Some of the best restaurants in Marbella

Whatever you are looking for in a Marbella restaurant you will find it within easy reach of the town centre, and there are plenty of places for cheap eats, tasty tapas, full gourmet meals, snacks and kid´s favourites.

Some of the best places to eat in Marbella and Puerto Banus, in no particular order, include:

1.Pizerria Picasso in Puerto Banus
A great place for all the family, with home made pizzas, great pasta, fish and meat dishes. The restaurant is always busy, which is a good sign, and for Puerto Banus, offers great value for money. If you have enough room left after the pizzas, try the fantastic ice cream desserts - a firm favourite with the children. Tel: +34 952813669.

2.The Playwright, Elviria, Marbella
The Playwright is a relatively new kid on the block, but is now getting all the accolades it deserves. Situated in Elviria, exit the road from direction Marbella at Cerrado de Elviria and turn immediately right down the slip road. Fantastic rack of lamb, steaks, roast duck, belly pork, goat´s cheese salad, banoffi pie and other delicious home made desserts. The Playwright has the same owners as Beckitt´s in Marbella and the quality is just as good. Live music every night (check for confirmation) and a fabulous whisky collection (over 200 brands). Tel: +34 952830868.

3.Pasta da Bruno Restaurant, Marbella and Cabopino
Always a firm favourite with locals and holidaymakers, Pasta da Bruno now has restaurants on the seafront (Sul Mare), on the main road Ricardo Soriano, in Cabopino and in San Pedro, and the quality is as good as ever. Try the delicious home made pasta, the incredible desserts and the fine Italian wines.Tel: +34 952860348.

4.The Taberna del Pintxo, Marbella and Puerto Banus
The Taberna del Pintxo is one of the best tapas bars in southern Spain, and offers a fusion of Spanish cuisine from all over the country. Guests can choose from a cool cabinet with a vast range of delicious tapas, including smoked ham, smoked salmon, Manchego cheese, gazpacho, prawns and fish and roast meat, all served on small rounds of crusty bread. Hot tapas are also available plus full meals, and the paella (choose as much as you like) is to die for. At the end of the meal, if your party has enjoyed a choice of  hot and cold tapas, you will be charged as per how many cocktail sticks are left on your plate. A great way to serve food. Tel: +34 952829321.

5.The Jaipur Palace Indian Restaurant, Cabopino
If you enjoy a good curry, there is no better place to go than The Jaipur Palace Indian Restaurant in Cabopino. This fabulous restaurant looks like a Swiss Chalet, but once you enter, you will find smart decór, delicious food and slick service. To get to the restaurant, from Marbella direction, exit the A7 at Cabopino, turn left over the bridge and at the roundabout where the entrance to the camp site is turn left down the slip road, and the Jaipur Palace is 100 metres down here on the right hand side. Outside terrace with heaters. The jalfrezi and biryani dishes are to die for. Tel: +34 951 310 004.

6. Los Cano Beach Restaurant, El Rosario, Marbella
Situated just 4km east of Marbella, Los Cano offers some of the best seafood and fresh fish dishes on the Costa del Sol.  Try the large fresh prawns, the conchas finas with lemon, the freshly caught boquerones, seafood or meat paella, and a great choice of desserts, salads and delicious jugs of sangria. Tel: +34 952838989.

7.Marbella Club Hotel
The famous Marbella Club is the perfect place to  celebrate a special occasion, enjoy the beach club, or simply while away an afternoon listening to live music.  A big hit with celebrities from all over the world, the Sunday Buffet at the Beach Club is legendary, and includes champagne and the finest meat and seafood available. Not the place to go if you are on a budget, but great value for money nonetheless. Tel: +34 952822211.

8.The Tai Pan Restaurant, Marbella
The Tai Pan Restaurant is famous in Marbella and the local area and is situated in the grounds of the Puente Romano Hotel on the Golden Mile. Enjoying an enviable location between Puerto Banus and Marbella, the Tai Pan serves delicious Chinese food, and is open daily for dinner. Try the special peking duck or the fresh lobster .. you won´t be disappointed.  Tel: +34 952777893.

9.The Polo House, Marbella
Where else but the Polo House if you are plannning a special occasion or a good night out? Located on the Golden Mile, between Puerto Banus and Marbella, this swish restaurant  is run by James Hewitt, and owned by the Metro Group. Enjoy drinks, lunch, snacks or dinner, and enjoy delicious international dishes, including fabulous seafood and meat dishes. Tel: +34 952900380.

10.The Beach House Restaurant, Elviria, Marbella
Probably the finest dining on the beach you will find in Marbella region. Menus are always original and offer the finest seasonal produce from southern Spain fused with delicious spices, fresh herbs and imaginative side dishes. Try the lobster salad, the excellent caesar salad and probably the best filet mignon you will eat in your life. The sautéed sea scallops are also worth a mention. Tel: +34 952839458.

Whatever you plan to do when you visit Marbella, make the most of the incredible restaurants, bars and cafés en route, and enjoy some of the finest food in southern Spain. Whether you want to stay on the beach, dress up to the nines and book a table in a fine dining restaurant, or enjoy coffee, breakfast or snacks in a pavement café, you will find plenty to choose from in and around Marbella.