Marbella; a city with a magnificent selection of amazing chefs
As well as the Mediterranean climate, the magnificent beaches and an enviable lifestyle, the city of Marbella is known for being a place where one can enjoy and taste the good things in life, and this is particularly true when talking about food.
Visitors and locals who come to Marbella often don’t just expect the best when they enter a restaurant to enjoy local food. The search for new culinary experiences is already a favourite activity for many people who see eating out as something to do every weekend. Furthermore, the streets of Marbella boast a huge selection of international cuisine across a variety of bars and restaurants.
In Marbella, there’s something for everyone; from laid-back beach clubs to the trendiest restaurants, there are plenty of excellent chefs using quality ingredients to create dishes that amaze even the most discerning palates.
What Michelin-starred restaurants are there in Marbella?
Few places boast quite as much distinguished gastronomic variety and quality as Marbella, not only due to the extraordinary variety of resources from the sea and mountains, but also because it currently boasts three Michelin-starred restaurants and a constantly evolving range of other options.
“Local products produce exquisite dishes”
Michelin-starred restaurant Skina is considered one of the best place places to go for traditional Andalusian cuisine. Chef Jaume Puigdengolas is the chef at Skina, and he is ultimately responsible for having achieved an admirable fusion between tradition and modernity, bringing them together to create a new cuisine with nuances from the past that evoke the customs of southern Spain in each dish.
Located in the charming old town, Skina has a Michelin star for excellent food that “demonstrates meticulous technique and the best quality ingredients,” according to Michelin inspectors.
- Restaurante Skina
Address: Calle Aduar, 12, 29601 Marbella, España
Telephone No.: +34 952 76 52 77
Another of the Michelin star restaurants in Marbella that is not to be missed during your stay, is Messina. Located near the Bajadilla beach, this restaurant has a modern-minimalist design. Messina offers two different tasting menus with a selection of its most imaginative dishes in a restaurant with ’urban‘ decoration that provides a contemporary atmosphere. With Argentine chef Mauricio Giovanni, who loves creams, concentrates and sauces, and sommelier Pía Ninci, this restaurant is known amongst regular diners as a place of marked culinary nonconformity and a fabulous mix of the best of the gastronomic legacy of the Iberian Peninsula unified with traditional South American trends.
- Restaurante Messina
Address: Av. Severo Ochoa, 12, 29603 Marbella, Spain
Telephone No.: +34 952 86 48 95
Restaurante El Lago is located in the Greenlife Golf clubhouse and provides diners with a guaranteed relaxing experience. The restaurant’s location is key, with views of the lake and the surrounding nature making you feel completely at ease. And this is no accident since this rural atmosphere is perfectly in tune with a philosophy that encourages the use of raw local produce (KM0) and the Slow Food trend linked to sustainability and responsible business practices, among other things. Without a doubt, chef Fernando Villasclaras and his commitment to gastronomy make this one of the best dining options in Marbella.
- Restaurante El Lago
Address: Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda. Las Cumbres, s/n, 29600 Marbella, Spain
Telephone No.: +34 952 83 23 71
These three Michelin star restaurants in Marbella may lead the way in Marbella’s haute cuisine, but they are by no means the only options in the area. A walk along the docks of Puerto Banús, through the cobbled streets of the old town, or along the promenade, will reveal many other restaurants that offer exquisite dishes. Without a doubt, Marbella is one of the best culinary destinations in southern Spain.