On the main street in Marbella center is an ideal place to sip a cold beer accompanied by fried fish, shellfish or something else from the varied tapas menu. The place is not very big but has a terrace, with barrels for tables. Inside, you can see the good selection of fish and seafood offered. Prices are normal for such a place in the centre of such a touristy town.
This Italian restaurant is next to the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos (Conference Centre). Although it has a varied menu, the best dishes are pasta, as they prepare the fresh pasta themselves. You'll often see groups of businessmen holding business lunches here, but it's also popular with bachelor parties, communions, etc. The restaurant is quite spacious, and has two terraces (one covered), making it a great spot to enjoy not only the food but also the weather of Marbella. They offer a daily menu with a variety of dishes from Monday to Friday, open early until late.
If anything is the mark of Marbella, it is that it's the famous destination of famous people that come to spend the summer on the coast and Suite del Mar. the beach bar is super exclusive in the Hotel Puente Romano and is one of the sites where the celebrity is in tune. Really, the term "stall", than in any other part of Spain is almost synonymous with "crappy", here, though it's like Miami Beach. By day the atmosphere is relaxed, chill out, but at night it gets a little more lively. Better not talk price, but we had fresh juices that are the very best I have ever tasted.
La Fabrica is a small, artisanal quality ice cream parlor on the promenade of Marbella. On the terrace, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern coast of Africa, while enjoying some delicious, homemade ice cream using traditional Italian recipes created by Santoro the ice cream master.
This is an American classic and if, despite being in a place filled with wonderful bars, you'd rather not try the local Marbella cuisine and want to have a burger while listening to rock, then it's the place for you. Like other members of this chain, founded in 1971, the Hard Rock here is decorated with cult rock objects - guitars, musicians' stage outfits, LPs, classic cars, neon lights ... in every Hard Rock, you'll find unique items donated by famous musicians. Its large outdoor terrace makes it a bit different to other Hard Rocks around the world, but the food remains the same, with hamburgers, ribs, onion rings, chicken wings, etc.
It is a tavern-restaurant where you can order tapas and portions off the menu, and they also have sweet and savory crepes (certainly not their specialty). It is located right on the promenade, opposite the marina, and next to the lighthouse. It is usually pretty full, so at first I thought it would be nice, but it must be due to the affordable prices, as the food is average.
The main things are hot and cold snacks. You choose the cold ones by going to the bar and the waiters carry the hot ones to every table. You keep the small sticks and at when you finish, they're counted and you pay.
Prices depend on the type of stick. It is a mixture of Basque and southern Spain cuisine. There rations, but casseroles skewers stand out. I think the hot ones are more worth while because the cold oness are more normal, though no worse, but the hot ones... It's like the sunflower seeds, once you start you can't stop.
La Lonja is a great restaurant and, as the portions are big enough to share, you end up getting a great value for your money. The shrimp patties are delicious, as are squid, prawns and crayfish...in fact, everything we had was great! It's quite a large place with a big terrace, but go early as it's almost always full.
This restaurant, from the outside, looks like little more than a beach bar. To tell the truth, I don't understand why the owners don't invest a little more in the decor, because it really is one of the best restaurants in Marbella. It stands on the beach, in the area of Puerto Banus. But as soon as you read the menu, displayed just outside, you realise that this is more than just a simple bar: it's a fine dining restaurant. You won't eat well for less than 30 euros here, but that price is cheap for the quality they offer - this is really some of the best food in the entire province. Of course, it depends a lot on what you order. They have a terrace, directly on the beach, as well as a pair of sun rooms with capacity for 120 people. It's open every day from noon to midnight, and upon entering you can see their products in a display chiller. The menu is based on fresh seasonal produce, mostly from the sea, but they also specialise in rice (especially in seafood dishes). The service is fast and friendly. While the menu is dominated by seafood, there are also a few meat options. The banana flambe, a house specialty, is a particularly delicious dessert. We didn't have wine, but if you're interested, have a look at the wine menu - it's much more extensive than you might expect.
