Beautiful views, perfect for dinner and events

Aug 22, 2011 No Comments by

The first thing that hits you when you arrive at Tikitano Beach Restaurant and Lounge is its setting. Situated right on the beach, with uninterrupted views of Gibraltar and Africa, it is a place of beauty where you can gaze out over the Mediterranean Sea for hours. With space available to lounge in the comfortable seating area, intimate tables for those of you in love and outdoor decking for sunny days and balmy nights, Tikitano caters for any experience.

However, Tikitano is not only a restaurant; it is also becoming the most sought after venue for events, weddings and celebrations. The thatched roof, wooden beams and ethnic, red brick design gives it a Polynesian feel, setting itself as a niche venue for all types of event.

Since opening under new management in January of this year, Tikitano has been going from strength the strength. The inviting and warm atmosphere of the restaurant can be credited to Scarlett Smits, the General Manager. She has worked in the restaurant business all her life, and after starting out as a hostess in Tikitano itself six years ago, Scarlett has worked her way up the chain and is now proudly in charge of “the most beautiful venue on the coast”. Her enthusiasm and natural charm shines through, as her energy ensures no detail is overlooked.

Tikitano is open everyday from 13.00, with the kitchen serving from 13.30. Delicacies served at Tikitano include a range of international dishes, without forgoing on the Mediterranean influence of living here on the Costa del Sol. The menus are created by the talented and experienced chefs, who work tirelessly to generate tantalising dishes for all their diners.

Head chef, Nicholas Echazarra, has travelled throughout Spain, London and Paris, cooking in many different kitchens, and brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the 15-man strong kitchen team. The front of house staff at Tikitano is friendly, attentive and well-presented. They are continually on hand to ensure you get nothing but the best out of your experience; and they are able to explain any dish in a multitude of languages.

Tikitano also has fantastic offers available. In the week, the lunch menu consists of two courses for just €15, and when you see the quality of the food, you’ll be just as surprised at the prices as we were. If that’s not enough, a three-course Sunday lunch meal from the set menu or a la carte costs €29, with live music entertainment including the local talents of The Rat Pack, the graceful Phoebe and Michael Bublé tribute Tomas.

Once we took in the grandeur that was the beauty of the venue, we were kindly shown to our seats – a table in the corner overlooking the Med. An aperitif of quiche, red pepper and green asparagus moose was served to tantalise our taste buds whilst we took in the extensive and innovative menu.

We were delighted with our choice of two starters; fried goat’s cheese breaded with nuts, honey vinaigrette and a mixed salad. The beautifully decorated plates made it a shame to mess it up, but it all looked so delicious that we couldn’t wait to dig in. The goat’s cheese was coated perfectly, and was a perfect balance of smooth and crunchy. The choice of using strawberries in the salad was a refreshing alternative to the conventional pear and goat’s cheese salad. Our second starter was carpaccio of beef with truffle oil, pine nuts and parmesan. The beef was tender and deliciously thin, and the truffle oil developed flavour with every bite.

For our main course; one meat and one fish dish was served. The meat dish was prime cut filet of beef with caramelised gorgonzola cheese, which was juicy and cooked to perfection, and the accompanying vegetables were crunchy and fresh. Our fish dish was sea bass with green pepper sauce and vodka. The bass delicately fell apart as it was carved, and was melt-in-the-mouth delicious. The sauce was creamy and married beautifully with the fish.

Pudding came next; an assiette of three desserts, where each diner chooses a selection of three bite-size desserts from the a la carte menu. This was perfect for me, as I enjoy trying different dishes along with my own. Our dessert consisted of a fondant of Saint Dominique chocolate, a mousse of passion fruit and raspberry sorbet. The moist chocolate fondant blended perfectly with the revitalizing fresh passion fruit.

To finish off the meal, two refreshing cocktails were created for us, a fresh Mojito and a fruity strawberry Daiquiri – the perfect way to end the flawless meal.

Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful settings on the coast, Tikitano Beach Restaurant and Lounge caters to all wants and desires. Whether you are looking for a cocktail and a snack on the beachfront, or a lavish three-course meal with friends and family, this restaurant offers it all in abundance.

Tikitano Beach Restaurant and Lounge

Urb. Guadalmansa, Ctra. de Cadiz KM 164
ES-29680 Estepona, Malagá

0034 952 798 449 |

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