center. In fact it was during Years wine capitals of the Iberian Peninsula, because of its remarkable and Variable production. With the help of the seaport, Its wines have been touring every corner of the peninsula and even bear the name of Alicante outside the Spanish borders. One of the flagship wines province is the muscatel, a highly aromatic white variety allowing draw from muscat grapes a dry wine, very aromatic; While it may undergo partial alcoholic fermentation to obtain a semisweet wine

wines DO. Alicante, a guarantee

Alicante wines are endorsed by the many awards they are getting nationwide and international, as well as the recognition of industry professionals wine. Over time, the various settlements íberos, Greek, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Christians have finally given this Do Kyung-soo. a historical backing and experience of thousands of years. Archaeological remains They confirmed the presence of large Villa is, amphorae, tinajas, Utensils..

In the province of Alicante White varieties are produced: Chardonnay, Macabeo, Meseguera, Muscat of Alexandria, Sauvignon White, Airén, Verdil, Sauvignon Blanc, Fine Ground Pedralba and Subirat Parent. In the group of red varieties are the Monastrell, Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Tintorera, Tempranillo, Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Black Pinor, Petit Verdot y Syrah.

The wines produced in Alicante are young, whites, pink and red, indicating their add in labeling, vintage wines, wines, reserva and gran reserva, aged, liqueur wines and famed developed and internationally recognized Fondillón with grapes Monastrell, sobremature in stock with the minimum 10 years of breeding.

History the Alicante wine

During the Renaissance, Fernando Catholic, in 1510 He banned the distribution of wines from Alicante from other lands. This century virtually all nations had surfaces seaweed farming, and is created in the first Cocentaina Spain enological station to try to stop the arrival of phylloxera these areas. The highlight of the wine Starts in the nineteenth century. In the middle of this century and the first Oidium after phylloxera devastate the French vineyards. It signed a treaty preferential trade with this country which is an incredible launching pad for our wines. At the end of this century to have 93.000 hectares and a over production 1.200.000 hectoliters.

At present does not exceed or 10.000 hectares and production is about 400.000 hectoliters. In 1892 he He ended the French treaty and begin the leave and overproduction to be a Alicante cancer in viticulture. Notably archiconocido Fondillón, Alicante wine that has occupied in its history the best tables in the world. The It must be true Alicante Monastrell grapes, and those results that wine, thick, a sweet taste, with some asperity, so dear in all nations. Its main virtues are coming from the on maturity of grape Monastrell in strain (and as such is typified). Something that can do in Alicante in certain vintages thanks to the long summer and a little moisture and cleaning environment that occurs between October and November that You can lengthen the life cycle of the Monastrell grape (and late-cycle) until these dates. Another of its peculiarities is that alcohol comes exclusively from grapes, so its biological fermentation: not receive no additives.

The twentieth century is a time of certain braking culture, it changes the productive and economic model Alicante Province, opting for the tourist and industrial model and other more profitable crops for the time.

All these changes mature in the early years 90 when they start to reach new warehouses totaling innovation to traditional and back again to speak Wine DOP Alicante, up to the time of maturity that today live with new facilities, new wine, young winemakers and grape growers, awards, recognition and improved dissemination of this whole wide wine culture.

warehouses designation of origin

The wineries that produce this type of wine are very few alicantino, although many wineries are keen to recover this product so historic and emblematic. Some of the wineries with designation of origin are as follows: Algueña wines, Bodegas Monovar, Bodegas Alejandro.

Scorching Restaurant Graná, Alicante restaurant serving good wine

This restaurant on the beach of Muchavista in the town of "El Campello" has an excellent and varying letter in which you can enjoy specialties such as rice dishes and meats own parenting Scorching such as the Iberian pork and veal Anoja bait field. further, It features a variety of wines D. O. Alicante to enjoy with dinner or lunch and are specialists in rice.

This restaurant on the beach of Muchavista in the town of "El Campello" has an excellent and varying letter in which you can enjoy specialties such as rice dishes and meats own parenting Scorching such as the Iberian pork and veal Anoja bait field. further, It features a variety of wines D. O. Alicante to enjoy with dinner or lunch.

Moors and Christians in El Campello

The Moors and Christians in the Alicante town of El Campello is a marked date for all alicantinos, because it is perceived as one of the most authentic celebrations of Valencia. This proclamation came as a remembrance of the stage of Muslim power in the Iberian Peninsula and the battles that were alternating power between Muslims and Christians. In this coastal town, as in almost all border towns with the sea these parties fighting Barbary pirates of centuries XV recalls, XVI or XVII.

photo of the Moors and Christians in El Campello (Alicante)

Moors and Christians in El Campello (Alicante)

The date of celebration proclaimed due to the fishing history of the fishing village. The day of the patron saint of El Campello, the Virgin of the Forsaken , season coincided with dates for sailors who were at sea. We had to find an alternative date, so it was decided that the festivities in honor of the patron would be held on 15 October, Santa Teresa Day, head of the municipal parish. El Campello streets were decorated with lanterns, and he had dances, music, parades and processions, there in 1976, which they were gradually leading to the Moors and Christians as we now know.

patron saint teresa el campello (alicante)

picture patron saint santa teresa el campello

The coincidence of the approaching day of Valencia (9 October) further lengthens the festive atmosphere in El Campello. Institutional and civic celebrations merge with festive events, creating a unique atmosphere that transports us to another time. Child Moor and Christian parade culminates with the staging at Castle festivities taking Valencia by King Jaume I, and then the civic procession accompanies the Valencian flag through the streets of El Campello. In one of the oldest streets of the town, Pal Street, couples dressed in their traditional costumes dance like yesteryear, WELCOMING the "handkerchief of St. Dionysius".

El Campello landing Moors and Christians fiestas El Campello

El Campello landing Moors and Christians fiestas

But the real kick start the festivities is marked by the lighting of artistic lighting and the opening night party 11 October. It's a long night, the hosts prepare their camp on the beach of the Mar carrer at the approach of the Moorish landing, which will produce at dawn 12 October.


The Moorish landing is the first act of the Moors and Christians, where the arrival of the Moorish armies is represented by the sea, in addition to their struggle on the beach with the Christian troops of El Campello who lose under the pressure of invaders coming from the sea and give rise to different acts of the parties.


Among the outstanding events of these festivals are the "alardos" and embassies front of the castle, and especially the colorful parades that fill the streets of the municipality of music and light (the main, in the afternoon 12 October). The day 15 religious acts occur in oven at Santa Teresa and the Virgin of the Helpless, to finish with the magnificent fireworks display.

photo Grana Restaurant located in El Campello (Alicante)

photo Grana Restaurant located in El Campello

During the festivities Restaurant Scorching Graná It is a perfect place to eat or stop at your holiday place. Rice, the searing meat and desserts are house specialties.