Where to eat? essential beach bars, restaurants and terraces for this summer in Marbella and Estepona
Eating well on the Costa del Sol is a distinguishing feature. The beach bars in Estepona and beach restaurants in Marbella are without a doubt one more attraction offered by the Malagan coastline and it is a true pleasure to enjoy the Mediterranean diet in a privileged setting. Marbella and Estepona are clear examples of two Malagan cities that make the most of their gastronomic corners to delight locals and tourists. Seafood, meat, tapas, exotic foods, traditional dishes or international recipes can be found in both cities. We recommend some places where you can eat well in Marbella and Estepona. Be sure to take note and enjoy the menu offered by both the different beach restaurants in Estepona and the multiple beach bars in Marbella.
RESTAURANTS WITH TERRACE AND BEACH BARS IN MARBELLA
The beach bars in Marbella, thanks to their location, sophistication and savoir faire, are some of the best on the whole of the Costa del Sol. The beach restaurants in Marbella combine the best of a restaurant with the most inviting aspects of an establishment on the beach.
Here we can enjoy the best fish and seafood in the whole of the Mediterranean; they are an indulgence for the most exquisite palates.
Amàre Beach Club
Amare Beach restaurant is the ideal place to spend both the morning and the afternoon. Here you can relax on one of the idyllic Balinese beds and order a range of items from a glass of champagne, one of its famous cocktails or one of the several beers from its international menu. You will also love its spectacular Mediterranean-inspired gastronomic proposal with an international touch, and let’s not forget its gourmet starters.
Soleo Marbella beach restaurant is a place where you can enjoy the best gastronomy. A menu of Mediterranean cuisine classics garnished with a contemporary spirit. Paella, ham, fish and meat, all accompanied by the best wines. This magnificent restaurant has a key peculiarity: the Mediterranean Sea is the main dining companion. If you want to try quality dishes while enjoying the sea breeze and Malagan sun, be sure to visit this place that will confirm the good reputation of Spanish cuisine.
To enjoy a quiet evening and try Mediterranean flavors of the highest quality, Pinetreeclub terrace restaurant is one of the best options in the centre of Marbella.
The terrace overlooking the sea of Fuerte Marbella hotel offers a relaxed space surrounded by gardens, as well as gourmet products with a strong Andalucian accent dedicated to the most exquisite palates.
An authentic place in the heart of the city with a versatile and modern cuisine.
Garnacha is a small charming restaurant in Marbella. This place is one of the most highly rated by TripAdvisor users, and has the trust of Marbella’s residents. The wine list is excellent, and you can taste a wide variety of meat dishes. The chestnut cake with rum cream is one of the most prominent pastry specialties. A simple space with capacity for a few people, so you can have intimacy while you give a treat to your palate.
Paco Jiménez, Marbella
The central Plaza de los Naranjos of Marbella houses one of the most emblematic restaurants in the city. If you want to enjoy good food while smelling the scent of orange blossom, do not miss this spot. The chef’s careful and creative decoration of each dish is one of the strengths of this restaurant. Mediterranean food in the old quarters of Marbella, to enjoy a delicious food and then stroll around the narrow streets of the city center. A must-try if you visit Marbella.
Abrasa BBQ, Marbella
The wood roasted beef with potatoes is one of the star dishes. This grill, with over 30 years’ experience, offers a cozy environment where you can also find great recipes like the spinach pie with goat cheese. If you are looking for a taste of Argentinian barbecue, do not hesitate to come to this spot, which has become one of the most visited in Marbella. Its home-made desserts prepared with utter care, and are the finishing touch for a unique gastronomic tour.
Bistro MAUMM, Marbella
The flavor of Andalucia in its greatest expression. The environment of this place is typical of Southern Spain, with its cattail chairs and the bullfighting posters on the walls. In its private terrace filled with geraniums one can enjoy the most unforgettable summer evenings. Its cuisine, predominantly Spanish ,allows you to try out the Mediterranean diet variety, with dishes like paella and Malaga’s typical fresh fish. A recommendable option to experience the Andalusian essence.
Bodega San Bernabé, Marbella
If you want to go out for “tapas”, Bodega San Bernabé in Marbella is one of the best options. Ham legs and sausages hang from the ceiling in this delightful corner located in the city center. Its traditional tasca environment is one of its charms, together with the fine wine you can taste. A very recommendable option to try out the fine Spanish cold cuts.
La Suite Club, Marbella
Suite del Mar is located in Marbella’s Milla de Oro. The most distinguishing feature of this locale is that it has many facets: a beach club, disco and exclusive chiringuito.
Suite del Mar comprises two parts. Outside, deckchairs with beach umbrellas can be hired and inside you can enjoy the chill out lounge. It has a beautiful restaurant that turns into one of the best discos at night.
The summer months are unique at Suite del Mar; a meeting point chosen by the Marbellan jet set and a place to hold events.
