Marbella is known to be a magnificent city in Andalucía’s Málaga province. With its attractions ranging from sandy beaches to a vibrant nightlife, it’s not surprising that the city bustles with tourists and locals alike. However, if you do find yourself in this beautiful city, you shouldn’t overlook a key aspect of its lively culture – the food.
Our Marbella restaurant transfers here at Simply Shuttles can help you delve into a wonderful culinary adventure when you are next in Marbella, a food trip that will have you craving more.
So, what are the dishes to look out for, and definitely worth trying, the next time you find yourself in Marbella?
No matter what restaurant you visit in Marbella, gazpacho will no doubt be a core item on its menu. This Andalusian dish consists of a delicious blend of vegetables such as tomatoes, garlic, peppers, onions, and cucumbers, as well as olive oil, wine vinegar, water, and bread.
Usually eaten as a light lunch snack, gazpacho is an Andalusian specialty dish that you simply can’t miss out on when you’re in Marbella.
- Espetos de sardinas
Translated to ‘sardine skewers’ in English, this dish is exactly what it sounds like. Up to six or more sardines are skewered on a stick and then planted into the sand to be grilled over charcoal, giving them a smoky and crispy flavour and texture that both locals and tourists enjoy.
- Gambas al pil pil
Gambas al pil pil, also known as spicy garlic prawns in pil-pil sauce, is a traditional Spanish dish with origins from the 19th century. It’s made by frying prawns in pil-pil sauce, plus olive oil, chilli, garlic, and paprika. The dish is then served hot and fresh in a cazuela or clay tapas bowl. Some restaurants may offer lemon wedges and pieces of bread on the side to accompany gambas al pil pil.
If you liked the idea of gazpacho, then ajoblanco, ‘white garlic’, is another cold soup to try in Marbella. Introduced when Andalucía was under Moorish rule during the 8th to 15th centuries, its key ingredients include milk, grapes, apples, and white bread. Sometimes a garnish of lemon will also be served with this dish. Like gazpacho, it’s ideal as a light snack for lunch during spring and summer.
If you haven’t realised already, fish and seafood are popular and prominent in Marbella – across Andalucía, actually. Boquerónes or anchovies are no exception. This dish is usually served as starters or tapas, typically marinated in a combination of garlic, vinegar and olive oil. It can be served cold like this or fried and served hot, accompanied by slices of lemon or lime. Don’t forget to also order a cold beer or caña when you try this dish!
Excite your taste buds with these delectable dishes the next time you’re in Marbella. With our Marbella restaurant transfers, we can help you get to the best restaurants in the city in style. Call us today, on +34 951 279 117, to make your booking.