Where to Eat in Marbella: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 1, 2017 Nicolette Lion

In the chic, sun-drenched Costa del Sol town of Marbella, hints of its former Moorish occupation mingle with modern-day resort amenities. Bask on the sands of famous La Fontanilla beach or ricochet among the area's family-oriented water, wildlife and theme parks. Experience the Andalusian charm of the historic quarter, filled with whitewashed buildings, remnants of a ninth-century Arab fortress and fragrant orange trees. End a relaxing day with a dish of the cold almond soup ajoblanco and some of the region's excellent dessert wine.
Things to do in Marbella

1. Bistro Paloma

Calle Ortiz de Molinillo 1, 29601, Marbella, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +34 952 77 72 47
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 410 reviews

Bistro Paloma

Reviewed By Paul T - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Small friendly bistro style restaurant located off Orange Square in the Old Town of Marbella. Good food with friendly staff and decent wine available. Reasonably priced and worth a visit. No outdoor dining available however which is a shame in such a great setting for dining Alfresco. Worth a visit if this is your favourite style of food also open on Sundays in The off season which is a plus.

2. Casa Eladio

Calle Virgen de los Dolores 6, 29601, Marbella, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$487 +34 952 77 00 83
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Casa Eladio

Restaurant Casa Eladio was donde in 1965 by Eladio Cabello Serrano. It was managed by Jose Eladio Cabello Santaella (Founder's Son)for 38 years during the golden age of Marbella. Nowadays his son, Carlos A. Cabello Jiménez (Family's third generation) is running the business. After a few years working and learning with the best spanish chefs, he has returned home, keeping Casa Eladio's essence since their beginning. Maximun quality products and a personal touch that make them unique.

Reviewed By CHU1953_12 - Brussels, Belgium

We stopped by to look at the menu on our way to another restaurant. And we decided to have dinner there after all. What a good idea ! Because if you rule out Skina and Messina this is the best restaurant in town. Innovative dishes at a very decent price. Extensive wine list with good sélection of local wineries. And a very friendly service. This is our niciest expérience this year. Recommended !

3. Don Quijote Restaurante

Lugar urbanizacion El Rosario 8, 29604, Marbella, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +34 602 55 83 75
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 464 reviews

Don Quijote Restaurante

Reviewed By Leslie B - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

The kitchen does a first class job here.Try the meat dishes especially the chateaubriand, the quality is amongst the best I've tasted.
The service is functional but not that attentive,we were ignored after the dessert,no one asked if we wanted coffee or drinks,I tried to catch their eye but it was not to be.,after 20 minutes I finally managed to ask for the bill .They offered some house liquors then but it was too late .
I do recommend this place though, whoever the chef is he really knows his business
The bill was about 140 euros for two with three courses and wine - but no coffee!

4. Beckett’s

Calle Camilo Jose Cela 4, 29602, Marbella, Spain Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards International, Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks HK$141 - HK$675 +34 952 86 88 98
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 788 reviews

Beckett’s

Restaurant & Bar Beckett’s Marbella has been established for over 16 years in Marbella. We have gained a reputation for providing top class service and serving high quality food time and time again. Our menu has innovation and fresh, locally sourced ingredients at its core. Infused with an International flavour and a selection of Specials every evening, there is something to suit everyone’s palette on Beckett’s Menu, delights and excites, offering both daring and simple homely dishes. Open from 6pm Monday to Saturday Early Bird option 3 courses at 27.50€ Bar open to non-diners with an exciting tapas menu available. The group now has two other sister restaurants - The Playwright Marbella in Elviria Alevante Marbella in the Yacht Club in Marbella marina, a short distance from Beckett's

Reviewed By gerardaVeldhoven - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

We strolled along this restaurant and it looked very inviting so we opted to have dinner here. We were not dissapointed! Everything was very tasteful and wonderfully presented, both the entrees and the mains. Accompanied with a nice bottle of red wine, we had a great evening. We will be back!

5. Hermosa

Local 1A | Puerto Cabopino, 29604, Marbella, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Mediterranean, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$432 +34 952 83 74 83
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 435 reviews

Hermosa

Hermosa is a Southern Californian style bistro & grill that serves progressive international cuisine. We prepare our dishes using local seasonal and sustainable produce where possible and our menus will often change to accommodate the availability of such ingredients. Our dishes typically fuse the flavors of the old and new world from Tuscany to the Pacific Rim and feature modern interpretations of traditional European, American and Asian dishes. Our menu also features a unique dining experience, 'The Grill', which enables you to comfortably stray from the confines of a traditional A la carte and design a dish that suits you. All of our dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to order, we like to serve fresh food, not fast food. Our setting is relaxed and comfortable. Low key and romantic. We like to call it 'fine-casual' dining.

