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Eating out in the Marbella area


Marbella is full of cosmopolitan restaurants and chic trendy bistros and tapas bars. Delicious food, excellent fine wine and the company of friends are very much a way of life for the Spanish. You will be pleased to hear that Marbella is encircled by some of the most famous and reputable Michelin starred restaurants on the Costa del Sol.

Spain is famous for its Tapas bars and restaurants and Andalucia’s cuisine is distinctive to other regions in Spain; its emphasis is very much on fresh ingredients including mussels, prawns and mackerel. Its most famous culinary export is gazpacho and many restaurants have adapted the ingredients and taste to make their own interpretations of the dish.

La Taberna del Pinxto in Marbella is a well-known Tapas bar where waiting staff circulate between the tables with a mixture of tapas from tortilla and jamon to salmon and asparagus. These vibrant tapas bars sit next to imposing, esteemed restaurants serving national and international cuisine.

Creative cuisine from double Michelin star Malaga chef Dani Garcia is at Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella. The tasting menu contrasts hot and cold playing heavily with textures and opposing flavours. The menu will surprise you on many levels due to Dani Garcia’s commitment to producing daring and creative dishes using high quality ingredients. A lovely and intimate restaurant with open plan kitchens. 

Skina is another well-known restaurant in Marbella; it is the smallest restaurant to have ever received a Michelin star. The food is delicious with the emphasis very much being on flavour and creativity.

In Puerto Banus you will find Los Bandidos, one of the most well renowned eateries in Marbella. The setting is nostalgic where black and white movie pictures adorn the walls and pretty flowering plants blossom around the ceiling. The food is a mixture of classical Swedish and French cuisine with a twist of Scandinavian influence.

La Zagaleta has its very own Club House complete with summer and winter restaurants, bar and cafeteria. Members can enjoy the exclusive luxurious restaurants offering top quality regional and international cuisine.

Just a stone’s throw away from La Zagaleta is Benahavis village whose gastronomically flavouring has grown over the years christening the town as "the dining room of the Costa del Sol". Benahavis is synonymous with food; it has the highest concentration of high class restaurants in the region and entices thousands of residents and holiday makers every year to sample its culinary delights.