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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

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

Spanish Tapas

Spanish Tapas

Tapas mix and pinchos food from Spain
Tapas mix and pinchos food from Spain

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 : Spanish ham
Tapas : Spanish ham

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.

classical Spanish tapas
classical Spanish tapas

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.

 

Tapas : Spanish tortilla
Tapas : Spanish tortilla

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.

The Courtyard Bodega

The Courtyard Bodega

The Courtyard Bodega, Benahavis
The Courtyard Bodega, Benahavis

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 manager, Ali, has been a well known face on the coast for the last 25 years. Her first foray into hospitality was managing Los Arcos in Benavista 21 years ago. Ali has been behind the bar of La Bodega for the last 18 months so knows the ropes inside out!
During the winter months there will be a series of special offers along with quiz and bingo nights and, of course, the odd football match or two. One of the specials is Friday Night Cava – only €9.95 a bottle – bargain!!

The Courtyard Bodega serves a selection of wines, beers and spirits, as well as some tapas.

Open from 17.00 until late.

Plaza Camilo Jose Cela
Benahavis village
Tel : +34 622 041 591

Legends Bar & Grill

Legends Bar & Grill

Legends Bar & Grill Benahavis
Legends Bar & Grill Benahavis

The sports bar in Benahavis with five large TV screens. All big sports events are shown live whether it is a boxing match at 3AM or a cricket game in New Zealand at 9AM. If there is enough interest, Legends opens very early.
Four beers on tap, Guinness, Peroni, Estrella Galicia and Carling.
Sunday roast and excellent pub grubs. Large selection of hamburgers.

Legends Bar & Grill Benahavis
Legends Bar & Grill Benahavis

Legends on facebook

Open from 6PM until late.
Saturdays and sundays from 1PM till late.
Closed on mondays.

C/Montemayor (just before Rufino’s restaurant)
Benahavis villag

Legends Bar & Grill Benahavis
Legends Bar & Grill Benahavis

 

Bar Pizzeria Canela

Bar Pizzeria Canela

Bar pizzeria Canela, Benahavis
Bar pizzeria Canela, Benahavis

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.

Bar pizzeria Canela, Benahavis
Bar pizzeria Canela, Benahavis

Best pizzas in town
Grilled Chicken with chips

Canela bar-pizzeria

Paellas made to your wishes

Live Music on dec, 31 from 5PM until 8PM

Open  13.00.00-24.00
Closed on Thursday

Avenida de Andalucia, 14
Tel : +34 619 954 034
Benahavis village

Bar pizzeria Canela, Benahavis
Bar pizzeria Canela, Benahavis

Lili’s Panimbi

Lili’s Panimbi

Bars in Benahavis : Lili's
Bars in Benahavis : Lili’s

Lili’s is located just across from El Chico in the C/Malaga in the centrte of the village.

Lili will always welcome you with a broad smile and make you feel at home straight away.

Great food in portions or half portions, as well as pizza as you like it.
The place for mojitos and caipirinhas!!!

Bars in Benahavis : Lili's
Bars in Benahavis : Lili’s

Open from 6PM until late
Closed on Sundays

Calle Malaga, opposite Chicos
Benahavis village
tel : 678 387 449
627 151 302

Anna’s

Anna’s Bar Restaurant

Anna's bar restaurant benahavis
Anna’s bar restaurant Benahavis

Cozy bar and tapa restaurant opposite the church, serving excellent tapas and portions. Open from 12AM.

Large terrace on the street and patio in the back of the restaurant to enjoy summer days and a pair of sofas which are placed in front of the fire place, making this an outstanding place on colder days.

Plaza de la Iglesia, 2
Benahavis village
Tel : +34 686 910 230
E-mail : anna@annasbenahavis.com
Open from 12.00
Closed on mondays

El Chico

Bars in Benahavis : El Chico
Bars in Benahavis : El Chico

Bodeguita El Chico

 

A landmark in Benahavis, you might to have to wait for a table outside. Excellent hot and cold tapas served by Chico and Antonia, the welcoming hosts.

Chico also serves the meanest Gin & Tonics on the Coast.

And if you want a special dish, just call Cico one day before, he will prepare it for you. He was also a chef at the Kashoggi mansion ( what is now La Zagaleta ) so you certainly will not be disappointed.

No dogs allowed, not even on the terrace, and no men with vests either!

Open 5PM until late, Sundays from 1PM
Closed on Tuesdays

Calle Malaga
Benahavis village
Tel : 610 71 95 33