The top five romantic restaurants in the Costa del Sol

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The province of Malaga boasts many wonders, and one of them is without doubt the gastronomy. Drawing in countless visitors every year, the local cuisine shines the spotlight on the flavours of the Mediterranean Sea and the rugged mountains; products that not only speak of the diversity of the area’s landscapes, but that also appeal to all palates. We know that you and your loved one enjoy fine cuisine so we thought we’d put together a selection of five romantic restaurants in the Costa del Sol. Beyond this short list, there are of course many, many more options that hold the promise of an unforgettable dinner for two. 


BiBo Andalusian Brasserie & Tapas (Marbella) 

If you’re looking for a restaurant where you can enjoy a romantic dinner in Marbella, we’ve got great news for you. BiBo Andalusian Brasserie & Tapas was opened by renowned local chef Dani García, who boasts no fewer than three Michelin stars, a number of Repsol Sols and countless awards. The restaurant has got everything you need for a special evening: different spaces, fusion cuisine and a spectacular setting where you can take a digestive stroll after your unforgettable meal. 


El Bardal (Ronda)

Another romantic restaurant in the Costa del Sol is Bardal in Ronda. Nestled in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda mountains, the town is an unparalleled destination that attracts visitors from all over the world. Here you will find one of the most exclusive restaurants in the province. Directed by chef Benito Gómez, the two starred restaurant serves beautifully presented plates that celebrate local products in an intimate setting. This is one not to miss. 

restaurant for a romantic dinner in the costa del sol


Kaleja (Malaga)

Our next stop is in Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol. Nestled in the Jewish quarter and just a stone’s throw from the Alcazaba you’ll find Kaleja, a romantic restaurant that is a little bit special. At the helm of the restaurant is Daniel Carnero, who has created two spaces where you can enjoy a sensory experience. Kaleja serves a tasting menu that shines the spotlight on seasonal produce. Can you imagine a more romantic evening with the person you love the most?


Restaurante Parador de Gibralfaro (Malaga)

Parador de Gibralfaro is another restaurant in the Costa del Sol that lends itself to a romantic evening out. The parador’s location is so spectacular that we recommend not only that you come for a romantic dinner, but that you also spend the night in the hotel. As you sit down to a menu celebrating fresh fish and seasonal produce, the views over the blue sea and Castillo de Gibralfaro, a 14th century fortress, promise the most unforgettable culinary experience. 

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Patios de Beatas (Malaga)

We’re closing this selection of romantic places to dine in the Costa del Sol with another restaurant in Malaga. Sitting in the historic centre, Patios de Beatas is housed in two old properties that have been renovated to create an intimate space. The gastronomic experience combines that of a restaurant and a winery where you can sample traditional local cuisine with a European twist. There are just eight tables in the restaurant where you can indulge in delicious food under a beautiful stained glass window created by the famed artist Barberan.


So now you know some of the most romantic restaurants in the Costa del Sol, how about reserving a table for your next anniversary? Throughout the province of Malaga you will discover an incredible selection of restaurants serving up the finest local and international dishes. Discover the restaurants on this list and the countless other world-class options during your romantic getaway to the Costa del Sol.

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