Paella in Benalmádena

Paella in Benalmádena

Those looking for a good paella in Benalmádena will find in this Costa del Sol town a multitude of restaurants offering this most emblematic dish of Spanish cuisine. However, there are many businesses that include this dish on their menu to attract foreign customers, but they don’t excel in its preparation.

In this post, we have prepared a selection of the best paellas in Benalmádena, choosing restaurants that stand out for using only fresh ingredients and traditional culinary techniques to achieve a unique and unforgettable flavour. If you are interested in discovering the best dishes, don’t hesitate to hire a cheap car at Malaga airport to get to Benalmadena in just 12 minutes and not miss any of these recommendations.

The best paellas in Benalmádena

In this selection of restaurants specialising in paella in Malaga, we highlight those that offer a traditional flavour, but also ones that dare to create new dishes with different ingredients without ignoring the traditional recipe. This list is divided between the ones located in the centre of Benalmádena and the ones located in its popular tourist marina, Puerto Marina.

Paella in Benalmádena centre

The centre of this coastal town offers many options for eating in Benalmádena suitable for all tastes. Needless to say, the city streets hide some of the best options for those who are looking for exceptional paella.

El Ancla Restaurant

El Ancla Restaurant is marked by its long tradition of hospitality and stands out for its beachfront location, offering the best views to its diners. The house speciality is seafood paella, but they also offer other options such as Valencian paella and mixed paella. In addition to its paellas, we also recommend trying its fresh fish and seafood, or the grilled meats, all at affordable prices.

Terrace on the seafront of El Ancla Restaurant
Terrace on the seafront of El Ancla Restaurant | benal-life.com

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Opening hours: From 12:00 to 23:00

Price: €15-30

Paella speciality: Seafood paella

Location: Playa Santa Ana, local 2

Phone number: (+34) 952 44 04 01

KARMA Mediterranean restaurant

This restaurant is known for its wide selection of Mediterranean dishes, including paellas and rice dishes. Vegetarian and vegan options are available, as well as meat, seafood and fish options.

The decoration is cosy, with a covered terrace ideal for any time of the year. In addition to paellas, diners at KARMA can also try some typical Andalusian dishes, and other options to suit all tastes, including pasta dishes and tapas.

Access to KARMA Mediterranean restaurant
Access to KARMA Mediterranean restaurant | facebook.com

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Opening hours: From 12:00 to 23:00

Price: €12-25

Paella speciality: Squid ink paella

Location: Avenida Las Palmeras, 6, local 13

Phone number: (+34) 951 46 82 98

La Perla Cordobesa Restaurant

This is a place with a cosy and authentic atmosphere, offering the best Andalusian food in Benalmádena. The décor is simple but elegant, and the service is excellent. The house speciality is paellas, particularly the paella cordobesa, which is made with chicken, rabbit and garrofón. On top of the paellas, we also recommend trying their salt fish dishes and their traditional Andalusian tapas.

Tasty paella at La Perla Cordobesa Restaurant
Tasty paella at La Perla Cordobesa Restaurant

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Opening hours: From Thursday to Tuesday 12:00 – 22:30

Price: €40-70

Paella speciality: Paella Cordobesa

Location: Paseo Maritimo, 21

Phone number: (+34) 952 807 937

Las Brisas Restaurant

This is a place with a charming and cosy atmosphere that specialises in seafood and paellas. All the ingredients are top quality, and it shows in the flavour of the dishes. The house speciality is seafood paella, but they also offer other options such as Valencian paella, mixed paella and fideuá.

In addition to its rice dishes, we also recommend trying the tapas and homemade desserts. At Las Brisas restaurant you can enjoy a seafront terrace on a sunny day.

Seafood paella at Las Brisas Restaurant
Seafood paella at Las Brisas Restaurant | bar-and-grill.negocio.site

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Opening hours: From Thursday to Tuesday 12:30 – 22:30

Price: €20- 40

Paella speciality: Rice with lobster

Location: Paseo Marítimo Virgen del Carmen Playa Santa Ana, local 10

Phone number: (+34) 640 09 35 74

Tierra y Mar Bar Restaurant

This restaurant is a real hidden treasure in Benalmádena. Located in the heart of the historic city centre, it offers high-quality paellas and rice dishes, with fresh ingredients and authentic flavours. Its seafood, rabbit and vegetable paellas are outstanding, as well as its rice dishes. The atmosphere is welcoming, and the customer service is friendly, with competitive prices.

Delicious seafood paella at Tierra y Mar Bar Restaurant
Delicious seafood paella at Tierra y Mar Bar Restaurant | facebook.com

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Opening hours: From Thursday to Monday 12:45 – 23:00

Price: €10-25

Paella speciality: seafood paella

Location: Calle Sagitario, 3

Phone number: (+34) 621 202 127

La Sirena restaurant

It belongs to the same owners of El Ancla restaurant. La Sirena has become one of the most popular places to enjoy a good paella in Benalmádena. With a charming terrace facing the sea, this restaurant specialises in grilled fish, although it also stands out for its paellas and rice dishes, including seafood rice in broth, arroz a banda (rice cooked in fish stock) and squid ink rice with cuttlefish and prawns. The atmosphere is welcoming, and the service is excellent.

Bright dining room at Restaurante La Sirena
Bright dining room at Restaurante La Sirena | lasirenarestaurante.es

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Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday 12:30 to 23:00

Price: €20-40

Paella speciality: Seafood rice stew

Location: Paseo Marítimo, Local 8

Phone number: (+34) 951 08 07 12

Paella in Puerto Marina

Those looking to enjoy a good paella with sea views shouldn’t miss the Puerto Marina, one of the most popular areas in town and home to many of Benalmadena’s best-known restaurants. Here is a selection of the ones that specialise in paella:

Arrocería La Barraca

This is one of the most popular places to enjoy a good paella in Benalmádena. Decorated in a style between rustic and modern, La Barraca has a large outdoor terrace where you can enjoy its dishes in the open air.

With fresh ingredients from the market, this restaurant specialised in rice dishes offers possibly the best paellas in Benalmádena, with specialities such as rice with lobster, black rice with cuttlefish, prawns and basil aioli or rice with presa iberica (pork cut from the shoulder blade) and jamon de bellota (ham from acron-feb pigs), served on a thin layer of rice that is always just right.

Paella with wine at Arrocería La Barraca
Paella with wine at Arrocería La Barraca | facebook.com

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Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 to 21:30

Price: €15-30

Paella speciality: Rice with Iberian pork and bellota ham and pork shoulder

Location: Calle La Fragata, 2

Phone number: (+34) 951 818 670

Los Mellizos El Mero restaurant

This is a place with an elegant and cosy atmosphere that specialises in seafood and paellas. With fresh produce and typical local dishes, Los Mellizos offers a wide selection of paellas with around fifteen options, from vegetarian paellas to mixed paellas with seafood.

The house speciality is seafood paella, but they also offer other options such as Valencian paella, mixed paella and fideuá. On top of the paellas, we also recommend trying their fresh fish dishes and their homemade tapas.

Spectacular terrace at Los Mellizos El Mero Restaurant
Spectacular terrace at Los Mellizos El Mero Restaurant | facebook.com

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Opening hours: From 13:00 to 24:00

Price: €26-60

Paella speciality: Rice with lobster

Location: Calle Dársena de Levante, 24

Phone number: (+34) 952 807 937

Map of the best paellas in Benalmádena

On this map, you can locate the different restaurants where you can eat the best paellas in Benalmádena, choosing the one that best suits what you are looking for, either for its speciality, price range or location. Undoubtedly, none of the ones on this list will fail to impress.

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