Best Restaurants in Marbella As Per Our Team

By Julia Nilsson on - 15m. reading time

The members of Drumelia team emblemize the multi-cultural character of our company. We all are very different, born and lived on different continents, have different tastes, prefer different types of cuisine. However, we have named the certain restaurants in Marbella as our Top Choice, and hope that you will find this information useful and helpful.

Top 10 Restaurants

• El Patio
• Casanis Bistrot
• BiBo
• Lobito de Mar
• The Grill
• Skina
• Roostiq Marbella
• Siroko Beach Club
• Davero
• Breathe

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El Patio

El Patio is a beautiful oasis on the Golden Mile of Marbella, hidden amongst blooming agapanthus, fragrant jasmine and draping vines. It embraces traditional Andalusian indoor-outdoor living and invites for the best family lunch. Don’t miss the hand-tossed pizzas, made in the lion-shaped fire oven. The bespoke drinks menu is inspired by nature, Marbella Club Hotel’s history and setting.

Casanis Bistrot

Casanis Bistrot offers several spaces, each with a particular ambience: Main room, Inner Patio, Terrace, Mono, Room and Wine Cellar (under request). Fabian Cangas is the chef in charge of the exquisite cuisine. This place was opened by the Marbella Hospitality Management company Casanis Group. Drumelia’s foodies also mentioned the other establishments of the Group, including Mamzel, La Plage Casanis and NotaBlu Brasserie. Do you know about one more place, Chalet Casanis in Sierra Nevada? Have a look at this wonderful menu.


Source: Natalia

BiBo in Puente Romano is the most cosmopolitan concept of Dani García. Quiet and elegant, it was named by Natalia, Drumelia’s COO, best choice for a romantic date on Friday. She recommends smoked tuna tartar O’Toro and a celebrated, timeless classic, a Dry Martini.

Lobito de Mar

Source: Lobito de Mar Facebook

Lobito de Mar is a truly happening place and the fourth restaurant of Marbella’s celebrity Dani Garcia. 3 Michelin-starred chef described it as a "chiringuito without the beach". The sophisticated, “urban beach bar” has a sea-focused menu with a special section dedicated to red tuna from Cadiz. A senior property consultant Olga names ensaladilla rusa with eel and tuna as the knockout dishes, while Cinthia, our property consultant, recommends Paella Iberica. She also mentions a convenient private parking, and calls this restaurant “perfect, whether you go out with friends and family or for a romantic date”.

The Grill

Source: Marbella Club Hotel Instagram

The Grill at Marbella Club Hotel is famous for its melt-in-your-mouth grilled steaks. The time-tested recipes brought to life over a crackling fire, legendary silver service, the twinkle of the decades-old candles on the outdoor terrace, and the stir of the soaring pines complementing the finest, heart-warming cuisine…what’s not to like?


Source: Skina Instagram

Skina – two Michelin stars, and it says it all. Olga, our senior property consultant, recommends it as ‘The Place’ for creative and theatrical cooking, where the whole meal is a work of art. Read more about this Haute Cuisine paradise and other Marbella’s Michelin restaurants in our Blog here.

Roostiq Marbella

Source: Natalia

Roostiq Marbella is dedicated to the farm-to-table ethos and slow cooking. The shining star is the Roostiq pizza with creamy burrata, summer truffles and Bellota ham. Head Chef David García infuses his personal touch into every preparation, and Zoilo Alvarez, the owner of Roostiq, believes in reducing carbon footprints while creating exquisite fine dining. Organic mood indeed! For Drumelia’s lawyer Borja and his family, Roostiq is the epitome of culinary elegance and authenticity of Mediterranean flavours.

Siroko Beach Club


Siroko Beach Club in Marbella East attracts quite a few Drumelia’s team members due to its special Marbella vibe, relaxed atmosphere, exceptional cuisine and breath-taking location. This place offers something for everyone, whether you want relax on sunbeds and Balinese beds, enjoy the family garden with a bouncy castle, dine on the beach or inside, in a naturally designed boho-style interior. Summer brings Sunset Dinner Shows and Beach Parties with fantastic live music and dancing all night directly on the beach.


