Restaurants in Marbella
Eating and modest drinking are important social happenings in Spain. When looking for a property for sale in Marbella, it's important to know the best places. The Spanish cuisine is full of traditions, and are the home of many specialities, known throughout the world. On the coast, and especially in Marbella there is a high influx of international restaurants.
When on the look for a luxury villa for sale, take a short break and enjoy the authentic Spain. It is no problem to taste all the different parts of the world, without ever leaving the city! Most restaurants have a very reasonable price level. A typical dinner for 2 people can be enjoyed for around 40 € including drinks.
The best places to dine are located in Marbella centre, as well as the outskirts towards Puerto Banus. It is often necessary to order a table, especially for the most popular places, or in the high season. A very useful website to find your new favourite place to dine is El Tenedor
- a review and booking site for restaurants. It is very common to get an aperitif on the house after the dinner.
Tipping is voluntary, but around 10% is appreciated if you have been happy with the experience. If are considering to buy this 5 bedroom Villa for sale in Marbella, you can not miss out on the best restaurants! We have selected a few of our favourite places to dine below, and can wholeheartedly recommend them!
Villa Tibero - The Golden Mile
Imagine a Mediterranean palazzo surrounded by lush vegetation, a menu with such a wide choice it suits all palates, a cellar that brings a sparkle to wine lovers’ eyes. That’s Villa Tiberio, the 18-year old restaurant known for its high standards and faultless service. Owner Sandro Morelli looks after clients as if they are guests in his own home.
Notwithstanding the extensive menu, a note at the bottom asks clients to ask for their favourite dish. Sandro points out that you can never offer a typical menu for Marbella as it is so cosmopolitan. “What we are trying to do is offer the best that our country produces, which our chefs incorporate into the Italian and international recipes”. The pasta is home made, the sauces rich and full of flavour and the osso bucco is made with Dutch veal.
Back - Marbella Center
Youth, talent, enthusiasm, desire and courage. David Olivas, considered among the most reputable executive chefs in the region; and Fabián Villar, one of the most prominent sommeliers of Andalusia, has created BACK!, a restaurant-bar that, gastronomically speaking, has meant the opening of the year 2016 in Marbella. Kitchen, cellar and bar come together in a fun, versatile, cozy establishment; Decorated by Marisa Gutiérrez and illustrated by Irene Martín, the bar has as much presence as the room.
In which each can be located in their own way: tasting a wine, taking a tapa or enjoying a snack at the bar; dining in the living room or having lunch on the terrace. A meeting place, a place to stop, an establishment created from passion and aimed at those who love to eat and drink rich at friendly prices. With the city centre just being a short drive away from this 5 bedroom Villa for sale in Marbella, there is no excuse to not go!
Nobu - The Golden Mile
From the master of fusion himself, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. You could dine alfresco overlooking La Plaza, or in the spectacular dining room lit by lanterns and peppered with washi paper art. Either way, from the moment you open the menu, you will be blown away. From tempura to sashimi tacos, from wagyu to salmon avocado sushi maki. NOBU's inventive dishes merge classic Japanese cooking with Peruvian flavours. Can’t choose? Our servers know the best combinations and dishes for certain tastes and will explain every detail.
Trocadero Arena - Marbella East
Trocadero Arena is a seaside restaurant in Río Real beach area, that retains the essence of a chiringuito. Exquisitely decorated by Lorenzo Queipo de Llano, it has been highlighted in numerous specialist publications. Fashion, beauty and gastronomy, as well as being featured on TV programmes.
It is unquestionably a magical venue full of charm – open every day of the year for lunch and dinner. Like Trocadero Playa, its culinary options are based on ingredients with a prominent Mediterranean touch. In this case also enhanced by significant Asian influences. In addition to typical rice dishes, fish and meat, the menu includes specialist Japanese cuisine that is ideal for savouring by the sea.
Vovem - Nueva Andalucia
In the restaurant the meats are gastronomic jewels, the wines are protagonists and the atmosphere is outstanding. Our best feature, as a meat grill, is to have a ripening chamber. Here the customer can choose between 12/14 breeds of beef and ox from different backgrounds, age and maturation times. Residents and gastro-tourists have been obliged to visit Vovem Nueva Andalucía since 2015, recognized in the Repsol Guide.
Thanks to the expertise of Chef Enzo Díaz, the culinary offer of Vovem Nueva Andalucía is modern, elegant, healthy and innovative. In addition to the extensive meat offer, the restaurant offers a cuisine with more than 45 dishes. The wine cellar boasts more than 200 references. Vovem Nueva Andalucía is a tribute to the art of meat that marks the trend of the new Marbella restoration.
A golfers paradise
The municipality of Marbella offers some of the best golf courses on the coast. Nestled in between all the luxury apartments for sale, there is in total 21 courses. All very popular with the local residents, and the expatriates. The courses are very different, some are almost level while others is located in demanding terrain. A diverse landscape with valleys, mountains and forests provide outstanding surroundings and beautiful backdrops.
