This restaurant also serves superb food, not only spanish dishes but also international ones. The food is homemade style, very well done and presented.
It has a nice romantic ambiance, with a patio with tables outside , surrounded by bouganvilias. It's advised to book in advance as it usually gets full.
Favorite Dish: The duck and the roasted pig.
The " Chiringuitos" are small restaurnats on the beach, serving tapas and food. This Chiringuito is an incredible place, family owned , with an open air setting under a tached roof.
They serve calamari, shrimp al ajillo, and other fish an seafood, very well prepared and always very fresh. Their sangria is excellent and the homemade french fries are the best I ever had!
Favorite Dish: Love everything here!
The Antonio Restaurant is situated in Puerto Banus, the marina. It serves excellent fish and seafood dishes and it's one of the favourites of the people who regularly go to Marbella, or live there.
It has a very nice atmosphere at night, with candle light and the seafood paella is the best I ever had. Everything is very fresh, with a good variety of excellent wines and has also a great service.
Favorite Dish: The seafood paella and the seafood fried mix.
This restaurant at the Puente Romano Hotel, besides its fabulous location, in an open air setting, surrounded by tropical plants and palm trees and facing the beach, has delicious food. They serve a large buffet at lunch time. There is a table of salads and cold appetizers, lobster, shrimps, calamari and there is also a barbecue, where you choose the fresh different fish , squid and meats ( filet mignon, veal, lamb chops, etc) which the two chefs grill for you at the moment.
The table of desserts and different kinds of cheese is also a real temptation and a feast to the eyes! It's a bit expensive but well worth the money !
I ended up eating here twice, Wednesday dinner with Hansi (waalewiener), Lori (loripori) and Kat (keida84) and Thursday lunch with Chris (balfor) and his friend Michelle, joined later by Kay (haldane) and her lovely daughter Keziah.
A few things annoyed me about this place, the 1.5E service charge per person (just another way to rip tourists off!), the price of the drinks and the manager, who looked at awful lot like Andy Garcia, was pretty rude on both visits as were the servers.
Favorite Dish: The food was better than the service (and the company was, of course, superb!) but I imagine there are better places to get Italian food if you get off the touristy boardwalk. Wednesday night I wasn't very hungry so I ordered a fried calamari appetizer which was pretty good but overpriced. Thursday I ordered a seafood pizza which was good and more than I could finish.
Hans and I ate twice at the RESTAURANTE CHINO HONG KONG. Once by ourself and once when about 20 VT'ers descended upon them all at once. I was quite impressed how they handled us all. We usually order the Menu Del Dia which was a fantastic price of 5,50 Euro.
Choice of soup or Spring Roll. Fried Rice with three delights ( ham, peas and bits of egg ). Choice of Chicken with Almonds ( my favourite ), Sweet and sour Pork and a Beef Dish.
This family-owned restaurant was cheerful and bright and had amazing views over the beach and Meditterannean.
When Kat, Kristi, Hans and I were looking for someplace to eat, we decided on DA FABIO RISTORANTE ITALIANO as it was nearby the Princesa Playa and we were all in the mood for Italian. Hans had Lasagne Emilian which was 11.40 Euro. He said it was absolutely delicious. I had Spaghetti Bolognese which was 9.80 Euro and was fabulous. A generous bowl of parmesan was provided. One thing I didn't appreciate was the 1.50 Euro cover charge for each of us. Perhaps it was for the dried up bread sticks which we didn't even eat.. Other than that it was a delightful experience.
Carmen and Stace wanted to take me out for dinner for my birthday. As I was in the mood for Italian, we chose DA BRUNO SUL MARE RISTORANTE in Marbella. It was an awesome atmosphere, as we had a tenor singing while we ate. He did a wonderful rendition of "My Way". The staff were very efficient and professional.
Favorite Dish: I had a wonderful Ravioli stuffed with spinach in a delicious meat sauce. Hans had Lasagna which he said was very good. We all had appelstrudel for dessert. All in all it was a wonderful meal and I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you so much Carmen and Stace. Love you guys.
Marbella has a great selection of Italian restaurants, some more expensive than others, some of them open for nearly 20 years.
Some suggestions are:
Economical and good quality at PIZZERIA LA FONTANILLA in Pablo Casals 10 street. For around 12 euros dish, desert and wine, who wnats to pay more? It has been open nearly 20 years now…
PASTA FACTORY has been also open for 20 years now also in Avda. Fontanilla, 3, 29600 Marbella Tel.: + 34 952 776 776 Food can be more expensive, dessert, wine and dish for around 25-30 euros, but the pasta is excellent. In summer they have a nice patio.
