Top Restaurants in Marbella
Restaurants Marbella – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Marbella. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Marbella, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Marbella are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Marbella where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Marbella with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Marbella with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Marbella where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Marbella you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Amore e Fantasia
Style: Luxurious Italian Cuisine in Puerto Banus
Amore e Fantasia in Port Banus has been a must visit restaurant in Marbella since the late 80’s not only because they offer excellent Italian cuisine, but also because of the vibrant ambiance and the lavish décor that would make diners feel as though they were dining with Greek gods from eons ago.
The food is as impressive as the décor. Their wood oven pizzas are light and crispy. Pastas and risottos are done just right.
Their affordable and daily changing 3-course menu (menu del dia) would be a great choice for first time diners.
Amore e Fantasia is open daily from noon until midnight.
Address: Puerto Jose Banus, Muelle Benabola Local 5 Casa-A, Marbella, Spain
Area: Puerto Banus
Phone: +34 952 81 34 64
Price: €9 – €25 starters; €18 – €35 main course
Style: Seafood Tapas Institution in Marbella
Altamirano Restaurant in Old Town Marbella has been serving the freshest and tastiest seafood in town for more than a quarter of a decade.
Fresh fish, clams, prawns, lobsters and others would entice diners as soon as they enter and see the chiller with mouth watering ingredients on display. The blue white and yellow tiled walls of the 3 indoor dining areas are adorned with football memorabilia and many photos that tell the story behind the success of the restaurant for the last 25 years.
Be it grilled, sautéed, fried, or ceviche, Altamirano will surely score a goal. Regulars also sing praises about their desserts, especially the arroz con leche.
Bar Altamirana is open everyday for lunch (1pm – 4pm) and dinner (7:30pm – midnight).
Address: Especialidad y Mariscos, Plaza Altamirano 3, Old Town, Marbella, Spain
Area: Marbella Old Town
Phone: +34 952 82 49 32
Price: €20 – €30 per person with 2-3 tapas servings
Style: Swedish and French Fare at Puerto Banus
Los Bandidos in Port Banus is one of the most renowned eateries in Marbella, having pleased many diners for over 25 years. Upon entry, guests would see an eye catching wall art (a scene from Marilyn Monroe’s movie) by the covered terrace. The interior seating area has a good view of the port and is quite nostalgic with many photos from black and white films of the past adorning the walls. Lush flowering plants adorn the ceilings adding a feminine touch to the masculine dark wood interior.
Los Bandidos offers classical Swedish and French cuisine that has some Scandinavian influence. Norwegian Salmon with vegetables in hollandaise sauce or Bavarian cheese filled veal fillet with foie gras are frequent diner favourites. And of course when we say Swedish there will always be some fondue. Kevin Keegan and Sean Connery are just some of their celebrity patrons.
Port Banus Los Bandidos is open for dinner daily from 7:30pm onwards.
Address: Avenida de la Ribera, Port Banus, Marbella, Spain
Area: Puerto Banus
Phone: +34 952 81 59 15
Price: €13 – €22 starters; €23 – €34 main course
Ocean Club Marbella
Style: International and Spanish Nouvelle Cuisine
Ocean Club in Port Banus Marbella is one of the fanciest beach clubs around Europe. It boasts of opulent facilities within a vast 9,000 square meter area with hundreds of lounge beds shaded by parasols lining beach and the biggest pool in all of Europe.
Moreover, their restaurant offers delicious nouveau International fare focusing on Mediterranean, French, Belgian and Asian favourites. Sushi, salads, pasta, fish and meat courses, and delectable sharing platters can be enjoyed while having business lunches or sipping bubbly while relaxing on the circular lounge beds.
Their cocktails are also said to be splendid and quite refreshing especially after a massage or after some pampering at their saloon.
Live DJ entertainment sets a lively mood all day and until the sun goes down when the venue becomes the hippest part place around town.
Address: Avenida Lola Flores, Playas del Duque, Puerto Banus, Spain
Area: Puerto Banus
Phone: +34 95 290 81 37
Price: €20 – €60 main course; €15 – €25 cocktails; €100 – €250 lounge beds
Sol I Luna
Style: Fine Dining Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine
Sol y Luna, otherwise known as Soliluna restaurant, in Las Lomas Marbella, is a fairly new contender in the Marbella restaurant scene but it already has a good number of patrons and regulars.
This is due to the fact that the classy eatery offers not only top rated culinary creations, prompt and polite service, and gorgeous surroundings, but also because it is a total entertainment venue. They have live music entertainment, periodic exhibits from local artists, and even live dancing like wonderfully dressed couples doing the tango.
Their modern menu merges Mediterranean and Italian flavours and preparations. Best go on weekends as their Sunday brunch offerings are simply scrumptious.
Soliluna restaurant serves dinner (7:30pm until late) on Tuesday thru Saturday and buffet brunch on Sundays (starts at 1:30pm).
Address: Calle Sierra Bermeja S/N, Ancon Sierra, Marbella, Spain
Area: Las Lomas
Phone: +34 952 86 66 27
Price: €8 – €17 starters; €16 – €23 main course
Style: First Michelin Star Restaurant in Malaga
Tragabuches Restaurant in the lovely mountainous area of Malaga garnered the first ever Michelin Star award for the region and has since been a must visit gastronomic institution in Andalusia. The restaurant is indeed very modern, both in décor and design, and also when it comes to their contemporary Andalusian food offerings.
Tragabuches meticulously prepares works of arts on plates that fill both the eyes and the belly and excites the palates. A la carte option is available but best go for the full degustation menu (12 plates with wine pairings) for a glorious dining experience.
Tragabuches Restaurant is open from 12:30pm until 4:30pm for lunch and from 7:30pm – 11pm on Tuesdays thru Saturdays.
Address: Calle Jose Aparicio, 1 Ronda, Malaga, Spain
Phone: +34 95 219 02 91
Price: €28 – €45 main course
Style: The Mediterranean Courtyard Dining Experience
If you’re in the Mediterranean, one expects perfection in the people, place and most of all, the food. But who’s perfect? Well, Zozoi comes as close to perfection in giving you the perfect Mediterranean Dining experience in no less than their lush courtyard that has bold and lively colours.
Begin the meal with Bruschetta with tomato and mozzarella that awakens your appetite; follow this up with king crab with Cayenne Butter Sauce that simply melts in you mouth. The Cajun chicken, guacamole, sour cream, and jalapenos pizza and risottos are also highly recommended. Their portions are generous and are ideal for sharing. With their mouthwatering menu, you will need to visit as often as possible to have a taste of everything
Zozoi serves dinner on Mondays thru Saturdays from 7:30pm – 1am.