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Tel : +34 645 492 543

E-mail : benahavisnet@gmail.com

Address : Urb. Las Lomas, 53
29679 Benahavis
Malaga, Spain

Las Cañas

Restaurante Las Cañas

Las Cañas Restaurant Benahavis
Las Cañas Restaurant Benahavis

Las Cañas is back

Situated in the middle of Benahavis village, in the street opposite the church, this very welcoming family run restaurant has been open since 1976 and is still offering quality products for a very reasonable price.  You might remember Eugenio and Lili from their restaurant on the square. They have a very extensive menu so you will always find something you like.

Restaurante Las Cañas, Benahavis
Restaurante Las Cañas, Benahavis

Specialties are :

Iberian products, like ham, pork loin, and Manchego cheese
Oven baked leg of suckling lamb
Ox-tail
Fresh fish every day.

Las Cañas Restaurant Benahavis
Las Cañas Restaurant Benahavis

The wine list is simply impressive with absolute classics such as the Vega Sicilia Unico, Pesquera and Malleolus Valderamiro as eye-catchers. They also have 5 different Champagnes on the list.

C/Marbella
Open for lunch and dinner : 12.30-16.00 and 18.30-23.30
Closed on Mondays
Tel : +34-662 35 36 61

Las Cañas Restaurant Benahavis
Las Cañas Restaurant Benahavis

Bodegon Gallery Restaurant & Wine Shop

Bodegon Gallery Restaurant & Wine Shop

Bodegon Gallery restaurant & wine Shop
Bodegon Gallery restaurant & wine Shop

Situated at the end of the Avda. Andalucia, next to David Marshalls gallery, this is a cozy yet spacious place for lunch or dinner. The interior has a fireplace for colder nights and on the first floor is a large terrace with spectacular views when evenings are getting warmer.

Run by Jorge, a Brazilian entrepreneur with a passion for food and wine, the staff always makes you feel very welcome.

I can definitely recommend the burger, which is minced at the moment, but you can’t really go wrong with your order.

Bodegon Gallery restaurant & wine Shop
Bodegon Gallery restaurant & wine Shop

Jorge is also a huge fan of Spanish wines and sells some of the best value for money wines on the Coast. You might not recognize the brands, as they come from small vineyards, but I can assure that they will all please your palate.

C/Estepona, 8
29679 Benahavís, Málaga
Tel : +34 951 77 81 53
E-mail : bodegongallery@gmail.com
More info on : http://www.bodegongallery.com
Closed on Sundays

Luck Cocktail Bar

Luck : Cocktails & Food

 

Luck : Cocktails & Food, Benahavis
Luck : Cocktails & Food, Benahavis

 

Situated right next to Los Abanicos restaurant in the small street in the village, serving cocktails and other drinks and also some excellent food. Terraces on the street and in the back, this last one offering beautiful views of the mountains.

Luck : Cocktails & Food, Benahavis
Luck : Cocktails & Food, Benahavis

Open from 12.00 till late.
Closed on Wednesdays.

Tel : +34 651 772 275
C/Malaga, 15
Benahavis village

Luck : Cocktails & Food, Benahavis
Luck : Cocktails & Food, Benahavis

La Cocina de Charo

La Cocina de Charo

 

La Cocina de Charo, Benahavis
La Cocina de Charo, Benahavis

The first bar on your right when you come into the centre of Benahavis. It is greatly appreciated by locals and tourists for the breakfasts (including full English) and cheap three course lunches (9€, including a drink).

The food is simple but great, and you can try out some classical Spanish dishes here. Service is very friendly and efficient.

La Cocina de Charo, Benahavis
La Cocina de Charo, Benahavis

Breakfast served from 08.00-12.00
Lunch from 14.00-16.00
Closed at 5PM

Avda Andalucia
Benahavis village
Tel : +34 665 77 53 61

Things to see outside Benahavis

Things to see on trips from Benahavis

Inland

Ronda

Distance 45 minutes
One of the great historical cities of Andalusia, location of the Ernest Hemingway novel “Death in the afternoon”, it is built on both sides of a spectacular gorge. Both Hemingway and Orson Welles were friends with the bullfighter Antonio Ordoñez and Welles was buried on his estate.

