Welcome to Chiringuito Meher Alivio

Whether you are new to the Costa del Sol or a long standing costa bum, one thing is true, the Costa del Sol has changed a lot in the last 30 years.

The "Original Chiringuito" or "Beach Bar" is practically an extinct species these days and that is why Chiringuito Meher Alivio in Estepona is such a rare and unique experience.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Girls will be girls........boys will be boys....

Last weekend was busy at "Meher Alivio". Derek came back to see us
again, this time with some really lovely friends.

Diana and her boy friend Nick, have been with us right from the very
first day! Cheers and thanks !!!!!!

Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!! Timmy feeling much better now, with his mum
"Lovely Lisa".

Pat and Ernie happy forever with their Tinto de Verano !

Here's Derek again, raising his glass, "Buen provecho".

Coming all the way from Elviria......Dietmar, Lutz and Nicole !

Friends of friends, second time to Meher Alivio with more friends too!!

From Dominion Beach, Ruth and Stuart meet for lunch with Jilly and
Howard, all very loyal clients dear to us at Meher Alivio.

Chilling on Mojitos our sun worshipers !!!

Too windy for the jet skis, we're on our second jug of Mojitos !!!!!!

Diana and Nick came from the airport to Meher Alivio for their favorite
Vino blanco de la Casa, and some sunshine.! Wellcome Home!

Men at Work! Notice the jug of Mojitos???

" YUMMY " We love our IceCreams!!!!!

"Opps" ......."Daliya" who will be performing on June 20th, at Miriam's
"Centro Santa Fé" can't wait to visit Meher Alivio and have some Ice cream too!

"Rosa" from L.A. and "Kat" from San Francisco, both currently based in Madrid, soaking up as much sea and sun as they can over the weekend.

"Hummm. To buy or not to buy", that is the question every girl is thinking
when the local vendor "Mohammed" stops by with his goodies.

"Zani" reading for Horse Trainer and long time friend, Susanna.

"Zani" down from Madrid for the weekend with friends, soaking up the rays. Formerly from Pulse of the Planet, on REM radio, now performing in
clubs in Madrid her latest compositions with her new band. See Zanimusic on Youtube if you want to know more!

" Ah, now here's one that I like ," " if the price is right"! Haggle time!

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Owned and operated by Miriam and Pedro, one visit to this Chiringuito and you can be sure it will not be your last. This is the real thing for real people who want to enjoy a laid back informal beach vibe, good healthy food, great drinks and fantastic unspoilt views of the Marbella Mountain "La Concha", Gibraltar, and North Africa.

Playa del Castor, is a long beach where you can enjoy long walks, swimming, sun bathing, wind surfing, jet skiing, kite surfing and just being. This Chiringuito is hidden away and you will probably not find it unless someone guides you there.

The turn off is at km. 160 off the N340, coming from Marbella, but if you miss it, make the Cambio de Sentido at Laguna Vilage, get back onto the main road, then come off again at the very next turn off about 50 meters on to your right.

There are no signs posted except the ones that say "acceso publico a la playa, Playa del Castor." Before you even see the beautiful Med, or the beach bar, you first have to drive along a track bordered by tall canes which line a fresh water lagoon. After about 50 meters you finally see the beautiful sea scape and this magical Chiringuito.

The food is simple and good (and prices are very reasonable). You will probably find it surprising to see Miriam's famous Onion Bhaji's on this chiringuito's Menu, but they fit right in with her delicious Cocktails and the best Mojitos.

Probably the most unique feature about this beach bar is the canine clients. As all pets are welcome, more often than not, the canines outnumber the human clientele as most clients bring along all their pets which are numerous indeed.

Far from this being a problem, it has become one of the reasons that most locals choose this Chiringuito over others and there is always a big bowl full of fresh water for the dogs to drink from and Miriam hands out doggie biscuits to most of the four legged friends. Horses are favorites at this place too!

Feel free to contact Miriam and Pedro to arrange for your private parties or celebrations. Their full moon and theme parties are very popular. Recently there seems to be a real demand for this Chiringuito as a venue for wedding celebrations too!