Estepona Restaurant Guide

A guide to eating out in Estepona on the Costa del Sol

One of the joys of eating out in this region is the sheer sociability of the Andalucians. Family and friends, often with children in tow, start early with tapas and continue eating until well after midnight. Some of the best restaurants have grown from ventas and tapas bars serving food based on fresh produce and home cooking; all give excellent value for money.

In the Estepona area there are many, many restaurants to choose from and there's something to suit all pockets. These are just a few of our favourites.

Recommending a personal favourite is always difficult as anywhere can have an 'off' night but even so here goes - I'll tell you about my favourite watering holes and eateries.

A Chef in your home

Taylor Made Catering

Info & Reviews » Dine at home without any hassle, from start to finish. Our team will take care of everything including purchasing, cooking, serving and clearing up.

Be it a cocktail party, light lunch, gourmet dinner or an extravagant wedding, we aim to provide the most professional service and to help make your event a most memorable one.

With over 20 years of professional experience from around the world, Michael will be happy to discuss any cuisine requirements you may desire.

Chef Patrick

Info & Reviews » Dutch Chef Patrick has cooked at my home on several occasions and every time it has been a fabulous memorable meal ... I really can't recommend him highly enough (the photo is of Patrick in my kitchen). Don't be put off by his web site ... his cooking is really much much better!

Dine at home without any hassle, from start to finish Chef Patrick will take care of everything including purchasing, cooking, serving and clearing up.

Be it a BBQ, light lunch or a gourmet dinner Chef Patrick will deliver ... drop him an email to discuss your requirements.

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Robbie's

Info & Reviews » Whenever Jill and I stay overnight in Estepona we make a beeline for Robbie's in Calle Jubrique! Not the cheapest place in town but still very reasonable by UK standards, and the food is wonderful.

The owner has a "Thing" about Marilyn Monroe, you will know what I mean as soon as you walk in ... it's different, believe me! The dishes are named after old film stars ... it's all a bit camp and over the top ... but fabulous darling!

Casa de mi Abuela

Info & Reviews » "My Grandmothers House" - is by far the best Argentinian steak restaurant in Estepona.

With it's friendly service and relaxed atmosphere Casa Abuela has quickly become one of my favourite places to eat in Estepona.

The empanadas make a great starter - home made and delicious, the steaks, as you would expect, are just perfect.

Le Petit Paris

Info & Reviews » This superb French restaurant is located very close to the Belgravia Club & Estepona Marina.

It is a 'must' for at least one of your nights out! My choice from the ever changing menu would be a brochette de Langoustines followed by Margret de Canard ... the deserts though are to die for ... so leave plenty of room! If you can't decide which is best they serve a small selection of each to try.

Your hosts are Hubert & Laura Busson

La Escollera

Info & Reviews » A real "local" restaurant for locals and definitely of the tourist route! If you are a lover of fish then it doesn't get any better than this ... located in the fishing port just meters from the fishing boats & market.

There is great atmosphere, it is usually packed with families & business people alike so be prepared for a wait - grab a beer at the bar and a few tapas - the wait is well worth it.

In the meantime check them out on their Facebook page.

Bikini Beach Lounge Bar

Info & Reviews » Sofas on the Beach - you can really chill out at this stunning, modern beach restaurant which has funky single & double loungers, and should you want it plenty of shade too. The restaurant is top class with an interesting & varied menu - from Lebanese mezzes to pasta & of course a good choice of fish.

You can either dine inside or out on the attractive wooden decking that overlooks the beach.

Highly recommended for all the family. 2013: sun beds / chill beds from 10 to 30 euros per day.

Lolailo Beach Bar

Info & Reviews » Lolailo is located on El Cristo Beach close to Puerto Paraiso and the Belgravia Club. This lovely chiringuito (beach bar) is open early for breakfast and closes at approx. 9pm. International and Mediterranean food with a selection of fresh fish, pastas and salads, the calamari are excellent, lightly battered and cooked to perfection.

