Pura Vida restaurant offers all you need for a perfect night out; a great atmosphere and delicious food! Located in Alanya’s popular neighbouring town, Mahmutlar, it is definitely worth a visit.
The owners of Pura Vida, Danish couple Flemming and Dorthe Ølgaard, opened the restaurant in March 2017 in cooperation with their Turkish partner, Kaya Catak. The couple has been holidaying in Mahmutlar for the past 12 years. Dorthe: “We always said to each other that one day we would like to open a restaurant here. Some day later in our lives. But totally unexpected this location came available. We decided to go for it.”
The Scandinavian couple has plainly put their stamp on the place. “We wanted to create a restaurant where people can enjoy fine dining in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. With professional service and music that fits the time of the day. As our manager always says, we don’t just sell food; we sell happiness.”
Always Something New
We visited Pura Vida one summer evening during the week. Slowly the restaurant filled up with people of various nationalities. The majority of the customers of Pura Vida are regulars. Therefore the owners recognise the importance of offering ‘something new’ on a regular basis. So, for example, they created the free starter. Every evening, guests who come for dinner, are offered a free starter that changes every day. Also, every day of the week a different salad enters the spotlight.
We started our dining experience with the starter of the day, which was the spring rolls with soya sauce. We also ordered one of the most popular starters of the menu; the Jumbo shrimps marinated in garlic. For the main course, we took the recommendation of the owners. Pura Vida is known for its excellent steaks. We ordered the 200-gram tenderloin steak with Béarnaise sauce. Just delicious!
Our second main dish is the speciality of the house; Fish a la Pura Vida. A wonderful combination of sea bass, salmon and jumbo shrimps, served with mashed potatoes and hollandaise sauce. Looked just as wonderful as it tasted.
The pancake with vanilla ice cream and the chocolate fondant were the perfect conclusion to a lovely dining experience.
Opening Times: All Year Round (Please check availability beforehand)
Contact & Reservation: +90 535 324 56 96
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