Views, views and more views, that is what we want. We all love to dine in cosy places with fantastic environments and surroundings that help to create a unique dining experience.
Let us present to you, a list of 16 restaurants with the best views in Malaga. After reading this list, you will definitely want a book a table at one of these restaurants, either along the Costa del Sol or in one of the other beautiful parts of Malaga. Read on to find out where they are…
Refectorium El Campanario
The restaurant Refectorium El Campanario is located in one of the most highly desirable residential areas of Malaga - Cerrado de Calderón. Despite how hard it can seem to find this hidden temple of culinary craftsmanship, it is definitely worth a wander through the streets. It is small and its walls are the same bright blue as the sky of this amazing city.
In summer the restaurant opens its outdoor terrace, the above photograph shows the breathtaking views that this establishment offers to diners. If you love good Mediterranean food with subtle touches of modernity and a generous wine selection, do not hesitate to visit this restaurant.
Paseo de la Sierra 36
Urb. Cerrado de Calderón 29018
Phone: +34 952 203 935
Medium Price: 35€ - 40€
Parador de Gibralfaro
If you are searching for another hidden corner in Malaga to enjoy a romantic evening, we suggest this restaurant camouflaged high up above the city, among pine trees and rocks. It´s full of stories and apparently does not want to be found. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most beautiful and most visited places in Malaga, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the bay. The Gibralfaro restaurant offers a menu full of flavours to delight you, with recipes rooted in the traditions of Andalusian cuisine and especially fresh produce from the province.
Castillo de Gibralfaro
s/n 29016 Málaga
Phone: +34 952 221 902
Restaurant El Higuerón
The Higueron restaurant is located at the foot of the Mediterranean highway in Fuengirola and besides surprising customers with excellent cuisine, it has one of the best views of Malaga. Its privileged position coexists with an elegant and mixed decor of rustic and modern and you can enjoy a fusion of Andalusian and Asturian cuisine.
Autovia Costa del Sol, 217
Phone: +34 952 119 163
Medium Price: 30€ - 40€
Toro Muelle Uno
Let´s return to the centre of Malaga, in particular, the spectacular Pier One. This restaurant is located on the harbour and from its terrace it offers spectacular views of the sea and the beautiful city of Malaga. When night comes, the walls of the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba burst from the landscape, filled with colour and light and igniting the surrounds with enchantment and a sense of the magical. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine in a relaxed avant-garde atmosphere.
29001 Málaga, Spain
Phone: +34 951 109 209
Medium Price: 25€ - 30€
La Caleta Playa
After a good day at the beach, head out for a dinner of fresh and traditional seafood. If you fancy a more casual dining experience, feeling the refreshing breeze of the Mediterranean sea hitting your skin, this snack bar called La Caleta is a great choice. Opened in Malaga in 1983, it offers the best seafood of Malaga bay and here you can taste anchovies, jurelitos, sardines, clams and other delicacies. This renovated snack bar surrounded by palm trees, grass, sand and sea is just over 5 minutes from the city centre.
Paseo Marítimo Pablo Ruiz Picasso, 23
29016 Málaga, Spain
Phone: +34 952 11 08 48
The spectacular Plaza de Obispo hides the small and charming restaurant L 'Experience, deep in the historic centre of Malaga. It may be the last stop after an afternoon of shopping and long walks through the city.
In L’Experience you'll find a Mediterranean menu, all made with fresh products. Be sure to reserve a table on the terrace and enjoy the outdoors, complete with views of the colossal cathedral of Malaga, known as La Manquita.
Photo: Bernardo Ruiz
Plaza del Obispo 4
Phone: +34 952 608 784
Medium Price: 15€ - 20€
El Pimpi is a classic in Malaga and truly offers a flavour of this city. El Pimpi Marinero is a new project, it is modern and has fantastic views of the Roman Theatre and the Alcazaba.
This Malaga-based company has over 40 years of success, showing everyone who wants it, gastronomy, traditions and popular culture in Malaga.
Calle Granada, 62 and Calle Alcazabilla
Phone: +34 952 228 990
La Piscina Lounge
La Piscina Lounge is small and charming, a visit here allows you to unleash your imagination by providing a panoramic, 360° view of the city of Málaga. It´s one of those places that has something special about it, perfect for relaxing and spending some quality time in a chilled-out atmosphere - one of the coolest places in town. This terrace gives you the opportunity to taste a different and daring menu.