Reviewed By ElmersEnd - London, United Kingdom

We have known about this restaurant for some years and finally were able to visit. We were not disappointed, the service and food were excellent. There is an interesting choice of food, we ate from the red menu and were not disappointed. So much so...MoreMany thanks for taking the time to leave your kind review. It is much appreciated. We are glad you came to visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes for the holiday season and new year.

6. Tempora

Calle Tetuan 9 | Casco Antiguo, Marbella, 29601, Marbella, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$385 - HK$432 +34 952 85 79 33
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 621 reviews

Tempora

Tempora restaurant offers a selection of ingredients that combines seafood, meats and seasonal vegetables Premium with internationally inspired flavors and ingredients sourced locally. All this is combined with an excellent selection of wines and our tempting desserts that complete a gastronomic offer that goes beyond the traditional.

Reviewed By undercoverwales - Wales

Why did it take us to the last night to find this restaurant, the food was exceptional. The Tropical Prawn Salad was to die for and the Sea Bass was the best I have ever tasted. Other members of the party had the Duck and Salmon for mains and they were equally over the moon with their dishes. The chefs here really know what they are doing with the combination of ingredients they are using to produce their dishes.

7. Paco Jimenez

Plaza Naranjos No. 11, 29601, Marbella, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$173 - HK$369 +34 952 77 36 10
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 821 reviews

Paco Jimenez

As soon as you enter this restaurant you can fell the passion and creativity in the paintings on the walls and the plates delicatelly and beautifully decorated. Its Mediterranean, Spanish and International food will surprise and satisfy you. The exclusive space with only 20 covers, kindly attention, experienced chef and the nice environment makes this a unique restaurant.

Reviewed By Stefan G - Visby

Pavo Jimenez is a top three restaurant in the old town of Marbella.Its situated in the first flood r in one of the buildings close to the Orange square This is not ,as the other restaurants surrounding the square ,a tourist trap.Its a first class restaurant with excellent food.The interior is classic .Its like coming into a family house.The staff is observant and friendly.Can be recommended.The prize level is rather high.

8. Caperuza Bistro

Calle Aduar 22, 29601, Marbella, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner HK$118 - HK$235 +34 647 33 36 38
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

Caperuza Bistro

Reviewed By Chispeee - Cirencester, United Kingdom

Wow, what a discovery for us!
First the food- all three courses, Langoustines, Dorado and steak were sooo tasty, chef has a sure touch with sauces and seasoning.
Second, the service was always with a smile and third, the whole place was sparkling clean and welcoming.
A real find.

9. La Pizza di Ale

Calle Almendros | Local n 20, 29601, Marbella, Spain Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +34 951 05 71 02
Excellent
86%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

La Pizza di Ale

Cerrado por vacaciones hasta el 28 de marzo. Disculpen las molestias.<br><br>Closed for holidays until 28th November. Sorry for the inconveniences.

Reviewed By carolinewendon - Delgany, Ireland

Thanks to Ale, Susi and all the gang at this fantastic, authentic Italian pizzeria. It's "off piste" Marbella -but just a ten minute walk inland from Orange Square. The Terrace successfully accommodated 17 of us this evening. With a choice of about 40 pizzas, delicious homemade pasta dishes and yummy Deserts - everyone went home happy. Fantastic food, great hosts and really fantastic value!!!!!

10. Aragona Cucina Italiana

Avenida del Mar 3, 29602, Marbella, Spain Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$337 +34 951 13 43 22
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 543 reviews

Aragona Cucina Italiana

Chiuso per le ferie fino al 20 Diciembre 2016.

Reviewed By Phillip A - St Florence,, United Kingdom

My wife and I just eat at Aragona (4th Oct 2017). We were convinced by the staff that it was genuine Italian food. IT IS NOT !!!
The Bruscetta starter was the worst we have ever tasted - simply some tomato paste on crispy toast. Even if you decide to dine there please don't choose the Bruscetta.
My wife's main meal of 'genuine' Italian pasta was, in her opinion, the saltiest food she has every tasted. Please be advised that we have live all over Europe ans know our food.
The real pity is that the service was good but the food quality was so unimaginably bad that it ruined our evening.
When are the restaurants in Marbella going to start serving good quality food ? Don't mind spending the money but being served horse manure is not my idea of a good meal.
On the plus side the wine and beer were good.

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