RESTAURANTE DA PINO in Gregorio Marañon, 8 ( 952 82 42 17) We had the euromeet Saturday dinner there, service was good (even if they were more interested in the girls than in service LOL) food was very nice, the tiramisu was one fo the bests I have had!! also it is settle in the promenade with great views to the beach
DA BRUNO PIZZERIA has open a new one on the beach, and I am waiting to try it, there is one in Ricardo Soriano, and this one will be in the promenade, edif Skol. expensive but very nice, well not expensive for foreigners lol.... (service is very slow and also they are all the time looking at your table, I prefer if they leave me a little alone, I felt they were all the time in our conversation!)
CASA NOSTRA in Camilo Jose Cela, 12 29600 Marbella Tel.: +34 - 952 86 11 08 Not one of my favourites, as the food is really nice, but I hate waiting queuing to eat…
In Puerto Banus enjoy the pizzeria PICASSO, great pizzas, and affordable prices, or PASTA FACTORY with lovely fresh pasta.
A small seaside restaurant that offers excellent coffee and pastry. An easy relaxed and unhurried pace surrounds the tables and chairs near the boardwalk. Dappled sunshine plays across the square making it an enticing place to pass a bit of time.
Favorite Dish: The Cafe con Leche (coffee with milk) was out of this world and I highly recommend it to any and all coffee drinkers. The "Napolitana" a pastry with chocolate was definitely stale and inedible. However, this did not turn me away from getting another cup of cafe con leche. Who needed the calories anyway?
Thursday night a rather large group of VTers gathered for an unofficial VT meeting at a Chinese restaurant near the square. They graciously accomodated our large party immediately and kindly allowed us to all pay for our orders separately, something I've never ever seen a restaurant do for a party that size.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the menu of the day, started off with a spring roll, followed by sweet and sour pork, finished with some ice cream. The food wasn't extraordinary but it was fine and very reasonably priced, I think my meal including a drink was less than 10E.
Delicious food.....cocktails....sangria....sunbeds.....all set on a beautiful beach. Excellent for long lazy days on the beach with waitress service (me!)
Favorite Dish: #Malika Seafood Paella
#Malika assorted fish & seafood mixed grill
These are my favourites as they are very tasty traditional Spanish dishes...plus eating the fresh seafood more or less sitting on the beach, watching & listening to the waves with a jug of sangria at hand is as you can imagine....heaven! (Well for me it is!) It's just a pitty i'm the 1 hard at work serving your food & making your sangria!
I have never eaten at old town, but I have to say that there are lots of restaurants looking very good, like for example the one in my picture. There are mainly restaurants with local and international food but there are also some cheap restaurants as burguers and pizzas.
Nunca he comido en el casco antiguo, pero debo decir que hay muchos restaurantes con buen aspecto aquí, como el de la foto. Principalmente los restaurantes son de cocina local e internacional, pero también hay algunas hamburgueserías y pizzerías baratos.
There are lots of informal restaurants along the seaside walk, called "chiringuitos". Whatever you decide to stop and eat you'll taste the delicious local fishes at reasonable prices.
What is giving the difference between a "chiringuito" and a regular restaurant is that they're placed directly on the beach, its floor is sand, there are no walls and, sometimes, tables are amoung palm trees and sunshades.
Hay muchos restaurantes informales, llamados "chiringuitos", a lo largo del paseo marítimo. En cualquiera de ellos en que decidais parar para comer algo disfrutareis del delicioso pescado del lugar a unos precios razonables.
Lo que diferencia a los chiringuitos de los restaurantes normales es que estos están situados en la misma playa, su suelo es de arena, no tiene pareces y, a veces, las mesas están entre palmeras y sombrillas.
Favorite Dish: In particular, my favourite dish are skewers of sardines ("espetos"), fresh anchovines and whitebait. You can see what's the way they prepare the sardines!
En particular, mis platos favoritos son los "espetos" de sardinas, los boquerones y los chanquetes. ¡Podeis ver cómo se preparan las sardinas!
If you are looking for a romantic atmosphere, you must try the EL BALCON DE LA VIRGEN RESTAURANTE. Located in the Old Town of Marbella., it is on the corner of Calle Virgen de los Dolores and Calle Virgen de los Remedios.
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