Restaurants in Marbella

Marbella has long since had a well-established tradition of fine dining, but in recent years both the number of quality restaurants and range of different cuisines has grown apace – making this luxury resort town a culinary destination in its own right.

Today it is possible to enjoy everything from traditional eateries, country ventas and lively tapas restaurants to Michelin-star elegance, trendy modern venues and organic or vegetarian-vegan options.

From local Andalusian and traditional Spanish to the cuisines of Europe, Asia and far beyond, pastry shops and gluten-free bakeries, the world is your beautifully prepared and presented oyster in Marbella. Here is a list of our recommendations:

Marbella Club Grill
Marbella Club Hotel
Blvd Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, Marbella
Tel: 952 822 211
This fine dining restaurant epitomizes the elegant and quality of the Marbella Club Hotel. Good service, excellent food and a setting amid lovely gardens make it a chic, timeless Marbella classic.

Nobu Marbella
Puente Romano Hotel
Blvd Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe, Marbella
Tel: 952 778 686
The first establishment of this world-renowned brand created by Japanese chef Nobuyuki is the star of Puente Romano’s diverse upmarket offering.

Puente Romano Hotel
Blvd Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe, Marbella
Tel: 951 607 011
One of the flagships of Michelin-star chef Dani García, Bibo embodies the spirit of innovative and creative cuisine, in this case built firmly on the foundations of Andalusian culinary traditions and produce.

Erre Asador
Gran Melià Don Pepe Hotel, Marbella
Tel: 952 770 300
Harnessing Basque traditions and the finest produce available, master grill chef Iñigo Urrechu has created a new dining experience within the Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe that should not be missed.

C/ José Meliá s/n, Marbella
Tel: 952 902 936 or 952 770 300
Also situated within this iconic five-star hotel in the heart of Marbella, Tahini offers superlative Japanese cuisine and a sublime sushi bar in a refined setting.

Calle Ancha 8, Marbella
Tel: 952 900 450
In the finest French bistrot tradition, Casanis is one of the jewels of Marbella’s Old Town. Ambient, cosy and serving beautiful food, it has become a local favourite.

Monkey Club
Hotel Puente Romano
Blvd Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe, Marbella
Tel: 951 607 018
This stylish restaurant within the Puente Romano’s gastronomic hub offers excellent Mediterranean food with a modern touch.

Gioia Plant-Based Cuisine
Calle Velázquez 1, Marbella
Tel: 630 441 834
The ideal choice for vegans, raw vegans and people who like their food gluten-free, this little gem on the Golden Mile is also a revelation for all other categories of diners. You’ll be amazed just how good plant-based cuisine can be.

El Lago
Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda. Las Cumbres
Tel: 952 832 371 / 952 839 082
Panoramic, with views over the Greenlife golf course and a lovely lake, El Lago’s innovative cuisine saw it rewarded with a Michelin star in 2005.

99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant
Anantara Villa Padierna Palace
Urb. Los Flamingos Golf, Carretera de Cadiz, Km 166, Marbella
Tel. 952 889 151
A true find that’s located within the beautiful Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, 99 is not so much a sushi bar as one of the finest restaurants on the Costa del Sol. Expect elegant décor, fine service and superlative food.

Da Bruno Sul Mare
Av. Arias Maldonado, Edif. Skol, Marbella
Tel: 952 903 318/9 – Móvil: 637 535 383
A Marbella favourite, Da Bruno offers consistently good Italian cuisine in a cosy atmosphere. The main restaurant of five is located on Marbella’s beachside promenade.

Finca Besaya
Urbanisation Río Verde, Marbella
Tel: 952 861 382
Just off the Golden Mile, Finca Besaya offers fine international and an excellent cocktail bar and terrace for classic evenings out in an exclusive environment.

Sea Grill
Blvd Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe, Marbella
Tel: 952 820 900
One of the finest beachside dining venues in Marbella, the Puente Romano’s Sea Grill exudes the refinement and quality of a true Marbella icon.