Molina Lario, 20-22
Phone: +34 952 062 002
Next is the Club Náutico del Candado. Don´t worry, we aren´t getting on a boat, instead let´s enjoy the view that the Candado Beach restaurant has to offer from its privileged location in the east of Malaga. This spot boasts a spectacular view of the Mediterranean sea resting in a small cove, it´s surface speckled with small pleasure yachts bobbing and floating, waiting to get out to sea.
The dishes coming out of this kitchen are light Andalusian style, simple and flavourful, fresh and very nice. An ideal place for lunch with kids on account of its outdoor area and playground.
Club Náutico El Candado
Ctra. de Almería s/n
El Palo, 29018 Málaga, Spain
Phone: +34952 206 346
Medium Price: 26€ - 35€
The weekend menu for 22€ is great value.
The Amador restaurant is located in Malaga in the residential area of El Atabal, near the historic city centre. It is famous for its excellent cuisine, high quality products and very consistent prices.
Amador and his brother decided to settle in this corner of Malaga after training in some of the best restaurants in Vietnam, France, Holland and England. They now offer a cuisine full of flavours complimented by unique views of the city in an elegant and tranquil atmosphere.
Urb. El Atabal
Phone:+ 34 952 432 862
Blankko is a restaurant "lounge-bar" located in Benalmádena Costa. Inside, you can enjoy a young and relaxed atmosphere in true Ibiza-style with the best DJs, amazing live performances and big events.
The menu is contemporary and seductive with Mediterranean touches. If you like gin and tonics, do not hesitate to browse their extensive and generous cocktail menu.
Pso. De Bellavista, 7
Benalmadena 29639, Málaga
Phone: +34 952 44 33 98
Avanto Restaurant is one of those privileged sites nestled in an exceptional natural environment, sat directly on the beach in the area of Mijas. This tastefully decorated restaurant transmits a very quiet and relaxed feeling to its guests and offers a fantastic menu complete with superb modern touches all crafted by the hands of Chef, Rafael Garcia.
Phone: +34 952 587 539
Restaurante El Lago
If you hear us talking about a restaurant with two suns in the Repsol guide and a Michelin star in Malaga we are referring to the restaurant, El Lago. Its location is beautiful - surrounded by green fairways, trees and a beautiful golf course with a lake, located in the area of Elviria.
Chef Diego del Rio works in a kitchen filled with local produce, the dishes may seem simple but offer an explosion of flavours and textures - the incredible results of hours and hours of cooking.
El Lago opens only in the evening, where outdoor lighting provides the ambience for the minimalist but mouthwatering dishes, a true culinary experience for the senses.
Urb. Elviria Hills
Avda. La Cumbres s/n 29604
Phone: +34 952 832 371
The Great Gatsby
Continuing in Marbella, lets go to one of the areas that offers its visitors luxury and glamour - Puerto Banus. Here you will discover an avant-garde restaurant named after the film "The Great Gatsby”.
It has the best views of Puerto Banus and offers a fusion of Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine. If you are looking for somewhere special for a romantic meal, this place is perfect. The Great Gatsby is full of surprises, the Lounge Dance Bar is an exclusive space located on an outdoor terrace, ideal for a drink after dinner listening to DJs or live bands.
Muelle de Honor s/n
Edificio del Mar
Puerto Banús, 29660
Phone: +34 951 778 797
Let us venture into the interior of Malaga - to Ronda, one of the most beautiful cities in the province. The town of Ronda rests on a plateau that rises defiantly from the Earth, much to the visual delight of visitors.
Near the precipice, we found a restaurant that serves great Mediterranean cuisine, whose terraces are supported between two plateaus and give us a unique view of the Tajo de Ronda.
Ideal for lunch or dinner, the menu is prepared with care and the best products of this Mediterranean destination. A visit to this restaurant would be the perfect way to end a day of unique experiences touring the Ronda wine route and visiting wineries such as the emblematic Descalzos Viejos.
C/ Tenorio nº 8
29400 Ronda Málaga
Phone: +34 952873855
If you're a lover of gastronomy and good food we recommend reading a couple of articles about the best tapas bars in Malaga and 11 of the best international restaurants in Malaga.