Marriot’s Playa Andaluza: Best Restaurants in Estepona

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Are you booking some beach time in Malaga at the Marriott Playa Andaluza?

It’s a shame to stay in the hotel or cook for your entire vacation with so many opportunities to enjoy Andalusian cuisine, particularly if you love fresh seafood. But what are the best restaurants in Estepona – the ones you’ll go back to time and time again when you visit your timeshare?

Whether you are a regular visitor or about to arrive for the first time, be sure to check out some of these fantastic Estepona restaurants.

1. Tikitano by Besaya

Tikitano by Besaya is an upscale Mediterranean restaurant that specializes in fish and seafood dishes.

While the food is lovely, customers tend to come for the romance – and the view.

The restaurant was recently sold and is now under new management. Locals say it pales in comparison to its former glory. It’s fair to say it will be one of the more expensive meals on your trip, but the view can’t be outdone.

Address: Urb. Guadalmansa, Ctra. N-340 Cadiz, Estepona

2. Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl conjures up visions of healthy bowls of salads and leafy greens – and that’s what you get here.

The place attracts trendy Londoners, and there’s no question why. Buddha Bowl serves up earth-friendly breakfasts and Sunday lunches not unlike what you might find on Brick Lane – but with a Spanish twist in some cases.

On Sundays, you can choose from a long list of traditional British favorites, including topside of beef, slow roast lamb shank, and shepherds pie (including a vegan version).

Buddha Bowl is an oasis in a sea of tapas joints, and you should make a point of stopping by at least once during your stay.

Address: Avenida Virgen del Puerto, Local 34 29680, Estepona

3. Picasso’s Urban Tapas Bar

If the name didn’t tell you already, then the menu will. Picasso’s Urban Tapas Bar is a typical Spanish restaurant filled to the brim with tapas – and it’s easily one of the best restaurants in Estepona.

The difference between Picasso’s and other spots in the area is that the restaurant aims to use locally-sourced and organic ingredients where possible. You really can taste the difference: it’s what customers remark on the most.

If you come, get a sharing platter and try everything. There’s not a bad plate on the menu.

Be sure to also try the cocktails, sangria, and a cava float, if you’re feeling fancy.

Picasso’s is one not to miss – and many visitors often find themselves coming back for more before it’s time to head home.

Address: Plaza Joaquin Cortes, Estepona

4. Casa Dona Jeronima

Casa Dona Jeronima is another Spanish/Mediterranean restaurant serving lunch and dinner, and it’s the perfect place to eat if you are wandering Estepona for the afternoon.

The restaurant enjoys the buzz of the nearby square, but there’s enough shade to keep you cool.

You might think a restaurant on the continent can have a lovely location, great food, or fair prices, but not all three. Casa Dona Jeronima teaches you to expect the unexpected because there’s nothing about this local place that visitors don’t love.

Address: Calle Gloria Fuertes, 19 29680, Estepona

6. Salduna Beach

Salduna Beach is less restaurant and more beach club, but don’t let its title put you off. Unlike the beach clubs of yore, Salduna Beach emphasizes gastronomy so that its clients don’t flee during meal times.

The beachfront location is a given, and it has plenty of seating on the sea as well as under the shade.

However, it’s not cheap. Lunch (including bottled water) can set you back 30 Euros at least – if you get a starter and a main. However, you do enjoy fresh Spanish seafood with an Asian twist, which is a nice change from Mediterranean cooking (if you’re here for a few weeks).

We recommend Salduna Beach more for the cocktails and views of the sunset from the roof deck.

Keep in mind that you may need to pay a fee for the beach chairs.

Address: Avenida de la Playa, s/n 29680, Estepona

6. El Cortijo de Ramiro Guadalmina

Want to venture out for dinner but not go all the way to the beating heart of Estepona? Take a short taxi ride to El Cortijo de Ramiro Guadlamina – or Ramiro’s Farmhouse. They serve up classic Andalusian dishes with a modern twist.

Located only a few minutes from the Marriott property, you’ll enjoy fabulous Mediterranean food at prices that don’t reflect the resort area that you stay in.

The best news: they take reservations online and open for dinner at 5 PM. It’s perfect for diners not quite ready to embrace the 9 PM dinner time.

Address: Calle 11, Parcella 33, San Pedro Alcantara, Malaga

7. Mini India Diana

Looking for a low-key Indian meal? Maybe you’re vegan and hoping for relief from all the meat-centric restaurants in Spain.

Mini Indian Diana is very near to the Marriott Playa Andaluza – either a short taxi ride or a slightly adventurous walk.

The venue feels slightly upscale, and the food matches the vibe. We recommend trying any of the chef’s specials at night. If you fancy a massive lunch, visit during the day. They offer three courses for 10 Euro between 1 PM and 4 PM Monday through Friday. It’s some of the best food – at the best prices – in the area.

Address: Centro Comercial Diana, Atalaya, Malaga

The Best Restaurants in Estepona: What Are Your Favorites?

Andalusia and Estepona are foodie heaven, and there’s no shortage of places to eat in this seaside town. And if you’re staying at the Marriott Playa Andaluza, you don’t need to travel into the city for a great meal. You have several fantastic options at your doorstep, including some of the best restaurants in Estepona.

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