Benalmadena is getting ready to host it’s popular ‘Feria del Marisco’ (Seafood Fair). This event used to take place at the end of March but dodgy weather a couple of years ago might have convinced the organisers to change the event to the start of May. From the 1st to the 5th May, all visitors to the Marina will be able to sample some of the most delicious seafood at a bargain price!
Year after year this successful gastronomic event has gone from strength to strength; last year alone there were more than 25,000 visitors who made their way to the Marina to sample the mouth-watering seafood on offer. They consumed seven tons of seafood and 5000 litres of beer!
This year, some of Benalmadena’s most well-known establishments – famous for their fresh seafood – will take part in the fair, offering visitors the best products (food and drinks) at unbeatable prices. These are just some of the dishes you’ll be able to sample over the weekend and their prices (please note that the prices shown below are from last year’s event and are only an example of the prices you can expect):
- Prawns – €7
- Mussels – €3
- Clams – €6
- Rice with seafood – €5
- Drinks – €1.50
- … and lots more!
The restaurants featured this year are the following: Los Mellizos, Coco’s Bar, Casa Rafael, Merendero Virgen del Mar, Almarina, Marisquería La Pimienta and El Caminito del Cura.
All the seafood available is substantially discounted so it’s a great opportunity to tuck into your favourite dishes without spending too much; in some cases, you’ll find dishes up to 40 or 50% cheaper than in a normal ‘Chiringuito’ (Beach Bar).
The Seafood Fair will be held in a 500-metre square marquee located in the parking area of the Marina (Eastern side) and you’ll be able to start sampling the delicious food from 12:00pm each day.
Here’s a quick video of a previous edition of the Seafood fair to give you an idea of what to expect.
Note: If you plan on visiting the Seafood Fair and you’re looking for accommodation in Benalmadena, be sure to check out the Sunset Beach Club Hotel Website for a great-value stay in one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular hotels.