Costa del Sol: Best 10 places to eat

Costa del Sol: Best 10 places to eat

In previous posts we presented the main attractions on the Costa del Sol: the best beaches and the best resorts. Now we have proposed a top 10 best places to eat in this area.

1.La Pappardella, Malaga

 If you are located in Malaga, Enjoy true Napolitan cuisine at this family orientated eatery. A wide range of pasta, pizza and seafood is on offer.


2. Bar Altamirano, Marbella

Despite Marbella’s glitzy image there are several afford­able and traditional tapas bars. This is one of them, just south­east of Plaza Naranjos; it even has its seafood specialities listed on ceramic menus.


3. El Estrecho, Marbella

Another winning tapas bar and a local favourite. There’s a pleasant terrace, fish and sea­food treats and nice fino. Try the Boquerón al Limón.


4.  La Sirena,  Costa Benalmádena

On the beachfront, and the paella is one of the best in the area. In this way, if you like very much paella, you could try this place.


5. Bodegas Quitapenas, Torremolinos

An excellent seafood tapas bar amid all the fast-food joints. Spanish seafood, including pulpo.


6.  Restaurante La Escalera, Torremolinos

A great little choice with dreamy views from its terrace. The inven­tive international menu includes curry soup with green peas.


7. Tapeo de Cervantes, Málaga

This charming, rustic bodega serves up hearty regional food with some unique touches. Try the estofado de cordero (lamb stew with mint and couscous).


8. El Tintero II, Málaga

Another open-air restaurant on the beach. There’s no menu, so the waiter will tell you what’s on offer – all fish, of course.


9. Restaurante 34, Nerja

This café has been cut into the cliff, so you have views of the sea while protected under palm frond umbrellas.



10. Lan Sang, Nerja

For a change of cuisine, try this Thai/Laotian restaurant. The modern, elegant decor is matched by the sophisticated flavours and beautiful presentation of the food.


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