Eating in Fuengirola

Eating in Fuengirola

Eating in Fuengirola is an experience that any visitor to the Costa del Sol should get to enjoy. This coastal town boasts a lively offer of leisure, restaurants and shops that make it a vibrant town with a lot to offer, with culinary options to suit all tastes and palates.

Hence, there are a plethora of places to eat in Fuengirola to suit all preferences and all budgets. Tourists will be able to find the best of local cuisine in this town, as well as some restaurants that offer world cuisine, in addition to cheap bars where you can enjoy tapas and portions (raciones) with your partner, family or friends.

Visitors will be able to get to Fuengirola by renting an automatic car in Malaga so they can drive around its streets in comfort while discovering every corner of the town from one bite to another.

Best restaurants to eat at in Fuengirola

Fuengirola’s gastronomy is one of the most highly valued in the area. Among the wide variety of restaurants with typical Andalusian cuisine, there are some with years of experience at the stove. However, there are also some bars among the selection of best places to eat in Fuengirola that, in a short space of time, have carved out a place for themselves with creative cuisine that amazes diners.

Arte y Cocina Restaurant | Creative and local cuisine

Arte y Cocina has taken the number one spot on the TripAdvisor ranking thanks to the reviews of its users and it undoubtedly has every reason to be there. With a Mediterranean cuisine based on seasonal ingredients, the chef presents creative and flavoursome dishes like duck confit, basket of goat’s cheese and smoked salmon blinis, as well as fresh handmade pasta. Added to its delicious cuisine, it boasts a modern and welcoming atmosphere with a friendly service from the staff, a winning combination to make it the best restaurant to eat at in Fuengirola.

Indoor dining room of Arte y Cocina
Indoor dining room of Arte y Cocina |

Restaurante Palangreros | Tradition and flavour

In the top 3 places to eat in Fuengirola, Restaurante Palangreros has to feature, focussing its culinary offer on traditional Mediterranean cuisine. With a history spanning more than 30 years, this restaurant has premium quality products cooked with love to offer Andalusian flavours on a short menu but with essentials like pil-pil prawns, stew croquettes and Angus beef rib-eye steak. On the same street, visitors will be able to round off the evening perfectly, enjoying a drink at Panda Cocktail Bar, one of the best terraces in Fuengirola.

Selection of varied dishes from Restaurante Palangreros
Selection of varied dishes from Restaurante Palangreros |

Mesón de Andrés | Family cooking with quality produce

Mesón de Andrés is situated in the centre of Fuengirola, a family restaurant with years of tradition that has carved its place among locals thanks to its friendly service and premium quality products. The cuisine at Mesón de Andrés is varied, specialising in matured meats and cheeses with denomination of origin. In addition, it boasts a large wine cellar with the most exotic items. Without a doubt, it is best to let the team advise you, although diners must try the tomato carpaccio with pine nut vinaigrette and burratina cheese, the red tuna tartare with mango and avocado or the homemade ‘ flamenquín’ (serrano ham wrapped in pieces of pork loin, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried).

Excellent piece of meat at Mesón de Andrés
Excellent piece of meat at Mesón de Andrés |

Bodegas Bibendum | Iberian cuisine

For those looking for an authentic Spanish flavour, Bodegas Bibendum is an essential for this gastronomic route. At the table, diners have to try its Iberian cold meats, vitello jone, white prawn carpaccio or broken eggs with truffled Parmentier. Its menu features some traditional dishes from Spanish cuisine and creative dishes that will amaze visitors. Those interested will be able to see the location on the map attached at the end of the post.

Comfortable terrace and entrance of Bodegas Bibendum
Comfortable terrace and entrance of Bodegas Bibendum |

Restaurante La Langosta | Specialising in seafood and fish

For more than 60 years, Restaurante La Langosta has been passed on from generation to generation, distinguishing itself as one of Fuengirola’s most exquisite restaurants. Located in the area of Los Boliches, this establishment features crawfish and lobster as the Kings of its menu, with two tasting menus at moderate prices with this seafood as the stars. That’s why guests won’t be able to leave this restaurant without trying its specialities, although they will also find other fish, seafood and meats cooked with love and experience at the stove.

La Marmita | Original tapas

Visitors coming to this town in search of the best tapas in Fuengirola must stop off at La Marmita. Both the presentation and flavours amaze guests. In addition, the owners are British, so they fuse British customs with Spanish tradition. With its “twisted tapas” selection, guests will be able to try homemade and seasonal tapas, with a choice between savoury and dessert tapas. To round off the experience, La Marmita offers a short cocktail menu to add the icing on the cake.

Assorted tapas at La Marmita
Assorted tapas at La Marmita |

Eating cheaply in Fuengirola

For those looking for cheaper options to enjoy something to eat in Fuengirola, this town is home to numerous restaurants to suit all budgets where you can try flavoursome dishes and tapas without spending too much money.

GastroVinum | Simple tapas with a special touch

This restaurant offers guests dishes of traditional cuisine with a twist. GastroVinum takes typical Spanish tapas and dishes and adds a unique touch, with dishes like croquettes of confit leeks, dates and carrot, prawn bisque with Sherry brandy or exotic frogs’ legs with butter and fine herbs. This place to eat in Fuengirola also has affordable tasting menus to suit all budgets.

The B’s Knees | Fast food with an English touch

The B’s Knees has a variety of options to enjoy a meal in Fuengirola, from breakfast to evening meals. With its delicious full English breakfast, few will make it to lunch time, but nobody can resist its menu full of wraps, stuffed potatoes, or flavoursome burgers. For those coming here for its food and prices, the service will make you want to come back too, that’s for sure.

Entrance and outdoor terrace of The B's Knees
Entrance and outdoor terrace of The B’s Knees |

International restaurants to eat out in Fuengirola

For people looking for more exotic places to eat in Fuengirola, its restaurants have a plethora of options to try world food without leaving the town. So guests will be able to travel from Latin America to Asia, via the best bites from Europe.

La Casita Mexicana | Mexican flavours in full colour

With generous portions and a colourful establishment, La Casita Mexicana transports diners to the heart of Mexico City in the centre of Fuengirola. Its delicious dishes that remain true to traditional recipes make this one of the town’s best Mexican restaurants, where the quesadillas, burritos and tacos are a must. Guests simply must try the margaritas and micheladas.

Colourful entrance to La Casita Mexicana
Colourful entrance to La Casita Mexicana |

Namaste Fusion | Traditional Indian cuisine

Namaste Fusion’s dishes full of colour and flavour make this one of the best places to eat in Fuengirola for lovers of exotic flavours. At an affordable price and with a friendly service, this restaurant stands out for its cheese naan, chicken tikka masala and chef’s curry. In addition, those wanting to try more dishes can ask for a varied mix. To add the cherry on top, guests simply cannot leave before trying its traditional desserts.

Terrace of Namasté Fusion Fuengirola
Terrace of Namasté Fusion Fuengirola |

Munchies Smokehouse | Homemade burgers with an American touch

Talking about burgers in Fuengirola is talking about Munchies. Its smoked meats and craft beers combine with live music and the best taste of each of its ingredients. Star dishes include the pulled pork burger, ribs and chicken wings. It’s finger-licking good!

Beachfront views from Munchies Smokehouse
Beachfront views from Munchies Smokehouse |

Finding somewhere to eat in Fuengirola

If you still aren’t sure where the best places are to eat in Fuengirola, you will be able to locate all of the places mentioned in this post on the map below so you can create a route full of flavour through this city on the Andalusian coast.

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