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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Sonora Beach

Halfway down the coast between Gibraltar and La Cala is Estepona and the Sonora Beach. A restaurant-come-beach bar with a Middle Eastern chill out vibe to it, it's quite hidden and difficult to find, but worth it when you do. Big lush palms, fuchsia and tropical orange tasseled umbrellas, soft reggae music playing and a thatched tiki bar bursting with cocktail paraphernalia, this place could easily become a favourite. 

We sat down for a few drinks and a spot of lunch. Their food is a lot better than you would expect for a relaxed beach bar. 

I started with a 'Deli' smoothie, with fresh strawberries, banana and pineapples. 

We sat and enjoyed the beautiful view of the beach while we waited for our food, shaded by the gorgeous parasols. 

We ate light and crisp tempura prawns and veggies, an enormous quesadilla with homemade guacamole packed with soft and creamy avocados and a plate of salmon ceviche doused in lime juice to start. 

We needed a rest after all the food so we had a quick peek at their little shop. After browsing the handmade clothes and jewellery, buddah statues, beaded bags and rough woven materials we returned to the next huge course.  

A whole gilthead bream with roasted vegetables, fillet of seabass and chips, a hot Thai green curry and a wonderful prawn and coconut stir fry with crunchy vegetables. We were all stuffed.  

Barely able to breathe we waddled over to four vacant sunbeds and had a long snooze in the evening sun.

The Sonora Beach website is here - I thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in the area. 

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