Holidays in Marbella are not really holidays in Marbella unless you visit Puerto Banús, go for a stroll along the marina, admire the luxurious yachts and have dinner overlooking the sea, but where’s good to have lunch or dinner in Puerto Banús?
There’s no shortage of restaurants and bars in Puerto Banús where you can enjoy a meal looking out over the sea, or have dinner under the moonlight, but it’s important to know where to go and what to choose.
Here are a few recommendations of where you can eat in Puerto Banús:
– A1 Aretusa: Recently enlarged and renovated after 18 years in business on the marina, this emblematic three-story restaurant with a tastefully decorated private area that has now become one of the trendiest spots in the area. It offers an Italian and international menu and an excellent selection of cocktails. You cannot miss out on trying the ‘Linguini Frutti Di Mare’ with mussels, clams, squid, prawns and octopus or the ‘Agnello Al Forno’, a leg of suckling lamb with sauteed vegetables.
– Black & White: The perfect spot for young people looking for a fun night out with live music and an international menu with a range of popular dishes from different countries. Every week, from Thursday to Sunday, different DJs and singers provide the entertainment, and Black&White’s giant cocktails have become something of a symbol of the restaurant’s identity. Black&White is also a popular spot for stag and hen nights and birthday parties.
– Carpaccio: an intimate and cosy atmosphere has made Carpaccio a must-visit in the area. It serves traditional Italian dishes like oven-baked lasagne along with other lesser known dishes like its famed ‘Tagliolini con Granchio’. It has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence on two occasions and has a loyal clientele who enjoy its relaxing environment.
– L´Ulivo: L’Ulivo opened its doors at the start of 2017 with a strong personal commitment from the excellent chef Fabio Tozzi. At L’Ulivo, food is created with a different concept with fresh Italian products and fish brought directly from the market in Marbella on a daily basis. Here, the words “homemade” and “artisanal” form part of the restaurant’s DNA. Highlights include the sea bass served with a prawn and clam sauce and authentic pasta carbonara made with Guanciale, an Italian cured meat.