Set just above Marbella’s main Ricardo Soriano Avenue is the delightful historic quarter known locally as the Casco Antiguo. In this mostly car-free zone you will lose yourself in a lovely maze of pedestrian streets and alleyways that lead past quaint historic town houses and stately edifices covered in ivy and flowering creepers to intimate little squares where tree leaves rustling in the breeze create a dance of light and shadows. The gentle trickle of traditional Andalusian fountains forms a soundtrack to the daily rhythm of this elegantly authentic setting, which comes to life at breakfast time, gets sleepy after lunch and then revives with verve for evening.
The Old Town is where you come to find the most charming shops, boutiques, crafts shops and antiquarians, but it is also home to many of the most inviting cafés, tapas bars, ice cream parlours and restaurants in Marbella and the Costa del Sol as a whole. From quaint pastry shops selling the traditional churros with hot chocolate to terraces from which to drink in the rich café society of Marbella, the Old Town also features highly atmospheric tapas bars that serve classic sharing dishes such as gambas pil-pil, pulpo a la gallega and carrillada, to name just a few. Washed down with a glass of fino sherry, wine or refreshing beer, these are some of the key ingredients of the region’s famed quality of life.
A unique ambience that adds flavour to the dining experience
The charmingly renovated historic buildings, courtyards and squares overlooking pedestrian streets, town walls and the impressive local church provide a great variety of settings for an equally rich diversity of restaurants. They range from modern and chic to quaint and traditional, offering everything from Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine to the gastronomic delights of Asia, France, Belgium and the Middle East. From
haute cuisine to home cooking, you’ll find your favourite establishment in this dreamy, vibrant setting that is a popular summer destination for families and groups of friends and acquires a magical, romantic aspect in the evenings and cloudier days of winter.
For a classic tapas setting, try Bar Arco or La Taberna del Pintxo, for delicious Italian cuisine in a romantic setting Stuzzikini, Casa tua or Il Tartufo, and for one of the most appreciated dining experiences that sums
up the Old Town, don’t miss ambient Casanis or the intimate setting of ZoZoi.
There are many more wonderful eateries to choose from that form part of discovering the jewel in the crown of Marbella, and our courteous, professional drivers can ensure it is a comfortable, safe and
convenient experience all-round.