Whatever your gastronomic expectations may be for your visit to the Costa del Sol, you are unlikely to be disappointed by the wealth and diversity of eateries that the Marbella area has to offer.
Our own Marbella restaurant transfers here at Simply Shuttles are in demand for many reasons, and there’s no question that the city and municipality’s intriguing and wide-ranging cuisine is one of them. So, what restaurants might you be best advised to give a go when you are next in Marbella?
If you are seeking a place for dinner in Marbella that isn’t merely somewhere pleasant to dine, but also represents a broader and rewarding cultural experience, you could scarcely better The Farm.
Situated in one of Marbella Old Town’s oldest properties, The Farm offers far more than just historical charm. The food itself is fantastically organic and seasonal, while the cosy cobbled plaza and a secret garden provide the ideal setting in which to appreciate flamenco shows as you savour high-quality food made from carefully selected, locally sourced ingredients.
Ta-Kumi Gastro Bar
Given its location in the newer part of Marbella, it seems only befitting that Ta-Kumi exudes a contemporary vibe, but also real warmth and authenticity as a place to sample a distinctive fusion of Japanese and Mediterranean dishes.
Given that it’s operated by two of Marbella’s best-known chefs – Toshio Tsutsui and Álvaro Arbeloa – you will be able to look forward to revelling in the taste sensations here. Online reviewers rate the sushi particularly highly, although you might be just as likely to delight in the gorgeous-smelling woks, fried noodles, or tempura and teppanyaki dishes.
Ebe La Polaca
Marbella offers a formidable complement of restaurants that are proud to embrace all manner of culinary influences from across the globe. However, sometimes – just sometimes – during your stays here, it may be a more ‘authentic’ and unadulterated taste of the ‘traditional’ Spain that you most yearn for.
In that case, Ebe La Polaca, situated at the edge of Marbella’s historic centre, could be the local gastronomic destination for you. Situated near the ‘Mercado Municipal’ central market, this atmospheric eatery offers local delicacies – encompassing the likes of montaditos, bocadillos, and tapas – that feel ‘just right’ in its impressive 17th-century building set across several floors.
Not ‘just’ a go-to for an excellently priced lunch, Nika Café – which can be found on a quiet residential street parallel with Marbella’s main Ricardo Soriano boulevard – really does offer a down-to-earth atmosphere that will make you feel like you are eating in an actual Italian home.
We’re especially fond of the flavour-packed pasta dishes at this charming eatery – but really, whatever your tastes may be in homemade Italian cuisine, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your tastebuds here. Don’t forget to help yourself to some of the irresistible baked goods, too.
What if you just want a quick and unfussy, but not-overly-unhealthy brunch, away from the tourist throng? Well, in that case, Maleva Bakery – which can be found at the peaceful and leafy C. Pablo Casals, away from the holidaymakers – could be just what you ordered.
This sort-of bakery, sort-of-café – with its wholesome offerings like Greek yoghurt with granola, and scrambled eggs with smoked cured salmon – will help give you the energy needed to power through the rest of the day, whatever your reasons may be for spending time in Marbella.
There you have it – five great culinary focal points for your next trip to Marbella, which will help show you just how enchantingly diverse and stimulating the dining experience can be in this part of Spain. And with our convenience-boosting Marbella restaurant transfers, we can enable you to get to and from these great eateries with the minimum of fuss.