Follow the trend
and eat more plant-based food
In some places in the world being a vegetarian traveller can be quite a problem, which is not the case in Spain, and especially not on Costa del Sol.
Vegetables and olive oil
It might be less common to meet vegetarian and vegan people in Spain than in the rest of the world, most Spaniards just crave for all kinds of meat, fish, seafood and of course Spanish Serrano or Iberico ham and Manchego cheese tapas when drinking a glass of wine or a cold beer. Even so, Spain is the perfect place for vegetarians and vegans with a wide range of fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables matured under the Mediterranean sun and cuisine based on traditional regional resources.
The Olive Oil Kingdom: Spain almost always offers vegan alternatives!
Okay, Spain is not a fanatic vegetarian or vegan country, but if you choose to order vegetables when eating at a local restaurant or bar you can in most cases be sure that there is no butter or cream on your plate. Spanish cooking is based on vegetable oils, mainly pure olive oil.
Most restaurants on Costa del Sol serve vegetarian or vegan alternatives. If they don’t have special dishes you can order some lovely prepared vegetables or a nice salad. Nothing you eat at a Spanish restaurant (apart from animals or fish) usually contains butter or cream except typical Italian dishes like pizza, “spaghetti carbonara”, or dishes served with classic French sauces.
At Quartiers Marbella Apartments we always care very much about all our guests’ preferences and in our kiosk in the garden, right by our heated infinity pool, we always offer vegan alternatives. Come and join us whenever you like for a drink, a snack or a light meal, relax and enjoy!
Here are some restaurants with nice vegan choices on the Costa del Sol that you might want to visit when staying at Quartiers Marbella Apartments.
Wild Café and Restaurant in Estepona
Wild Café and Restaurant is very cosy and has nice gardens. The attention of the staff is excellent and the menu is extensive, with good value for money. The dishes are delicious and very eye-catching.
Calle del Mare Nostrum, Estepona
Telephone: +34 951 08 34 73
Hustl n´flow Eatery in San Pedro Alcántara
Healthy organic food, vegan and gluten-free options. They serve delicious lattes, organic salads, smoothies, waffles, fresh juices and the option to create your own salad. Yummy!
Avda. de Andalucia 1 Esquina Calle Lagasca San Pedro de Alcantara
Telephone: +34 663 860 991
Organic Market & Food in Marbella
An excellent place in Marbella with delicious organic food, wonderfully elaborate and exquisite. The place offers to eat in and take away as well as fresh products to buy and cook at home.
Centro Comercial Expo 14
Avenida Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n, Marbella
Telephone: +34 667 614 384 and +34 952 925 276
Organic With Love – OWL, San Pedro Alcántara and Marbella
Organic With Love is much more than a restaurant, it’s a whole concept including food, yoga, culinary classes, health products, family members club and much more. It’s a true paradise if you love organic and vegan lifestyles.
San Pedro Alcántara – Marbella: Ed. San Pedro del Mar, Av. Salamanca, 13
Telephone: +34 634 84 60 44
Estepona – Marbella: Av. Benamara, Urb. Paraiso Barronal
Telephone: +34 673 17 50 42
Indian Spice Benahavis
Indian Spice Benahavís offers a wide range of traditional Indian dishes, as well as healthy options, with 0% trans fat, organic spices and a gluten-free menu with many vegetarian and vegan options. Only open in the evenings.
Plaza del Castillo 1, Benahavís
Telephone: +34 952 60 55 13
All in 1 Café Restaurant & Bar
Looking for pizza, vegan burgers, fresh salads and other goodies? All in 1 Café Restaurant & Bar has it all plus lots of fun with many special events and live music on weekends. The atmosphere is very friendly.
CC Los Halcones, A-397, Km. 166, Benahavís.
Telephone: +34 952 78 93 15
Mumtaz – Puerto Banús
Mumtaz is one of the most prestigious restaurants in Puerto Banús and has been very popular since its opening over 35 years ago. Mumtaz is an evergreen Puerto Banús classic, serving authentic Indian cuisine at its best. And, as we all know, Indian cuisine always offers authentic vegetarian and vegan options. The food is perfect, delicious and authentic.
Benabola, Casa A, Nº7, Puerto Banús
Telephone: +34 952 812 090