A while back we asked our Facebook fans to name their favourite bars in Benalmádena. Forty six people replied with their top choices so we thought we’d include them here on the blog in case future guests are in need of some recommendations as to the best places to enjoy their favourite drink!
Category Archives: Eating & Drinking
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the upcoming ‘Erotic’ Tapas Route in our neighbouring town of Fuengirola. Thousands of people have since visited the 80 bars and restaurants taking part in this fun initiative and have had the chance to sample the imaginative and somewhat riské tapas on offer.
We promised to do some field work and join the Tapas Route to try some of these ‘spicy’ creations and report back on our findings; it was tough work but we managed to make our way through the hoards of people and get some photographic evidence of the tapas we got to taste.
Below you’ll find photos of some of these ‘Erotic’ tapas with their names (and their rough translations) the name of the bar/restaurant serving them and a brief description of the ingredients used to make them (at least the ones we could work out :-)):
#1 Lengua Sedienta (Dry tongue): The popular ‘La Plaza’ Bar is serving this tapa which is basically your traditional jamon serrano on a piece of toasted bread with olive oil and tomato; the olives and guerkins provide the more erotic touch. Not very adventurous but still tasty and goes down well with a cool beer
A couple of weeks ago I asked our Sunset Beach Club Facebook fans what restaurants they could recommend in Benalmadena. The response was so great that I thought I’d write a quick blog post listing them all; hopefully, it’ll serve as a great guide for anyone thinking of staying at Sunset Beach Club – or any other Benalmadena hotel – in the future.
The first 14 restaurants are listed in order of popularity (number of people who recommended them) Numbers 15 through 32 were recommended at least once.
Next Monday the 21st May 2012 sees the start of the Arroyo de la Miel Tapas Fair. The recent tapas boom has made its way to Arroyo and for a whole week will offer local businesses a great opportunity to attract new business.
This year the event organisers have established a few new rules for the event: The usual Tapas credentials (little booklets) will be available for all who wish to participate but only one stamp will be allowed per establishment. In order to be able to enter the great prize draw, participants will have to obtain 10 stamps, one for each tapa consumed in a different bar or restaurant. It’s a great incentive to visit more establishments.
Credentials will be available in the actual bars and restaurants participating in the tapas fair; once they are filled in with the compulsory 10 stamps, they can be deposited in special containers made available. The prize draw will be held at the end of the week and all participants who deposited their stamped credentials will have the chance to win one of the wonderful prizes and gifts!
The 26 establishments taking part in the fair will also have the chance to win prizes for best tasting tapa, best presentation and best preparation.
These are the bars and restaurants taking part in the Arroyo de la Miel Tapas Fair:
Tabernala Terna, Mesón Azul, Cevecería Calamar, La Celosía, Tabernala Pinta, el Repunte, café bar Tú y Yo, restaurante Alborada, D’Tapas, restaurante La Mezquita, Casa Rafael (Papa Erig), los Barriles, vinotera Rincón de Curro, la Taberna del Cafelito, bar las Flores, Casa Gaspar “Jaen”, la Abuela Mariana, la Alternativa-taberna urbana, taberna el Tapeo, cafetería Bautista, café bar El Aperitivo, Barrio Húmedo, bar restaurante Pepe, la Manzanade Newton, el Patio dela Encarna, y la Despensa del Aceite.
Enjoy your tapas!
Our Head Chef and his fantastic team have recently introduced a new addition to the – already ample – evening dining options in the Oasis Restaurant: A Homemade Dish of the Day!
Every evening, guests who choose to dine in the Oasis Restaurant will have the option to try a delicious homemade dish of the day. Feedback from guests has been very positive and the kitchen team will be constantly tweaking the options available. The dishes are very reasonably prices between €10 and €12 for a main course and between €13 and €15 if you wish to add the soup of the day as a started. At the moment, the mouth watering dishes available (one each evening) are the following:
From the 17th to the 26th February, Fuengirola will be presenting their latest gastronomic offering to help promote the town’s restaurants and bars: the 1st ‘Cazuela dela Abuela’ (literally translated as Grandma’s Casserole).
During the event, visitors and locals will be able to sample delicious home made stews, like the ones our grandma’s used to prepare! For the very reasonable price of €2, all participating restaurants will serve up a generous helping of warm stew (served in a clay bowl) and a drink; you can choose beer, wine or a soft drink.
Fuengirola continues to experiment and innovate with these original themed events designed to promote the towns gastronomic offering – a perfect example is last years Erotic Tapas Route – There is no doubt that this type of activity helps support the restaurant trade which, during the quiet winter months, can use all the help they can get to fill their establishments.
