Last updated on December 6th, 2023 at 12:49 am
Marbella is home to some of the best restaurants in Andalucia and potentially Spain as well. People flock to the city for fun and that means experiencing some of the best food around. You will also be in excellent company. Aristocrats, celebrities, and even Michelle Obama are known to haunt the best restaurants in town. Today we will take you to discover the best restaurants in Marbella.
Cascada Cocina & Bar
Located in the hills, Cascada is a million miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Marbella, with its vibrant green gardens and the waterfalls that gave it its name. If you want to get away from the crowds this is the place.
Inside, there’s a relaxed and friendly vibe thanks to an elegant terracotta and turquoise color palette, wood-beamed ceilings, minimalist furniture, and a large fireplace for cooler days. But it’s the food that will keep you coming back for this foray into the hills. It’s humble and simple, with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients taking center stage.
There are Andalusian classics, dishes inspired by the international world and endless combinations of delicious flavors such as grilled black pudding with chilli or chocolate coulant with a pistachio heart. You will also have access to a well-stocked cellar.
Located in the heart of the historic center of Marbella, Casanis is impossible not to appreciate. With walls decorated with colorful contemporary art, cozy lighting, and great music (by a resident DJ), Casanis knows how to help you unwind.
Argentine chef Fabián Cangas works in the kitchen, honing his art at the Sheraton Hotel in Buenos Aires, at the Café Noir in New York and at the Bistro El Pelícano in Sydney. The dishes combine French and Belgian influences with the most innovative and avant-garde gastronomic methods, using seasonal products in a creative way, respecting traditional recipes.
In addition, Casanis buys many of its ingredients from its own garden, located just 10 minutes from the restaurant, growing its own vegetables (including ten different types of carrots) without pesticides and other chemicals, guaranteeing 100% natural, fresh and rich dishes. taste and organic.
BiBo Dani García
Located in the La Plaza gastronomic area in Puente Romano, the three-star Michelin BiBo restaurant is the work of the famous chef Dani García. This relaxed yet sophisticated brasserie embraces the whole concept of barefoot luxury – exclusive yet friendly – and is the perfect place to enjoy an innovative approach to traditional tapas and great live music.
The dynamic menu will take you on a culinary journey through the aspect of every corner of the globe with an imaginative mix of flavors and influences. There is, for example, the Brioche Tail, served with thinly sliced mushrooms and the typical DG sauce. Or grilled artichokes served with almond soup, smoked eel and payoyo cheese. You can also visit Raw or Oyster Bar or dip into the spectacular Salpicon salad.
It is perfect for those who are proud of their bold palette. An extensive wine and cocktail list is also available, designed to enrich and elevate your experience.
There is no shortage of luxury restaurants in Marbella, but one of the best luxury restaurants in the city can only be Messina. With an elegant open-plan interior, hardwood floors, and comfy red chairs, this Michelin-starred restaurant ensures you’re ready for a surprise from the moment you walk in.
Chef Mauricio Giovanni offers an exciting change to local classics, combining unusual flavors and textures for a dazzling effect. Try the tasting menu or choose one of the signature dishes such as crab and banana curry ravioli (don’t knock until you try them), papaya tuna or even a squid sandwich.
Expect fresh local produce served in an unusual way, perfect for mature palates who aren’t afraid to try something different. The presentation is always impeccable, the staff are very attentive and the location in the center of Marbella makes it an affordable choice.
Located in the famous port of Marbella, Puerto Banús, Breathe is not so much a restaurant as an experience you will remember for a long time. The restaurant pioneered the concept of fresh gastronomy (read: refined and sustainable cuisine), offering an eco-friendly vacation that doesn’t skimp on the wow.
With Breathe, you have three seats in one: an artisan café and bakery serving weekend brunch on the ground floor, a main dining room, and a rooftop cocktail bar. Each space is designed to adapt to different moods and needs, and each is characterized by truly elegant interior design choices. There is also a covered terrace and a beautiful garden with various relaxation areas.
But the most tempting aspect of Breathe is its focus on sustainability.
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