The Andalusian city, Marbella, is a popular tourist destination on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain. With a mild climate, fascinating archeological sites, beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine, what’s not to love? Here we highlight the top Marbella restaurants listed on the Michelin Guide.
Michelin Star Restaurants
Focusing on the local ingredients and culinary heritage of Andalusia, El Lago is a one Michelin star restaurant offering a contemporary take on traditional dishes. On the edge of a lake overlooking a golf course, the setting provides a lovely backdrop to the cuisine.
Messina and Nintaiare two more Michelin one star restaurants. The Argentinian chef at Messina, Mauricio Giovanni, creates exciting dishes combining ingredients from his native Latin America with European and Mediterranean flavors. Nintai is an elegant restaurant that focuses on Japanese cuisine, offering two tasting menus. Each dish is constructed from the freshest ingredients and there is a wide selection of sakes. If possible, sit at the bar where the chef prepares each dish in front of you.
An intimate restaurant situated in the old town of Marbella, Skinais anything but old. With cuisine to match its contemporary decor, diners will enjoy a gastronomic experience in this two Michelin starred establishment.
Michelin Recommended Restaurants
restaurants don’t have a star but they are among the best Michelin recommended
restaurants in Marbella.
Lobito de Mar is located on Marbella’s Gold Coast promenade. Here guests can savor a variety of traditional fish and rice dishes in a charming setting.
Two of the restaurants owned by the renowned Andalucian chef, Dani Garcia, Lena Marbella and Bibo, reflect the chef’s desire to make delicious cuisine accessible to everyone. For a fun, casual experience try Bibo where the chef creates dishes that reflect a fusion of culinary styles in an informal atmosphere. Focusing on charcoal grilled meats and fish and “yaki pincho” (similar to Japanese yakitori) skewers, Lena Marbella is considered one of the most beautiful restaurants in the world.
If you’re looking for a restaurant with a view, check out La Milla which is situated on the beach overlooking the Mediterranean sea. A contemporary take on fresh seafood and produce is the basis for their delicious cuisine.
Bohorestaurant and bar is part of the Boho Club and combines seasonal cuisine using local ingredients with superlative cocktails. A great combination for celebrating special events or just enjoying a dining experience.
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