Paella in Fuengirola

Paella in Fuengirola

Paella in Fuengirola is one of the most sought after dishes of Spanish gastronomy among the visitors who come to the Costa del Sol each year. This town’s mild climate and its idyllic beaches make this the ideal place to enjoy a paella in the sun on a terrace by the sea.

So, paella is one of the star dishes of local cuisine, and many restaurants have perfected their technique to offer excellent quality rice dishes. Below, we have prepared a selection of some of Fuengirola’sbest paella restaurants, either because of the quality of their products or their excellent preparation technique. Get ready to hire an automatic car at Malaga airport and start a tour to try the best paellas Fuengirola has to offer.

The best paellas in Fuengirola

The best paellas in Fuengirola must include fresh ingredients, either from the sea or the market. This, together with an exquisite preparation, offers flavoursome dishes that will amaze visitors to this town.

Paellas in Fuengirola’s town centre

For those wanting to enjoy a good paella in Fuengirola without missing out on an unrivalled location, in the streets of the town centre, you will be able to find some restaurants with delicious rice dishes, tapas and raciones (portions), and it will be easy to find parking in one of Fuengirola’s car parks.

Marisquería Los Mellizos

Marisquería Los Mellizos is one of the most popular restaurants in Fuengirola, and its speciality is seafood and paella. The seafood paella is one of the most popular ones from its menu, made with fresh ingredients of an excellent quality. The service is fast and efficient, and the customer service is excellent. Along with the freshest seafood, this makes it one of the most sought after options to enjoy a nice meal.

Renowned restaurant specialising in paella
Renowned restaurant specialising in paella | malagahoy.es

Information of interest

Opening hours: from 13:00 until 23:30.

Price: €26-60

Speciality: seafood paella

Telephone: 951 56 94 45

Location: C/ Miguel de Cervantes,1

La Casa Rústica Restaurant

In a privileged location in the heart of Fuengirola, La Casa Rústica is characterised for being situated within a former home, where guests will feel like they are eating in their own living room. The restaurant also has a charming inner courtyard where you can enjoy its traditional dishes. Highlights among the rice dishes include the mixed paella or vegetable paella for those looking for vegetarian options.

Cosy restaurant in the centre of Fuengirola
Cosy restaurant in the centre of Fuengirola | lacasarustica.es

Information of interest

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 13:00 until 15:00 and from 18:00 until 23:00.

Price: €15-30

Speciality: mixed or vegetable paella

Telephone: 952 47 85 97

Location: C/ Moncayo, 29

Arrozante Restaurant

Arrozante is a little further out from the town centre, but offers a wide variety of rice dishes to suit all tastes, with a paella menu, another ‘brothy rice’ (arroz caldoso) menu and a noodles (fideua) menu where guests will be able to choose whichever best suits their taste.

Arrozante offers a wide variety of rice dishes
Arrozante offers a wide variety of rice dishes | abc.es

Without a doubt, the star dish at Arrozante is the ‘paella del senyoret’ with squid, dogfish, shrimp tails, and red paella with octopus with ñora pepper, squid and monkfish. This restaurant only opens at weekends during lunch hours, but is without a doubt one of the best paella restaurants in Fuengirola.

Information of interest

Opening hours: Friday to Sunday from 13.00 until 16.00.

Price: €18-28

Speciality: ‘paella de senyoret’ and red paella

Telephone: 650 87 52 15

Location: C/ Héroes de Baler, Bajo 1

Paella by the sea in Fuengirola

One of the main factors when it comes to choosing a good restaurant in Fuengirola is a seaside location. This coastal town has a plethora of establishments that enable guests to eat with their feet in the sand, enjoying a good paella alongside the sound of the sea.

Hence, some restaurants with more tradition in making rice dishes are located by the sea, offering the perfect culinary experience.

Chiringuito Los Marinos Paco

This restaurant is a place of reference in Fuengirola, with a privileged location on the seafront promenade which enables guests to enjoy the best dishes with sea views, whether on its beach terrace or its charming glass-walled dining room.

Paella at Los Marinos Paco on the promenade
Paella at Los Marinos Paco on the promenade | losmarinospaco.es

Its speciality is brothy rice (arroz caldoso) with lobster, an exquisite dish made using fresh and premium quality ingredients. This restaurant offers a very friendly and efficient service and makes sure customers feel at home.

