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MAGIC & THAI BOTÁNICO: the perfect evening
by Lee Bullen
For a taste of the good life, any night that includes a visit to Magic Lounge Club or Thai Botanico in Playa de Las Américas, part of the Venture Restaurants group, is a guarantee of quality. However, a visit to both makes for the perfect evening.

The mixed hors d'oeuvres special
The mixed hors d'oeuvres special

07.04.2017 - Legendary Magic

This affordable yet exclusive lounge bar and nightclub really has it all, offering an unparalleled nightlife experience elegant daytime light bites, as well as being one of the best live music venues in Tenerife. The stylish interior provides the ideal backdrop for an evening of chic, unadulterated  indulgence. If you feel like dressing up to paint the town red, Magic is the place to be. Offering a comprehensive champagne and wine list, as well as premium spirits and cocktails expertly prepared by the club’s mixologists and brought to you with a warm smile by the waiting staff, your preferred tipple is just a subtle call away.

Magic Lounge Club is famous for its unique live music and is now host to the fabulous M3 band. M3 is made up of a special collective of musicians famous on the island for bringing you the best in contemporary hits and fun medleys to dance the night away. Many of you will remember Paul Fitzpatrick and Jonny Grennan who are renowned for their quality stage presence and crowd pleasing escapades. Joined by Marc Craig, a member of the famous Wild Boys, the group has become the live act that everyone wants to see. M3 perform exclusively at Magic Lounge Club, Sunday to Thursday from 10.30pm onwards. The weekend is also filled with a mix of top live acts, dancers and the resident DJ Nato, spinning the funkiest tunes from the 70s to today. The classiest establishment in South Tenerife is not only exclusive to sundown; Magic is also a chill out café during the day that offers a wide selection of feel good foods and juices and is the ideal spot to relax and watch the world go by.

Magic: a personal account

On a recent company night out, Island Connections staff enjoyed an aperitif in Magic Lounge Club before crossing the road for a fine dining experience in another Venture Restaurant establishment: Thai Botanico.

Before the moon is high, Magic’s vibe is more relaxed, and an acoustic blues musician performed a soothing set on the large front terrace as we enjoyed our pre-meal Bloody Marys. Despite its large size and open interior and exterior areas, Magic never feels empty during the hours of relative calm before the proverbial storm and groups regularly come and go, maintaining the refined atmosphere at a comfortable hum until the night fever takes hold. One of several groups enjoying a pre-dinner tipple, we were in good company and our contentment levels were nicely stoked by the non-intrusive live entertainment and warm service offered at this early hour of the night. After our dinner, a return to Magic showed us its party face, with hordes of revellers and pumping live music reverberating from the main stage. For now, however, our appetites were well whetted and across the road awaited Thai Botanico...

Gourmet Thai

Experience contemporary Oriental dining at its finest with a visit to Thai Botanico, situated on the first floor of the Safari Commercial Centre. Absorb the sights, sounds and flavours and allow your senses to transport you to a tranquil corner of The East.

The restaurant’s Thai chefs bring a modern touch to what is a traditional style of cuisine, and every dish is an explosion of flavours. Only the best ingredients are used in the preparation of the venue’s gourmet dishes, embodying the very essence of the Orient, while Thai Botanico’s surroundings offer a rich blend of authentic Asian artefacts, exotic plants, stylish design and a refined ambience. A true paradise!

Thai Botanico: a personal account

For a stylish venue to hold a work event, or any kind of private or professional dining experience – whether it’s a first date with someone special or a business dinner – you won’t fail to impress at Thai Botanico. To start, we enjoyed the selection of special mixed hors d’oeuvres (Ruam Mit starters), which included chicken satay skewers, spring rolls, Thai fish cakes, prawn rolls and succulent ribs. For main, we ordered four different dishes - Green Thai Curry, Braised Lamb Masaman Curry, Sea Bream in Lemon, Chilli and Garlic, and the Weeping Tiger Fillet Steak. We tried each other’s plate and were blown away by the quality and variation of each dish, as well as the affordable prices for such excellent food and stylish surroundings. Topped off with a fine bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardi and a return visit to Magic Lounge Club for a digestif and some nocturnal niceties, including a boogie to the excellent house band, and we had just experienced the perfect evening.

Magic & Thai Botanico contact details

Magic Lounge Club is situated next to Hard Rock Cafe Tenerife on Playa de Las Américas’ prestigious ‘Golden Mile’, opposite the Safari Shopping Centre where you will find Thai Botanico on the first floor.

For further information visit:, or the Venture Restaurants group website:

Also see their Facebook page: tenerife.


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