Here you can find helpful tips and read our experiences from Puerto Banus.
This is the Place to be in the front line of the famous Puerto Banus. With over 29 years of experience Los Bandidos presents a classic cuisine with new combinations and some Scandinavian influences.
All the rich and famous have tried this unique cosy restaurant. The pictures on the wall can be from your favourite actor or singer and if you are lucky it’s yours. There is a photographer walking around who is always trying to discover new important people…
There are actually only 2 things you really need to know:
1. Lobster soup
2. Never forget to ask you TRVLinspirator to book your table on time
Los Bandidos is always extreme busy and this is exact one of the reasons why you have to go.
We recommend visiting Puerto Banus by taxi. There are also several public parking garages located just outside the Port, please note that entry into the port by car is restricted to Port Pass holders only.
Open 7 days a week from 7pm till late.
Address: Muelle Ribera 35, Puerto Banus
From Naples to London and since 1993 in the heart of Puerto Banus! Here you can find the best authentic character of the Italian cuisine from the Port. As your TRVLinspirator we want you to discover this organised Italian sort of chaos with sometimes noisy but very friendly and entertaining staff.
Mr. Fantástico and the musicians will impress you with their life performance and every time you are thinking back of Pappardella you will remember your fantastic evening. Popular all day and very good for late night dinners.
Open 7 days a week from 12.30-02.00h.
Address: Muelle de Honor, casa A local 4
This is definitely the most famous bar in the port of Puerto Banus. Not only because it’s the 2nd bar on the corner when you enter the port but also because the people are having their drink inside, on the terrace and on the street.
You can’t miss out on this little bar. Everybody who has visited Puerto Banus knows Sinatra bar and their funny, professional and hard working staff who are there for many years. This bar is very crowded in summertime and also in wintertime probably one of the places where it’s more busy.
Perfect for a coffee during daytime and watch the rich and famous on their shopping tour or just for drinks. I’m SO Sinatra! Open 7 days a week from 10.30-02.00 and weekend days till 03.00h. Address: in the one and only port of Puerto Banus.
Naga Thai restaurant
“Thai flavors in a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere that also reflects the renowned Thai hospitality”. “We are convinced that your Naga experience will be an unforgettable one and that we will surpass your expectations in the best possible way”. These are all Naga’s words but we can confirm everything for 100%.
This restaurant is close to the port and opposite from Europe’s biggest shopping emporium, El corte inglés in Puerto Banus. Everybody we know who visited Naga once is always going back and this is because there is a big beautiful terrace, the seats are very comfy, friendly service, brilliant chicken satay, traditional Thai spring rolls, a lot of variations of stir fried beef, chicken or fish and creamy spiced curry’s. The wine menu is perfectly linked to their food menu and will not disappoint.
Open 7 days a week 13.00-16.00h. / 20.00-23.30h.
Address: Cristamar Commercial centre 18-21, Puerto Banus
Absolutely the most impressive beach club in Marbella! Ocean club opened its doors in 2008 and is 9,000 square meters of style, luxury and glamorous indulgence. If you think that you have seen it all… you are wrong.
Here you find the exclusive service that you deserve, feel the extreme luxury life like you have never felt before. The extra large sun loungers are made to relax and party all day long. The music in Ocean club starts every day with easy to listen sounds and during the day the DJ and staff will turn you into the real OC party atmosphere.
TRVLinspirator is a huge fan (and ex colleagues) of the chef, Stephane Bruylant, he is the creator of a fantastic food menu. If you are wondering “where can I have the best lunch with a stunning sea view, high quality food & wines, professional staff and ambiance”? Ocean Club is definitely our answer. Don’t forget to book the best professional massage on the Costa del Sol with Claudia or Aida.
We advise to visit the venue by taxi (because there is no parking place) or park your car in one of the public parking’s close to the Port. It’s only a beautiful 5 minutes walk.
On your bucket list: OC Champagne party
World famous! It’s a big event you need to put on your list and mark off as soon as possible. Ask us anytime for wise advise.
Open from May-September 10.00 – 22.00h.
Address: Avenida Lola Flores, Puerto Banus
This cozy Belgian owned bar in the center of Puerto Banus just across El Corte Inglés is perfect for your morning coffee, a quick baguette during lunch or an evening beer after work. Their terrace is covered by sunshine the whole day so you can soak up the sun after your shopping spree across the road.
Mainly Belgian & Dutch guests are the regulars here but also locals and a more international crowd is passing by. Every Friday they cater a special three course menu for 35€ and a few times per year the owners Luc & Eveline organize vivid parties with live music. TRVLinspirator love to have a nice beer with some fried Belgian & Dutch specialty snacks.
Open 7 days a week from 08.00h till late
Address: Centro Comercial Cristamar, Puerto Banus
This is a classic on the Costa del Sol for many years. Good location, only 15 min walking distance from the famous Puerto Banus. Free parking, always packed and ideal for big families and groups.
It’s one of the first beach clubs in Marbella to modernize the typical Spanish chiringuito experience. They play chill-out music, the staff is young & motivated and the Italian influenced cuisine is consistent & delicious. Their menu is very clear since they put a picture of every dish in there, what you see is what you get!
Everybody loves the very laid-back atmosphere and ‘feet in the sand’ ambiance. Your TRVLinspirator is an addict of the white sangria and the Nutella crepes…Too die for! Go there for a long lunch in the sun or take one of the sun loungers on the beach to totally relax. A must-visit when staying in Marbella!
Open all days from 10.30-18.30h.
Address: Playa del Rodeo, (behind the Guadalpin hotel) Puerto Banus
Next to the H10 hotel and Casino you find in a little corner this great success, named Dezentral. The whole idea was to start a decent coffee bar with Italian coffees but in the meantime they have grown to a prominent trendy breakfast and lunch café.
Everything you order with one of their friendly staff members is home made and all the food and drinks are available for take away. They change their lunch menu daily and TRVLinspirator is crazy about the green shots, fresh salads and homemade cakes. You also have to try the juices, smoothies and special tea.
It feels like you are having a drink, breakfast or lunch in the middle of the big city and when you take a seat on the cosy terrace you realize that it’s the Puerto Banus sunlight shining in the small garden of Dezentral.
Open Monday – Friday 09.00-18.00h. / Saturday 10.00-18.00h. and Sunday closed
Address: Calle las Malvas, Ed. Online 19 local 20, Puerto Banus
Chiringuito Pedro’s Beach
Officially the BEST GAMBAS PIL PIL from Marbella. You are not allowed to leave Marbella before you have tried this dish. Pedro’s Beach is one of the oldest charming chiringuito’s in Marbella and as soon as you arrive you will understand why their formula works.
You’re sitting on beer barrels with a small cushion; this is not making it easy to enjoy a very long lunch. The attentive and fast service, laid-back ambiance, long wooden family tables will give the ultimate relaxing feeling of being on the right place.
TRVLinspirators order: “a jug of red Sangria, tuna salad, beef skewer and a pil pil, all to share please”. Under the umbrella’s made from palm trees, summer vibes coming out of little speakers and a nice sea breeze, Pedro’s Beach earns its steady place in our top 10.
Open only during summer season Monday-Sunday 11.00-22.00h.
Address: Playa de Rodeo, Puerto Banus