Restaurante El Árbol Blanco – Restaurant Review

If you are looking for a wonderful dining experience, then you are in for a treat at Restaurante El Árbol Blanco (The White Tree).   El Arbol Blanco offers you a cozy atmosphere, along with excellent service and delicious food.    The restaurants are owned and run by 2 brothers, Nacho (Manager and head waiter) and Jorge (The main chef).   Each time we have visited, we enjoyed a scrumptious multiple-course menu, which tantalized our taste buds.

Restaurante El Arbol Blanco Almunecar cover

The town location has an intimate and cozy indoor setting, as well as outdoor patio dining.  If course as the name implies, you will find a big white tree in the center, running from the ground floor clear up to the top.

In spring 2015, they opened their beachfront location.  Here you may dine outdoors next to the sea.  It is the perfect location for that special occasion.  It is recommended to make reservations during the peak summer months, as it is a very popular location.

Restaurante El Arbol Blanco - In town and on the beach. Beach photo courtesy of Ed & Jeanne Welter.

If you are having trouble finding a good restaurant with decent customer service in Spain, look no further.  The wait staff attends to your every need and doesn’t miss a beat.  It was very refreshing to find this place and have the wait staff look after us so well.  We have visited several times and it is consistently wonderful.

Let’s Talk Food!

You will always find wonderful options with their Menu del Día (Menu of the day).  These are typically 3 courses for around 10€ – 15€.  Typically including your starter, main course and a dessert.  The standard menu prices are very reasonable and offer you a variety of options from seafood, steaks, pork, chicken, lamb and oxtail.  Everything is made with that extra touch of care and it all comes out in the flavors of the food.

Here are a few things to give you an idea of some starters and main courses.

Restaurante El Arbol Blanco Meals and Starters

One of the favorites is the pork or chicken in mushroom sauce.  Oh it just makes my mouth water thinking about it.  A moist and tender chicken breast topped with a creamy mushroom sauce made to perfection.  We have enjoyed the steaks, soups and pork in the past as well.  Many people rave about the oxtail and lamb, so you have many things to choose from.

Save room for dessert!

If you don’t order the menu of the day, be sure to take a look at the dessert menu and be ready for some rich goodness.  Of course we are chocolate fans, but they do have some more traditional Spanish options as well.

Restaurante El Árbol Blanco Desserts

Overall this is one of our favorites in Almuñécar, so make a point to stop by and give it a try.  On the cost scale it is likely a $$ price range, with many main courses ranging from 9-15€.  Of course there are a few exceptions higher and lower, but your best value is the Menu del Día.  This is our go to place when people are visiting from out-of-town and for special occasions as well.

Restaurante El Árbol Blanco Contact Info

Restaurante El Árbol Blanco
Tel. : +34 958 631 629
Restaurante El Árbol Blanco
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Town location –
Urb. Costa Banana, near the N340
Av. Costa del Sol, 18690 Almuñécar Granada, Spain
Open:  Year round,  12:30pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 11:00pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Beachfront location
Just next to Aqua Tropic off of Velilla Beach
Paseo de Velilla S/N
Open: April – October,  12:30pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Disclosure: Our meal was hosted by the restaurant and all opinions are our own.

Heidi in Spain

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at