Marbella hosted the presentation of the Michelin Guide 2015 in November 2014. The event was a great way of positioning Marbella as a top destination for food tourism, something which was often overlooked. Food lovers have always enjoyed the traditional Spanish tapas, delicious paella and grilled and fried fish dishes, but very little has been made of the fine dining restaurants which are pushing the boundaries for Spanish cuisine following in the steps of El Bulli.
Marbella and the Costa del Sol has many fine restaurants which represents cuisines from all over the world and TripAdvisor is a great place to start if you want to find a restaurant which comes highly recommended. However, there are also amazing Michelin star restaurants and those with their sights set on the stars!
Dani Garcia Restaurante at the Puente Romano promises to bring “an innovative gastronomic experience, where the forefront of cooking techniques are applied to traditional Andalusian recipes” . The bijou Skina in Marbella’s Old Town boasts one Michelin star and a sumptuous taster menu. El Lago on Greenlife Golf in Elviria is a wonderful option if you don’t want to travel into Marbella to enjoy the finest cuisine and we can highly recommend their taster menu with wine pairing.
The key to fully appreciating the fine food on offer on the Costa del Sol is to do your research, book in advance and try not to fall into the trap of the highly tourist orientated eateries, which tend to offer the worst food at the highest prices. If in doubt try a busy beach restaurant, they will rarely let you down for Spanish classics, but if you want something more special make sure you look around before you get here!
You can also download our Marbella guide which includes a list of our favourite restaurants and don’t be afraid to ask our helpful team what they recommend in the area you’ll be staying in.