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El Gato Lounge

Gato Lounge tries to be a little different from the other places on the beach, so you won’t find the default sardines here. The menu leans towards international dishes with a bit of Asian flair: Thai fish cakes and …
Historic Building in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

Casa de los Navajas

Impossible to miss in the concrete jungle of Torremolinos is this neo-Mudéjar beauty, a mini palace that formerly belonged to a local sugar baron, António Navajas. Originally constructed in 1925 in a style not dissi…
Butterfly Park in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

Mariposario de Benalmádena

Situated next to the Buddhist stupa, in a quasi-Thai temple in Benalmádena (get off the train at Torremuelle station), this butterfly park is a delight. There are some 1500 fluttery creatures, including exotic subtr…
Beach in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

La Carihuela

La Carihuela, Torremolinos' most western beach, stretching from a small rocky outcrop (La Punta) to Benalmádena, is a former fishing district and one of the few parts of town that hasn't suffered rampant overdevelop…
Seafood in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

Yate El Cordobes

One of the better beachside chiringuitos (snack bars), this place attracts a loyal Spanish clientele. Specialities include a delicious salmorejo (thick, garlicky gazpacho), the always wonderful barbecued sardines, a…
Seafood in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

La Zoca

Families, take note: this seaside restaurant has a playground across the promenade. The emphasis here is on seafood such as gambas pil-pil (prawns in a spicy oil-based sauce) and rice-based dishes (with five to choo…
Cafe in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

Cafe Goyesca

Finding a piece of old Torremolinos is like looking for a needle in a haystack, but don’t pass up a trip to the Goyesca, a traditional Spanish cafe half-hidden along the main shopping street. In operation since 1908…
Tapas in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

La Alternativa

Well worth seeking out, this large multi-roomed place in an old-fashioned mall that has a year-round feria atmosphere has adorned its walls with flamenco posters, matador pics and the occasional Virgin Mary. It’s of…
Seafood in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

Casa Juan

The business dates back to the 1950s, but the fish is fresh daily at this, La Carihuela’s most famous seafood restaurant, attracting shoals of malagueños on Sundays. It's been expanded into four dining spaces, so yo…
Beach in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

Playamar

This long stretch of beach in Torremolinos is lined with reliably good chiringuitos (beach bars) and is also extremely family friendly, with playgrounds, and pedalos, sunbeds and parasols for hire. The wide promenad…