26 May 2018

5 best restaurants in Marbella
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Michelin stars on the seafront
The brainchild of local chef Dani García, Calima has it all. Basically a glass cube with stunning 360-degree views of its beachfront setting, it is part of the glamorous Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel and is furnished with minimalist white club chairs and dark hardwood floors. Gaze out at the palm trees and clear sea while sampling fantastic fine food such as fresh lobster, jumbo prawns and Andalusian cherry gazpacho from varied tasting menus. This place is fully deserving of its Michelin-star status.
Gran Meliá Don Pepe, Calle José Meliá, Marbella
Tel: 34 902 144 440
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Taberna de La Niña del Pisto
Best for local tapas
Run by a Cordoban family with long-standing culinary traditions, Taberna la Niña del Pisto is set in a narrow street in Marbella’s old town, offering typical Spanish charm in its welcoming décor. This little bolthole serves some of the town’s best tapas – think fresh cod with a signature sauce, and salmorejo (similar to gazpacho but topped with Iberian ham and boiled egg). Wash it down with a glass of fruity Jerez, or with one of many artisan beers. You’ll be back for more.
2 Calle San Lazaro, Casco Antiguo, 29601 Marbella
Tel: 34 633 320 022
Tel: 34 952 771 799 www.villatiberio.com
Villa Tiberio
A taste of Italy
Join the likes of Sean Connery and Andrew Lloyd Webber at this exquisite restaurant on Marbella’s exclusive Golden Mile. Dine al fresco amongst statues, fountains and tall trees in the grounds of a classic Italian villa. Known for its quality service, Villa Tiberio offers a menu of delectable Italian dishes – from homemade pastas with Dutch veal sauce to specials like baby lamb braised in Barola wine and crispy roast suckling pig. Select from the 3,000-strong wine list and enjoy the old-world ambience.
185 Carretera Cadiz, Marbella

El Cortijo
Perfect paella
An authentic Spanish tavern located in Marbella’s old town, El Cortijo serves typical Andalusian cuisine. A go-to for local food, its charm is evident from the chalkboard menus outside to the intimate interior. Friendly staff can talk you through the menus in this little eatery famous for its paellas – try the seafood version with tender lobster.
Other signature dishes include grouper in an almond sauce with clams, prawns and mussels, and oxtail in red wine. Delicious.
5 Calle Remedios, 29601 Marbella
Tel: 34 952 770 064 www.bookealo.com/showRestaurante.asp?id=171-
The Orange Tree
For a warm welcome
Another old-town gem, The Orange Tree is probably Marbella’s friendliest restaurant. Run by the welcoming Frank and Irene, it is out of the tourist trap on the east side of Orange Square, where you can dine outdoors. Menus – including an early bird version – are refreshed every six weeks to keep them fresh and seasonal, and can include pan-seared prawns and rack of lamb. Fresh homemade breads are served with a tray of tapenades, and the impressive wine list includes unique names.
1 Plaza General Chinchilla, 29600 Marbella
Tel: 34 952 924 613
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