Years ago, we loved to come to this place when it was called Bar del Puerto

We came after work to eat something all together. We loved the place, the relaxed atmosphere and the landscape around us.

Our History

Mar de Cañas, is not the first restoration business in this location, mid 20th century the Bar from “Fernando y Eladia”.
After that this place was also a Bar, a “Mesón”, until 2014 when we bought it and started the improvements trying to keep the initial defining elements along its history.

Operated by Leisure & Minerals S.L., Mar the Cañas Restaurant is the first asset for the company, who strongly believes Portman to become the new upscale Tourist destination in the Region of Costa Calida.

Cees Houweling, owner and former CEO at La Manga Club, (1991 – 1996), tells us that besides of the Beauty, Portman bay and the region has to offer, the key to success for Mar de Cañas Restaurant lies with the people of Portman whose warmth, empathy and local sophistication will provide the perfect touch of magic.

“An excellent find”

1965cooper ( Tripadvisor )
We walked from La Manga Club to Portman and called in this wonderful restaurant in Portman. A friendly welcome, and very good food at a good price awaits. The menu is interesting and varied and there are a number of modern takes on classic dishes. We had various dishes which were all delicious, one of the highlights being the Tuna Tartare. The owner suggested we tried the Rice Pudding and said it would be 'the best you've ever had' - it was! Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

"A new favorite"

Richard M ( Tripadvisor )
Have been a few times (5 or 6?), keep coming back. A bit different and a fantastic host. There is always something new on the menu to try. It's also a nice quiet location and you can take a walk after lunch and enjoy the bay and village..and lots more. Ask the host for ideas.

“An excellent find if you are visiting La Manga”

Keith1504 ( Tripadvisor )
This restaurant is in the small ex-mining village of Portman, near to where we were staying at La Manga Club. We have been going to La Manga Club for many years and most of the restaurants are well known to us, so this was a very welcome find. Portman is in the opposite direction to where most people would go and is still very Spanish and unspoilt by the tourist invasions. The food is mostly seafood based but with some unusual items. For example I had scrambled egg and sea urchin as a starter followed by grilled Turbot and pig cheeks. As dessert there was "fried egg and french fries"!!! That's what it looked like anyway but it tasted good as a dessert should. It was all excellent with very friendly service. If you are visiting La Manga I would thoroughly recommend a visit even if it is a little out of the way (although only a 10 minute drive).

Origin

We are a group of friends with experience in the hospitality sector. Years ago, we loved to come to this place when it was called Bar del Puerto. We came after work to eat something all together.
We loved the place, the relaxed atmosphere and the landscape around us but we thought that with some changes, love, investment and our knowhow we could make this place our professional future.
After some meetings, we started with this project that is now Mar de Cañas Restaurant.
Why Mar de Cañas? One day in the upper terrace, watching the landscape we imagined the sea covering the bay years ago and now replacing that sea we could view a Sea of Reeds instead, a Sea of Reeds that reached the water”

Installations

Mar de Cañas has kitchen, salon, a bar, outside terrace and in the future will hold an upper terrace so our clients Can enjoy our nights, the best atmosphere and our future events.


We have Free Wi FI and disabled access.