Am I the only one dreaming about dinner all day? For those who got inspired by my previous item and for all the foodies over there, good news. In this post I’d like to share some of Marbella’s finest restaurants. Andalusian cuisine always makes me think of gazpacho, iberico ham and tortillas de patatas. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love traditional tapas, but born and raised in Belgium, I’m constantly looking for other great restaurants as well. Hope you won’t get too damn hungry after reading this.
Calle Ancha 8, Marbella Old Town
Let’s start with my all time favorite. Located in the heart of Marbella’s old town and housed in this beautiful ancient townhouse, you’ll find Bistrot Casanis. Casanis is one of the city’s most vibrant restaurants. According to that, this place is truly beloved by the local population. When you enter, the central patio and cartoon-style murals immediately drive you to some fantasy world. Besides the charismatic setting and lively atmosphere, the food is outstanding. The kitchen serves traditional French dishes with a contemporary twist. Vraiment délicieux! In addition to the restaurant, Casanis has its own little deli shop across the street.
Plaza Puente de Ronda 5, Marbella Old Town
After the smash of Casanis, owner Guy Sirre decided to start a new project in Marbella’s old town. As an enthusiastic enterpriser and traveler, Guy got acquainted with lots of different kitchen styles. Out of that an Italian sibling, named Café Flore, was born. Café Flore is one of those restaurants everyone seems to go to at least once during their stay. And yes, I’m one of them. Fresh products, the best cocktails and renewed versions of Italian classics. Definitely a unique lunch and dining experience.
Plaza Altamirano 2, Marbella Old Town
Let’s go organic. The Farm is located in one of the oldest houses of Marbella. On top of that, this place is more than just a restaurant. Beyond the facade of the pretty ancient building, there’s a ‘secret’ garden. A private and almost magical spot where visitors can enjoy lovely food, carefully selected wines and the best service while searching for hidden rabbits. The Farm’s mission is simple: to serve honest, authentic food for affordable prices. Mission definitely accomplished.
Avenida de La Fontanilla, Marbella
If you’re looking for tasty tapas alongside the beach, Garum certainly is the place to be. Located on Marbella’s promenade, this restaurant provides a stunning setting for lunch, dinner and even late-night cocktails. The menu includes a large selection of homemade tapas, salads and many other dishes. We had the mixed tapas plate, which is definitely worth a shot, accompanied by some yummy cocktails and a bottle of rosé wine. Fresh herring, marinated salmon, tasty jamón and cheese. Writing this down already gets me salivating.
( Tip: Longing for superb tapas in Marbella’s old town? Sure go to Arco Tapas Bar. )
Calle Tetuán 7, Marbella Old Town
At last we felt in love with the amazingly refined kitchen of Momo. In this restaurant visitors are given a gastronomic tour through different countries of the world. Thai fish cakes, Chinese wok noodles, Italian pasta of the day. The international cuisine of Momo definitely pampers the senses and offers a superb culinary experience. Following the great succes and concept of Momo, the owners opened Lima, a second restaurant nearby. Will we go back? Three times yes.