Tapa-hopping in Marbella is a distinguishing feature of the Costa del Sol. Marbella’s tapas bars are undoubtedly one more attraction to add to the Malagan coast’s offering and it is a true pleasure to enjoy the Mediterranean diet in a privileged setting. Marbella is a clear example of a Malagan city that makes the best of its gastronomic sites to delight locals and tourists. To tapa-hop in Marbella is to enjoy dishes with seafood, meat, exotic foods, traditional dishes or international recipes that will delight the most discerning palates. With all this in mind, here is a list of some of the most famous bars and restaurants where you can eat tapas in Marbella.
Where to eat tapas in Marbella
An extremely elegant and comfortable establishment with unbeatable views that brings you Mediterranean and premium market gastronomy.
The restaurant menu offers an array of choices. Begin with a tasting of starters from the chef, followed by his soupy lobster rice with clams. Meats, fish and seafood are excellent. Examples include baked turbot served over confit potatoes with herbs, olives and cherry tomatoes, grilled lobster and Asturian ox chop served with home-made chips.
The restaurant’s wine cellar is joy to the senses, overflowing with endless references to Spain’s most renowned denominations of origin that will satisfy the expectations of the most discerning paletes. What are you waiting for?
Av Calderón de la Barca 0, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 92 95 78
El Patio de Mariscal
El Patio de Mariscal is located in the Malagan locality of Marbella and has a traditional Andalusian courtyard that is over 200 years old. Its picturesque and intimate ambience allows you to enjoy the best Mediterranean cuisine in the area. It offers an extensive menu of delicacies for you to enjoy. It also has a vegetarian and children’s menu.
Try the fresh salads and refreshing seafood cocktail, followed by some prawns with garlic and chili, or a portion of stuffed tiger mussels. Make sure you try the traditional Andalusian gazpacho with its respective garnish or the characteristic fritura malagueña selection of fried fish and seafood. Your mouth will water when you see the roast suckling pig they make here.
Make a gastronomic date at this particular local restaurant with a seductive ambience. If you are looking for the perfect union between good taste and excellent cuisine, El Patio de Mariscal is your destination. Book now!
Calle Virgen de los Dolores 3, 29601 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 86 77 01
Taberna Matahambre is located in west Marbella, very near the beach. Here you will taste the best in Mediterranean gastronomy.
In a room whose talking point is the inclusion of its own cellar, you can try the porra antequerana (gazpacho) or fried aubergine and cane syrup. Iberian loin in oil with padrón peppers, curried shrimp with vegetable couscous and crispy roasted suckling pig with pear compote are just some of the authentic flavours this restaurant specialises in. Eating here is quite a culinary adventure that will delight even the most discerning paletes.
The range of mini crepes with chocolate, strawberry, orange and apple is a highlight of the home-made pastry offerings. You can also enjoy live music and flamenco shows. Surprise your friends and family because they’ll love this place.
Calle Camilo José Cela 12, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 76 53 04
Garnacha is located in the heart of Marbella, on Plaza de los Olivos, and defines itself as a gastronomic tapas restaurant. Indeed, its tapas are a true creative delight, made with the best ingredients… One of the most effective word of mouth successes on the Costa del Sol.
In its dining room, with its large mirror, you will experience the modern Mediterranean essence of each dish it offers. From tuna tartare or spring rolls with stewed oxtail to duck breast with hoisin sauce and tuna Tataki, among many other options, you will find a treat for your palete.
The talent of its cooking team is not only demonstrated in the tapas, but also in the sweeter morsels, such as the home-made desserts that will round off your experience at Garnacha. The white chocolate brownie with ice cream is a delight. And its outdoor terrace is dreamy.
Plaza de los Olivos s/n, 29601 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 951 96 88 70
Bono Beach is a restaurant where you can enjoy the most singular gastronomic offering, since opposite the crystal-clear water of the Mediterranean Sea, you can delight in a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. This amazing place’s menu is full of dishes, such as fresh seafood, tataki and sushi or ceviche.
It also has menus for children and celiacs.
Urbanización Costabella, Calle Cervantes, s/n, 29604 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 83 92 36
In the heart of Marbella’s old quarter stands this elegant, cosy restaurant. Buenaventura invites you to have an exceptional experience in a modernist setting, surrounded by history and beauty in one of the city’s most emblematic neighbourhoods.
In its light-filled dining room, decorated with delicate, comfortable wooden furniture, you can enjoy traditional dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, such as fish, seafood and rice. The most recommended dish is the crispy suckling pig with rosemary, mango chutney and sherry balsamic vinegar.
Come and enjoy a unique experience, especially on its garden terrace, where you can enjoy the good weather in summer. Be sure to visit.
Plaza de la Iglesia de la Encarnación, 5,29601 Marbella,Málaga
Tel: +34 952 85 80 69
A perfect option for all tastes. Barroco, next to Marbella’s promenade and one of the best port marinas in the country, offers you a select menu of international and Mediterranean cuisine, which will surely include something you love.
Start with a great selection of tapas that are perfect for sharing, followed by a series of dishes that will amaze you with their flavour and presentation. From traditional and modern recipes, dishes such as aubergine cannelloni stuffed with bittersweet Iberian pork, or duck breast with mango and sweet potato mash.
its desserts, always amazing, along with an extensive wine list, make the experience of Barroco perfect for enjoying with friends, family or your partner. Enjoy its cosy, warm dining room with its red tones and pleasant terrace. Let the time pass as your only worry is enjoying the experience.
