Plaza de la Iglesia, Casco Historico, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29601
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Restaurante Buenaventura
Although the menu is good, it's the medieval fairytale setting that takes me back time and again. Situated in Marbella’s quaint Old Town, Buenaventura’s interior patio is a secret gem. The white-linen-clad tables surround an ancient olive tree lit with hundreds of clear, twinkling fairy lights which flicker against the yellow-hued walls of the centuries-old building.
With the likes of gazpacho, suckling pig and carpaccio de langostinos (raw crabmeat), the food is as traditionally Spanish as its historic setting. I’d hesitate before recommending this for vegetarians, but meat and fish eaters with a keen appetite will love the eight-course tasting menu. There’s a good selection of international wines to complement the extensive menu.
The soft lighting and soothing, classical music should inspire loved-up couples to release their romantic side. Smart groups of friends gossip over fishbowl-sized wine glasses in the genteel, hushed environment.
The staff are knowledgeable about the food and wine but I’ve found them to be a little dismissive.
Next to the church, it's right in the maze of cobbled streets that make up the Old Town.
A three-course dinner for two, including wine, normally costs about 130 euros.
More information on Restaurante Buenaventura:
- Price guide:
- Mediterranean, Spanish, Traditional
- Plaza de la Iglesia, Casco Historico, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29601
- +34 952 858 069
- Opening times:
- Daily from 7.30pm-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards: