Max Beach has for many years been a landmark establishment nestled on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea in Riviera. Since being taken over by restaurant group giant Metro Grupo – who own numerous successful venues across the Coast, such as Jacks, Joys, Cibo Italian, Alberts and Bono Beach, to name but a few – Max Beach has had an impressive facelift. It now offers clients an upmarket environment in which to enjoy a delicious and varied menu at excellent prices. We went down to Mijas Costa to find out more…
Max Beach is without a doubt the largest venue of its type in the Mijas area and beyond, sprawling around the cove of Playa Riviera with sophistication and style. The newly-decorated venue is distinctly bohochic, with natural elements used throughout to give a casual and calming feel – including raffia parasols, lots of wooden furniture and decorative features, and natural vegetation aplenty. So, let’s start with the restaurant area. Well, there are actually four zones. Dining is available inside the venue and there is also a huge wooden terrace looking out over the sea. What’s more, there is dining downstairs by the pool area as well as above it. The main menu is definitely a crowd-pleaser, with an array of different types of cuisine to choose from, including salads, burgers, pasta, pizza, sushi, meat and fish dishes – plus the option of sharing platters.
All dishes are cooked to precision in their impressive newly-reformed kitchen, and the ingredients are creatively assembled on each plate like little works of art. The drinks menu is vast, with exciting cocktails, carefully selected wines, gins and champagnes, as well as non-alcoholic beverages including fresh lemonade and iced teas. We must also not forget to mention that this venue is open for breakfast, offering an interesting array of coffees, juices and smoothies to kickstart your day
while looking out over the glistening sea. An excellent variety of delectable dishes includes eggs benedict, “Breakfast Burrito”, pancakes, fruit bowls, “Maxshukka” eggs, Croque Monsieur and a comprehensive “Full English” breakfast – and that is just listing a few. For those who want to push the boat out, the “Max Mediterranean Special Breakfast for Two” will ensure that you and your companion are well set-up to take on the day ahead. This mother of all breakfasts includes eggs, assorted toasts, hummus, smashed avocado, spinach, Israeli salad, smoked ham, fruit, tzatziki, granola and either a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary! With this stunning environment and a menu that spoils you for choice, it might be assumed that the prices would be less than palatable (as is often the experience in many establishments of this genre along the Coast). However, this is certainly not the case at Max Beach. Their concept is to welcome everyone to enjoy an idyllic and tranquil setting with great service and gastronomy – and no nasty surprises. With that long-sighted philosophy, they trust that their guests will come back time and time again. After all, Max Beach is an all year-round venue so they want to encourage residents throughout the winter months to continue to visit them. Their relaxing rectangular pool area has comfortable well-spaced sun loungers and you can enjoy their resident DJ’s choice of Café del Mar-style music to add some extra ambience. Although, according to the DJ himself, “If you can’t hear the sound of the waves below, the music is too loud” – reassuring information if banging music is not your penchant. Max Beach also spans to the beach below, so if you would prefer to be closer to the sea they have extremely comfortable sun loungers available there as well. On top of everything else, Max Beach also offers a fully-comprehensive gymnasium (Max Fitness) that looks out over the sea. This has already become a popular venue for gym-goers thanks to its innovative facilities, friendly atmosphere and privileged location. Max Beach has seen many changes over the years but it is safe to say that this new-look venue has surpassed all expectations, with the latest changes offering a wonderful experience to all visitors. Don’t miss their spectacular full moon parties, when they have lots of fabulous live entertainment – making a great night out. Information about these nights can be found on their website or Facebook page.
Ctra. A7, Km. 198.1 Urb. Riviera del Sol, Mijas Costa
Tel. (+34) 952 930 858