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Eating Out in Marbella

MARBELLA GASTRONOMY
Pescaíto Frito

Marbella is known for its light dishes and its particularly delectable olive oil. As with the rest of the Sun Coast, Marbella's cuisine is heavily fish-based. One of the local favourites is Ajoblanco, a cold soup made with with almonds, garlic, breadcrumbs, olive oil and vinagar. Pescaíto frito (fried fish) can, in spite of its name, be many kinds of fried seafood. Gazpacho is very popular here as it is throughout Andalusia. Paella, though it was imported from Valencia, is another popular dish in Marbella. Exquisite local wines are often used to make desserts.

Marbella is also one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Spain, especially for its size, and has an incredible variety of restaurants and eateries. Just about any cuisine in the world can be found in Marbella. If there's one thing and one thing only that can be said for Marbella's cooking, its that you won't get bored. Marbella eats what the world eats; the world's food is Marbella's food.

Ajoblanco
TIPPING

In restaurants, about 10% or 15%.

WHERE TO GO

For traditional Marbelli food, the Marisquería Santiago, is a good bet with mouth-watering seafood dishes and an unbeatable view of the coast from Marbella's sea promenade. Look for it at Paseo Marítimo, 5. For more international fare, take your pick. Wok Wang (Calle Camilo José Cela, Centro Comercial Plaza del Mar), is a great choice for Chinese. Sushi Katsura (Calle Ramón Gómez de la Serna, 5) is your best bet for Japanese. Casa Nostra (Calle Camilo José Cela, 12) serves delicious Italian food. Tony Roma's (Carretera de Cádiz, kilometre 176) serves great American food, and if you're willing to travel out a little further, check out TGI Friday's in Puerto Banús and Yanx in Nueva Andalucía as well.

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