Handpicked by a Marbella Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Marbellas Hidden Treasures'.

Its important that we support some of our smaller local businesses and Marbella is full of hidden gems, those lesser-known cafes, bars and restaurants slightly off the beaten track that locals like to keep for themselves. 

Below we have listed some of our favorites and hope you will GET OUT THERE AND ENJOY!!!



NICHE Secret Garden is located in Calahonda which is just 15 minutes from Marbella driving East and offers the promise of an attractive and enjoyable experience, open and accessible to anyone and everyone who wants to relish innovative gastronomy.  Whilst the majority of our business directory features venues within the Marbella municipality when there is somewhere that is on the outskirts bu...

Restaurante El Banco

El Banco is a popular restaurant and bar in Aloha Pueblo, Nueva Andalucia.  The restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between or you can just stop by for a drink. The kitchen serves a variety of International dishes as well as some tapas-style food and is well known for its traditional Sunday Lunch during the winter months. The decor has a fresh and...

El Barracon De Las Tapas

Just a good quality, nice, well priced local tapas place.  Based in Centro Commercial Elvira. ...

La Virginia

Time has passed and everything has changed but La Virginia is still a landmark in Marbella! In the kitchen, the La Virginia restaurant has managed to update itself without losing its personality, maintaining its demanded star dishes, such as sardines pate, its famous onion crêpe or roasted lamb, which is the delight of the Arab aristocracy that visits.  At the same time, the creativity of...

Bao Garden

BAOGARDEN was created out of love for street food, cocktails + the jungle. Hidden in the industrial estate of La Campana, they are a restaurant/bar + tropical garden serving the best in fusion food, Taiwanese gua bao, meat + perfectly crafted drinks. keeping it simple, they do it well and they keep it cool. Open Wednesday - Sunday 1pm-4pm & 7pm-1am  Closed Mondays & Tuesdays...

The Fresh Food Cafe

A stylish, healthy cafe serving Breakfast, Coffee, Lunch and Cakes in the popular Los Naranjos area just a few minutes walk from Puerto Banus and alongside one of the major supermarkets in the area. Full English breakfast (veggie option also available!) as well as Healthy options such as muesli and fresh fruit smoothies are available in the morning and then you'll find Wraps, Quesadillas, Salad...

Cafe Belga

At sunny days, the huge terrace is really amazing. Yupies, EU officials and trendy people share a drink. Inside is not sad, full of cute girls are looking around for some company......

Boca Seca

Boca Seca is located on the Golden Mile in Marbella and is a popular bar with locals and visitors offering a huge range of International and craft beers, wines and spirits as well as serving a very reasonably priced tapas menu for lunch and dinner. They will often show the bigger sports events on their tv screens as well as hosting events such as beer tastings; look out in our events calendar f...

Hacienda Patagonica

Hacienda Patagonica is a great choice for a meat lover that also enjoys the experience of Tapas.  Their concept combines the fusion of Tapas and the Argentinian Grill. You can choose tapas sized options or larger 'raciones' or 'media raciones' which are a more complete portion or half sized portion of food.  All the classic grill options are available but they specialise in the Argent...

Links Bar and Bistro

If you are looking for the best homemade British pub grub in Marbella, look no further than Links Bar and Bistro. They have been established in the stunning setting of Aloha Pueblo for more than 16 years, and are the perfect venue whether you are a family with children, a group of golfers or simply looking for a quiet spot for your business meeting or a great value lunch or dinner in a beautiful s...

Cheat - Breakfast & Burgers

Cheat - Burgers & Breakfast does exactly what it says on the tin.  Deliciously devilish comfort food for cheat day, in a modern diner setting. ...

Trattoria L'impronta

A fine dining Italian that has an ornate and artistic interior, perfect for a special occasion. Enjoy a unique experience and taste the authenticity of Italian cuisine in an artistic setting, using the best ingredients available. They serve fresh handmade pasta which has been created with great care and precision.  It's not a budget Italian option but superb for a romantic meal for two,...

Miguel y Maria

Chiringuito Miguel y Maria also known as Da Sergio is a fantastic chiringuito located in Costabella to the East of Marbella. Costabella in East Marbella has an idyllic beach, it is shallow and warm so perfect for the kids to play while you sit at Miguel & Maria and have a cold glass of wine and sample some of the local seafood. The menu at Miguel y Maria has all of the Spanish Beach favo...


Besaya Beach

Besaya Beach is an International restaurant on Marbella’s Golden mile with front line sea views and a contemporary vibe open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner throughout the year.  They also enjoy a small area of Beach Beds directly in front of the restaurant for you to enjoy the sea and sunshine before or after your food. Their specialities certainly lie in their Fish and Seafood dishes w...



Ground is the Artisan Café & Bakery located underneath the main restaurant BREATHE and open from 8.30am daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks and Sweet Delights. Ground is at the heart of the Breathe philosophy of offering good, honest food made from locally sourced, quality and seasonal ingredients.  Ground also sell several of their unique Artisan products such as their simply delicious F...

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My Guide Marbella Vlog is brought to you regularly throughout the year by the Local Expert team in Marbella.  We look to highlight new venues, activities, things to do, events and inspiration from Marbella.  We don't take ourselves too seriously in these videos and it's all about supporting the great local businesses that can be discovered in the area through locals' eyes!  We ho...

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