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Discover the best bars and restaurants in Marbella

Posted by Niels Bruggeman on July 17, 2023

Marbella, the glamorous coastal city on the Costa del Sol, is known for its luxurious lifestyle, beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. It also offers a diverse and vibrant culinary scene that tantalises the taste buds of foodies. In this culinary guide, we take you on a journey of discovery of the best restaurants and bars in Marbella, where you can enjoy delicious dishes, refreshing drinks and experience the city’s unique atmosphere.

The best bars and restaurants

Puente Romano

Located in the heart of Marbella, Puente Romano is a gastronomic paradise known for its outstanding cuisine and elegant ambience. With award-winning restaurants such as BiBo by renowned chef Dani García and Nobu (which combines Japanese dishes with Peruvian flavours), Puente Romano offers an unforgettable culinary experience. The courtyard La Plaza completes the scene and provides plenty of life. Alelí Marbella (also by Dani García) is also not to be missed. Located near Puente Romano, the restaurant combines authentic Italian dishes with a cosy, traditional courtyard.

Whether you want to enjoy traditional Spanish food, Italian, Japanese or creative fusion dishes, this is the place to be. You will discover everything Puente Romano has to offer here.

The best bars and restaurants: Puente Romano La Plaza
Puente Romano cannot be left out among the best bars and restaurants in Marbella

Trocadero Playa

Trocadero Playa is a trendy restaurant (with a bar too) right on Marbella’s beach, with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Here you can enjoy an array of fresh seafood, Mediterranean dishes and refreshing cocktails. Whether you want a leisurely lunch or a romantic candlelit dinner, Trocadero Playa offers an unforgettable culinary experience with the sea as a backdrop.

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Marbella's best bars and restaurants: Trocadero Playa
Trocadero Playa has breathtaking sea views

Besaya Beach

If you are looking for a vibrant spot, head to Besaya Beach on Marbella’s famous Golden Mile. This stylish restaurant certainly belongs among the best bars and restaurants in Marbella and offers an excellent combination of gastronomy and entertainment. Taste the delicious seafood dishes, enjoy a cocktail at the bar and dance to the exciting music. Besaya Beach is where you can enjoy good food and a vibrant atmosphere.

The best bars and restaurants in Marbella: Besaya Beach
Besaya Beach offers an excellent combination of gastronomy and entertainment

Olivia Valere

Those who have just eaten in the best restaurants in Marbella can also go out in the hip coastal city after this. For a unique night out, head to Olivia Valere, an exclusive nightclub in Marbella. This luxurious venue offers a beautiful ambience, an outdoor space and delicious cocktails. With regular performances by international DJs and celebrities, Olivia Valere is the place for an unforgettable night of party and fun.

Club Olivia Valere
Olivia Valere offers regular performances by international DJs and celebrities

La Sala

Located in bustling Puerto Banús, La Sala is a lively bar and restaurant where you can enjoy a varied menu, live music and a lively atmosphere. Whether you crave international dishes, tapas or sushi, La Sala offers something for everyone. Enjoy your meal while listening to live music and take in the friendly bustle of this popular venue. La Sala definitely belongs among the best restaurants in Marbella.

La Sala
La Sala: a lively bar and restaurant

Find best bars and restaurants in Marbella yourself

Marbella offers an abundance of culinary options, from sophisticated restaurants to vibrant bars and clubs. This culinary guide has given you a glimpse of some of the best eateries in Marbella, where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks in beautiful surroundings. However, Marbella has a huge range of fun, hip bars and restaurants that you can still discover for yourself. Ultimately, everything depends on your own taste: Whether you are a gourmet, a seafood lover or a night owl, Marbella has something for everyone. Explore and enjoy the unique culinary experiences this city has to offer.

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