Full Guide of The Best Restaurants in Marbella

By Salma Hwedi on

This article invites you to take a gastronomic journey through Marbella. You will meet Mediterranean, Japanese, Italian, and French cuisines, the best cocktail bars and wineries, and places for lively parties and quiet family vacations; the restaurants of Marbella offer a complete luxury vacation.

Marbella is not just a spectacular beach resort with a unique Andalusian and Mediterranean atmosphere. This city is a paradise for gourmets who are used to the most sophisticated cuisine. Describing the virtues of each establishment is a ton of work, so we have selected the top restaurants in Marbella, from the cosy family diners to the haute cuisine establishments.

Casanis Bistrot – the best restaurant in Marbella based on French cuisine

Casanis Bistrot is one of the most popular restaurants in Marbella. It is located in one of the narrow streets of the Old Town in a 150-year-old house with a cosy green courtyard and old-fashioned interiors.

The menu is mainly filled with French cuisine with neat touches of Belgian motifs. Vegetables for local dishes are grown in the own garden. The guests' most popular items on the menu are "fish of the day" with white wine and Pollo del Corral chicken. Another "feature" of the restaurant is the extensive wine list, which includes about a hundred wines.

  • Cost of meals: 34–80 euros p.p;
  • Opening hours: 19:00 – 00:00;
  • Address: Calle Ancha, 8;
  • Phone number: +34 952 90 04 50;
  • Website: https://casanisbistrot.com/
  • E-mail: reservation@casanisbistrot.com.

Ta-Kumi and TAHINI – the best sushi restaurants in Marbella

Takumi's traditional Japanese restaurant is the brainchild of chefs Toshio Tsutsui and Alvaro Arbeloa. These two are the leading specialists in the Land of the Rising Sun cuisine in Marbella. The restaurant's pride is the massive choice of sushi cooked by the author's recipes.

Besides, there are excellent noodles, spicy woks and fragrant tempura from high-quality seafood. Be sure to try the chicken dumplings tori Geza and the fish dish teppanyaki with vegetables in teriyaki sauce.
This place is famous not only among locals but also among world stars. Usually, you can meet famous footballers, actors and TV presenters here.

  • Cost of meals: 8–22 euros p.p;
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 19:30 to 22:30.
  • Address: Calle Gregorio Maranon 4;
  • Phone number: + 34 952 77 08 39;
  • Website: http://www.restaurantetakumi.com/

With its magnificent sea view, the TAHINI restaurant offers many variations of rolls, sashimi, yakitori, sushi, miso and other exotic meals. Whatever dish you choose, you can be sure that it will be cooked from the freshest and highest quality products.
The list of drinks will also please you. TAHINI offers a wide selection of red, white, pink and sparkling wines, cocktails and aperitifs. Do you want something more substantial? TAHINI offers you a choice of 9 brands of Japanese whiskey and 4 kinds of sake imported directly from Japan.

Origen and LEÑA – the best meat restaurants in Marbella

The reputation of one of the best steakhouses in Marbella is based on three components: the atmosphere of cosiness, the quality of the dishes and the technique of their preparation. The interior of the restaurant is simultaneously trendy, sophisticated and relaxed. This is a perfect place for a short business lunch and a warm family or romantic party.

Origen is one of few places in Marbella where you can taste ribeye with a delicious caramelised crust. The meat is grilled in front of the guests, and the steaks are grilled with a mix of olive, almond and oak coals to make them more fragrant. The restaurant specialises in Argentine cuisine. Besides various steaks from beef, venison, poultry and seafood, there are also excellent meat pie Empanadas, homemade salami criollo chorizo, sweet desserts flan de Leche, tiramisu and gelato. And every dish, down to the most straightforward sauce, is made by hand.

At Origen, they do everything to make every guest feel most welcome. For example, a few hours before the opening, the restaurant staff carefully chooses the freshest vegetables and the most delicious marinades to be served. By the way, the serving of dishes is another feature of Origen. For example, steaks here are served with an appetising garnish: grilled vegetables, caramelised onions or mashed potatoes with a special sauce.

The restaurant's wine list consists of about 100 bottles of Argentine and Spanish wine. Beer lovers will find several excellent craft beers at Origen.

  • Cost of meals: 4–33 euros p.p;
  • Opening hours: from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 19:00 to 23:30.
  • Address: the corner of Gregorio Marañón and Camilo José Cela;
  • Phone number: + 34 601 177 563;
  • Website: https://origenasador.com/

Leña is arguably the best steak house in Marbella. The restaurant was born from the great mind of Michelin Star Chef Dani García, who is native to Marbella-

Set in the Puente Romano Hotel and Resort, the restaurant escapes from the traditional and gives all a gastronomical experience to remember. The product's impeccable effort is put into cooking on the grill skillfully but with a sophisticated touch that the chef Dani García himself has incorporated into the kitchen.

They say you do not know what indecision is until you read Leña's menu, as they present their customers with the perfect balance between the product and the technique. There are various options to choose from that suit many dietary requirements, from Vegan starters to everything you can cook on a wooden grill. In 2021, the Leña restaurant was awarded the title of the most beautiful restaurant in the world at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

All drinks and dishes served at Leña come with impeccable attention to detail, fantastic presentation, and exquisite taste. All meat served at Leña is left to mature for maximum taste effect: young veal is left to mature for 15 days, and older meat is left to mature for 45 days. A speciality one must try when eating at Leña is the Yakipinchos, also known as Toripincho, a Spanish/Japanese fusion invented by Dani Garcia, which takes the traditional Japanese Yakitori and elevates it by using different cuts of meat cooked on charcoal.

