As a restaurant in the seaside village of Puerto Mogan, just having stunning oceanside views won't cut it (even though it certainly helps) – and while the harbour alone is dotted with an impressive selection of restaurants with gourmet cuisine from around the world, adventurous foodies veer up side streets for hidden gems with selective but inventive menus often made lovingly by the restaurant owners themselves.
But with such intimate settings comes limited availability, so do yourself a favour and book early to ensure you don't miss a morsel.
With a flair for the extravagant and the house motto of "mi casa es tu casa" (my home is your home), Que Tal by Stena dotes on its diners with a set five-course gourmet dinner prepared right before your eyes, expertly paired with carefully selected wines.
Just off the harbour is a little Mediterranean oasis with the distinct atmosphere of an authentic Italian trattoria. Run by a husband-and-wife duo that are also your chef and waitress, the intimate N'Enoteca not only serves its very own handmade Italian pasta, but prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients in their ever-changing weekly specials.
Tucked away from the bustling streets, this intimate, four-tabled pizzeria boasts specialty pizza pies like a seafood pizza, plus Italian beer and wine, not to mention a singing chef rumoured to lead diners in sing-alongs.
Calling all carnivores. In the garden underneath a string of lanterns, watch as chefs barbeque steak atop a massive wood-fire stove. Worried about getting cold eating outside? Staff keep a supply of blankets on hand for the easily chilled, so you can enjoy your al fresco experience regardless of the breeze.
The perfect pause in a full holiday, the laid-back El Jamonal Wine Bar's patio is just along the pavement underneath wide umbrellas, so you can watch crowds drift by as you enjoy a glass of Spanish wine and a platter of cheeses and cured ham.
Tapas, Belgian beers and tender meat served on a hot stone set this intimate restaurant apart. Hidden away in an unsuspecting side street, El Particularte's peaceful atmosphere will draw you in, but it's the risotto and perfect-for-sharing tapas plates that will keep you for hours.
Located beside the Hotel Cordial Mogan Playa, this renowned restaurant tips the scale in luxurious fine dining. Overlooking the hotel's stunning gardens, diners partake in inventive gourmet meals like warm avocado and prawns, while choosing from an impressive selection of wines, and even a cigar menu to top the evening off.
This marina-side café, specialising in cool cocktails and even cooler desserts, is a shady spot to rest while you explore the harbour. From fresh sangria and passion fruit gin and tonics, to brownie sundaes and banana splits, this sweet stop provides a little respite from the Spanish sun.
With a romantic dining area featuring outdoor sofas and harbour views, Restaurante Olivia pairs an extensive list of cocktails with traditional paellas and tapas, as well as flavours from around the world.
Covering a whole new corner of the world, El pescado de Mogán goes Japanese, serving beautifully presented sushi and only the freshest fish, accompanied, of course, by spectacular views of the beach.