Blessed by more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the city of Marbella on the Costa del Sol has well deserved its nickname, which has become a major attraction for the area but also for the rest of the region.
In its beginnings, Marbella was a small humble fishing village, with that Andalusian essence that gave it the energy that brought about its evolution to what it is today. Today Marbella presents a sophisticated gastronomic offer that will captivate lovers of the sea and the Mediterranean coast. Most of the restaurants in the region are concentrated in Marbella, acting as a driving force for the local economy.
The gastronomy of the coast and beach is, evidently, very strong in the chiringuitos. These types of beach restaurant break a lance in favor of a simple cuisine but product of proximity and quality, which have little or nothing to do with the topic that could pursue them of poor quality, quite the opposite.
Thanks to the climate, which allows its vegetable gardens to be very powerful throughout the year, and protected by the Mediterranean, the dishes of the Costa del Sol have in common their freshness, their seasonality and a great importance of everything that comes from the sea.
It is a land of sardines, seafood, anchovies, shrimps and sea shells, but also of the peppers from the Vega del Guadalhorce or the Moorish carrots from the Vega del Genil, the almond trees from the inland, the bull-egg tomatoes from Coín or, of course, the growing market of tropical fruits such as avocados and mangos.
Marbella has a growing gastronomic offer that has also attracted international travellers with high acquisitive potential who have also favoured this gastronomic growth, bringing together Michelin star restaurants, world famous chefs such as Dani García, high quality beach bars and also traditional restaurants.
Do not hesitate to visit Marbella, that jewel of the South which continues to improve day by day as a city and as an international tourist destination with its very important culinary tradition and which is worth visiting at any time of the year.
Where to eat in Marbella:
Lobito de Mar, Marbella, Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, 178, Marbella.
Back Tapas Bar, Marbella, Calle Pablo Casals, 8, Marbella.
Taberna Gaspar, Marbella, Calle del notario Luis Oliver, 19, Marbella.
Divinisimo, Marbella, Avenida del Mar, 3, Marbella.
El Ancla, San Pedro Alcántara, Av. Carmen Sevilla, s/n. San Pedro de Alcántara.
Aquí te quiero ver, Marbella, Playa Real Zaragoza, Calle Atenea, s/n
Aderezzo Marbella, Plaza General Chinchilla, 2
La Milla, Marbella, Urbanización Los Verdiales (Entre Hotel Marbella Club y Hotel Puente Romano)