2 Best Restaurants in Almuñecar, Costa del Sol and Costa de Almeria

El Arbol Blanco Playa

$$ Fodor's choice

This superb restaurant run by the congenial brothers Jorge and Nacho Rodriguez moved down from the hilltop to a new venue right on the seafront in early 2018. The light and airy dining room has stunning sea views, and there's an outside terrace as well. The dishes, all creatively presented, include traditional options like grilled sardines, oven-baked lamb, and braised oxtail as well as more innovative choices like skate in Champagne sauce, which goes well with the excellent local white wine, Calvente blanco. The desserts are sublime, particularly the cheesecake and the selection of tropical fruit. The three-course menu (€15) offers a particularly good value.

Paseo Marítimo Reina Sofía, Almuñécar, 18690, Spain
Known For
  • Traditional dishes
  • Sea views
  • Good-value three-course menu
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. and Jan. and Feb.


$$$$ Fodor's choice

One of the eastern Costa del Sol’s foodie treats sits in a pleasant central square with its signature ruby-red feature wall. Chef Sergio González combines the best of local produce with more exotic touches to perfection: the venison comes with chestnuts and Pecorino; and duck, local mango, and shrimp go into the gyozas. Red tuna takes center stage on the seasonal menu, where you’ll also find fresh fish, grilled meats, and a short list of vegan choices. There’s also a good-value tasting menu and an extensive list of tapas that are a gourmet world apart from the rest of the bars in town and on a par with the best in Andalusia.