Ronda, El Tajo
Ronda, El Tajo

Cold in winter, hot in summer, best times to visit are spring and autumn.
Filled with historical palaces, it has also one of the oldest bullrings in Spain, and in September “La Goyesca” is held here, a bull fight where everyone comes in the traditional clothes of the mid 1800’s.

Ascari Race track

The Ascari race track is located in a beautiful secluded valley near the historical city of Ronda, here guests will experience an entirely new concept in adventure holidays. On offer is a 5,425 meter (the longest in Spain) race track providing all the thrill seekers an adrenaline rush, race car rental and a 20 room luxury hotel.

Ascari race track
Ascari race track

Setenil de las Bodegas & Grazalema

Distance 75 minutes
Both these beautiful villages are just 20km from Ronda, and lie about 30kms apart.
Setenil de las Bodegas is absolutely spectacular with a sheer cliff rising up above the houses and the roads.

Setenil de las Bodegas
Setenil de las Bodegas

Grazalema is the place in Spain with the most rain fall, but above all, it is one of the best and most beautiful examples of a white Spanish village.

Juzcar

Distance : 60 minutes
This was one of the white villages until 2011 when Sony Spain celebrated the premiere of the “The Smurfs” film here. The whole village, including the church was painted Smurf-blue, and should have been rendered back to its original state at the end of the year, but inhabitants chose to keep the color because of the influx of tourists.

Juzcar, the Smurf village
Juzcar, the Smurf village

There has been a copyrights discussion with Sony over merchandising, but the village is still painted completely blue.
It is worth to do the tour of the Genal valley through Pujerra and Igualeja which shows its beauty best in October when the millions of chestnut trees come in all colors.

Cordoba

Distance : 135 minutes
The mezquita!!! This is, together with the Alhambra, one of the most stunning examples of Moorish architecture in Spain. It was once the largest mosque in the world,  but when the catholic kings took back Andalucia, it was converted into a catholic cathedral. Plenty of the original Moorish architecture is still intact.

Cordoba, La Mezquita
Cordoba, La Mezquita

Cordoba is also famous for its patios, which are all showing their full beauty in May, when the inhabitants compete for the most beautiful courtyard.

Sevilla

Distance 135 minutes
The capital of Andalusia and the major economic centre of Spain after the discovery of the Americas. Magellan departed from here on his world circumnavigation and the valuable materials of the new world attributed to some astonishing architecture.

Sevilla, Plaza de Espana
Sevilla, Plaza de Espana

Some of the best “tablaos” ( Flamenco venues) are found in the heart of the city, and Easter week here is simply the best with several processions going through the streets every day.
Try to go in spring or autumn as temperatures can rise to 50ºC in summer.

Granada, Sierra Nevada

Distance 135 minutes
In my opinion Granada is the most beautiful city in Spain, with, of course, the Alhambra and Generalife as the zenith of Moorish architectural elegance.

Granada-Alhambra
Granada-Alhambra

You will need to buy tickets for a visit to the Alhambra. You can do that here : https://www.alhambra.org/en/
The location of the city, built on several hills with views of the highest peaks in Spain ( Sierra Nevada) definitely adds to its beauty.
It is a bustling university city, with nearly half of its inhabitants being students.

Sierra Nevada is just 30 minutes from the city and offers over 100km of ski pistes from December until May.

Granada, Sierra Nevada
Granada, Sierra Nevada

Coastal trips

Malaga

Whereas 25 years ago, Malaga was a rather dull place, it has become a really exciting city with various excellent museums and a beautiful old town.

Malaga City
Malaga City

The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an “open museum”, displaying its history of nearly 3,000 years.
The city also boasts a thriving night life with terraces in the streets packed and local gastronomy booming.
The Christmas lighting in the city centre every year is simply fascinating.

Jerez, Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz

Distance : 120 minutes
These three cities are all close to each other, so I have put them together. This is best to do as a two day trip.
Jerez is the birthplace of Sherry, and the city has a great number of “bodegas”, the Spanish word for wine cellar. The best known are Tio Pepe and Gonzalez Byass and (nearly) all of them have visited tours of the premises.

