Experience the best restaurants in Marbella


Malaga is a synonym with sunshine, beaches, golf, nightlife, good food, and restaurants. Here we recommend some of the best, although it is impossible to mention all of them.

Signature food, Michelin awarded chefs and restaurants

Malaga, together with Girona, Asturias, and Alicante, is one of the most appreciated culinary and gastronomic regions in Spain. It is almost impossible not to enjoy great food wherever you are. Fast food and ready-to-eat foods are not very common, as you can understand while Spanish tapas, which are found in almost all bars, are unbeatable when you are looking for a quick bite. 

Below you will find 11 restaurants you should keep in mind if you want to enjoy the best restaurants on Costa del Sol.

1. Boho Club

Ctra.N-340, Km 176 Urb. Lomas de Rio Verde 144, 29602 Marbella
Telephone: 952 157 222
Average price: 100 €

Boho Club is the new place to be in Marbella. The restaurant is an elegant open-space dining experience, with many different settings and moods. You can slide down in one of the cozy corners for an intimate dining experience or in the communal central table or in one of the beautiful terraces. Michelin Star Chef Diego del Río offers a gastronomic experience with seasonally changing menus. Modern, seasonal and fresh are the pillars that define the cuisine. Book in advance to avoid disappointment!

2. Lobito de Mar

Avenida Boulevard Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, 178. Marbella.
Telephone: 951 55 45 54
Average price: 55 €

This is one of Michelin-awarded chef Dani Garcia’s projects. Dani Garcia was born in Marbella and knows the local products well. The restaurant Lobito de Mar serves fish and seafood in a bright, spacious, modern and sophisticated setting on Marbella’s Golden Mile.

It is imperative to make a reservation well in advance, the waiting list is usually so long that you have to book over a month in advance. However, you can visit the bar at any time you wish.

3. Nobu

Boulevard Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s / n. Marbella.
Telephone: 952 778 686
Average price: 150 €

The latest restaurant to open in Hotel Puente Romano on Marbella’s Golden Mile is Nobu, belonging to the international Nobu restaurant chain. The restaurant offers Japanese food with Peruvian touches in a nice picturesque environment. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa opened his first establishment in New York and today has nearly 60 restaurants around the world. The restaurant’s specialty is classic is black cod with miso sauce.

4. Back

Calle Pablo Casals, 8. Marbella.
Telephone: 951 55 00 45
Average price: 45 €

David Olivas, who worked with Marbella’s star chef Dani Garcia for many years, decided to open a restaurant of his own, and he certainly did the right thing. The well thought out menu has become very popular with locals and tourists. In addition to the menu, there are two menus with dishes to share for 30 and 45 Euros. The restaurant has a good wine cellar with interesting wines served by the glass. In the evenings, the restaurant’s outdoor seating is very charming.

5. Bardal

Calle José Aparicio, 1. Ronda.
Telephone: 951 48 98 28
Average price: 90 €

Benito Gómez runs the restaurant Bardal in Ronda. There you will find creative dishes inspired by traditional Spanish cuisine. Seemingly simple recipes lead to a unique gastronomic experience. Good wine cellar with interesting local wines and friendly service. This is a restaurant not to miss if you want to taste the best food that Costa del Sol has to offer.

6. El Ancla

Avenida. Carmen Sevilla, s / n. San Pedro Alcántara.
Telephone: 952 78 93 28
Average price: 60 €

El Ancla is one of the icons on Costa del Sol in Malaga. From the beginning, El Ancla was only a small typical beach bar, but over time it has become a big restaurant. Here you will find the best fish and seafood you can imagine, along with delicious champagne. Fried eggs are a classic dish on the menu that regular guests appreciate very much and often order, well worth trying even though it may sound surprising. Both lunch and dinner are served on the lovely sea-view terrace that resembles a boat deck.

7. Takumi

Calle Gregorio Marañón, 4. Marbella.
Telephone: 952 77 08 39
Average price: 60 €

Álvaro Arbeloa and his Japanese business partner have won the guest’s esteem by serving fantastic Japanese food based on fresh local ingredients. The restaurant is nice and the service is fantastic. Let Alvaro suggest the menu, you will always be pleasantly surprised by how the simplest ingredients can be turned into delicacies when a star chef is in the kitchen!

8. El Lago

Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda Las Cumbres, s / n. Marbella.
Telephone: 952 83 23 71
Average price: 90 €

Here you can taste local products and modern varieties of classic Andalusian recipes. The wine cellar is incredibly good and during the summer you can enjoy pleasant evenings on the terrace overlooking the golf course. Only dinners are served because the restaurant is the golf course’s clubhouse during the day.

9. Messina

Avenida Severo Ochoa, 12. Marbella.
Telephone: 679 77 00 62
Average price: 90 €

Mauricio Giovannini and his wife Pía Nucci have consolidated Messina as one of the most famous restaurants in Marbella. They serve a very interesting creative kitchen, which blends flavors from Andalusia and their native country Argentina. As everyone knows, Argentina is the homeland of delicious grilled meat. Messina is a unique restaurant that is well worth a visit and they have a fantastic wine list.

10. Skina

Calle Aduar, 12. Marbella.
Telephone: 952 76 52 77
Average price: 90 €

Hidden in the alleyways of the old town of Marbella, in one of the most beautiful corners of Marbella’s old town you’ll find Skina. This small restaurant only has half a dozen tables, but it is still more than well known among locals and tourists in the city, in other words, you have to book a table well in advance. The owner, Marcos Granda and chef de cuisine Jaume Puigdengolas offer the restaurant’s guests an attractive gastronomic tasting menu, the only choice of the establishment. They also have a wide selection of wines and champagne. In summer, more tables are available, on the terrace and the narrow whitewashed alleys next to the restaurant.

11. Bibo by Dani García

Hotel Puente Romano
Avenida Boulevard Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s / n. Marbella.
Telephone: 951 607 011
Average price: 175 €

If anyone has put Marbella and Malaga on the gastronomic map of the world, it’s Dani García. He is an ordinary man, with a common name, but with an absolute passion for good food. He got his first Michelin star when he worked in nearby Ronda since then he has received three more Michelin stars. Today, many years later he is world-famous and his restaurant Bibo at the legendary hotel Puente Romano is visited by gourmets from all over the world. Have you tasted Spanish “Gazpacho”? Dani Garcia makes it with cherries! Bibo is one of the trendiest restaurants Costa del Sol.


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