Max Beach Bar and Restaurant in Riviera del Sol, affectionately named after an abandoned dog found by the restaurant’s owner, is an idyllic location to enjoy incredible views out to the Mediterranean whilst enjoying the gastronomic delights of this beautiful beach restaurant.
Belgian owner, Carl Creemer seems to have got everything right at Max Beach. Attracting a mature and sophisticated crowd, the restaurant is located right by the seafront with a huge exterior wooden terrace that has a resemblance to the deck of a cruise ship giving uninterrupted panoramic views out to sea. There is an elegant inside dining area with a separate area at the rear called “Mini Club”, where children can play in a fun and safe environment with a bouncy castle, assault course, ball pit plus much more to keep the kids amused whilst the adults soak up the relaxing atmosphere on the terrace.
There is a buzzy and refined feel to this venue with friendly and helpful staff and upbeat music (often live) in the background to keep the mood fun and light-hearted. The menu shows a wide range of Mediterranean plates with cold and hot starters, an array of fish, meat and salad dishes and some delectable homemade desserts. The prices are very reasonable and the quality is impressive. The wine menu is interesting with Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Sancerre amongst the white wines, and a variety of Ribera del Duero wines amongst the reds including Brouilly DuBoeuf which is usually served cold. For those with a more discerning taste, there is a prestigious wine list that includes Neo Punta Esencia, Veuve Clicquot, Don Perignon and Cristal 1997 amongst others.
Every Sunday (except in July and August) Max Beach puts on an impressive Mediterranean buffet where you can choose from a huge selection of cold dishes including lobster, Gravlax, salads and cold meats followed by a hearty hot meal and dessert – all this for just 25 Euros! Also, every last Wednesday of the month, there is a typical Belgian evening where you can enjoy delectable dishes from this gastronomically renowned country.
Max Beach Restaurant & Bar
Carretera N340 Km198, Riviera del Sol.
Tel: 952 932 780.
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