Benalmadena Visitors Guide and Forum

Benalmadena Eating - Drinking and Entertainment

Benalmadena has literally hundreds of restaurants. Spanish, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian and Mexican to name just a few. And of course there are English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish if you are feeling homesick.
 
Bars and Restaurants
Recommended by members of our forum
 
Giorgio's, Avenida Bonanza
The Vine, Avenida Garcia Lorca
Casa Emilio's Steak House, Centro Commercial San Juan, Arroyo de la Miel
OK 1, Calle San Francisco
Eduardos, Ibensa Square
The Robin Hood, Bonanza Square
Lounge at Pinoccios, Las Gaviotas (On the promenade)
El Cordero, Bonanza Square
Bar Espana, Ibensa Square
Rodeo Steakhouse, Avenida Antonio Machado
La Taberna,
Avenida Antonio Machado
Casa Gasper, Calle Andalucia
El Refugio,  Edificio Cielomar
Capriccio,  Italian Restaurant,  Bonanza Square
La Entrada,  Avenida Bonanza
Bar El Torreon, Plaza Espana, Arroyo de la Miel
Bar Espana, Plaza Espana, Arroyo de la Miel
Saints and Sinners, Plaza Ole
Alborada C/Pepa Guerra, Arroyo de la Miel
Rincon AstaurianoPlaza de la Iglesia, Arroyo de la Miel
El Naranjo, Avenida Garcia Lorca
La Perla, Benalmadena Pueblo
 La Fuente, Benalmadena Pueblo
 Harrys Restro, Palm Tree Avenue
 
Entertainment Venues
Recommended Benalmadena and Arroyo del a Miel venues by site visitors.
 Buzby's, Avenida Antonio Machado,
Elefante, Avenida Telefonica.
The Bonanza Bar, Bonanza Square.
El Dorado, Caril del Siroco.

Tapas in Benalmadena and Arroyo de la Miel
The Spanish tradition of tapas is still alive in Spain. There are many bars / restaurants serving tapas,
(small individual portions of food), but these are mainly found away from the coast in Benalmadena Pueblo
and Arroyo de la Miel. Larger portions of tapas are known as racions (rations), or media racions (half rations).
It is customary to accompany these with a drink. If you travel inland away from the coast, the tapas will
sometimesbe given free with each drink you buy, but in the tourist resorts of the Costa del Sol
you will pay approx ¤1.50 for each dish. Tapas and racions will include some of the following:-

Aceitunas = Olives, Albóndigas = Meatballs, Anchoas = Anchovies, Berberechos = Cockles
Hígado = LiverBoquerones = Anchovies, Cabrillas = Large snails with tomato, Calamares = Squid
Callos = Tripe, Caracoles = Snails, Carne en salsa = Meat in tomato sauce
Champiñones = Mushrooms fried in garlicChocos = Deep fried cuttlefish, Chorizo = Spicy sausage
Cocido = Stew, Empanadilla = Fish/meat pasty Ensaladilla rusa = Russian salad
Escalibada = Aubergine and pepper salad, Garbanzos = Chick peas
Gambas = Prawns, Habas = Broad beans, Habas con jamón = Broad beans with ham, Mejillones = Mussels
Huevo cocido = Hard-boiled egg, Jamón serrano = Dried ham, Navajas = Razor clams
Patatas alioli = Potatoes in garlic mayonnaise, Patatas bravas = Spicy fried potatoes, Pimientos = Peppers
Pincho moruno = Kebab, Pisto = Ratatouille, Pulpo = Octopus, Riñones al Jerez = Kidneys in sherry
Salchicha = Sausage, Sepia = Cuttlefish, Tortilla española = Potato omelette
Tortilla francesa = Plain omelette
 
Tapas bars that have been recommended by members of our forum
La Taperia de Myramar, Calle de Luis Vives
Er Tapeo, Calle San Telmo
Yo y Tu, Calle de Andalucia
Bar Gamonal, Calle de Sagitario.

Tapeo Granaino, Avenida Garcia Lorca

Menu del Dia
If you are on a tight budget whilst on holiday, a great way to eat cheaply is to find a restaurant offering a Menu del Dia or Menu of the day. Most Chinese restaurants and some Spanish offer this for as little as 4.75 euro for a three course meal including a drink. The portions are not huge, but in the heat of the summer are ample for most.