Eat, Drink & Be Entertained

One of the best aspects of any holiday is enjoying good food, good drink and good times!
Here's a few suggestions of good places to eat and drink near our apartments.

Eat & Drink near Duquesa Village

A comprehensive list of bars and restaurants in and around Duquesa can be found on the 'Manilva life' website by clicking here.

A good events calendar for entertainment in and around Duquesa can be found on the 'Manilva life' website by clicking here.

Chiringuitos

An essential and traditional Spanish experience is the 'chiringuito' - beach bars & restaurants that open during the summer months. If you want to spend the day on the beach, chiringuitos offer sun loungers and parasols and often provide waiter service to the beach. Some also have play amenities for children. Generally, their menus are simply split into 'Fish Menu' and 'Meat Menu'. They serve simple, but fresh fish, seafood and meat dishes, at reasonable prices and they are an ideal place to soak up the relaxing atmosphere of the local beaches.

There are plenty of chiringuitos dotted along the beach from Sabinillas to El Castillo. Our favourite is Chiringuito Andres y Maria, which is located right on the beach at the northern end of El Castillo de la Duquesa. Opened by husband and wife team Andres and Maria, it is now run by their son Ismael. They specialise in typical Spanish food, offering a range of tapas, fish, shellfish, authentic paella and meat - locally sourced and freshly caught. They're especially popular with Spanish locals, as well as tourists, offering excellent value for money in a relaxing and informal setting. Open from 10am - 10pm every day (kitchen open 1pm - 5pm & 7pm - 10pm), you can hire sun loungers and spend the day on the beach, or just drop by for a wonderful meal and cool drink. Tell Ismael that we sent you and you'll be assured a heartfelt welcome and be treated like family!

Restaurants

Kellys is a friendly, family run cafe bar just a few minutes from Duquesa Village. Kellys serves good value, wholesome food and drink. The quality of food is high and the portions are generous. They don't need a 'happy hour', as they have 'happy prices' all day long! Lager from €2.00 a pint, house spirit & mixer €2.50 and house wine €2.50 a glass.

  • Location: The Courtyard at Monte Duquesa
  • Open daily 9am - 10pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 89 70 20

The Bistro Steakhouse
The Bistro Steakhouse offers superb quality freshly cooked food at realistic prices in smart and comfortable surroundings. Owned by 'The English Butcher' - whose locally famous butchers shop is next door - you can be assured you won’t get fresher, or better quality ingredients anywhere else! Known for its T-bone steaks and proper Sunday Roast.

  • Location: Puerto de la Duquesa, top level facing the car park
  • Open Tuesday - Sunday 6pm - 1pm and Sunday from 5pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 93 63 44

Hemingways Duquesa
Hemingways Lounge & Tapas Bar offers seriously good tapas, ice cool cocktails, great Spanish beers, funky tunes and a laid back atmosphere. Great for early afternoon tapas and coffee, or evening tapas with friends. Famous for its traditional Sunday roast with Argentinean rib eye steak.

  • Location: Plaza Chanquete, Puerto de la Duquesa
  • Open daily from 12pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 89 11 78

52 Duquesa
52 Duquesa is a 1950's style, fun, fresh & very friendly family restaurant and bar offering breakfast, brunch, pancakes, handmade gourmet burgers, milkshakes and cocktails, all in a wonderful location overlooking La Duquesa marina. Got your hunger on? Try the '52 challenge' ... can you beat it?

  • Location: Puerto de la Duquesa, facing the marina
  • Open daily from early till late

Roman Oasis Manilva
Dine under a canopy of stars at the Roman Oasis, where flaming torches and twinkling lights create a fabulous tropical atmosphere. Their famous whole leg of lamb is served to your table for you to carve. For the 'Gladiators' among you try the 'Brutus Buffet', laden with Mediterranean dishes and sizzling specialities from the barbecue. Children welcome, safe adventure play area ... complete with bi-lingual parrots!

  • Location: Camino Sabinillas a Casares, Manilva
  • Open daily from 7pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 89 23 80

Eat & Drink near Calanova Sea Golf

A comprehensive list of bars and restaurants in and around La Cala can be found on the 'Mijas Guide' website by clicking here.

A good events calendar for entertainment in and around La Cala can be found on the 'Mijas Guide' website by clicking here.

Chiringuitos

Chiringuito Arroyo
Chiringuito Arroyo is located right on the beach at La Cala De Mijas. The original Chiringuito Arroyo was first opened in 1975 by Andrés and Concha Arroyo. Built of wood, it was only open during the summer months and served as a meeting point for the local fishermen to share the profits of the daily catch. Rebuilt in 1991, it is now run by the next generation of the Arroyo family; Miguel, Pepe, Conchi, Dolores and Ana.

  • Location: The Watchtower, La Cala de Mijas
  • Open 10am - 12pm Tuesday - Sunday
  • Tel: 00 34 952 49 20 33

Restaurants

El Gusto
El Gusto is known locally for its international cuisine, but mostly for its superb traditional Sunday roast dinner.

  • Location: La Cala de Mijas
  • Open daily from 12pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 58 75 38

Biddy Mulligans
Biddy Mulligans is a traditional Irish pub, serving the best of all things Irish! From Beef and Guinness pie to home made crumble with custard, the finest Irish whiskeys and the coldest draught beers.

  • Location: La Cala de Mijas
  • Open daily from 10am
  • Tel: 00 34 952 49 48 77

Olivias La Cala
Olivia's is the most up market restaurant in La Cala de Mijas, opened in 2015 by Elliott Wright of TOWIE fame...so expect plenty of bling and celebrities galore! The location is front line beach with stunning views across the Mediterranean and the theme is affordable luxury. Truly amazing international cuisine that will set your taste buds alight. Add to this live music and a bustling atmosphere and you're guaranteed a fantastic night out!

  • Location: La Cala de Mijas
  • Open daily
  • Tel: 00 34 952 49 49 35

El Oceano
El Oceano Beach Hotel Restaurant boasts one of the finest dining experiences on the coast, where lunch & dinner is served everyday either in the Ocean Room, on the Veranda, or in the summer months outside on the stunning Waterfront Terrace. Featuring top class live music most evenings.

  • Location: Miraflores Playa, Ctra. de Cádiz N340 km199
  • Open daily from 10am
  • Tel: 00 34 952 58 75 50