Source: Davero Instagram

Davero is called ‘an Italian success on the Spanish coast’. This authentic cosy family restaurant is discreetly situated close to the old fishing port, not far from Marbella's Old Town. You could almost call it ‘a hole in the wall’ and it is easy to walk right past it. But you stop, use your sense of smell, hear the waiters speaking Italian to each other, which provides confidence in what is to come. And what come is glorious Italian food made from genuine ingredients and products delivered from Italy every day. Another secret to fantastic Italian meal is a pinch of love for the food. "Food is our philosophy," says the owner. It’s worth mentioning a wine cellar that warms your heart.


Source: Breathe Marbella Website

Stylish and trendy Breathe, with its fresh-thinking gastronomy, sophisticated design and DJ music, is ideal for Saturday night out with friends, as well as for celebrating special events like Valentine’s, Halloween and New Year’s Eve.

Alex, our You Tube manager believes, this Restaurant, Gastrobar & Garden ticks all the possible boxes: perfect location between Nueva Andalucia and Puerto Banus, amazing ambiance, interesting people around, ‘speakeasy vibe’ of the evocative bar, full-circle gastronomic experience, from breakfast to late-night cocktails. Add fantastic views of Marbella and its shoreline from the atmospheric rooftop terrace and garden.

Breakfast brings a touch of New York sophistication. In the late morning, you feel San Francisco/Silicon Valley atmosphere when the bakery becomes a popular spot to work on laptops. As the day progresses, businesspeople, techy ‘digital nomads’ and families make the place their lunch venue of choice. Dinner... Have a look yourself here

Do you know that Nueva Andalucia is nicknamed ‘Little Stockholm’? Stay with us, and very soon, Alexander, a Swede, will explain why.

The Cute Spots

Additionally, as the Cutest Places in Marbella, our team members distinguish two spots that stand out with their unique style and meticulous attention to detail.

Rosas Cafe

Source: Natalia

Rosas Café is a completely unique concept, in which healthy cooking is able to satisfy even the sweet tooth. Natalia, our COO, says it is ideal for leisurely aesthetic meals and much more. Why leave your pet at home when they can enjoy a specific menu just for them? This charming place is a pioneering initiative of Ana Santos, in which both owners and pets can share the moment of eating out, surrounded with 35 thousand roses in the walls!

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Dezentral Coffee Shop has been recommended by Joaquín, our “professional foodie”, and many other members of the team. It boasts a beautifully styled interior and delicious healthy menu. The homemade organic cakes are to die for (besides, they won’t ruin your diet progress)!

Personal Opinions of Drumelia’s Foodies

Get your forks and knives ready as Drumelia’s main foodies unveil their personal gourmet experiences in the restaurants, which they consider the best in Marbella.

What Frequent Guests of Marbella’s Restaurants Choose

Artur, Drumelia’s CEO, and Bruna, a senior property consultant, are frequent guests in Marbella’s restaurants. Today they provides their opinion and advice on what to eat and where in Marbella.

Casanis, a charming bistro with French and Belgian kitchen influences, is located in the heart of Marbella Old Town, and Artur says that walking there is already quite romantic. Expect small tables (like in a real French bistro), oysters, caracoles and mussels, and meat dishes with decadent Beef Wellington as a star. It’s the place for watching the world go by, enjoying cocktails and a fabulous evening atmosphere!

Source: Bruna

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In Lobito Del Mar on the Golden Mile, Artur recommends paella, tuna tartar and tuna carpaccio that he calls ‘extraordinary’ and ‘unique’. Bruna thinks, it’s a must-visit restaurant for fresh seafood lovers!

