Benahavis village now has its own Irish pub.
With 6 beers on tap and a selection of very fine wines available by the glass, as well as a variety of pub food plus two large screen TVs, The Thirsty Goat has set some new standards for bars in Benahavis village.
Tel : +34 654 262 592
Open daily from 14.00 till 24.00.
Closed on Wednesdays
Find out more on http://thethirstygoatbenahavis.com/
Situated right next to Los Abanicos restaurant in the small street in the village, serving cocktails and other drinks and also some excellent food, including a list of exquisite and novel tapas at 3€ and a menu for 19€. Terraces on the street and in the back, this last one offering beautiful views of the mountains.
Permanent exhibition of works of Belgian painter Frans Vogels
Open from 11.00 till 24.00.
Summers from 17.30 till 24.00
Closed on Wednesdays.
Tel : +34 645 091 561
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29679 Benahavis village
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 (12€, including a drink and a side salad).
The food is simple but great, and you can try out some classical Spanish dishes here, such as lentils and sopa de ajo (literally translated as garlic soup). Service is very friendly and efficient.
Special 3 course menu on Saturdays for 22€. This also includes a drink and a side salad.
Breakfast served from 08.00-12.00
Lunch from 13.00-16.00
Closed at 5PM
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The word tapa comes from the verb tapar, which means to cover. Centuries ago, it used to be a slice of bread which was put on top of a drink to keep out flies and probably dust as well. Then some medieval and entrepreneurial bar owner had the brilliant idea to put some meat or cheese on the bread and the tapa as we know it was born.
Tapas recipes are according to the taste and gastronomic traditions of each region. But the tapas most often served are usually those including the many variety of olives, dry nuts, as well as many kinds of cold cuts. Nowadays, the tapa includes many other recipes for appetizers. In the Middle Ages and during periods of economic hardship, those courses were supplemented with bread. However, today, those courses are included in the tapas world. Tapas recipes use a wide variety of animal-derived products, such as meat, fish and eggs and agricultural products such as vegetables.
The many varieties of olives – green, Manzanilla, machacadas (crushed), gordales (big), rellenas (stuffed), aliñadas (flavoured) or deshuesadas (stoneless) – are in themselves the subject of a book. Together with the olives, slices of garlic or smoked-ham sausages, slices of cheese or jamón curado, became famous worldwide. After all, this is the real origin of the cover of the Middle Ages’ jar.
Among others, there are fried tapas and tapas prepared with sauces. Sometime in the past, the fried tapas had more success and are more in demand than the ones prepared with sauces, apart from some small exceptions. “Boquerones”(whitebait), calamari, sausages, fritters, croquettes, potato and “torreznos”, belong to the world of fried tapas. Casserole stews as well as the Madrilenian “callos”, the Almagro’s aubergines or flavoured string beans belong to the tapas prepared with sauces. Finally, animal and agricultural-based recipes such as potato tortilla, cod fritters, croquettes and escabeches, remain obligatory at this time of the day so that, if accompanied by a salad, they could perfectly replace a complete lunch.
Today, alongside with these traditional snacks, many new ones appeared, some of which were only meant to be served on an elegantly laid table. Such newcomers include the “paella” or the stewed potatoes with meat; and others taken from foreign recipes that finally ended up in our tapas world such as smoked salmon, pate or caviar, vegetable spring rolls, smoked fish from the Northern countries, German sausages, Swiss or French melted cheese and cakes or pate from Central Europe.
Situated at the end of the road into Benahavis village, this cozy bodega is hidden away in one of the most picturesque spots of the village, a little courtyard in a small development designed by David Marshall.
The new owners, Elie from Belgium & Janice from the Netherlands, have brought back the original concept of a wine bar and are now offering an excellent selection of wines by the glass.
They have also turned a little corner of the bar into a shop where you can buy the design items used for the interior.
Open from 14.00 until late.
Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
Plaza Camilo Jose Cela
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THE sports bar in Benahavis with six large TV screens, situated in the main street. All big sports events are shown live so if you want to view football, golf, rugby or cricket, it will be on. For any other sports, just ask at the bar.
Four beers on tap, Guinness, Peroni, Estrella Galicia and Guinness.
Sunday roast and excellent pub grubs. Large selection of hamburgers.
Canela offers salads, sandwiches, grilled chicken, paellas and pizzas as well as more traditional dishes.
With over 10 years of experience in Italian pizzerias and Valencian restaurants, Isaac prepares the best paellas on the Costa del Sol and pizzas in the best Italian tradition.
Best pizzas in town
Grilled Chicken with chips
Paellas made to your wishes
Live Music on dec, 31 from 5PM until 8PM
Closed on Thursday
Avenida de Andalucia, 14
Tel : +34 619 954 034
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