Calle Acera de la Marina 4, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 951 43 06 13
La Bodeguita is a unique establishment located in the heart of Marbella that has been going for over 30 years and has built up enviable experience and a successful career when it comes to tapas with authentic Andalusian and Mediterranean flavours.
La Bodeguita plays 80s and 90s music, which gives it an ambience of a cosy family local restaurant. A Salamancan Iberian ham crostini accompanied by a good wine with Rioja or Ribera del Duero Denomination of Origin welcomes you to your table.
When the weather is good, its pedestrian street level terrace allows you to relax with your people and have a few beers or glasses of wine, which La Bodeguita is very good at preparing. Don’t miss it.
Calle Jose Maria Cano 8, 29601 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 951 43 50 38
La Bodega del Cantinero
San Pedro de Alcántara is where we can find La Bodega del Cantinero, a real point of reference in Andalusian tapas. Its tapas range from the more traditional proposals to more sophisticated creations, all washed down with a good wine or a cool beer.
At La Bodega del Cantinero, you can enjoy the best live flamenco from its fabulous outdoor terrace.
Calle Andalucía, 10, 29670 San Pedro Alcántara, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 92 71 88
Ebe La Polaca
Ebe La Polaca is a restaurant located in a 17th century stately mansion in Marbella offering traditional dishes. The restaurant is structured into six rooms, each of which recreates a decade from the last century—the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, as well as a tour of the tourist boom and the glamourous Marbella of the Hohenlohe Dynasty.
It has an excellent view point on the third floor and adjoining terraces. The kitchen also caters to all tastes, from a glass of beer and bread with a topping to the most sophisticated foie gras. Excellent quality/price ratio and very popular among locals.
Calle Haza del Mesón 6, 29601 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 92 40 30
Tapas y Olé
If you go to Tapas y Olé you will enjoy a jovial and informal environment, ideal for some tapas and a refreshment with a good beer that will also be perfectly served. As an incentive, we must tell you that if you choose to sit on its terrace you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Costa del Sol.
Cuisine d’auteur in the most traditional style but with innovative touches is the approach that this gastronomic proposal promotes, although the tapas are clearly its strengths. If you decide to visit them, you cannot miss its great speciality, Sea and mountain broken eggs, the fried prawns in a batter or its Mini burger.
Calle Carlos Mackintosh, 21, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 82 18 03
Bodegas la Venencia – La Fontanilla
The Bodegas la Venencia – La fontanilla restaurant is located a few meters from the beach and offers a menu based on typical Spanish tradition.
Here you can enjoy the best sausages and a variety of dishes and tapas. Try their delicacies with some of the great wines from its varied cellar and finish with their wonderful cheesecake.
Avd. La Fontanilla, Local 3 y 4,, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 86 55 43
Taurine Tavern El Tablón
The Taurine Tavern El Tablón is a venue that is located in the Avenida Severo Ochoa and is famous for its mastery of the gastronomy of typical Andalusian essence. As you enjoy its incredible Oxtail or its exquisite Iberian products you can watch live performances of sevillanas, flamenco and rumba.
As you can imagine, El Tablón is decorated with bullfighting motifs with flamenco touches. It is perfect to go as a couple or with friends and enjoy the best food in a friendly and fun environment.
Av. Severo Ochoa, 7, 29603 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 951 13 29 03
The Taberna Tierraranda is without a doubt one of the best Marbella tapas bars offering quality tapas, we highlight the suckling lamb and the morcilla (black pudding) from Burgos. In addition, indicate, as a point in favour, the non-tourist environment and the small-town atmosphere.
Calle San Lázaro, 1, 29601 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 82 95 97
La Dehesa Tapas Bar
La Dehesa Tapas in Marbella is a small and cosy tapas bar located in the Avenida Antonio Belón.
It is a small but very cosy place and whose service will pleasantly surprise you by its excellence. Dehesa tapas is the perfect place to take a beer or some wine accompanied by all kinds of tapas.
Av. Antonio Belón, 5B, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 615 34 73 25
The Conmpasión restaurant is located in Marbella’s old quarter. It is decorated in a modern style, yet retains the traditional warmth that is so beloved by true lovers of Andalusian tapas as the most gourmet of haute cuisine.
At Conmpasión, the most distinguishing feature is the love it invests in each dish served, since its obsession is for the customer to enjoy a magnificent culinary experience. At this fabulous restaurant, you can delight in a complete culinary offering with outstanding dishes such as its different tartares, tuna tataki with wakame, bull’s tail with foie and cous cous or its fresh salad. Special mention must also be made to its excellent wines and delicious desserts, especially the delicious tiramisu.
Calle San Lázaro, s/n, 29601 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 602 40 89 76
La Taberna del Pintxo
Taberna del Pintxo owes its fame to both its know-how and to the quality of the raw materials it uses in the preparation of its dishes. Its offering centres on the customer enjoying a wide range of tapas from its menu, since here you can choose from cold pintxos at the bar or hot ones that will be brought to your table by the waiters. If you decide to visit this fabulous restaurant, we recommend you try tapas such as grilled squash with smoked salmon and caramelised onion or salted tuna with fresh cheese and strawberry.
Av. Miguel Cano, 7, 29601 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 82 93 21
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