Tapas bars in Benahavís

Tapas bars in Benahavís

The tapas bars in Benahavís are a reflection of the rich gastronomic culture of this town, with a long culinary tradition that is reflected in a wide variety of regional dishes. This area is also known for its high-quality red, white and rosé wines, ideal for pairing with any dish.

The gastronomy of Benahavís is influenced by the culinary tradition of Andalusia and is based on fresh and seasonal ingredients. The town has a multitude of bars and restaurants offering traditional dishes of the region, such as fried fish, gazpacho or patatas bravas, without forgetting its traditional and unique tapas.

Visitors who want to follow our tapas route in Benahavís and enjoy this gastronomic experience with friends, can hire a 9-seater car in Málaga and drive along the coast together ready to taste the best tapas that this town on the Costa del Sol has to offer.

The best tapas bars in Benahavís

Benahavís is known for being the town with the most bars and restaurants in the province. Faced with such a wide variety of establishments, it’s necessary to make a list of the best tapas bars, either for the most traditional flavours or for innovation.

Traditional tapas in Benahavis

For those looking to discover the most traditional tapas of Andalusian cuisine, there are some bars and taverns with years of experience in the kitchen that offer diners the tapas of a lifetime.

La Alacena

Open from breakfast until lunch, this tapas bar is known for its wide selection of traditional Spanish dishes at affordable prices. From patatas bravas to croquettes, each dish is prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients. La Alacena also offers a selection of wines, beers and drinks to complement its tapas, as well as attentive service to delight customers.

Hamburgers and fries at La Alacena
Hamburgers and fries at La Alacena | facebook.com

Useful information

  • Opening hours: 7:30-17:00

  • Price: €8-25

  • Location: Avenida de Andalucía, 3

  • Type of food: Spanish Mediterranean

  • Phone number: (+34) 659 78 09 16

Las Cañas Viejas

This tapas bar is renowned for its cosy atmosphere and selection of high-quality tapas. The staff are friendly and helpful, with waiters who are more than willing to help customers choose the perfect dish for their tastes.

Fantastic dish at Las Cañas Viejas
Fantastic dish at Las Cañas Viejas | facebook.com

From Spanish omelette to stuffed peppers, each dish is prepared with care and love. Las Cañas Viejas is known for its salmorejo, a traditional Andalusian cold soup made with ripe tomatoes, bread and olive oil. Please note, the tapas are only served at lunchtime.

Useful information

  • Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-16:00
  • Price: €8-15
  • Location: Plaza de España, 7
  • Type of food: Spanish Mediterranean
  • Phone number: (+34) 952 85 54 81

Bodeguita El Chico

Known for its selection of fresh tapas and excellent prices, Bodeguita El Chico is a popular place for those after a casual, unpretentious meal. In this bar of pure Andalusian essence, every dish is a delicious surprise.

Chicken wing tapas at Bodeguita El Chico
Chicken wing tapas at Bodeguita El Chico

On the menu, you can’t miss chacinas (cured meats) and montaditos (a variety of tapas served on a slice of bread), as well as the famous cod omelette. This establishment is also known for its roast suckling pig with potatoes, a typical local dish. Only open for dinner.

Useful information

  • Opening hours: From Wednesday to Monday 17:00-00:50
  • Price: €8-20
  • Location: Calle de Málaga, 6
  • Type of food: Spanish Mediterranean
  • Phone number: (+34) 610 71 95 33

Bodegón Gallery

As we mentioned in our post about restaurants in Benahavís, this tapas bar is an ideal place for those looking for a 100% Iberian culinary experience between tradition and innovation. Among its main dishes, you can’t miss the stew or Malaga sausage croquettes, the caramelised Burgos black pudding or the Iberian ham and cheese platters. With a wide selection of wines and beers, it’s the perfect place for an evening of tasting Andalusian produce with a twist.

Fantastic terrace at Bodegón Gallery
Fantastic terrace at Bodegón Gallery | facebook.com

Useful information

  • Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday 18:00-24:00
  • Price: €8-45
  • Location: Calle Estepona, 8
  • Type of food: Spanish Mediterranean
  • Phone number: (+34) 951 77 81 53

Anna’s Benahavís

With a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff, Anna’s Benahavís is an ideal place to enjoy an informal meal. With a wide selection of traditional Spanish tapas, such as chicharrones de Cádiz (marinated pork belly strips), flamenquín con patatas (deep-fried roll with pork, ham and cheese) or gambas al pil pil (garlic and chilli prawns). Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients, following traditional recipes. The prices are affordable, with tapas starting at two euros.

Ham dish at Anna's Benahavís
Ham dish at Anna’s Benahavís

Useful information

  • Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday 12:00-24:00
  • Price: €8-45
  • Location: Plaza de la Iglesia, 2
  • Type of food: Spanish Mediterranean
  • Phone number: (+34) 686 91 02 30

Rufino

Rufino is one of the best-rated tapas bars in Benahavís. Known for its wide selection of wines and its high-quality tapas and dishes, its menu includes everything from salads to grilled meats. The tapas selection features Andalusian flavours including Iberico Bellota ham (from acorn-fed pigs), avocado au gratin with prawns or melon with ham, as well as other more surprising dishes, such as frogs’ legs.

Tasty dish at Rufino
Tasty dish at Rufino | instagram.com

Useful information

  • Opening hours: From Friday to Tuesday 13:00-15:30 and 18:30-22:30
  • Price: €12-40
  • Location: Calle Montemayor, 15
  • Type of food: Spanish Mediterranean
  • Phone number: (+34) 952 85 52 62

Gourmet tapas in Benahavis

If you are looking for more sophisticated tapas, the tapas bars in Benahavís also have more elaborate options with different flavour combinations and a fusion of national and international products.

La Taberna Fantástica

Known for its attentive service and innovative tapas, La Taberna Fantástica is an ideal place for those looking for a unique dining experience. Offering a varied menu ranging from traditional tapas to more innovative dishes, each dish is bursting with flavour, with a focus on fresh market ingredients.  Highlights include a fantastic selection of Iberian cured meats and cheese, smoked Russian salad and green gazpacho.

Tortilla de patatas at La Taberna Fantastica
Tortilla de patatas at La Taberna Fantastica | latabernafantastica.es

Useful information

  • Opening hours: From Thursday to Monday 13:00-22:30
  • Price: €20-40
  • Location: Plaza de España, 8
  • Type of food: Mediterranean fusion
  • Phone number: (+34) 608 38 29 43

La Terraza de Benahavís

For those looking for an international twist, La Terraza offers Argentinean tapas, including empanadas and grilled meats. With friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere, this restaurant offers tasty and varied tapas that straddle the line between Latin American and European cuisine. They also offer a wide variety of cocktails to suit all tastes.

Access to La Terraza de Benahavís
Access to La Terraza de Benahavís | facebook.com

Useful information

  • Opening hours: From Tuesday to Thursday 12:30-15:30 and 17:30-24:00
  • Price: €10-20
  • Location: Calle de Málaga, 15
  • Type of food: Mediterranean and Argentinian
  • Phone number: (+34) 645 09 15 61

Map of the best tapas bars in Benahavís

After discovering the specialities of these tapas bars in Benahavís and choosing the one that best suits your tastes, use this map to find the exact locations, so you can create your own tapas route to enjoy the best tapas in this town with friends and family.

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