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Kai Zen

KAI ZEN Asian restaurant

Kai Zen restaurant, Benahavis village
Kai Zen restaurant, Benahavis village

Situated at the end of the Avda. Andalucia on the right, this beautiful terrace-restaurant offers authentic Thai and Japanese food.

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Run by a Thai family, who also has a restaurant in Marbella, you can be assured of quality dishes in wonderful surroundings.

Kai Zen restaurant, Benahavis village
Kai Zen restaurant, Benahavis village

Large selection of Thai curries, stir fries and sushi, but also salads, soups and noodles.

Kai Zen restaurant, Benahavis village
Kai Zen restaurant, Benahavis village
Open every day.
Monday-Tuesday : 19.00 until 24.
Wednesday-Sunday : 13.30 -16.00 19.00-24.00
C/Estepona
Benahavís village
Tel : +34 951 178 101 – 603 200 648
Kai Zen restaurant, Benahavis village
Kai Zen restaurant, Benahavis village

 

 

 

 

 

Lemongrass

Lemongrass Asian Fusion

Lemongrass restaurant, Benahavis
Lemongrass restaurant, Benahavis

The owner of the Indian Spice restaurant, Shaheen, has opened a second restaurant in Benahavis village with a Thai chef. Lemongrass offers Asian fusion food, Thai dishes and sushi.

Situated just opposite the church, the restaurant has a terrace on the street and a larger one in the back, overlooking the village and the mountains around it.
Lemongrass restaurant, Benahavis
Lemongrass restaurant, Benahavis

Very pleasant surroundings and a friendly service.

Open from 17.00 until 23.45.
Closed on wednesdays.
Plaza de la Iglesia, 2
Benahavís village
Tel : +34 952 96 62 71
Whatsapp : +34 658 12 86 79
E-mail : lemongrassbenahavis@gmail.com
Find us on facebook
More info on : https://www.lemongrassbenahavis.com/
Lemongrass restaurant, Benahavis
Lemongrass restaurant, Benahavis

La Taberna Fantastica

Restaurante La Taberna Fantastica

La Taberna Fantastica Benahavis
La Taberna Fantastica Benahavis

We open again on the 1st of July

Recently opened, this beautifully designed restaurant on the main square in Benahavis village serves Mediterranean food with an international twist.

The interior is elegant and combines modern and Andalusian features and the glass fronted wine cellar is definitely a show stopper.

 

La Taberna Fantastica Benahavis
La Taberna Fantastica Benahavis

Opening times
Winter : Friday-Saturday-Sunday : 11.00-23.00
Spring & Autumn : Monday-Sunday  : 13.00-23.00
July-August : 18.00-24.00

Plaza de España, 8
29679 Benahavis village
Tel : +34 952 02 53 83
  Visit us on facebook

La Taberna Fantastica Benahavis
La Taberna Fantastica Benahavis

Some comments on Tripadvisor

Attention to detail is second to none! Welcomed on arrival with attentive yet not intrusive service. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and kept warm by an amazing log burner. The food was beautifully presented and great value, with a good selection of wines displayed in…More

Loved it start to finish. Warm welcome, log fire, cosy setting and high-end fittings throughout. Impeccable service very well balanced. A wider variety of main courses is a must even acknowledging it’s low season. Our food was prepared to the highest standard and was flipping…More

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El Guarda 1926

Restaurante El Guarda 1926

El Guarda 1926 Benahavis
El Guarda 1926 Benahavis

This restaurant is situated on the main square in Benahavis occupying nearly the whole eastern side of it and offering a large terrace in the middle of the square.

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The menu is typically Spanish with a great variety of meat,  paella and daily fresh fish.

There is also a 3 course menu of the day for 12.95€

El Guarda 1926 Benahavis
El Guarda 1926 Benahavis

Open from 12.00 until 23.00
Closed on Thursday

Plaza de España,
29679 Benahavis  village
Tel : +34 687 121 622
E-mail : gervi_15@hotmail.com

Havis Pizzeria & Kebab

Havis Pizzas y Kebabs

Havis Pizzeria Kebab Benahavis
Havis Pizzeria Kebab Benahavis

Situated in the Calle Malaga in the centre of the village, just 20 metres off the main square, Havis Pizzeria and Kebab offers very well prized dishes both for adults as for kids.

Havis Pizzeria Kebab Benahavis
Havis Pizzeria Kebab Benahavis

With a large and comfortable terrace in the street and a cozy interior, it will welcome you both on warm and colder days.

Large selection of Pizzas, Kebabs and Salads, but also pastas and meats

Havis Pizzeria Kebab Benahavis
Havis Pizzeria Kebab Benahavis

Open Tuesday to Thursday : 16.00-24.00
Friday to Sunday : 12.00-24.00
Closed on Mondays

Havis Pizzeria Kebab
C/Malaga, 2
29679 Benahavis village
Tel : 951 66 47 30

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 : +34-744 61 81 85
+34-608 77 69 33

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

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

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.