Bodegas Gonzalez Byass, Jerez
Bodegas Gonzalez Byass, Jerez

Although Jerez is one of the lesser known Andalusian cities, it has a vast array of things to see on top of the bodegas, such as Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art,  the Moorish Alcazar, and the 17th century cathedral.
Also, every year the Moto GP circus stops in Jerez, in what is the greatest concentration of motorbikes in Europe.

All these motorbikes meet in Puerto de Santa Maria during the GP weekend, so if you want some quiet, don’t go there then.
Otherwise El Puerto de Santa Maria is a lively and beautiful town with plenty of fish restaurants and wine bars.

Cadiz is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited city in Western Europe, with archaeological remains dating to 3100 years. It was apparently founded by the Phoenicians.
The old town is surrounded by the remnants of the city walls and there are plenty of well-preserved historical landmarks.
The city was partially destroyed by the explosion of an storage depot of the Spanish army in 1947.

Cadiz
Cadiz

Tarifa

Tarifa is the southernmost point of continental Europe and known as one of the worlds best surf spots, be it wind or kite surfing. It also has some of the best beaches you can find in Andalusia, as they stretch for several kilometers.
The walled old town is filled with places to eat and really cool bars and it has an amazingly chilled atmosphere.

Tarifa, the beach
Tarifa, the beach

 

Indian Spice

Indian Spice Restaurant

Cozy little restaurant on the main square of Benahavis village, with a large and very comfortable terrace on the square itself.

The restaurant serves traditional Indian food at reasonable prices.  The accent lies on modern and clean environment, delivering award winning  & healthy food with added emphasis to clients’ health and choices, using 0% trans fats and even offering an organic & gluten free menu.

Indian Spice restaurant, Benahavis
Indian Spice restaurant, Benahavis

Open every day from 17.00 until 23.45.
Sunday : 13.00-16.00 and 17.00-23.45.

Plaza del Castillo, 1
Benahavis village
Tel : +34 952 605 513
E-mail :  info@indianspicebenahavis.com
More info and bookings : https://indianspicebenahavis.com/

Indian Spice restaurant, Benahavis
Indian Spice restaurant, Benahavis

Las Cañas Viejas

Las Cañas Viejas

Las Cañas Viejas, Benahavis
Las Cañas Viejas, Benahavis

Located on the main square in the village, this bar/restaurant serves breakfast, tapas and lunch and, in summer, also dinner.

Large terrace and ample inside space.

Las Cañas Viejas, Benahavis
Las Cañas Viejas, Benahavis

3 courses lunch menu at 10€.
Selection of desserts.

Open from 10.00 until 16.00
Summer : 10.00 until 16.00 and 19.00-23.00

Plaza de España
Benahavis village
Tel : +34 952 85 54 81

Las Cañas Viejas, Benahavis
Las Cañas Viejas, Benahavis

Eden

Eden Food & Drinks

Eden Food & Drinks, Benahavis
Eden Food & Drinks, Benahavis

Large bar in the centre of the village, on Avda Andalucia with large terraces in the street and in the back, this last one with views of the mountains surrounding Benahavis.

The owners serve food, ranging from larger tapas to full meals and Sunday Roast.

Pool table and live sports on TV.

Eden Food & Drinks, Benahavis
Eden Food & Drinks, Benahavis

Open from 12.00 until late.
Closed on Mondays ( July & August : closed on Wednesday)

Avda Andalucia, 11
Benahavis village
Tel : +34 952 85 54 65
E-mail : jessicathomson16@hotmail.com

Multanis Food Junction

Multanis Food Junction

Multanis Food Junction, Benahavis
Multanis Food Junction, Benahavis
Multanis offer Indian and Tex-Mex food, as well as Argentinian meat on the grill.
Situated just opposite the church, this restaurant has a terrace on the street and a larger one in the back, overlooking the village and the mountains around it.
Very pleasant surroundings and a friendly service.
3 course lunch menu for 12.50€ and live Indian music on Sundays at 19.00.
Open from 1PM until 11PM.
Plaza de la Iglesia, 2
Benahavís village
Tel : +34 951 62 07 56
More info on : http://www.multanisrestaurant.com