The Beach House, Marbella
The Beach House is a beach restaurant and club located on one of the Marbella’s best beaches, Real de Zaragoza.
As well as the exquisite food served in its restaurant, you can hire deckchairs and hammocks at the club. It also has showers and you can do water sports like rowing and kayaking.
Daytime live music concerts are organised at the weekend with some of the most talented music artists of the area.
The relaxed ambience makes this a great option for young families, groups of friends and couples who what to enjoy a romantic atmosphere.
Aquí Te Quiero Ver, Marbella
The Aquí Te Quiero Ver restaurant offers everything its diners expect from a chiringuito on Marbella’s prettiest beach. It has private parking, disabled access, deckchairs, umbrellas, showers, etc. You will find a lovely Mediterranean restaurant, where you can enjoy the best fish and seafood delivered from the entire Andalusian coast. Be sure to visit!
Copacabana Restaurant, Marbella
Copacabana Restaurant is located on the beach with an unspoilt view of the sea. This family business par excellence welcomes its Spanish and international clientele, who that enjoys its cuisine, whether it be on the terrace or in the indoor dining room. Copacabana Restaurant offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine which includes: hot and cold starters, salads; a wide range of small plates; fish; mixed paella; shrimp in garlic sauce; grilled sole and sole Meuniere; meats such as chicken cordon bleu and rabbit with garlic; salt fish to order; a variety of deserts; and an extensive Spanish and international list of white and rosé wines, cava and champagne.
Victor’s Beach Club, Marbella
Victor’s Beach is located on El Ancón Beach. The road to this beach is near the Rey Abdul Aziz Mosque, along the motorway linking the centre of Marbella with Puerto Banús.
It has a relaxed atmosphere and very good service. It’s always full of Spanish and international diners and offers an extensive menu that includes fish and traditional grilled sardines, seafood and Afro-Caribbean cuisine prepared on the barbecue.
Bono Beach restaurant is an establishment located on Arenal Beach. Its tables, hammocks and Balinese beds await so that you can enjoy its international, refreshing and high-quality culinary proposal, since you can whet your appetite with some freshly caught king prawns or lobster, and then choose from dishes are refreshing as salads, ceviches, tatakis or sushi. Of course, you can also enjoy grilled veal steak or tenderloin that you will love.
This restaurant also has menus for children and celiacs.
La Ola Marbella
La Ola is the temple that worships fish, fresh seafood and rice dishes, so be sure to visit… This establishment is located at la Fontanilla in Marbella.
This restaurant’s menu is basically Mediterranean, so you can enjoy delicious salads and fabulous grilled sardines. As we have said, this place is a temple for fish and rice dishes, so if you decide to come, order one of the skewers or dishes in which these products play a leading role. You won’t regret it!
Trocadero Arena is the coolest establishment on the whole of the Costa del Sol. It is a beach club open 365 days a year and divided into different areas depending on what you want to do: enjoy a starter, a succulent meal or one of the best cocktails. Its menu is created under the premise of offering the best Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of fusion cuisine, though it would be culinary sacrilege to forget about the delicious grilled sardines or tasty local seafood.
Marbal-la (Pepe’s Beach Bar)
Marbal-la is a true point of reference in Marbella. Its executive chef, Pepe Ravira, heads one of the most famous beach bars on the whole of the Costa del Sol. Coming here and not trying its delicious grilled sardines is sacrilege indeed, since they have a special flavour. All its products are of a supreme quality and they buy them themselves at the port and cook them on a burner with olive wood. Little wonder, then, that during the summer period, their burner cooks over 60 kilos of sardines a day.
RESTAURANTS WITH TERRACE AND BEACH BARS IN ESTEPONA
Estepona is an ideal tourist place with great beaches, a pleasant temperature, a unique atmosphere … that’s why we introduce you to the best beach restaurants in Estepona where you can sit down and have a drink and get away from the routine … What else can you order from the beach bars of Estepona?
Paseo del Mar
Desde la playa con amor. El Paseo del Mar es el nuevo centro gastronómico de Kempinski Hotel Bahía y se compone de numerosos conceptos culinarios: Black Rose, el bar más enigmático; Baltazár Bar & Grill, un steakhouse con fantásticas vistas a frondosos jardines y piscinas; y Spíler Beach Club, el icónico bar y restaurante junto a la playa.
Picasso’s Urban Tapas Bar & Grill
Picasso’s Urban Tapas Bar & Grill is the latest addition to Estepona offering seasonal & local produce cooked to an exceptional level of creativity & tradition too. Picasso’s Urban Tapas Bar serves typical Spanish Tapas & some International dishes with traditional recipes made from locally sourced produce, organic where possible & we also offer Vegetarian & Vegan options on our menu. Everything is freshly made here on our premises.