With just over a week to go until Christmas, we’re busy getting everything ready for a fantastic Christmas Day celebration here at Sunset Beach Club. We can think of lots of reasons why you should come and spend this special day with us; here’s 3 of them:
#1 – Santa Claus is Coming to Visit
Santa has made a very big effort to fit us into his extremely busy schedule and will be stopping off at Sunset Beach Club at midday (12 pm) on Christmas day. All kids staying at the hotel will get a chance to speak to Santa and they’ll even get a present from him!
Mums and Dads are also invited to a traditional Bucks Fizz cocktail whilst the kids are playing with their new toys J
#2 – A Delicious Christmas Lunch
Our Head Chef and his team have been slaving away in our kitchens and have come up with an amazing traditional Christmas lunch for our guests. Here’s a peek at the menu:Traditional game terrine with a cranberry chutney ******* Christmas pea and bacon cream soup ******* Traditional roast of stuffed turkey, smoked roasted ham, glazed root vegetables, roast potatoes and cranberry sauce ******* Christmas pudding served with a brandy sauce *******
Wines, Cava, liqueurs, coffee and mince pies are all included in this special Christmas menu priced at €49 for adults and €15 for children aged 3 to 12.
The restaurant opens at 1:00 pm and lunch will be served at 1:30 pm.
#3 Live music and a whole load of fun!
During – and after – your amazing Christmas lunch, you’ll be able to enjoy live music with the fabulous Michelle Jane. A great opportunity to dance off those extra pounds you will have just put on!
There you have it, 3 reasons why you need to book now and come and spend Christmas, Sunset Style!
For more information and reservations, please call +00 34 952 579 400.
Christmas is just around the corner and it’s all hands on deck here at Sunset Beach Club. Our Head Chef and his team have been working hard, preparing the delicious menus for Christmas lunch and the New Year’s Eve gala dinner; meanwhile our marketing team has been busy putting together our Festive Programme for the holidays.
The end result: Great food, fun parties and the traditional visit of Father Christmas, to name but a few. These are some of the highlights of the Festive Programme:
- Bucks Fizz cocktails and mince pies followed by a special visit from Santa Claus who will be bringing gifts for the little ones!
- Traditional Christmas lunch in the Oasis Restaurant – A delicious 4 course treat which you don’t want to miss!
- New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner in the Oasis Restaurant – 5 course meal, live music, party bag and the traditional Spanish grapes.
- New Year’s Eve Party in the Moonlight – From 11pm until early hours of the morning; live music, party bag and lucky grapes. (For real party goers!)
You can view and download the full Festive Programme here…
If you’ve booked to stay with us over the Christmas and New Year period, be sure to book for the Christmas Lunch and New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner as we’re expecting a full house
And for those of you who haven’t made up your minds about where to spend Christmas this year, what are you waiting for? Head on over to our brand new website at www.sunsetbeachclub.com and check out our rates for the Christmas holidays…you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Prices start at €56 per apartment (external) per night including buffet breakfast for 2 people
Are you ready to spend a fun Christmas and New Year in the sun?
There are plenty of amazing restaurants and beach bars up and down theCosta del Solwhere you can sample some of the most amazing fish dishes; however, today I am going to tell you about a famous restaurant on the beaches of El Palo, just to the East of Málaga: El Tintero.
The El Tintero Restaurant has become somewhat of a landmark in Málaga. It looks like your everyday “chiringuito” offering a wide range of delicious fresh fish; however, after you’ve spent a few minutes at your table – with a bit of luck, overlooking thebayofMálaga– you’ll realise that El Tintero offers a “different” and refreshing eating experience…
Our neighbouring town of Torremolinos celebrates the 24th edition of its annual “Día del Pescaito” where tourists and visitors to the famous La Carihuela strip will be treated to 12.000 kilos of fish delicacies from the Málaga region.
It’s a thoroughly recommended couple of hours where you’ll be able to try some of the famous and typical fried fish dishes which La Carihuela is famous for. Best part is that it’s all free – and you get to wash it all down with a cool beer!
The party starts at 1 pm and goes on until 5 pm; I recommend you get there early if you don’t want to miss out! This event is organised by the Torremolinos Tourism Delegation with the collaboration of the local business associations of La Carihuela-Montemar and has become one of the town’s most popular celebrations.
Live music and young hosts dressed in typical costumes handing out free flowers contribute to a very enjoyable afternoon on the Carihuela!