  • Cost of meals: 70-99 euros p.p;
  • Opening hours: from 13:00 to 00:00.
  • Address: v. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602
  • Phone number: + 34 952 76 42 52;
  • Website: https://grupodanigarcia.com/
Interior Leña Dani García Marbella

Lobito del mar – the best fish restaurant in Marbella

One of Andalusia's best food experts, Dani Garcia, owns the Lobito del mar fish restaurant and bar on the Golden Mile. A wide selection of dishes will please even the most sophisticated gourmet: fried clams, salmon tartare, shrimp with garlic, Marbella-style salmon and vegetable snacks. We recommend you pay attention to the separate section on the menu, devoted to the local delicacy - tuna of Cadiz; 12 delicious dishes of that fish are cooked at the restaurant.

In addition to the regular dishes, there is a dish of the day on the menu. These are usually fresh fish dishes with a variety of appetiser options. The extensive wine list offers 450 kinds of wines from all over the world. The experienced restaurant sommelier will always tell you which wine is perfect for a particular dish.

Amorе & Fantasia – the best restaurant in Marbella based on Italian cuisine

You're walking through Spanish Marbella, and suddenly you find yourself in the corner of authentic Italy. That's right - you're at the restaurant Amoré & Fantasia. For more than 30 years, this establishment on the Puerto Banús boardwalk has been famous for its incredibly delicious Italian cuisine and excellent service.

We guarantee trying all the dishes on the restaurant's menu will take a while. There are 32 kinds of pizza only and 29 kinds of pasta. And that's not counting the different variations of risotto, salads and homemade desserts. Be sure to try the Milan meatballs and pannacotta. The wine list has a vast selection of wines from Italy, Spain and France.

By the way, the pizza is cooked on a real wood stove. That's why the prepared dish is homemade fragrant and puffy. Amor & Fantasia is cosy at any time. But you'll get the most unforgettable experience if you get a table on the restaurant's terrace in the evening to admire the sunset and the view of the majestic yachts in Puerto Banus marina.

  • Cost of meals: 5,9–38 euros p.p;
  • Opening hours: from 11:00 to 23:00.
  • Address: Muelle Salman Local 5 Casa A;
  • Phone number: + 34 952 813 464;
  • Website: https://amorefantasia.com/

Air by Breathe – the best bar in Marbella

Air is an outdoor panoramic bar at the rooftop of BREATHE, one of Marbella's most fashionable and glamorous restaurants at the entrance to Puerto Banús. You'll see elegant water decor, green areas, aquariums, comfortable sofas, and great views of Marbella and La Concha Mountain; this makes the Air Bar a great place to relax and party.

On the bar menu, there is a wide choice of sushi and rolls, author's cocktails, numerous sorts of craft beer and a solid choice of wines. And if you want to have a hearty meal, go down to BREATHE, where you can enjoy dishes from Marbella's best chefs.

  • Cost of meals: 10–240 euros;
  • Opening hours: from 19:00 till 02:00.
  • Address: Calle Los Lirios s/n;
  • Phone number: +34 952 036 494;
  • Website: https://www.breathe.life/blog/air/

D-Wine – the best wine bar in Marbella

D-Wine on the Golden Mile is one of the few bars in Marbella that offers the perfect balance between an abundance of vintage wines and excellent cuisine. Edmund Chichans, who has been creating gastronomic masterpieces in the best restaurants on the Costa del Sol for more than 15 years, is in charge of cooking here. And one of the most prominent wine experts, Julio Garcia, selects the best varieties and brands for the extensive D-Wine wine library.

DWine restaurant in Marbella

In this wine bar, you'll find the most impressive collection of wines in Spain; there are over 4,000 bottles from all over the world. That's why D-Wine is the recipient of prestigious awards from leading wine publications like The World of Fine Wine and Wine Spectator. Before buying a particular wine, you can taste it with a unique wine serving system Enomatic.

The menu at D-Wine features Mediterranean cuisine. You can taste grilled meat and fish with author sauces and spices. For dessert, try the apple pie and Marbella's famous chocolate ice cream with caramel cream sauce.

  • Cost of meals: 10–240 euros;
  • Opening hours: from 18:00 till 22:30.
  • Address: Centro Comercial Azalea, Calle Ana de Austria, 2;
  • Phone number: +34 952 814 446;
  • Website: https://d-winecollection.com/

Trocadero Playa – The best restaurant based on Mediterranean cuisine

Trocadero Playa is an example of a true beach chiringuito. The bar is located on Santa Petronila Beach and offers refreshing cocktails and delicious Mediterranean dishes of meat, fish and rice all year round.

Trocadero Playa will please you with picturesque coastal views, cosy and calm atmosphere and an abundance of various drinks. Guests especially praise the local cocktails based on sangria and white wines. The whole family can come here for a holiday - Trocadero Playa has an excellent children's menu.

Noto Food & People – the best family restaurant in Marbella

Noto Food & People in Nueva Andalucía has delighted Marbella residents and visitors with excellent Italian cuisine for over 20 years. Even in the high season, you can always find a free table in the main hall with 85 seats or on the terrace adjacent to the beautiful garden with 40 seats.

On the menu, you will find dishes to any taste: from seafood snacks to different variations of roasts and vegetables. We recommend the Ensalada Verde with asparagus, entrecote black Angus and salmon a la plancha - after these dishes, Noto Food & People will become your favourite family spot.

  • Cost of meals: 15–40 euros;
  • Opening hours: from 3:00 till 00:00.
  • Address: Calle Azahar Edificio la Ruleta;
  • Phone number: +34 952 814 529;
  • Website: https://www.notorestaurant.com/
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