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

La Casa del Rey

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Just a block from Plaza de las Flores, a 200-year-old building hides this sleek, modern wine bar, serving some of the best tapas in town. Choose from a long list of hot and cold pinchos (small snacks)—the rabo de toro en hojaldre (oxtail in pastry) and graten de bacalao (cod gratin) are perennial favorites—tostas, and miniburgers, or from the à la carte menu, where meat dishes star. The wine list has more than 300 labels (including some of Spain's best), and the friendly staff can offer advice on pairing options.

Calle Raphael 7, Estepona, 29680, Spain
951-965414
Known For
  • Tapas
  • Wine list
  • Rabo de toro
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

La Escollera

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Located at the heart of Estepona port, this is one of the best places on the western Costa del Sol to try simply cooked fresh fish, delivered daily off the restaurant’s own boat. The very busy venue (on weekends it’s packed to bursting) has excellent service and a quick turnaround so you never have to wait very long for a table. Feast on lightly fried small fish, try the oven-baked larger fry, or treat yourself to the catch-of-the-day lobster or crab. Desserts may disappoint, but then again you’ll probably be too full.
Calle Puerto Pesquero s/n, Estepona, Spain
952-806354
Known For
  • Fresh fish
  • Liveliness on weekends
  • Authentic atmosphere
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun., Closed Mon.