20 June 2019

The best places for food in Fuengirola

I recently shared 5 things to do in Fuengirola and thought i'd share some of the best places for food too, as eating the best local cuisine is always the top of my priorities! While we were there we struggled to find many online reviews (other than Tripadvisor) for food so I thought i'd share some of my recommendations for anyone planning a visit.

La Galeria for street food 
This little street food market is in the middle of Fuengirola near the church. It's really modern and has a range of options including Mexican, Greek and Spanish cuisines. We spotted the El Santo Nachos and couldn't resist them for lunch one day - they were huge and the chicken was also really tasty! This market is ideal if you're looking for a bite to eat, it's really clean, airy and spacious with plenty of seating and we'd definitely have visited again if we'd had the time.

Best place for nachos in Fuengirola

La Farola for local cuisine 
La Farola is a popular local restaurant set in a square with plenty of outdoor seating. We were really lucky to get a table on the night we visited so i'd recommend booking in advance to avoid being turned away. The menu is huge but everything is cooked perfectly - I had the Ricciola fish, deep fried with potatoes and vegetables and James had the chicken kebab. They say you should dine where the locals do and it was obvious that there were lots of regular visitors there when we went so this is somewhere you won't leave disappointed!

La Marmita for tapas
Described as 'Twisted Tapas', La Marmita is located on the seafront. We opted for five dishes as our main course (you can share your dietary requirements but the food is a surprise) and five desserts. The food was so good and many of the options weren't things i'd normally pick so it was great to try something different and surprise myself! My favourites were the tomato soup and the date and banana cake and we both agreed that it is somewhere we'd go back to if we visited again. This restaurant was another popular choice with every seat filled when we went so i'd recommend booking to avoid a wait.

Best place for tapas in Fuengirola
Best place for tapas in Fuengirola

Munchies Smokehouse for burgers
Top rated for burgers on TripAdvisor, we decided to try Munchies burgers one evening. You can't book so we went a bit earlier to make sure we didn't have to wait for a table. I had the Mexicana burger which had nachos, guacamole, spicy cheese and jalape├▒os and we got sweet potato fries which we just about managed to finish! The burgers were good but I think I would have preferred a chicken burger as i'm not the biggest fan of beef - the cocktail I had was huge which made up for my poor decision on the menu front!

Best place for burgers in Fuengirola

Limoncello for pasta and pizza
Newly opened when we visited, Limoncello is a modern restaurant in the heart of Fuengirola. We went really late on our first night for some much needed pizza after our flight and then visited again on our last night for pasta. The pasta was ok but i'd recommend the pizza more - we really liked the restaurant as it was easy to find, reasonably priced and had a good atmosphere on a night.

Best place for pasta in Fuengirola

Moocher's Jazz Cafe for pancakes
James had been to Moocher's about ten years ago and developed a bit of an obsession with the bolognese pancake so he insisted that we visited. Out of all the restaurants we visited Moocher's Jazz cafe had the best atmosphere in Fuengirola, with live music and a really quirky decor. I had the chicken, pepper and sweetcorn pancake with cheese which was really nice - I was just disappointed that I was too full for a sweet one for dessert! The service here was the best we had in all the places we visited and it's definitely somewhere you can stay for a few drinks after your meal too.

Best place for pancakes in Fuengirola

I hope you enjoyed a quick round-up of the best places to eat at in Fuengirola; if you looking for things to do in Fuengirola have a read of my previous post - a boat trip on Bombay Sapphire should definitely be top of the list!

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