Four Michelin star restaurants, a wide range of cosmopolitan bistros, beachfront dining options, cafés that focus on health and wellbeing, secret spots that only true foodies know about, and the best traditional Spanish restaurants and tapas bars can be found in Marbella.
Food tours prioritise local foods and their itineraries because one of the most satisfactory reasons to relocate is to experience new cuisines and discover new cultures. A great way to strengthen relationships with those around us, especially those from different cultures, is to cook and eat meals together.
The restaurant scene in Marbella has long been a significant draw for visitors and locals alike. In recent years, it’s undoubtedly become one of the main reasons people travel to Marbella.
One local food cuisine is Ajoblanco, translates to “white garlic”. It is a cold soup made with almonds and garlic that originated in Spain when the Moors ruled it. Other essential ingredients include milk, white bread, grapes, and apples. In Marbella, ajoblanco is frequently served with a garnish of juicy melon, making it an incredible snack or light meal during the sweltering months of July and August.
Sardine skewers, or estepos de Sardinas, may be found everywhere on the beaches of Marbella. The sardines are skewered on wooden sticks, which are then buried in the sand next to a fire. This is the easiest and tastiest way to cook these tiny but meaty fish. They taste wonderful because of the smoky flavour and crispy skin they develop as a result.
Marbella excels at seafood, and you won’t believe it until you taste gambas al pil pil. Olive oil, garlic, parsley, chillies, and fresh prawns are stir-fried in their juices and then served hot in tiny clay tapas dishes. Lemon wedges and chunks of rustic bread are served beside the entrée so that you can eat the hot sauce with bread.