Venta Los Almendros is situated on the Ronda road more or less opposite the Monte Halcones urbanization, and about 500 meters before the entrance to Los Arqueros Golf
A venta means a road restaurant in Spanish, and this one has been on the Ronda road for ages, from before the area became a popular tourist destination. The place has been tastefully refurbished and now boasts a wonderful terrace with panoramic views over the San Pedro coastline.
They serve well priced typical Spanish dishes, such as Manchego cheese and Pata Negra ham, Galician beef, suckling lamb cutlets and squid. Pizza casera.
Drinks are also very well priced and the service is excellent.
Live music on fridays 19.30. Summertime also on thursdays.
Carretera de San Pedro Alcantara a Ronda 29679, Benahavis Tel : +34 687 182 468 +34 662 484 383
e-mail : diegofernandezb00,@gmail.com
Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner Closed on Sundays
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. Pool table.
C/Malaga, 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 some Argentinian meat specialities. 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 12.00-16.00 and 18.00-late. Summers from 18.00 till late Closed on Wednesdays.
Tel : +34 645 091 561 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org C/Malaga, 15 29679 Benahavis village
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.
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 watch 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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