Restaurante Buenaventura

Address: Plaza de la Iglesia, Casco Historico, Marbella, 29601, Spain
Telephone: +34 952 858 069

- Expensive

3.7

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
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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Design and architecture

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