Restaurante Buenaventura

Price guide: Expensive

Plaza de la Iglesia, Casco Historico, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29601

Price guide: Expensive

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#9 of 12
expert-rated restaurants in Marbella
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.5
3.5
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.7
3.7
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
3.6
3.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Restaurante Buenaventura

Enjoy delicious food in a romantic courtyard in the heart of Marbella's Old Town.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

The staff are knowledgeable about the food and wine but I’ve found them to be a little dismissive.

Location: 

Next to the church, it's right in the maze of cobbled streets that make up the Old Town.

Price advice: 

A three-course dinner for two, including wine, normally costs about 130 euros.

More information on Restaurante Buenaventura:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Spanish, Traditional
Address:
Plaza de la Iglesia, Casco Historico, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29601
Telephone:
+34 952 858 069
Website:
http://www.demarbella.net
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily from 7.30pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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