Bodegas Xaló: Don’t miss the local winery to taste and buy wines and mistela (sweet wine made of moscatell grapes). Their wines got several international prizes and are very well known and appreciated in the area. They also offer guided tours and wine tasting. Web: www.bodegasxalo.com
Casa Aleluya: Tasty Mediterranean dishes and tapas.
Bèrnia: Authentic Valencian paella in the mountains (with chicken and rabbit). Enjoy it after a trekking to El Forat, El Fort… Bookings: +34 676 18 66 (Teresa).
Bar Rull: Tapas in the main square (la plaça). My favourite tapas are “pilotes de putxero” (meatballs cooked in broth), grilled calamari and liver. They also have deep fried Mediterranean fish (small and flavorful, as we like).
Bistro Selene: European and Mediterranean dishes.
Dockers Hangout: Homemade burgers.
There are pizzas near the winery and they have take away service (+34 966 48 13 66) and Bar Paqui, who makes tapas as well.
Feeling like dancing or having a beer? Best pub in Xaló is Can Tallarina, specially on Saturday nights and Sunday evenings.
Enjoy the guest house barbecue in our patio making traditional sausages from Xaló (butifarra, sobrassada, salsitxa), buy them from Pepita (24 Sant Judes St.), Ana (50 meters from the guest house), Galán (Placeta, 6) or Francisco Seguí (Major, 32). All of them are superb!
Traditional sweets are famous in Xaló and many people come to buy them in the two bakeries: Francis (50 meters from the guest house) and Vicentica (Rei Juan Carlos I, 2). Try “mostatxons”, “cristines”, “carquinyols”, “tortada” (all of them made from local almonds), “sequillos”, “rotllets”, “pastissets de boniato” (stuffed with sweet potato), “pastissets de carabassat” (stuffed with pumpkin), “braç de gitano” and many more.
There is local honey in L’Abella Mel.
If you are lucky to be in the village on the first Saturday of the month, you can buy ecological products in the farmer’s market (“Mercat de la Terra”), such as cheese, vegetables, jams, etc.