Although this bar/restaurant isn't in the centre of Marbella, it's very well-known, not only by locals but also by Spanish and foreign tourists. In addition to a varied menu of seafood and meat, they offer great prices and good service. Its location is near the Marbella football pitch, off the ring road. I recommend the "zarzuela de la casa" (you can choose which fish or shellfish you want), and the "lagrimitas de pollo" (strips of chicken marinated and fried). Go early at the weekend or on holidays, because later it'll be impossible to find a table.
For tapas and enjoy the wonderful cuisine of chef Dani García, in a more casual and a little more "fixed" price, I recommend "La Moraga Iberica". La Moraga is next to the Hard Rock and before the Corte Ingles of Puerto Banus, so based on these markers, it should be pretty easy to find. The restaurant features simple décor and the style resembles The Moraga Malaga, as it has few tables and comfortable bar stools, a large windows to give the feeling of more spaciousness. Normally weekends are very popular so it is not unusual to have to wait for table. One of the waitresses will take note and give you a time that your table can be ready (be careful not to be away when your time is called or you will have to wait again). Regarding the food I cannot say anything bad about Dani Garcia, ve has a Michelin star at his Restaurant Calima ... but if I'm honest this time I felt a little disappointed with the spine found in a cod fritter and egg casserole somewhat oily. Exquisite grouper sashimi with soy, sesame, dry miso, tempura and foi.
The tea house is located in one of the busiest pedestrian streets in the old town of Marbella, leading to the beautiful church of Santo Cristo. Set in an old house, the tea room is decorated with images of Buddhas and exotic accessories, with a small store to buy clothes and other accessories. They have a varied menu of teas from around the world, as well as smoothies and cakes. Decent prices, despite its price tourist location, and shisha.
It is at the end of Hotel Meliá Don Pepe garden, right on the promenade. It's phenomenally located as it is a fairly quiet area of Paseo. It's quite a small menu and the quality, quality and presentation of this place is pretty average, but it is on the terrace and when it's bad weather there's a covered area.
Restaurant specializing in the delights of Mediterranean cuisine. It has become the best place to enjoy good food, it is in a prime location on the Mediterranean Sea shore. Visitors will appreciate the good deal, a cozy atmosphere and fresh ingredients in every dish.
This place is one of the most popular in Marbella, providing good service and quality since 1956. The poolside snack bar is on Venus Beach (the beach is named after the sculpture of a woman doing water skiing) and its specialty is grilled sardines, along with an extensive menu of seafood, paellas and typical local dishes. The clientele is mainly local but there are also some tourists, ve are increasingly attracted to the skewers and the beach. There are deckchairs and a beach bar serving drinks. The average price is usually around 25 Euros per person. It is open seven days and they occasionally stay open through nights in the summer for festivals(such as San Juan).
After trying to visit Coin and Ojen, we finally found a restaurant in Marbella. We used GPS to take us to the centre of town, and found a parking lot next to this restaurant. We got there at 3pm, and were feeling pretty hungry! The place consists of a covered interior and a fairly generous terrace where we ate. You can choose to sit at a table and look at the menu, or have some of the tapas that they offer. We chose the first option. The maitre d' offered great service: knowledgeable and refined, he gave us clear descriptions of the daily specials. We started with a good tropical salad that to my taste was a little bland, and could have done with some cognac. Afterwards, we had some really delicious fish. There was great wine on offer, but we chose to have some beer instead, and strudel for dessert. Total price including VAT EUR 73.88 for two. Highly recommended.
And, dare I say it, the chicest snack bar in all of Spain. The beach clubs (which in other places just have bars, but here in Marbella have menus more befitting luxury restaurants) are quite a cultural landmark, if you can call it that. If you're in Marbella, you have to visit, if only to have a coffee or a drink. This is the essence of Marbella: beach, luxury, relaxation. The Ocean Club has a large pool, and more than 500 square metres of tropical wood flooring and designer furniture, also made of tropical wood. You can relax on a white lounger for one, two or more people (some even circular), covered by a huge umbrella. But bring your wallet: the smallest loungers cost 50-60 euros per person per day. By day you can eat, and at night you can enjoy one of the exclusive events on offer: Tropicana party, champagne party, etc.. For me, the best beach club I've seen in Marbella.