Information of interest

Opening hours: from 10:00 until 18:00

Price: €20-40

Speciality: brothy rice (arroz caldoso) with lobster

Telephone: 952 66 13 20

Location: Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, 158

Los Andaluces Chringuito (Beach bar) Restaurant

Los Andaluces is another landmark restaurant in this selection, offering a wide variety of paellas and rice dishes. This beach bar is an essential for paella in Fuengirola thanks to its fish which comes fresh from the market, its variety of dishes and its sea views. It boasts the essence of a traditional chiringuito beach bar with its skewer boat and portions of fried fish.

Los Andaluces offers some of the best fresh fish
Los Andaluces offers some of the best fresh fish | restaurantelosandaluces.es

Information of interest

Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 11.00 until 23.00.

Price: €20-40

Speciality: black rice with king prawns

Telephone: 952 660 669

Location: Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, s/n

La Caracola Restaurant

La Caracola is a restaurant with a privileged location which has Mediterranean-inspired modern décor, both in its large and welcoming dining area, and on its terrace with views and private access to the beach.

Located in front of the sea and with a modern decoration
Located in front of the sea and with a modern decoration | restaurantelacaracola.com

In La Caracola, they combine traditional cuisine with a touch of the avant garde, preserving some traditional recipes with utmost care, which is the case with their paellas and rice dishes. The star dish is the ‘arroz a banda’ rice dish, with all of the fish peeled to make it easy to eat and focus on the essence of its flavours.

Information of interest

Opening hours: from 12:00 until 00:00

Price: €25-50

Speciality: arroz a banda rice dish

Telephone: 952 584 687

Location: Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, plot 9

Chiringuito Oasis

Chiringuito Oasis is one of Fuengirola’s more traditional paella restaurants, with more than 50 years of experience. This restaurant has a charming terrace by the sea and offers high quality seafood and fish, in addition to exquisite paellas bursting with flavour, including rice with carabinero shrimps or langoustines.

Chringuito Oasis has a nice terrace
Chringuito Oasis has a nice terrace | chiringuitooasis.com

After the meal, Oasis offers a cocktail menu to enjoy on its terrace or on its hammocks in the sand, making customers feel like they are in one of the best beach clubs in Fuengirola.

Information of interest

Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 12.00 until 17.00.

Price: €20-40

Specialty: rice with carabinero shrimps

Telephone: 952 66 10 68

Location: Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, 132

Paella in La Carihuela

The area of La Carihuela is one of the most popular and busiest parts of Fuengirola. It is known for its lively atmosphere, its fine sand beaches and, above all, for its wide variety of bars and restaurants specialising in fresh fish and seafood.

La Carihuela Chica

La Carihuela Chica is a restaurant in an idyllic location on one of Fuengirola’s most popular beaches. It specialises in rice dishes, paella and seafood, with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

La Carihuela Chica, located in one of the most famous beaches of the village
La Carihuela Chica, located in one of the most famous beaches of the village | lacarihuelachica.com

The special mixed paella is one of the most popular ones from its menu, made with chicken, rabbit, seafood and vegetables. Additionally, the restaurant offers a variety of dishes from Mediterranean cuisine and a fast and efficient service.

Information of interest

Opening hours: from 12:00 until 00:00

Price: €25-45

Speciality: special mixed paella

Telephone: 952 660 673

Location: Plaza Pedro Cuevas, s/n Don Alberto Building

Juan Playa Restaurant

The Juan Playa Restaurant is a popular place in Fuengirola. With an extensive selection of dishes, this restaurant is particularly well-known for its speciality rice dishes. The highlight of which is its black rice. It boast a terrace with sea views, which makes the experience even more enjoyable. Additionally, the service is excellent and the staff are friendly and attentive.

Delicious seafood soup at Juan Playa beach bar
Delicious seafood soup at Juan Playa beach bar | juanplaya.es

Information of interest

Opening hours: from 12:00 until 23:00

Price: €20-30

Speciality: black rice

Telephone: 952 66 07 17

Location: Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, 91

Map of the best restaurants in Fuengirola

Without a doubt, choosing a good paella restaurant in Fuengirola can be a difficult task. However, the selection we have given you in this list is a guarantee for success so you can try some of the best rice dishes the city has to offer. You can see the exact locations of each of them on the map below, so you don’t miss out on anything during your visit.

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