El Ancla
Av. Carmen Sevilla, s/n, San Pedro Alcántara
Tel: 952 78 93 28 / 630 211 613
With the feel of a classic, private beach club complete with swimming pool, it’s no coincidence that El Ancla is much loved by those in the know. Try the seafood!

Trocadero Playa
Golden Mile, Playa Santa Petronila (8.82 km), Marbella
Tel: 610 704 144
Set right upon the sand at Las Cañas Beach, this is a quality establishment with top quality international food and a wonderfully refined yet relaxing atmosphere.

Trocadero Arena
Río Real Playa, Playa de Río Real, Carretera N340, km 186 (14.72 km), Marbella East.
Tel: 952 865 579
This popular beachside venue creates a uniquely stylish ambience with its wonderful, colonial style décor. Just the place for a meal or drink by the bar/lounge.

Alcuzcuz Gallery Café
Ctra. de Ronda Km.42 – Benahavís
Tel: 952 780 332
Beautifully located on the road to Ronda, just five minutes from San Pedro Alcántara, this cosy eatery that forms part of the Alcuzcuz boutique hotel offers traditional food in a romantic setting.

Puente Romano Hotel
Blvd Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe, Marbella
Tel: 952 771 798
Modern and authentic, this superb restaurant was created by Marco and Carlo Morelli to take Italian cuisine to the next level.

Capuccino Grand Café
C/ José Meliá s/n, Marbella
Tel: 952 868 790 or 952 770 300
One of the most stylish café-beach clubs in Marbella, Capuccino occupies a prime location on the coastal pathway near the Golden Mile. Open from 8:30, it serves breakfast through to dinner with aplomb.

Paseo Marítimo 5, Marbella
Tel: 952 770 078
A Marbella classic on the Paseo Marítimo beachside promenade near the heart of town, Santiago specialises in beautiful fish and seafood dishes

La Virginia
Plaza de Antonio el Jardinero, 3, Urb. La Virginia, Marbella
Tel: 952 771 519 / 630 41 62 75/ 670 70 35 65
A hidden gem set in a beautiful village-style development created by Juan Manuel de Figueras, this restaurant will have you coming back for its food and ambience. Open for dinner in spring and summer.

La Tienda
C/ de la Tienda, 1, Urb. La Virginia, Marbella
Tel: 699 008 919 / 626 273 882
Delightfully cosy and ambient while also refined, this is one of the best and most fun restaurants in Marbella – also situated in La Virginia.

Asador Guadalmina
Centro Comercial Guadalmina, Urb. Guadalmina Alta, Local 3, San Pedro de Alcántara
Tel: 952 88 30 03
A true institution in this part of Marbella, the Asador de Guadalmina is lively, atmospheric and serves some of the best tapas and meat dishes around.

La Sala
Calle Belmonte, s/n Nueva Andalucía
Tel: 952 814 145
A popular venue for dining, enjoy a drink and listening to live music, La Sala is open for lunch and dinner. Situated close to the bullring and entrance to Puerto Banús.

Ristorante Amore e Fantasia
Muelle Benabola, local 5 Casa-A, Puerto Banús
Tel: 952 81 3464
If you love Italian food and a fun atmosphere in the heart of Puerto Banús, you’ll certainly want to try this charming Italian restaurant.

Pizzeria Picasso
C/ Muelle Ribera, Local 48, Puerto Banús
Tel: 952 81 36 69
This busy family restaurant is famous in Puerto Banús for its pizzas. Get there early though, as queues do form.

Blvd Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe, Marbella
Marbella Golden Mile
Tel: 952 85 94 02
A stylish modern gluten-free bakery within the Puente Romano, Celicioso is open all days for breakfast, lunch or just a healthy snack.

Organic Market and Food Marbella
Blvd Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe, Centro Comercial Expo, local 14 (opposite Marbella Club hotel)
Marbella Golden Mile
Tel: 952 92 52 76 / 667 614 384
As its name suggests, Organic is a charming all-organic café/restaurant opposite the Marbella Club Hotel. Open for breakfast and lunch, it also prepares take-away food and has a good organic shop.

For more information on Marbella please see our guide