Arara Bistro Benalmadena

arara bistro lumyluxury

White Thursday 2019, everything closed in Spain, it’s Semana Santa. As a Belgian you don’t get used to this, so appointments on the agenda.

One of our best friends sends a WhatsApp message around 10 in the morning; “Hellooooo sweety! Today we’ll take a look at the butterflies in Benalmadena and a lunch in Arara Bistro (at the Double Tree Hilton). Do you want to come along? ”For your information, the hotel is now completely renovating and has changed its name -> Curio by Hilton. Right is right 😉

Hmm, damn it. Luc has an appointment with a client in Marbella …. How do we solve this in practice? You probably know the saying; Where there is a will there is a way? Indeed, the way was found quickly!

It had been a while since I had seen Peter, Line and their cute son Pablo (I am his aunt fun), so we quickly arranged that.

By the way, I didn’t know that such beautiful butterflies fly around Benalmadena in the Mariposario. The three adults and little Pablo (he will be 2 years old at the end of July) have their eyes set and enjoyed those beautiful little fluttering little animals. It was relaxing.

Okay, 1.30 pm, sweaty and hungry. Time to move us towards El Higuerón, direction Arara.

First an aperitif, while mom or dad runs behind Pablo, Luc would join us. Don’t hurry, honey. We enjoy our drink on the terrace while we study the menu and our eye, or actually Line’s eye, falls on the tasting menu. Ok, we are sold!


Bistrobar born from the fusion of the Brazilian, Peruvian, Andalusian essence and oriental nuances


Take a look at the tasting menu

Tasting menu arara lumy luxury
Luc and Line, 2 foodies who love to eat. Peter and I, 2 foodies who love to cook and eat. Nice combination, right?

When you hear hmmm and ooooh while eating, you know you’re in the right place. Well, this was certainly the case. The flavors, the presentation, …. you could taste that the chef had put his heart and soul into it! Let the pictures speak for themselves.

Of course we do not only judge on the food but on the entire setting:
The staff is very friendly and attentive.
Nice setting and views
And very important to me: clean and nicely decorated toilets.