Pescadería Los Mellizos
Inaugurated in 1997 in Arroyo de la Miel, Los Mellizos was originally solely a fish market specializing in wholesale local seafood that began serving small breakfasts and sweet snacks to customers as they waited for their orders to be prepared. Overtime, as it became an accidental local meeting point, and customers began to exchange cups of coffee for glasses of white wine and small cakes for langoustine brochetta's, Los Mellizos transformed into the popular local restaurant and hive of activity that it is today, serving up to 20 varieties of traditional malagueñan 'pescaito frito', (fried fish) and fresh shellfish served on large sharer plates with a basket of freshly baked bread and olive oil.
Los Marinos José
Located on the Paseo Maritimo of Carvajal, Los Marinos José is one of Benalmádena's longest serving and most prized gems. A family owned business that specialises in the treasures of the Mediterranean, the established restaurant offer arguably the best quality variety of fish and seafood along the Costa del Sol and also has an in-house bodega which includes over 250 varieties of the best wines in the world. Los Marinos José is known locally and to the selected international few, as the best eatery in town with the highest quality and variety of fresh fish available, and also a warm year-round ambience to match it.
Set on a stunning balcony overlooking the Mediterranean directly on the Benalmadena Costa, El Embarcadero is known for its privileged setting by day and night. Featuring glass windows and fresh tropical terraces throughout the restaurant, diners can enjoy high quality fish, shellfish and meats cooked to perfection indoors or outdoors. El Embarcadero is the ideal venue for large events or parties, romantic meals for two or for a small gathering of friends and offers a high level of service as well as a wide variety of traditional Mediterranean dishes with a contemporary twist.
Website: www.elembarcaderorestaurante.es (Website down)
Restaurante El Muro
Set in Benalmadena Pueblo on a slight incline that leads to the town's local church, El Muro serves up a delicious mix of Spanish and International dishes in a rustic setting with spectacular views of the Mediterranean and surrounding countryside. The a la carte menu includes monkfish casserole with prawns, mussels and clams in a white wine, a sirloin 'brochetta' with layers of tomato, pepper and onion, served with home-made potato chips and 'chimichurri' sauce, and a chocolate and orange mousse for dessert. El Muro also specialise in made to order seafood, meat and mixed Paella's for parties of between 2 and 8 people.
Situated at the very top of a Benalmádena valley, between the sky and the sea, el "Ventrillo de Luna" opened in 1840 and adopted its new identity "El Higueron" over 25 years ago, offering a beautiful setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner ever since. The restaurant is surrounded by glass windows that overlook the surrounding countryside and Mediterranean below, and offers an unparalleled menu of dishes mainly hailing from Asturias, in the North of Spain. Meats, seafood and traditional soups and stews from the Asturian 'huerta' for dinner, for a party of 2 or 20. For breakfast, which is served daily until 12; freshly baked 'pitufo' rolls, toasted and drizzled with virgin olive oil, mashed tomato paste and garlic, topped with prime jamon serrano, cut from the bone especially - one sandwich at a time. To drink, a cafe con leche and a freshly squeezed orange juice.