Marbella is no longer the exclusive resort that it used to be which is reflected today in the vast quantities of eateries available to suit every pocket. Many tourists head to the restaurants around the Plaza de los Naranjos in the old centre of town. Most of these tend to be excessively touristy and overpriced.
If you head down to the Puerto Deportivo you’ll find a whole range of bars and restaurants too numerous to list here.
What we’ve tried to do is provide a selection of quality restaurants below (many in the expensive category) as well as some well established places where their survival over the years is a testament to their excellence.
Address: Camino de la Cruz, s/n.
Type of Food: Mediterranean
Tel.no: 952 776 190
Everything is of excellent quality at this jet set favourite where Mediterranean-Andalucian cooking is prepared using only the best local ingredients in an elegant Moorish building surrounded by gardens. Closed lunchtime.
Goizeko and Dalli’s
Address: AV. Buchinger, s/n.
Type of Food: Basque
Tel.no: 952-764803 or 687868822
This Basque restaurant opened in July 2004 and is a luxurious setting for an exquisite meal, with service and wines to match. Highly satisfying and equally priced. Closed lunchtime and from June to September.
Address: Plaza Altamirano 3
Type of Food: Traditional Local Fried Fish Dishes
Tel.no: 952 824 932
Excellent value for shellfish, Malaga fried dishes and fish a la espalda in this restaurant in the historical centre of Marbella. Closed Wednesdays.
Address: N-340, Cádiz-Málaga, km. 178.
Type of Food: Spanish
Tel.no: 952 861 075
Excellent choice of dishes ranging from their renowned roasts to the dish of the day which will be created from whatever is freshest at the market that day. Good service and an excellent wine list. Closed Sundays.
Address: La Bajadilla.
Type of Food: Local fish dishes
Tel.no: 952 865 550
Excellent fried fish, grilled sardines on a skewer and baked fish dishes . Good value for money. Closed Mondays and from early December to Easter.
Marbella Club Grill
Address: Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, s/n.
Type of Food: International
Tel.no: 952 822 211
An attractive location for dinner whether in the dining room in winter or outside in the garden during the summer.
Address: Muella de Ribera, Puerto Banus
Type of Food: Seafood
Tel.no: 952 813 536
Antonio’s is located on the front line of restaurants at the jet set marina of Puerto Banus. It is one of the longest established restaurants where you can enjoy excellent seafood dishes whilst watching the beautiful people go by.
Address: Pº. Marítimo Duque de Ahumada, 5
Type of Food: Seafood
Tel.no: 952 770 078
This institution on the seafront promenade has long been considered the place to go for the best seafood in Marbella. Santiago Dominguez continues to ensure that his restaurant’s fine reputation is maintained. Closed November.