All of the beach-side cafes and restaurants along: Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!
All along the promenade from Benalmadena into Torremelinos are numerous fish cafes / restaurants going all day long with fresh fish / tapas, grilling and barbecueing. Very tasty and reasonable prices. Be early or slightly late as they are packed in mid afternoon.
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The Blue Lamp: The Blue Lamp; a rare gem worth finding!
We live on the Costa and the Blue Lamp is by far our favourite restaurant, we visit at least once a week. It's got a fantastic menu, and how do they do their 3 course menu of the day for under €10? with 11 starters, 16 main courses and 7 desserts. Each one has tastes that are superb - real proper restaurant quality. Everything home made (including sauces, pate - very unusual). Real fresh veg. and proper potatoes. This would cost £50+ in London!. A la carte menu is brilliant too.
Favorite Dish: Everything is delicious but we can definitely recommend the following dishes:
Starter: fried Mushrooms with Garlic dip and fresh Chicken Goujons
Main course: Cajun Chickenbreast and Homemade Boeuf Borguignonne
Dessert: Homemade applecrumble with custard and Homemade Trifle.
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Sunsets, Benalmadena, nr windmill roundabout: A great bar with great food and friendly owners
Pop in and see Ken and Wendy at Sunsets and you won't be dissappointed. Near the windmill roundabout and right next door to the mini golf in Benalmadena, their restaurant/bar has great views over Benal Beach. Wendy's cooking is not only hearty and tasty, it is great value for money!
Hope to be back there soon!!!
Tom & Anne Marie.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Platter for two was nice and so was the Steak & Stilton Pie!
Ristorante Da Fano - Italian restaurant.: Excellent ravioli by the marina.
Ristorante Da Fano is an Italian pizzeria/trattoria by the marina of Benalmádena. It is a lovely restaurant with both inside and outside seating with a view of the marina. We chose to sit outside. The service was very good, the food was good, the weather was good so all in all it made for a perfect evening.
Favorite Dish: The dish ordered was ravioli, speciality of the house, with eggplant, bacon and black olives. It was juicy and had strong and rich flavour and was very tasteful. Very often pasta in Spain lacks flavour, but this ravioli was excellent.
The ravioli was 9.50 Euros, Caffe espresso 2 Euros and Coca Cola was 2 Euros (2008).
HALFWAY INN , IBENSA ,BENALMADENA: GOOD ENGLISH HOME COOKING
I HAVE EATEN AT HALFWAY INN MANY TIMES AND THEY SERVE FRESHLY SERVED HOME COOKING , THEY HAVE BEEN ON COAST FOR 11 YEARS AND ARE WELL KNOWN, AND THERE PRICES ARE VERY GOOD
Favorite Dish: I ENJOY A VARIETY OF FOOD BUT THERE THERE FISH AND CHIPS ARE LEGONDERY
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School of Catering at Hotel Fonda: Lunch in such fine surroundings at
Excellent lunch venue. Must be booked in advance, well in advance in the summer months of July and August. Although we had difficulty in October.
The waitering staff, sommelier and chefs are all students at the school and you are their guinea pigs.....
Menu differs by the day and week.
Favorite Dish: The menu is set for the students to work on and so you have what there is on offer....
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Restaurant El Balcon, La Fonda Hotel, Benalmadena: Wonderful restaurant in La Fonda Hotel
Restaurante el Balcon is owned by Escuela de Hosteleria, (School of Catering) serving Mediterranean and Castilian cuisine open for lunch only from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday. The service at the restaurant is provided by students, overseen by instructors who keep a close watch and step in to provide assistance when needed. Many of the meals are prepared at table-side and you usually need to book ahead.
The cocktail bar is lovely too with perfect service.
Dress up for lunch and enjoy the fine food.
This restaurant has a reputation of being one of the finest in the region.
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Xi Lai Bao: Unbelievable value!
This place is really good, and popular, it is just down the road from Bonanza Square. There are many good and inexpensive chinese retaurants in Benalmadena but the food here is really nice too. 4 courses for 4 euros from the set special Menu! Starter/Main Course/Rice dish/Coffee or Ice Cream, plus a complementary drink at the end :) Also there are individual dishes and set menus for 2 (13 Euros) and a menu for children.
Favorite Dish: The Hot and Sour Soup is really nice
There are several Restaurants...
There are several Restaurants of all diversities in Benalmadena. There's a great Indian called the Noor Mahal which we tried, when they say Madras hot they mean MADRAS HOT!!
There are several fish restaurants along the sea front just down from the Windmill Island which are very good. But best of all for value are the Chinese restaurants which are ridicoulously cheap, you can get a set meal for one for 3.9 euros (£2.50) which has 4 courses and a complimentary drink! However the quality of the food is very good, better than the UK. There are all sorts of Italian/American/Spanish restaurants by the Marina and more traditional Spanish Tapas bars in Arroyo. Full English Breakfasts are available from several beach side cafes for 2.10 euros, (£1.36) again great value
Favorite Dish: Noor Mahal - King Prawn Madras
Avda. antonio machado, 54 frente h. Riviera (Costa)
952 44 03 37
Hong Kong: Set dinner
Las Islas/Dutch Pirate/: Full English Breakfast
L'Abbaye: The best... so far
After four days in Benalmadena this was our best gastronomic experience. Good ambiance gente service, excellent food in large quantities and a regular price. To repeat... I hope.
McDonalds: GREAT MILKSHAKES
We stopped here on a visit by train from nearby freungirola in 2008. As usual the kids got excited when they saw Mcdonalds.
Favorite Dish: Milkshake, always a good choice on a hot day.
La Parolaccia: Italian Steak House
They were there the night before so they showed us the place.
it is a mix between italian restaurant and argetinian steak house
Favorite Dish: Great to have meet you, Julian and Nat
La Parollacia: Italian Restaurant
Excellent view to the benalmadena marina...
Favorite Dish: Very good italian food...
And the salads... magnificents...