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El Cazador, Estepona
In the middle of Estepona’s marina there is El Cazador Restaurant, a very advisable place, especially if you are hungry. Its huge portions will leave you satisfied with good Mediterranean food. Under the sea breeze, you can order sole with champagne sauce, cazador-style entrecot or lamb chops, all of this within a family environment, while you enjoy the quay views.
Lola´s Tapas, Estepona
In Estepona, one of the “tapas” restaurants par excellence is Lola´s Tapas. The kind treatment of the owners is what customers like the most, as they let them give advice on the menu’s many options. Ham, cheese, grilled snacks and Spanish omelet, are just some of the varieties you can taste in this spot located in the heart of the city’s promenade, where you can accompany your lunch or dinner with a delicious house-special cocktail.
El Tejar, Estepona
A good “poor man’s” potato casserole with egg and chorizo (local sausage) makes anyone satisfied. El Tejar de Estepona restaurant offers you the chance to eat typical town dishes, as well as a broad variety of tapas coming from the North of Spain. The pintxo vasco is the great star in the menu. So, in this restaurant you can combine the nice flavors of the North and South within a pleasant environment, with a customized service. Do not miss trying out its culinary offer while you enjoy a good wine.
Los Rosales, Estepona
If you are in the mood for high-quality seafood, do not miss Los Rosales Restaurant in Estepona. Grilled prawns, crayfish, wedge clams in garlic and large red shrimps are just some of the options, together with Malaga’s fried fish, for a sea-flavored culinary outing. If you travel to Estepona, do not hesitate to visit this spot, where waiters will suggest the day’s specials and their freshest products. A recommendable option if you are looking for treat yourself to a sea dish.
Sonora Beach, Estepona
Sonora Beach is located on a beautiful beach between Estepona and Marbella. It is not a typical luxury jet set beach club, nor does it host wild and crazy champagne parties. At Sonora Beach you will find a more relaxed, bohemian atmosphere combining reggae with rock concerts.
Sonora Beach is located right on the beach. Deckchairs and hammocks can be rented by those looking to get a tan. It also has a first class restaurant with a very extensive menu. If you visit Sonora Beach, be sure to pop into its little shop with its own clothing line, Mucholarala, selling high quality clothing and lovingly designed India and Bali inspired jewellery.
The restaurant offers an extensive, original and reasonably priced menu. You can enjoy Spanish specialities, salads, meat and fish dishes, burgers, panini, wraps and stir fries.
Chiringuito El Madero, Estepona
Chiringuito El Madero is a beach restaurant where you can eat traditional Malagan fried fish in Estepona, along with grilled sardines, wild bream, king prawns and calamari, all prepared on our traditional boat. The restaurant distinguishes itself by offering an extensive selection of salads, starters and meat and fish dishes, as well as value for money. It has a spacious terrace, kids play area, hammock service and chill out zone with WiFi.
Salduna Beach chill out restaurant is located on the sand of Benamara Beach in Estepona and is where you can enjoy the best sunsets on the Costa del Sol. You can see Africa just before the moon falls from this intimate corner far from the tourist hustle and bustle of Marbella’s nightlife.
Salduna Beach restaurant invites you to experience the signature Mediterranean and international cuisine of Chef Gontzal Martín Pereda. Spinach salad, fried baby squid, duck confit on mashed potato with orange sauce and salmon with cava sauce and grilled vegetables are just some of the recommendations from the menu that is based on top quality fresh produce.
Bronzzzano Beach Club, Estepona
Bronzzzano Beach Club is a magnificent restaurant located in one of the most beautiful beaches of Estepona that since 2017 delights its guests with an original proposal. This place is formed by an interior restaurant, an outdoor terrace, a saltwater pool where you will find beds and hammocks and a VIP upper terrace with a fabulous panoramic view of the Mediterranean and the Rock of Gibraltar.
Here you can delight your palate with a wide variety of delicacies that will cover all tastes and palates, as they specialize in international fusion cuisine, where they use the highest quality products from both the national and international markets.
Note down these suggestions, all of them are highly rated by TripAdvisor users, and have become must-see spots for good cuisine in Marbella and Estepona. A broad variety for all tastes, depending on what you feel like eating. Do not leave Costa del Sol without enjoying its outstanding gastronomy to the fullest.
WHERE TO STAY
Without a doubt, the best option to stay in Marbella and Estepona es Fuerte Hoteles. This chain, with over 60 years’ experience, offers you an outstanding service, leader in quality. Holidays for two, with the family or friends, any way you decide to travel is perfectly suitable for these hotels where, in these destinations, you can practice countless outdoor activities, and find facilities to practice your favorite sports. And, for the little ones, these hotels offer fun animation programs for children. Do not hesitate to stay at Fuerte Marbella, Amare Marbella Beach Hotel (Marbella) or Fuerte Estepona (Estepona) if you travel to these cities in Costa del Sol.