It is said Marbella has some of the best beaches in Europe, perhaps this is the reason why thousands of tourist visit this Costa del Sol resort city each year. But Marbella has a lot more than beaches to offer, including alluring parks, enchanting gardens, top golf courses and a architecturally rich old town quarter. But there's more, youthful and vibrant nightlife, many Flamenco joints and lots of shopping. How about eating out? Since Marbella is one of the cities with highest tourist traffic in Spain the gastronomic offer is ample and varied. Below our own selection of some of the best and highest rated restaurants in the city. If you decide go to Malaga, we suggest you visit some of these places.
Casa de la Era
Where: Ctra. de Ojén, km. 0,5 ~ Finca "El Chorraero" 29600
Prices: 15€ to 30€ per person
Reservations: +34 952 770 625
Visit Casa de la Era's website
Just out of Casa de la Era offers a peaceful setting far from the crowds and hubbub of the city. You can dine in the indoor hall, where the decoration is warm and colorful, which immediately makes you feel at ease or enjoy the terrace. This Marbella restaurant's cuisine has traditional flavors, recipes recovered from the memories of the areas elders, with innovative and avant-garde touches, giving a twist and surprise to typical dishes that will delight all palates, the produces mostly supplied by their own kitchen garden and poultry yard. We recommend the shrimp fried mini-omelettes, the rabbit pan cooked in a thyme and almond sauce and liquor soaked sponge cake with chocolate for dessert.
Alabardero Beach Club
Where: Urbanización Castiglioni s/n, 29670
Prices: 25€ to 40€ per person
Reservations: +34 952 780 552
Visit Alabardero Beach Club's website (only in Spanish).
Located in the first line opposite San Pedro de Alcántara beach, this restaurant in Marbella first opened its doors 25 years ago. Alabardero Beach Club offers a Mediterranean cuisine with Spanish food touches and is distinguished for its rices. In this restaurant you can taste simple dishes and reminiscing of the times of our grandparents. Excellent quality produce, beautiful setting, exquisite decor and lovely garden with a pool. We recommend the petit puff pastry with goat cheese & caramelized onion with apple cream, the black rice with baby octopus & squid and the white chocolate soup with brownies and vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Where: Playa La Fontanilla, Arco 6 (Paseo Maritimo de Marbella), 29602
Prices: 15€ to 25€ set menu and 15€ to 25€ a la carte per person
Reservations: +34 952 821 450
Visit La Red's website
This Marbella restaurant's cuisine specializes in Mediterranean and International gastronomy, offering several types of rice, fish, meat, shellfish and salads. Its wine list has several wines with D.O. It's decor is very modern and it has become a meeting point among Marbella's visitors and locals alike. We recommend salad caprichosa (tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies, garlic and black olives, the shellfish crepes and the Catalan cream for dessert
Where: Avenida Miguel Cano 11, 2960
Prices: 7.50€ to 15€
Reservations: +34 951 245 889
Visit Loving Hut's website
The philosophy of this restaurant in Marbella is that all beings can co-habit in peace, love and harmony with the planet, and it's also excellent proof that began food doesn't have to be boring. It offers gourmet cuisine with vegan ingredients and offers a large number of different vegan dishes, including salads, pizzas, quiches, pasta and dishes with vegetarian protein that replaces typical meat or ham produces, and all of this at very affordable prices. We recommend the sun dried tomato toast (with vegan cheese, olives and chives), the guru's curry (soy protein and seasonal vegetables in a medium curry sauce, served with rice and poppadoms and apple and pear crumble (served with vegan cream) for dessert.
Where: Calle José Meliá s/n, 29602
Prices: 134€ for tasting menu, 80€ to 120€ a la carte per person
Reservations: +34 952 764 252
Visit Calima's website
Without a doubt already a reference of high cuisine in Marbella. The concept designed by this Marbella restaurant's chef is contrast; contrasts of textures, contrast in flavors and also in temperatures. At the same time, it rescues the taste of traditional Andalusian gastronomy: avant-garde from tradition. Diners say eating there is an entirely new experience. Not only is the food a delight to all palates, the setting is exquisitely decorated and has splendid views of the sea. We recommend the broken pota squid croquettes, the marinated sea dog and fun peach with lemmongrass for dessert.