Despite the high numbers of players arriving to Costa del Sol, waiting time is unusual on most courses. Greenfees begin around 20€, and tops around 100€, and buggys are typically around 20€. Several of courses in Marbella ranks very high, and are designed by famous golfers. If you would like to live in close distance to golf, this 5 bedroom Villa for sale in Marbella is a great option! Many villas for sale in Marbella are located frontline golf. To give you some inspiration for your next day on the green, here are some of our top picks!
Santa Clara Golf
Santa Clara Golf Marbella consists of 18 holes par 71, and designed by Enrique Canales Busquets. Located just a few minutes from the city centre and the amenities of Marbella. A great course on the Costa del Sol for a stimulating and unforgettable experience. The golf course has been created respecting the natural environment of the native wildlife and vegetation. With its layout and amenities, it's a fantastic meeting place for golf enthusiasts.
Along its eighteen holes, a par 71 of 5.922 metres, you will enjoy a stimulating and unforgettable round. Santa Clara Golf Club Marbella presents a technically challenging but straightforward and pleasant round, wide fairways with few roughs and open greens without pronounced slope. The golf course is highlighted by the “Santa Clara Corner” formed by the 12th, 13th and 14th holes. A perfect combination of pars 4,3 and 5, which requires the golfer to make long and accurate shots. The Driving Range is one of the best of Marbella. It has two independent practice tees with 15 places on each tee.
Los Naranjos Golf
When you enter Los Naranjos Golf Club, you notice that special and welcoming atmosphere the club respires. The Restaurant and its spectacular terrace is a natural meeting point. This is where the members and guests reunite; enjoy lovely food and good company. The 18 holes are a master piece designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The course has been crucial in the preparation of many professional golf players and is considered to be one of the best courses in Spain. The prominent luxury clubhouse is a great place to go for lunch.
Los Naranjos is a typical Robert Trent Jones Sr. design with generous fairways and strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. The greens, with Penn A4-grass, are spacious and slightly undulated. The tees are long and have four markers: red, yellow, white and black. Course lengths starting from 5.131 metres and reaching 6.532 metres at its longest. Since the opening in 1977, Los Naranjos has been the host of several mayor competitions, including the Spanish Open. It is ranked one of the best golf courses in Spain, was voted Course of the year on the Costa del Sol in 2005 & 2008.
Rio Real Golf
Rio Real golf course was designed by the legendary Javier Arana, considered to be the best Spanish designer of all time. Located in the most prestigious area of Marbella, this golf course opened in 1965. The golf course runs alongside the Rio Real River, from which it takes its name. Forming an integral part of the course, right up until it reaches the Mediterranean Sea. Its design makes it a spectacular course.
With 18 holes (par 72) and more than 6,000 m in length, it is a unique beauty. The Royal Spanish Golf Federation (Real Federación Española de Golf) considers it to be a prestigious golf course and one of the best in Spain. The course has a wide variety of different species of trees: Pine, Palm, Casuarinas, Olive, Cypress, etc. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, one can play all year around, with seafront holes and spectacular views. The course is suitable for every player, thanks to its more elevated holes. The variations makes the course even more appealing as it require the use of various clubs.
Activities in Marbella
Casco urbano (The Old Town)
Marbella old town is filled with Andalusian character on all sides. Its quaint, narrow streets are flanked by white buildings with balconies adorned with flowers. Shops with personality and a square with a special air. Marbella preserves the traces of a historical process that is both interesting and extensive in time. Its beginnings date back to the Roman period, though it can be said that the historic centre is the result of a Muslim settlement.
Architectural remains, archaeological vestiges and testimonies by chronicles and travellers from the 12th century onwards converge. It is from this century that Marbella began its development to the north with calle Ancha. One century later it spread to the east with Barrio Nuevo, around what is now calle Málaga. This is where Cruz del Humilladero is located. Located not to far from this 5 bedroom Villa for sale in Marbella, it's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon, enjoying the Spanish history and charm.
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
The Iglesia mayor de la Encarnación (main church of the Incarnation) is the main monument of the city of Marbella. It is a religious temple under the patronage of St. Mary of the Incarnation. In a mid-sixteenth century, the church had military objectives and defensive towers were built around it. There is still the "Torre de la Vela", built using the old minaret of the mosque Alixara. Building started in 1510 and has a style that ranges from the Baroque, Renaissance, to the Gothic. None of these styles is truly dominant. Inside the Church there is a Sol Major Organ. This organ is considered one of the most important built in Spain in the twentieth century.
Probably the most famous port in all of Spain. The place to be in the 80's and 80's, and still very popular especially for shopping and dining. The origin of Puerto Banús goes back to the 1960s, when its founder José Banús started to build a luxury residential area called New Andalusia. His encounter with Noldi Schreck, architect and designer of the legendary neighbourhood of Beverly Hills, had prompted in the entrepreneur the vision of a more ambitious, exclusive project with an international vision. Owning a property close to Puerto Banus is always a positive factor for the value.
Puerto Banús was founded upon the concept of a Mediterranean village in the Andalusia style, with luxurious avenues adorned with colourful gardens bathed by the sea. The inauguration of the complex took place in 1970, with more than 1500 invited guests. Among them, were members of Spanish royalty, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco as guests of honour. A young Julio Iglesias who delighted those present with his music.