Restaurants in Puerto Banus
Restaurants in Puerto Banus come in all guises – from traditional Spanish to Japanese and small family-run bistros to large chains. It’s easy to eat well in Puerto Banus on all budgets, and there’s a restaurant to cater for all tastes and budgets. Here are just a few of the best places to eat in which to kick-start a night out…
For Contemporary Cool: La Sala
Despite offering eight different dining areas – ranging from an elegant dining room with an a la carte menu, to a more relaxed tapas bar space to a decked terrace to enjoy a cocktail or coffee – this large restaurant still manages to feel relatively intimate. It’s owned by the same people who own Sala Beach Club, who include the footballers David Bentley and Stephen Carr.
Calle Belmonte, Nueva Andalucia (just behind Hotel Pyr); Lasalabanus.com.
For Something Typical: Antonio’s
An unapologetically old-school Spanish restaurant, Antonio’s has been in Puerto Banus since the early 70s – during which time the place has barely changed at all. It’s like stepping back in time, with waiters in maroon waistcoats and a menu and wine list that hasn’t, for the most part, changed in decades. Mention fusion cuisine here at your own risk…
Muelle Ribera, local 21
For Local Haute Cuisine: La Moraga
This casual, gourmet tapas restaurant owned by local chef Dani Garcia is now a pretty famous small chain in Andalucia. The food is of a high quality and it’s a great way to try some typically Spanish dishes in small portions. His bull burgers are legendary, so start there and work down the menu until full.
Calle Ramon Areces, 1; Lamoraga.com.
An Old Favourite: Los Bandidos
This restaurant has been a favourite with locals and visitors for over 20 years and the plethora of famous faces in photos around the restaurant is a testament to this. The cuisine is international leaning with more than a bit of a French slant, although they do also offer a mean fondue.
Muelle Rivera 35, Puerto Banus; Losbandidos.es.
For High-quality Indian: Mumtaz
Sometimes the only food that will satisfy the taste buds is Indian cuisine and Mumtaz is one of the best in Puerto Banus. It’s located first line, near the tower and in perfect view of the super yachts that line the waterfront. It specialises in fresh Tandoori dishes and good service at a reasonable price.
Muelle Ribera; Mumtaz-puertobanus.com.
For an American Diner Experience: Hard Rock Café
There are a couple of things that the Hard Rock Cafe chain does well – and one of those is a filling burger. As a well-known chain you know what you’re going to get at the Hard Rock Café: Americana fixtures and fittings, large portions of all the classics – think ribs, fries, cocktails and burgers. And that’s what’s good about it. Sometimes something familiar is all that’s needed.
Calle Ramón Areces on the corner of Marina Banus
To Go Greek: The Red Pepper
This Puerto Banus Greek restaurant is a great option if you want fresh fish. It has Greek dishes on the menu, too, so it offers a really simple, all-round Mediterranean menu. If seafood platters, chilli prawns, turbot in sea salt (a speciality) or lamb are your idea of a good meal then The Red Pepper won’t fall short.
Just Outside Puerto Banus: Nermans Restaurant Bistro Bar
Review after review is positive for Nermans; people just love the food here. The cuisine is international and the dinner menu changes weekly to keep things interesting. The décor is contemporary and it has a charming terrace to enjoy the sun or the cool of the evening.
Avenida del Prado, Urb. Los Naranjos Country Club, Nueva Andalucia; Nermans.com.
For Healthy Treats: Bellaria
Café-shop for breakfast, lunch and fabulous cakes using only natural, fair trade and organic ingredients; sugar-free, raw and vegan dishes as well as options for coeliacs and diabetics. Everything is fresh and home-made, including their own ice-cream. Try the quiches, veggie burger and (GF) chocolate cake.
Calle El Azahar, Nueva Andalucia; Bellaria.es.
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