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Chic Restaurant & Bar with an Intergalactic Twist
Nestled in the quaint area of Benavista near Estepona, there is a new restaurant/bar that has really got the locals’ heads turning. Mos Eisley, named after the bar featured in the iconic film Star Wars, is a totally refurbished venue that welcomes all of the colourful characters of Marbella. Set up to be a family and dog-friendly venue, Mos Eisley has been cleverly thought-out to accommodate everyone.
Glamorous owner Julie Campbell added her own personal touches to the design of the restaurant. At the entrance there is an elegant wooden terrace shaded by pink, green and blue drapes creating a relaxing environment whilst protecting you from the glare of the sun.
When you enter inside, there is an eclectic mix of interior design. The bar, which serves a wide range of excellent wines and exotic cocktails, has a backdrop of copper piping that Star Wars fans might recognise from the films.
The whole indoor area is a veritable treasure chest of interesting decorative items, with the most prominent including a mirrored mosaic statue of a woman looking up to the heavens and a huge black glittery face emerging out of the wall. The ceiling is adorned with an array of Moroccan ceiling lamps alongside more contemporary lights and chandeliers.
At the rear of the venue is a charming courtyard that has a water feature in the centre that enhances the area’s sense of tranquillity. To the side of the courtyard is the “enchanted forest”, which is just waiting to be discovered by curious little Jedis and where there are supervised activities for children.
Their menu is varied and creative with a focus on healthy. The roasted beetroot, watercress and goat’s cheese salad served with fig anchoide and a delicious northern Spanish pear vinaigrette is certainly a customer favourite already, as is the monkfish, sweet potato and baby spinach salad with mustard vinaigrette sprinkled with dried cranberries. There are wraps, Thai dishes, burgers and wholemeal pizzas, and there is a great selection from their grill, including organic chicken, lamb chops and a rib eye steak for just €17.50.
Julie comments, “We will be running themed nights, happy hours and times when ladies can drink for free, all details of which will be announced on our Facebook page and website. Our talented chef Enrique is world-travelled and combines a wonderful marriage of flavours, all beautifully presented on the plate and keeping in mind a price point to stay competitive.”
Urb. El Pilar Km. 166, Edif. Bena Pilar 6 & 7, Estepona 29680