This is the perfect place to enjoy an early evening drink while overlooking the inviting waters of the Mediterranean. Shade and sunbeds are provided for customers and there is ample parking close by.

Duquesa

Cheng Du

Info & Reviews » My all-time favourite Chinese restaurant ..... anywhere!

Located in the marina at Puerto Duquesa overlooking the yachts. Not only is the position by the waterfront superb, the food is fantastic too ... just try the Peking duck .... and the prices are so reasonable!

San Rafael

Info & Reviews » Located 2km to the west of Puerto Duquesa at Km141.5 on the N340 ...... the San Rafael may not look that interesting from the outside but those in the know (Spanish locals) know that this is the place to eat!

Jill and I found this small restaurant several years ago when we were based in Puerto Duquesa and it quickly became a favourite of ours. The menu is varied with an emphasis on regional Castillian cuisine including suckling pig and game.

Venta La Choza

Info & Reviews » You can't miss it .... it's the most colourful building at Km146 on the N340 between Estepona and Puerto Duquesa. The interior matches too ... each room is tastefully decorated and colour washed in bright vibrant colours.

The menu is extensive and just that bit different, like the decor, from the norm.

Sisters Cafe-Beach Restaurant

Info & Reviews » A very welcome find on the pretty beach front of Sabinillas. Perfect for a spot of lunch.

Sisters has a very tempting menu, I particularly enjoyed the choice of International Tapas and the seasonal fruit smoothies are great......but be warned when picking your tapas, the cakes are also very tempting too!

Castillo de la Duquesa

Info & Reviews » Not a restaurant but a fishing village located about 1km to the west of Puerto Duquesa with many many seafood restaurants, some look basic but the food is wonderful!

There are so many small restaurants here it is impossible to choose just one ...... wander around the village, have a drink and take your pick!

Costalita

Tikitano

Info & Reviews » One of the finest restaurants on the coast in one of the most beautiful locations on the Costa del Sol.

With its uninterrupted views of Gibraltar and Africa, and its frontline beach setting, the building has been created with a timeless ethnic design of tropical woods, rich colours, natural light in abundance, and the ability to open itself to the sea, or shield you from the cooler months behind tasteful glass curtains. The thatched roof gives a Polynesian ambience, which ideally suits the location and climate.

A place for a special night out or a long leisurely lunch.

Deli Bermejo

Info & Reviews » Come and visit the fresh, stylish Deli Bermejo - Are your taste buds bored? Gasping for some fresh flavours of the world?

Choose from a wide range of freshly prepared salads, hot savoury meals, deli products and cakes to take away. You can also enjoy tasty food whilst relaxing in their indoor seating area with widescreen TV and WiFi Internet or outside in the sunshine.

I can highly recommend Deli Bermejo - it's one of my favourite spots for a quick lunch when I'm in the area.

Club Maritimo Marbella

Info & Reviews » If you find yourself in Marbella and want somewhere good to eat, either for lunch or dinner, you must try this restaurant. It is located right in the Marina, the main Club Nautico. The view from the balcony across the boats is fantastic ..... and there's a menu to match!

When you walk in the entrance it all looks a bit 'stuffy' and expensive .... it isn't. Take a table on the terrace, order a beer and select some tapas from the list. PS: the gazpacho and calamares are the 'best'!

Our inland selection

Roman Oasis

Info & Reviews » Set in a beautiful, peaceful location in the hills behind Manilva ... Roman Oasis is a bit of an institution on the Costa, and certainly a place everyone should experience at least once ... it's certainly different!

Great BBQ selection and fab deserts ... I definitely love the BBQ'ed bananas with liqueur.

Open June to end of September only, every evening from 7.30 pm.

Finca El Forge

Info & Reviews » The Forge is a wonderful country restaurant that has been beautifully converted from a 200 year old house, set in the foothills of Casares with stunning sea views and just a short drive from the coast and the town of Estepona.

Endorsed by Sam Fox as "Charming setting, great food, great atmosphere and wonderful hosts, this is the one restaurant you can't afford to miss"... & by me!

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