Restaurants in Marbella Old Town
‘Conmpasion,’ ‘La Niña del pisto,’ ‘Casa Eladio’ and ‘Altamirano’ are just some names of bars and restaurants in Marbella Old Town that, while not on the lists of haute cuisine restaurants in Marbella, are enclaves where traditional cuisine reconnects with the most authentic of the Malagan people. There you will find this concentration of places where fried fish, stews, skewers and sandwiches are embellished.
Places where you can occasionally see chefs of the stature of Dani García or Diego del Río, or magnates, aristocrats, royals, elite sportsmen and women, celebrities, etc…, since they know and recognize how well you can eat at local bars and if you also decide to go to Marbella Old Town, this becomes an unforgettable experience.
At Entre Limones you will find fresh, tasty and very creative dishes. The best thing about this Marbella restaurant is the amazing combination of flavours. Dare to delight in its traditional market cuisine with international notes. You won’t regret it.
Conmpasión Restaurant and Tapas offers typically Andalusian dishes and tapas (fried fish, skewers, Olivier salad, tossed tomatoes, etc…) in a traditional and relaxing setting. Although its menu is not particulary wide-ranging, all its produce is fresh and high quality. It is also worth pointing out its pleasant service.
La Niña del Pisto
This tavern is one of the most original restaurants on the entire Costa del Sol. It is decorated in traditional Córdoba style and its gastronomic proposal is based on offering traditional Mediterranean dishes, so you can be sure of whatever you choose.
This restaurant is a temple dedicated to Mediterranean cuisine and its numerous proposals include traditional anchovies marinated in vinegar, moules marinières, homemade meatballs, octopus salad, tripe with chickpeas, sardines with lemon, seafood salad, pil-pil king prawns and the famous fried fish.
Zozoi is a restaurant that fuses 0 mile seasonal produce with the creativity of its chef. Its culinary proposal is filled with risottos and tasty pizzas. It has to be said that its decor is the most colourful and it probably has one of the terraces with the most privileged view of the whole of Marbella.
At this restaurant, you can enjoy traditional Cerdeña gastronomy. Its menu includes dishes such as focaccia, fregula sarda, homemade pizza and caponata, although bear in mind that there are new and delicious recipes each week. So, let yourself be transported to deepest Italy.
This tavern is a small bar that, while hidden away on Calle Pantaleón, is very famous, so it is always lively and also offers all kinds of tapas at a price that is very hard to beat, not to mention its very pleasant service.
El Patio De Mariscal
El Patio de Mariscal is a restaurant where you can savour the best Mediterranean cuisine in a privileged place, a traditional Andalusian courtyard that is over 200 years old. We recommend you try its delicious seafood cocktail, fresh salads, Andalusian gazpacho or fried fish Malaga style, and continue with a stuffed tiger mussels tapa or some pil-pil prawns.
The Orange Tree
This restaurant is located near the emblematic Plaza de Los Naranjos. Its menu is based on the use of seasonal produce to prepare traditional Mediterranean dishes (salads, seafood and fish and delicious meats), but inspired by international cuisine. Here you will enjoy a unique gastronomic experience with all your senses.
This is a cool gastrobar that fuses traditional gastronomy with the most innovative culinary techniques, so you can indulge in some truly original flavours.
Skina is a restaurant that can boast that it has had a Michelin star since 2008. Its menu fuses the most traditional Mediterranean cuisine with the most creative gastronomy. Although it is a relatively small restaurant, it is very cosy, so we recommend booking a table in advance.
This restaurant is a real institution among Marbella’s fish and seafood restaurants. Bar Altamirano has, for over 25 years, been offering tapas and dishes featuring fresh fish brought from Bajadilla fishing port. Its menu offers traditional Malagan dishes, such as fried fish, and its price is unbeatable based on the quality it offers. We also recommend you book a table, or go early.
Casa Tua offers Italian style cuisine with fresh seasonal produce. Its fresh pasta, select meats and fish and seafood will delight the most discerning palates. Special mention must be made of its menu that includes some specialities, such as ravioli of the day, fagottini di bresaola and its exquisite black rice risotto. You won’t regret it.
This restaurant offers its customers Mediterranean and international dishes. We recommend its fresh seafood, select meats, fish and homemade desserts. Here you will enjoy the most intense flavours.
Where to stay
The best accommodation option in Marbella and Estepona is without a doubt Fuerte Hoteles. This chain, thanks to its extensive experience, offers you excellent service of the highest quality. A holidays with your partner, family or friends, however you choose to travel, adapts perfectly to these hotels, where you can enjoy endless outdoor activities at these destinations and you will find facilities enabling you to enjoy your favourites sports. And for the little ones in the family, the hotels have fun and entertaining kids clubs. Be sure to stay at Fuerte Marbella (Marbella) or Fuerte Estepona (Estepona) if you travel to these two cities on the Costa del Sol.