From the traditional to the modern-with-a-twist the Costa del Sol offers a wealth restaurants where guests can enjoy small plates of spanish delights with a drink. Here are my favourite tapas restaurants on the Costa del Sol...
Bibo Andalusian Brasserie & Tapas by Dani Garcia
Fun, Funky, designed. This is a tapas restaurant with a bucketful of style and, with Dani Garcia at the helm, the food stands up to expectations. Chef Garcia’s readiness to satisfy the most imaginative palates is complemented with fresh 0-km ingredients, the olive wood oven and oak charcoal grill. His respect for tradition and playful riskiness that sees contrast in texture, flavour, even temperature, makes this one of the best tapas places on the Costa del Sol.
LUXOS Recommends: Raw Oysters – Ostras Vivas BiBo
Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella: Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n 29602 Marbella Tel. +34 951 607 011, www.bibodanigarcia.com
British owned, Funky Tapas has a dose of external influence; you don’t often see mini cottage pie on a traditional tapas menu. That said, each plate is executed with a considered creativity that keeps a loyal crowd wanting more. In fact people come in droves, tables of ten plus are common. The kitchen makes everything from scratch and the food is delivered to the table as and when. In a charming yet designed setting, the relaxed atmosphere is a great place to mix some British style with Spanish culture.
LUXOS Recommends: Funky Platter, leave it to the chef to decide / Funky Fuente, las 6 favoritas del chef
Funky Tapas: Avenida Miguel Servantes 20 29660 Nueva Andalucia, Marbella Tel. +34 952 811 590, www.funkytapas.com
El Tapeo de Cervantes
Somewhat more traditional is El Tapeo de Cervantes. Located in the heart of Malaga’s Old Town, this tapas restaurant is cosy and inviting; it is very small so it is worth reserving in advance. Inspired by the world’s cuisines, the chef creates tapas just the right size for your very own tasting menu. The extensive menu has everything covered, from meat to vegetarian, traditional and international. Quality is not overlooked and the experienced team make this a must in Malaga.
LUXOS Recommends: Book your table, this is a small place
El Tapeo de Cervantes: Calle de Cárcer 8 29012 Malaga, Tel. +34 952 609 458, eltapeodecervantes.com
El Tapeo de Cervantes