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From Artur’s and Bruna’s perspective, El Patio at Marbella Club has the highest level of service. The lunch menu offers both exquisite food (oysters, ceviche, carpaccio, cheese selection) and ‘simple’ dishes, which we call “fast food”. The outstanding place proves that fast food doesn’t have to be junk food. Do you fancy a really good hamburger made with the best ingredients, or an old-fashioned wood-oven pizza, a pulled pork sandwich and chips fried to perfection? In the evening, do not miss the wood fire dishes: Wagyu steaks, tiger prawns, octopus, or wild catch of the day.

As the best dinner restaurant, Artur has named Marbella Club’s main restaurant. Of course, quality and name come with a price tag, but it’s worth it! La Plage Casanis in Elviria is his favourite beach club. There, you can enjoy awesome events, authentic organic foods, wood grill and a very elaborate wine list. La Plage to be!

As for the interior design that wows, Dani Garcia’s Leña in the Puente Romano Resort impresses Artur most of all. Not surprisingly! Leña has received the prestigious “Restaurant & Bar Design Award” for excellence in hospitality design. In 2021, it was chosen as the most beautiful restaurant in the world. The menu is focused on the raw material and its versatility on the grill, but with a very personal touch and a marked international influence. It’s Dani Garcia … and everything around him is always special.

In our Blog, you can find more information about the Puente Romano Resort in Marbella.

Another place has caught Artur’s heart with an exquisite dining experience and stunning setting on the beach in San Pedro de Alcántara. El Ancla, the high quality fish restaurant and a swimming pool club, boasts a simply breath-taking ambiance.

Have a look at these fabulous luxury homes for sale in San Pedro de Alcántara.

Personal Opinions

Drumelia’s property listing representative Joaquín is more than just a foodie. A Marbella native, he studied in a Swiss Hospitality School, and worked for Dani Garcia as the Events and Project Manager. As you can well imagine, he knows Marbella, all its places and hidden gems as a pro.

Among his top spots are: Aqui Te Quiero Ver, La Plage Casanis and Lobito de Mar.

Source: Natalia

According to Joaquin, Usategui offers the best meat in Marbella (ask for Chuletón). He goes for French food to La Creperie or Café de París, for Mexican to Mantarraya, and for Italian to Davero and Picasso.

As for the food itself, Joaquin recommends trying Paella and Espetos de Sardinas in La Milla, Zesty Shimps and California Rolls in Genji, and French fries with truffle, poached eggs with ham and an espresso and sparkling water in Cappuccino, a sophisticated and trendy restaurant with modern elegant atmosphere and panoramic sea views.

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Discover Some More Special Places For Best Food In Marbella

Are you missing the soul and flavours of the Mexican Pacific?

Julia, our lead editor (and foodie), had her own Food&Travel column in a Houston newspaper, and also lived in Puerto Vallarta, so we can fully trust her personal opinion on the most exciting Mexican food outside Mexico, amidst cool décor, served by nice people, which she believes to be Mantarraya MX Marbella.

The seaside location and Marbella’s climate allow taking advantage of everything the Mediterranean has to offer. However, PURO MÉXICO is in every detail: cherished traditions, interior and vibrant colours inspired by rich culture, music, cocktails with personality, molcajetes, best-shaped Margaritas’ glasses, and of course, every bite of amazing food, brimming with delicious flavours. Mantarraya tortillas, home-made with organic corn, taste even better than in Mexico. Carabinero Taco a la Diabla can rock the world of brave eaters!

Chef Roberto Ruiz (whose food is recognised by the demanding Michelin Guide!) recommends trying dishes that are “not typical”, like Mantarraya guacamole with scallops and jalapeño emulsion. Conversation-stoppers include Sinaloa oysters⁠, but, really, all is worth heading to Mantarraya for. The authentic fiestas also include live mariachi performance.

Looking for a sustainable and ecological approach to dining?

