The Only Way Is Carbs: 5 Marbella Restaurants You Need To Know About





The 5 Marbella Restaurants You Need To Know About …


After months, weeks (let’s be realistic) days of working on that summer body we all know one of THE most challenging decisions every group faces on holiday is where to eat.

Is the food good? Do they have fancy cocktails? What’s the service like? … and most importantly how many likes will I get when I post the snaps all over my instagram? (You were all thinking it).

When we go out for a meal with friends it really isn’t just about the food, some love a view, some want to be entertained and some are only in it for the pre drinks!

So with this in mind we have put together a post listing the 5 Marbella restaurants that we think have the full package.

Cue venue number one …


M A H I K I  | B E A C H

mahiki beach marbella


Marbella Beach Front

Why Should I Go?

Situated on the famous Marbella Paseo, Mahiki offers a unique beach club experience with its tropical restaurant, original cocktails and luxurious beach beds – all designed in a Tiki inspired theme.

The food is an array of amazing seafood & meat dishes all served in a stylish but quirky fashion with a long list of creative cocktails perfect to complement any dish.

Not only are the food and drinks insane the entire restaurant opens out onto the beach offering amazing sea views and a super chilled out atmosphere.

The venue gets even better at sunset with incredible views over the Mountains and live music most weekends.

Mahiki is perfect if you’re looking for more of a chilled out atmosphere with a holiday vibe.

Dress Code: Beach Casual

Food Type: Mediterranean / Seafood / International

Ambience: Relaxed / Fun

Best Time To Visit: Lunch / Evening

Find Out More About Mahiki Beach Here.



C A S A  | T U A

where to eat in old town marbella


Marbella Old Town

Why Should I Go?

In a myriad of excellent old town restaurants this one is one of our favourites.

Nestled in the beautiful back streets of Marbella Old Town you will find Casa Tua, a small but cosy boutique restaurant offering authentic Italian food and amazing Irish hospitality.

The fine dining menu offers something for everyone and is suitable for any dietary requirements with the kitchen happy to meet any request made of them.

This restaurant is perfect for Al Fresco dining and we would highly recommend it for couples, families and smaller groups looking for somewhere special to eat.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Food Type: Italian / Mediterranean

Ambience: Cosy

Best Time To Visit: Early Evening

Find out more about Casa Tua here



E L  | G R A N  | G A T S B Y


el gran gatsby puerto banus


Puerto Banus Marina

Why Should I Go?

If you’re looking for a restaurant with a view, this one is hard to beat!

This venue is located in the heart of the Puerto Banus Marina overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and some of the biggest yachts in the harbour.

The staff are attentive but not overbearing and the food is cooked to perfection with incredible Mediterranean flavours.

If you are lucky enough to secure a table reservation, make sure its out on the terrace or along the edge of the inside seating area as this is the best place to admire the Sunset.

This restaurant is suitable for any group whether that be hen & stag, corporate or any special occasion.

Dress Code: Smart

Food Type: Spanish / European

Ambience: Relaxed

Best Time To Visit: Lunch / Sunset

Contact us to find out more about El Gran Gatsby here



O A K   | G A R D E N  | A N D |


oak marbella


Nueva Andalucia, Marbella

Why Should I Go?

While the location (on a main roundabout) doesn’t exactly sound like the ideal spot for a restaurant, once you actually enter this venue the rustic outdoorsy feel and the welcoming ambience really make you forget where you actually are.

The staff at OAK really go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and the intimate garden setting under the stars makes for a super special meal.

The steak is one of the best in Puerto Banus and the Pina Colada served inside a real pineapple is serious cocktail goals.

The restaurant also has some great dishes suitable for vegetarians such as the roasted vegetables with goats cheese and a great mushroom risotto.

OAK is also located right next to La Sala – one of Puerto Banus’ most visited venues, so if you’re looking for somewhere to party after your meal this is a great start before heading down into the Port!

Dress Code: Smart

Food Type: Steakhouse / Mediterranean

Ambience: Chilled/Romantic

Best Time To Visit: Early Evening

Find out more about OAK Garden & Grill Here



J A C K S  | S M O K E H O U S E


jacks puerto banus


Puerto Banus Marina

Why Should I Go?

If you’re looking for a fun venue with incredible views, huge portions and and a lively atmosphere Jacks is the perfect pick.

This restaurant is located directly on the front line of Puerto Banus’ Marina in the heart of the nightlife and within walking distance of all of the area’s most popular beach clubs.

This upmarket american style smokehouse is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a massive menu with options to suit any taste.

FYI – The cocktails are also incred.

If you decide to visit this venue early evening the atmosphere is the BEST for pre night out food and drinks and they can also cater to big groups so perfect for hen & stag do’s.

Dress Code: Beach Casual / Smart Casual

Food Type: American / Pizza

Ambience: Lively / Fun

Best Time To Visit: Morning / Noon / Evening

Contact us to find out more about Jacks Smokehouse here


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