Marbella’s Michelin Star restaurants

Marbella’s Michelin Star restaurants

The Michelin Star restaurants in Marbella are undoubtedly one of the best examples of luxury and good taste in the Costa del Sol. The city of the Golden Mile (Milla de Oro) boasts an extensive range of restaurants with offerings to suit all tastes, bringing together the highest number of Michelin Star establishments in the whole of Andalusia.

The best chefs from Spain and abroad have chosen Marbella to bring their most innovative culinary offerings, in a city which is characterised for its high standing tourism.

To discover some of these restaurants, visitors will be easily able to find a luxury car hire at Malaga airport to travel around some of the best gastronomic examples this city has to offer.

The best Michelin Star restaurants in Marbella

The Michelin Star award is one of the most sought after by chefs all over the world. Michelin Star restaurants are characterised for offering a unique and exceptional culinary experience, earning from one to three stars depending on the quality of the ingredients, culinary technique and consistency in the quality of the dishes, in addition to the service and atmosphere of the restaurant.

Taking all of this criteria into account, there are four Michelin Star establishments in Marbella, making this the city with the most Michelin Star restaurants in the Costa del Sol.

Skina

This restaurant is located in the old town and is the only one with two Michelin stars in Marbella. Its chef, Mario Cachinero, offers creative and signature cuisine with local and seasonal products in a charming restaurant with just four tables to offer the customer a fully personalised service.

In the heart of the old town, the small and cosy restaurant Skina
In the heart of the old town, the small and cosy restaurant Skina | restauranteskina.com

Skina has three different tasting menus with a perfect pairing from its wine cellar which boasts around a thousand different wines.

The most important menu is the Grand Cru, priced at €499 where you will find dishes ranging from traditional gazpachuelo soup with Motril shrimps to an A5 Wagyu steak with beetroot and pear.

Information of interest

  • Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday from 13:00 until 00:00
  • Price: €199-499
  • Type of food: modern
  • Telephone: 952 76 52 77
  • Location: C/ Aduar, 12

Nintai

For lovers of Asian fusion cuisine, Nintai is one of the most creative options among Marbella’s restaurants. The establishment has various private areas and a large sushi bar where you can watch the itamae (chef in front of the table) work and create exceptional dishes.

Nintai, a fusion of Asian food and relaxed atmosphere
Nintai, a fusion of Asian food and relaxed atmosphere | ondacero.es

With a relaxed atmosphere and bursting with light thanks to its large windows, its chef, Marcos Granda, offers two tasting menus: Omakase (only at lunchtime) and Nintai, which vary depending on the best product of the day. Moreover, it boasts one of Spain’s best sake menus, as well as some amazing desserts.

Information of interest

  • Opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 14:00 until 17:00 and from 20:00 until 00:00.
  • Price: €145-175
  • Type of food: Japanese fusion
  • Telephone: 952 60 89 66
  • Location: C/ Ramón Gómez de la Serna, 18

Messina

This restaurant is situated in Marbella’s marina area and has one Michelin star. Messina stands out for its creativity and attention to detail, focussing its culinary experience, offered by Argentine chef Mauricio Giovavnni, in a fusion between Mediterranean, Latin American and Lebanese cuisine.

Mediterranean, Latin American and Lebanese cuisine by the harbour: Messina
Mediterranean, Latin American and Lebanese cuisine by the harbour: Messina | ristorantemessina.com

With seasonal ingredients, highlights of its offering include the wines that accompany its dishes, focused on juicy and concentrated wines that offer a unique flavour with each mouthful.

Messina has two tasting menus and also offers the option of an a la carte menu, highlights of which include dishes like Lebanese shellfish tartare or beef with mushrooms and Béarnaise sauce.

Information of interest

  • Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday from 13:00 until 14:30 and from 19:00 until 22:00.
  • Price: €50-180
  • Type of food: creative
  • Telephone: 952 86 48 95
  • Location: Avda Severo Ochoa, 12

El Lago

Situated in the Río Real Golf Club, one of the most famous golf courses in the Costa del Sol, this Michelin Star restaurant in Marbella offers an atmosphere where you can relax with stunning views of the natural surroundings, dominated by its lake, from its terrace in summer.

Restaurant El Lago, Andalusian cuisine with unbeatable views
Restaurant El Lago, Andalusian cuisine with unbeatable views | restauranteellago.com

In the kitchen, chef Fernando Villasclaras opts for an environmentally conscious seasonal Andalusian cuisine. Hence, El Lago offers two tasting menus: Sazón, focussed on animal proteins and Terá, focussed on a vegetarian concept.

Information of interest

  • Opening hours: from Wednesday to Sunday from 20.00 until 00.00.
  • Price: €120-205
  • Type of food: creative
  • Telephone: 952 83 23 71
  • Location: Marco Polo s/n, Greenlife Golf Club

Other restaurants from the Michelin Guide in Marbella

In addition to Michelin Star restaurants, Marbella offers a long list of culinary establishments with high quality creative offerings that are focussed on amazing guests with quality ingredients and innovative techniques. Hence, we can include some more affordable options in this post that have earned a mention in the Michelin Guide.

La Milla

For those wanting to eat near to one of Marbella’s beaches, La Milla is the perfect choice. Located in a former beach bar (chiringuito) which has been redecorated in an elegant and sophisticated style, this restaurant headed up by chef Juanjo Carmona opts for market cuisine with an innovative touch, with seafood and fish being the highlights of its menu.

Innovative ambience with a Mediterranean flavour in La Milla Marbella
Innovative ambience with a Mediterranean flavour in La Milla Marbella | areacostadelsol.com

Its star dishes include Sanlucar prawns with ceviche and carrot and cumin emulsion or creamy rice with shrimps. To round off the lunch, you can enjoy its beds by the sea, with an exclusive cocktail and cigar list.

Information of interest

  • Opening hours: from 10:00 until 18:00, with opening hours extended until 19:00 from Friday to Sunday
  • Price: €40-130
  • Type of food: Mediterranean Andalusian
  • Telephone: 952 00 90 80
  • Location: Los Verdiales development – Nagüeles Beach

Kava

With a contemporary aesthetic and modern cuisine with Asian stews, the stoves at Kava are led by chef Fernando Alcalá, who creates signature dishes based on local products, which already receive a mention in the Michelin Guide.

Excellent dishes based on local products at Kava
Excellent dishes based on local products at Kava | guiarepsol.com

It offers a seasonal menu and two tasting menus, adding the cherry on top with its star dessert, which received the award of best cheesecake in Spain in 2019.

Information of interest

Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 19:30 until 23:30 and from Thursday to Sunday from 13:30 until 23:30

Price: €50-70

Type of food:  creative

Telephone: 952 82 41 08

Location: Avda. Antonio Belón, 4

Map of Marbella’s Michelin Stars

If you have reached this point, and bearing in mind that this post only features four Michelin Star restaurants in Marbella and two additional suggestions, you will be wondering how to organise a route to try the offerings from some of the city’s best chefs.

The map below shows you the location of all of the establishments so you can plan your visit and not miss out on any of its excellent bites.

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