Restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian touch. It has a large terrace for a quiet dinner away from the crowds. Its culinary offerings include good meat, such as its entrecote and its excellent oxtail, accompanied by good wines from its select wine cellar.
Contact for reservations:
958 63 16 29
Weekday opening hours:
13:00 – 16:00; 19:00- 23:00
Weekend opening hours:
13:00 – 16:00; 19:00- 23:00
Staff rest days:
Wednesday, except public holidays.
Menu from Monday to Friday
In an unbeatable location on Avenida Costa del Sol, right in the Costa Banana urbanisation in Almuñécar, the owner of Restaurante El Árbol Blanco, Jorge Rodríguez Rodríguez, who is also a chef with a great deal of experience in the kitchen, welcomes us with open arms in his kitchens, now undergoing renovation, as he started in the world of catering and hospitality at the early age of 22 in 2004.
A little later, when the Macarena de Los del Río was triumphing in the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, to broaden his horizons he went to work in the neighbouring town of Nerja, in the Mama Rosa restaurant, and two years later in 1998 he returned to his home town to work in the restaurant Mama Rosa.
1998 he returned to his home town to work this time in the Almazara Restaurant, which has now closed its doors to the public opposite the Hotel Carmen, although his CV also includes the famous El Río restaurant in Vélez de Benaudalla, which is located on the banks of a meander of the river Guadalfeo next to what is known as the old “beach road” in Granada (N-323 Bailén-Motril).
But his continuous desire to grow and improve professionally took him to the rainy lands of faraway Ireland for a year, and during his journey outside the Iberian Peninsula before returning to be a prophet in his own land, he also spent some time in the Balearic Islands, specifically Menorca, where he encountered mass tourism.
Until his return to his home town, where he will work in the restaurants Gabbiano in La Herradura and China Sol also in Almuñécar.
For all this, now his restaurant specialises in local, natural and seasonal products, which thanks to the privileged subtropical climate of Almuñécar are of great quality, and although the menu of his restaurant is not very extensive, we can not forget that it is very loved and admired throughout the Costa del Sol Tropical.
In addition, since 2015, Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez also runs another very comfortable restaurant on the beach of Velilla, next to the water park and the coast, with a very quiet and cozy atmosphere, and of course with unbeatable views of the Mediterranean Sea.
There are several dishes that must be highlighted, such as the turbot with champagne, which is simply delicious, as well as the fish casserole.
Although the Costa Banana restaurant is currently being refurbished, all its regular customers and those who come for tourism are anxious for its reopening, scheduled for the spring of 2010, because nobody wants to miss the pleasure of savouring a dish prepared by our great chef.