Countless tourists visit Marbella each day and decide to eat out in Puerto Banus to discover the luxury of its leisure port and experience the prestige of its restaurants, both within and outside of its boundaries. Some people are looking for dishes from haute cuisine with the level of opulence that characterises this area, while others prefer more affordable options or international cuisine.
To enjoy a luxury experience and discover the best places to eat in Puerto Banus, travellers will be able to hire a luxury car at Malaga airport and reach the Golden Mile (Milla de Oro) to live the Marbellan ‘dolce vita’, enjoying the most exquisite dishes of the area.
Best places to eat in Puerto Banus
Most visitors arrive at the leisure port looking for options of places to eat in Puerto Banus that amaze the most discerning palates. The following are some of the area’s trendy restaurants, with exquisite and creative cuisine.
Slvj Marbella | A wild experience
Without a doubt, the fashionable restaurant in Puerto Banus. Slvj is one of the most popular beach clubs in Marbella and it offers a light-hearted concept inspired by Japanese haute cuisine at the hands of chef Fermín Azkue. His dishes are based on exclusive products with denomination of origin, creating flavoursome combinations.
Slvj Marbella’s menu includes sushi, Asian style rice dishes and starters such as Salvaje Japanese tacos with flank steak sautéed in a wok, yuzu pasta and napa cabbage on crispy edible seaweed or maitake mushroom dumplings with beef demi-glace and truffled cream. To finish, customers will be able to enjoy the most select cocktail menu in its beach club by the sea with live music and an exclusive atmosphere.
Boho Club Restaurant | Gourmet experiences for all palates
With a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, Boho Club Restaurant is situated within the Boho Club holiday resort and offers different gourmet experiences ranging from breakfast to evening meals. Its menus are based on a variety of concepts, presenting a more informal lunch and a simple evening meal.
In addition, it also offers a tapas option in its Solera space, an Andalusian courtyard with a menu based on Mediterranean flavours such as fried dishes, Iberian meats and cheeses. Hence, Boho Club caters to all tastes to offer comprehensive experiences in a relaxed and natural setting where you can let yourself be carried away by the flavours.
Restaurante DOM | Malaga Denomination of Origin
Located inside Hotel Meliá Marbella Banús with a charming terrace by the swimming pool, DOM offers the best produce from Malaga with creative and exquisite presentations worthy of haute cuisine restaurants. Its most popular dishes include anchovies with brioche, butter and aubergine, chilled garlic and almond soup (ajoblanco) with mango and the Iberian shoulder cut pork with pumpkin and breadcrumbs from the mountains of Malaga. Additionally, it boasts the best local wines that will amaze guests with unique nuances in each dish. DOM offers a short tasting menu, with and without wine pairing.
Inimitable | Local haute cuisine
Inimitable is number two in the ranking of the best restaurants in Puerto Banus on TripAdvisor. With an urban and light-hearted concept, it offers diners a cuisine which takes a lot of preparation and with a wayfaring nature brought from neighbourhoods from all over the world, where authentic flavours are born. Inimitable has a tasting menu for 79 euros with three starters, six main dishes and dessert, but it also offers products from a fairly short menu but with exquisite dishes.
Eating out in Puerto Banus, the area’s typical cuisine
Holidaymakers looking for places to eat in Puerto Banus where they can enjoy traditional local cuisine will find some restaurants in which they can try the region’s best products, with fresh food cooked according to Andalusian tradition.
La Bocana | Mediterranean cuisine with views
La Bocana is a family restaurant which has been offering typical Andalusian cuisine since 1987. Here you can find tapas, portions (raciones), fish and meats from the local markets with traditional recipes, highlights of which include gazpacho soup, fried fish, melon with ham and paella. Its extensive menu, its location on a charming terrace by the sea and the quality of its dishes make this the best place to eat in Puerto Banus according to the ranking on TripAdvisor.
Taberna Casa Blanca | Andalusian tapas at affordable prices
For those looking for somewhere cheap to eat in Puerto Banus, La Taberna Casa Blanca is the best option. With a vintage style menu, Casa Blanca is one of the typical tapas bars in Marbella, with a long list of tapas priced at around three euros, among which you can find Iberian meats, skewers, fish and salted fish (salazones). Highly recommended dishes include the Russian potato salad (ensaladilla rusa), ‘flamenquin’ deep fried breaded ham and mini burger of Iberian shoulder cut pork with a special sauce. In terms of drinks, you must try the Barbadillo sherry or a vermouth on tap.
El Txoko de Luis Salinero | Spanish gastronomy from north to south
El Txoko restaurant is a trip through Spanish gastronomy from north to south, focussing on seasonal products and traditional recipes that define this country’s cuisine. Its daring dishes offer surprising new creations that are full of flavour, with meat as the star of the show, especially ox meat.
Txoko is an exclusive place to eat in Puerto Banus, since it is characterised for its open kitchen so guests can see the preparation process of each of its dishes. Highlights of the menu include cured slices of aged beef, creamy jerky and ox croquettes, and barbecued ox marrow in red wine sauce.
La Habana Lounge | Fish and seafood from the market
Visitors looking to be able to enjoy a meal while sitting by the boats and yachts in the José Banús Leisure Port will be able to do so in La Habana Lounge, a restaurant centred on Mediterranean cuisine which is famous for its fish and seafood, as well as its more than 70 wines and champagnes. Its most popular dishes are red tuna tartare, white prawns from Huelva, Norway lobster and its paellas. In particular, the ‘señorito’ paella with all of the clean seafood and fish, without any shells or bones, is possibly one of the best paellas you’ll find in Marbella.
Eating out in Puerto Banus with an international touch
It is becoming increasingly common to see internationally-inspiredplaces to eat in Puerto Banus thanks to the fact that visitors come here from all over the world. Visitors will be able to travel all four points of the compass without leaving Marbella.
Maa Indian Cuisine | Hindu cuisine in a fairy-tale garden
With a beautiful interior courtyard, complete with a small lake, Maa Indian Cuisine is a restaurant with Hindu cuisine where its owners have passed down the traditional recipes from one generation to another, creating a delicious menu to enjoy a charming evening meal. The restaurant does not open for lunch. Maa offers more than the typical Indian dishes with generous portions and an attentive service. It stands out for its cheesy and garlic bread starter, followed by the tandoori mix, ideal for sharing, lamb Hussainy and green curry.
Rococelli Italian Restaurant
Rococelli is Marbella’s Italian restaurant par excellence. With a cosy and intimate atmosphere, this restaurant is situated in the heart of Puerto Banus and offers a wide variety of dishes, highlights of which include its pastas and pizzas with gluten free options, although its starters and salads are also noteworthy. Its star dishes include bruschetta with Mortadella and stracciatella, rigatoni alla boscaiola or risotto di tarfugo e carpaccio. Rococelli uses ingredients brought directly from Italy to offer the most authentic cuisine.
Jacks Smokehouse Puerto Banus
Located next to the harbour, Jacks Smokehouse is an American inspired grill which has a selection of cured and dry aged meats, seasoned and cooked on a low heat on the smoked wood grill. Inspired by the Upper East Side, this restaurant offers flavours from the deep south, including chilli con carne, southern fried chicken, smoked duck and, of course, burgers.
To round off the evening, at Jacks Smokehouse, they offer the best cocktails with a retro theme that you can enjoy with a privileged view of the port on one of the best-known rooftops in Marbella among tourists.
Map of where to eat in Puerto Banus
With this extensive selection, visitors should be able to decide where to eat in Puerto Banus and which is the best option to suit their taste. This map shows the location of all of the restaurants so you can take a trip around the best of Marbella’s cuisine.