Simke, a sales assistant, recommends a place owned by Belgians and popular among Dutch and Belgian guests. Idyllically situated by the sea, Luuma has super friendly staff, laid-back ambiance, elegantly decorated interior and healthy dishes with plenty of organic and vegan options. Simke says their truffle fries are the best she has ever tasted in Marbella (comparable to the ones in Belgium that is known all over the world for having the best fries!). A dog-menu is a nice bonus for those who want to come with their furry friends.

Craving for romantic environment?

Sergey, Drumelia’s founder and senior property consultant, suggests La Tirana, one of the most emblematic restaurants of Marbella. Set in an old Andalusian-style house amidst magnificent gardens, the venue offers a romantic ambience and Mediterranean cuisine. Sergey’s favourite dish is Chateaubriand.

Longing for good Argentinean beef?

Angus, located next to Paseo Maritimo, impresses with excellent corn fed beef, classic traditions and elegant atmosphere. Kevan, a listing agent, is French, but goes to Argentinean Angus. It shows a lot, isn’t it? A glass of Malbec or Syrah makes it a remarkable companion for Asado (we are preparing an interesting text about the best and even unique wineries around Marbella, stay with us!). Life is always better with beef empanadas, and they are excellent in Angus. However, according to our editor Julia, the very best empanadas on the coast are waiting in the modest but charming El Kiosko KiteSurf.

Fancy an authentic experience?

Born in Cordoba, our listings manager Ines goes for her favourite dishes to Taberna La Niña del Pisto in Marbella Old Town. They serve perfect rabo de toro, pisto, salmorejo, flamenquín and berenjenas con miel that Cordoba is famous for.
If you have passion for the authentic Spanish food and bustling atmosphere of the historic marketplace, Casa Rivas at Mercado Municipal de Marbella is a hidden culinary gem that Ines is happy to recommend.

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Interested in vegetarian-friendly food?

It’s not difficult to follow a vegetarian, organic, dairy-free and gluten-free diet in Marbella. Most of the restaurants offer plant-based dishes. On the hunt for organic and natural products go to El Ecomercado Ecológico, Farmer’s Ecological Markets in Elviria and other parts of Marbella (not the same as weekly street market).

Julieta, our creative manager, is a vegetarian from Argentina (yes, it happens). She goes for her favourite food to Cancha II, a restaurant with an elegant, back to nature design, love for embers and that particular flavour they leave in any dish. Thanks to the restaurant’s unique location in front of Sotogrande polo fields, she can enjoy her provoleta and vegetarian empanadas while watching live polo.

Find out here what else can you do in Sotogrande!

Missing good old-fashioned Sunday roast?

Born in Cambridge, Liam, our property consultant, goes for his Sunday roast to La Finca. You can find a full menu of old-fashioned British favourites, legendary roasts, fish and chips, slow roasted pork belly, honey and mustard roast ham. All meals include Yorkshire pudding, mushy peas, carrots, broccoli, stuffing, cauliflower cheese and gravy! And they don't stop at roasts! The full name of the restaurant is La Finca Thai Fusion.

Do you need a reason to smile?

Carmen, our social media specialist, thinks that the lasagne cooked by Los Farolillos, a little gem in Nueva Andalucía, will make you happy. If you are an ice-cream enthusiast, look no further than Rivareno Gelato. Drumelia’s listing administrator Rosa recommends to try sushi in fabulous Maï Sushi in Guadalmina.

What else can you do in the beautiful, loved by celebrities oasis called Guadalmina?

Now that you know all our best spots for wining and dining, you can pick out one (or many), and order all the goods!

There is one thing worth mentioning. This is not a paid advertisement, endorsement or promotional message, but an independent opinion of Drumelia’s team, built on personal experience and preferences.

Let us know if you need any help or additional information about anything that you would like to know: the town and its surroundings, must-see places, lifestyle, best areas to live, and of course, the high-end properties for sale in Marbella area.

Julia Nilsson
Lead Editor Julia Nilsson

Cosmopolitan since birth, Julia is multilingual and has a doctorate degree in international auxiliary languages as means of intercultural communication.…