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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

The Thirsty Goat

The Thirsty Goat Irish Pub

The Thirsty Goat, Benahavis village
The Thirsty Goat, Benahavis village

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.

The Thirsty Goat, Benahavis village
The Thirsty Goat, Benahavis village

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/

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The Thirsty Goat, Benahavis village

2bed/2bath apartment Benahavis village : SOLD

2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment for sale in Benahavis village

REF : BEVAP-014

bedrooms

2

price

€ 139.500

bathrooms

2

swimming pool yes

m2 built

86 storage no

m2 terrace

22 + garden garage/parking space no

 

Ground floor apartment situated just 400 meter from the village centre of Benahavis, close to the river. It has a large south facing terrace in front and a small garden in the back.

apartment for sale Benahavis village
apartment for sale Benahavis village

The apartment has very low community fees (47€/month) although the development counts with a beautiful swimming pool and a paddle tennis court. There is plenty of parking space in the streets in front and at the back of the property.

apartment for sale Benahavis village
apartment for sale Benahavis village

It has a spacious living/dining room, half open kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large terrace in front and a garden in the back. The electricity has just been completely renewed.
Views of the mountains surrounding Benahavis village.

apartment for sale Benahavis village
apartment for sale Benahavis village

apartment for sale Benahavis village apartment for sale Benahavis village apartment for sale Benahavis village

For more information, contact :

Tino’s Properties
Urb. Las Lomas, 53
29679 Benahavis village
Tel : +34 645 492 543
E-mail : tinosproperties@gmail.com

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

La Terraza de Benahavis

La Terraza de Benahavis

 

Luck Benahavis, cocktails and food
La Terraza de Benahavis, cocktails and food

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.

Luck : Cocktails & Food, Benahavis
La Terraza de Benahavis : Cocktails & Food, Benahavis

 

 

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Open from 11.00 till 24.00.
Summers from 17.30 till 24.00
Closed on Wednesdays.

Tel : +34 645 091 561
E-mail : laterrazadebenahavis@hotmail.com
C/Malaga, 15
29679 Benahavis village


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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

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

 

Legends Bar & Grill

Legends Bar & Grill

Legends Bar & Grill Benahavis
Legends Bar & Grill Benahavis

The sports bar in Benahavis with five large TV screens, now situated in the main street. 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

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Open from 1PM until late.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Avda. Andalucia, 7 (main street)
29679 Benahavis village
Tel : +34 952 85 62 63

Legends Bar & Grill
Legends Bar & Grill

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