You can get something to eat and drink before you check at Murcia Airport at Cafeteria Serunion which is located in the departures area. It is open daily from 06:30 to 22:30 and the type of food on offer includes freshly baked bread and pastries, orange juice and a range of fresh coffees, cold and toasted sandwiches, tapas and montaditos snacks.
After you have checked in and cleared security you will go through to the departures lounge where you will find another Cafteria Serunion (again open daily from 06:60 to22:20) and Subway which serves their own brand of baguettes (Subs), wraps, salads and drinks and is open Monday to Friday, from 13:30 to 21:30 and on Saturdays and Sundays, from 08:30 am to 21:30.
Subway Club If you are travelling with one of the low cost airlines where on board catering can be limited, you can always purchase a drink and sandwich to take on board with you.
If you are landing at Murcia Airport and want to get something to eat when you get to your holiday destination then this region is famous for its rice dishes (arroz caldero risotto style rice cooked in concentrated fish and shrimp broth, topped with sea bass, garlic and parsley) and the exceptionally fresh fish and seafood (including lobster) from the Mar Menor.
For desserts try paparajotes (lemon leaves fried in crispy batter and dusted in sugar and cinnamon) and fig sorbet.