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Chirinquito Carmen Beach

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$$ - $$$
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Avenida Antonio Machado 83 | 29630, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952 44 53 40
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

My fiancé & I visited here several times for drinks during our holiday. We loved the great position on the beach with lovely views. We got a complementary tapas dish on one of our visits, which was a nice touch.

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Thank Elizabeth C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Met by a seriously grumpy man, we should have turned round and left there and then! We asked was the breakfast still on, as my husband fancied a fry up.. he took the menus away and set three of us with orange juice.. we thought maybe this was part of the service! When we asked could we place an order,... More 

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Thank Jacqui S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Opened in 1979, this is a true Spanish family business. Situated next to the beach close to the popular Sunset Beach Club, Carmen's offers fantastic quality and value for those who enjoy Spanish cuisine in a typical Spanish environment. The staff are very friendly and having visited the restaurant many times over the last 20 years I cannot understand the... More 

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Thank Coplandneil
Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited this beach bar 3-4 times as it was very close to the part of the beach we were relaxing on. However,why we went so often is beyond me,as I was never impressed from the get go. The last time we visited was the last straw though as the staff were particularly bad on that occasion. We sat for ages... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This cafe/restaurant is right on the beach.Apart from a grump waiter everything was good the food the service. Very busy for early afternoon but the food came quickly and was quite delicious.

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Thank barnwood
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Food and service excellent. Salad enormous. Really no more to say but it wants me to write more. Sigh. Oh coffee good too.

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Thank EmmaG1959
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Nice little beach bar.Wife and myself stopped of for a few drinks,had prawns,squid,small fried fish,lovely very nice.Good price as well.nice tapas, good wine.

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Thank CHARLES H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff. Family run restaurant.The food was excellent especially the Paella. Also had the fresh Sea Bass which was amazing and so big had to share between 2. Cocktails on the beach were to die for. Cant fault this bar/restaurant in any way. Will definitely return next year.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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361 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé & I stopped here for drinks, sitting on the beach-side terrace. Fabulous views. Great service & value . We were particularly impressed with the free tapas which comes with every drinks order.

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1 Thank Elizabeth C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

This bar reminds me of all things good when I first visited Spain as a child in the early 70's. Excellent service and fab little tapas with each drink. This is very much a family Spanish bar - from families eating in the inside restaurant, visitors in the beach front area - and our favourite the bar hidden from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Antonio Machado 83 | 29630, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Benalmadena
  • Phone Number: +34 952 44 53 40

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?