Marbella is a world-renowned beach destination in Spain’s Costa del Sol, where glitzy jetsetters love to come and play.
And it wouldn’t be a world-class destination without some glamorous and delicious restaurants to hit up after the beach. Whether you want high-end cosmopolitan, international fare or classic and regional cuisine, there’s a hot venue where you can bite your teeth into something tasty while seeing and being seen at the same time. Because in Marbella, that’s all part of the fun!
Urb. Lomas de Río Verde, 144, 29602 Marbella
Boho Restaurant, located inside the lovely boutique resort, Boho Club, is everyone’s favorite spot in town for a stylish outing. This is largely thanks to Boho Restaurant’s gorgeous terrace, which defines al fresco dining. The boho-chic Mediterranean terrace with modern wicker furniture surrounded by lush fan palms is exactly where you want to dine during your Costa del Sol vacation. But don’t fret if you don’t manage to snag an outdoor table. Boho Restaurant’s interior dining room is just as visually striking with colorful art, sculptures, light fixtures and textures at every turn.
Michelin chef, Diego Del Rio, does his hometown proud with the excellent selection of Spanish and Andalucian products on the seasonal menu. The chef shows off his Malagueño roots while imbuing them with international touches to appeal to the restaurant’s cosmopolitan jet set crowd. You can try crispy croquetas stuffed with carabinero prawns, presa iberica smothered with mole poblano and a good-old fashioned juicy entrecote right off the grill.
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Having a colorful cocktail in your hand while mingling at Boho Restaurant is a must. And the bar provides plenty of fabulous cocktails to choose from. There are sweet and fruity numbers like Marbella Clouds made with gin and strawberry, and a marshmallow on top. Or there are refreshing and tingly numbers like our beloved Cantarito, featuring tequila, grapefruit and fizzy herbal notes.
Whether you’re looking for a stylish place to lunch, a striking event space for a soiree or a top-notch tasting menu for dinner, Boho Restaurant is the perfect venue on Marbella’s Golden Mile.
C. los Lirios, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
Breathe is, without a doubt, one of the places to see and be seen in the glitzy port area of Puerto Banús. Breathe isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a lifestyle destination. The sprawling complex, which includes a restaurant, garden terrace, café and rooftop bar, provides some of the trendiest spaces to hang out in Marbella.
Breathe Restaurant and the garden terrace is the heart of the venue. The interior dining room is a tropical fantasy decked out in oversized Balinese lanterns and lush green vines hanging from the ceiling. But it’s always better to swipe an al fresco table in the garden if possible. The multi-level garden is a stylish minimalist haven where you can find the in-crowd buzzing over cocktails and colorful plates.
The menu is geared toward well-traveled jetsetters accustomed to a global palate. The most delectable item is the Wagyu Kebab, which unfortunately only comes with one per order. Tender, juicy morsels of wagyu are accompanied by the crunch of red cabbage slaw and a super tasty sambal oelek mayo. Any of the raw items, whether it’s the hamachi, oysters or tartare, are bound to be super fresh. The mains are creative and funky with international flair. You can get char-siu that’s prepared with Presa Iberica or Spanish lamb shank rendang. We couldn’t help but order the Cochinillo Babi Guling, which comes with the crispy crackling top and momentarily transports you to a street food stall in Bali.
No matter the time of day, the music is bumping, the drinks are flowing and the party is starting at Breathe, in the pulsing center of Puerto Banús.
La Veranda at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Marbella
Carr. de Benahavis, 29679 Benahavís, Málaga
Looking for the ultimate romantic spot to impress a date? Looking for a perfect Chateaubriand that will make your life? Looking for a flawless dining experience which follows every fine dining etiquette to a T? In that case, look no further than La Veranda at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Marbella.
La Veranda is the classic restaurant inside the sumptuous Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Marbella resort. The restaurant is decorated like some place out of a dream: formal tables set against larger-than-life Renaissance tapestries and fresco paintings on the wall depicting mythical gardens. The terrace is even more romantic and looks like a scene straight out of a storybook. The terrace is cased in by marble balustrades and illuminated by hanging lanterns floating among lush palms. There’s even the sound of softly trickling water emanating from the beautiful fountain in the middle of the terrace. It’s like dining in your very own Romanesque fantasy.
La Veranda’s décor might be a fantasy, but the menu and service mean serious business. La Veranda revives iconic dishes, like Chateaubriand and whole lobster, along with all the meticulous service etiquette of classic fine dining. La Veranda is one of the few remaining places where you can watch your waiter prepare steak tartar step-by-step, mixing in the mustard, egg yolk, onions, capers, tabasco, ginger, coriander, pickles, brandy and a touch of pimenton chili oil right at your table. And where the waiter can also make you a Crepe Suzette and swirl Grand Mariner in a flaming pan right in front of you. The menu keeps it sweet and simple, but you know that every dish will be prepared meticulously with impeccable presentation, on and off the plate.
La Veranda is the only answer in Marbella when you’re looking for a classic dining experience that’s executed perfectly in a picturesque setting.
Pl. Altamirano, 3, 29601 Marbella
The Farm is a wildly popular “urban beach bar”, located right in the middle of Marbella’s historic town. It’s not difficult to see what the hype is about. The Farm is easily the most welcoming and lively spot in town. The restaurant has a laidback, boho-chic vibe with brightly-patterned seat cushions, colorful tiles on the tables and the perfect amount of exposed brick and clapboards peeking from the walls. The beating heart of The Farm is the large, sunny patio, where you can enjoy eating and drinking in a rustic al fresco setting, and even catch live flamenco on Thursdays.
When it comes to food, The Farm subscribes to a 0 km slow food philosophy. The food is organic and seasonal, with lots of creativity thrown into the dishes. A perfect example is grilled scallops served next to a beautifully chargrilled artichoke with pickled ginger for an extra kick. Or you can get fancy with tender triangles of boneless lamb drizzled with mouthwatering gravy on a bed of whipped cauliflower. But of course, as a popular all-day dining destination, The Farm also has crowd favorites you can depend on. Like a good-old classic burger, with both meat and vegetarian options available, or homemade guacamole or ceviche you can dig into as a group.
The Farm doesn’t let you down with the drinks either, which also use fresh, organic ingredients to crank up the flavor. There’s a fabulous cocktail menu which includes all the classics, plus some delicious signature cocktails by bar. You can order the homemade sangria with red wine, white wine or cava, and you can bet each sip is bursting with freshly cut fruit. Plus, it wouldn’t be an organic restaurant without some freshly squeezed juices, of which The Farm has several stellar options.
When in Marbella, stopping by The Farm is a must. Come for the organic food and stay for the good vibes, which never end at everybody’s favorite boho-chic, urban hangout.