San Pedro boasts a wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Expect to find steakhouses, beachside restaurants, true Andalucian restaurants, as well as British eateries and the more upmarket gourmet bistros. All Inclusive hotels in Costa del Sol always have great food too, but there's nothing stopping you from opting for a juicy steak at La Rosa, or trying the tapas at La Parrilla de Viviana. There's always the sophisticated menu and contemporary vibe at Restaurant 1870, or magnificent sea views at the seafood specialists, El Ancla Restaurante.
La Rosa offers plenty, but they specialise in tantalisingly tasty meat. Typical of Argentinian eateries, La Rosa does a mean steak - fillet, sirloin and rib eye - cooked to your liking. You'd be silly not to try it, but then we'd say that about their exquisite chicken dishes too – it's a tough choice. Their wine list is extensive, but not particularly pricey. As a family-run place, the atmosphere is always warm and cosy. If you manage to pop down, we recommend the Argentinian Malbec.
Hospitality is a high priority here, where the extremely open and attentive Maria and Julio serve up their authentic Andalucían chow with a smile. On top of lovely service, this restaurant is well priced and probably the pick of all of San Pedro if you're looking for simple yet beautiful cooking.
If you find yourself hankering for some familiar home cooking, then Hogan Stand is the place for you. This is San Pedro's prime spot for British and Irish food, and the Sunday roasts should definitely be on your radar. Cheap holidays in Costa del Sol should always come with a little something from home, so grab a pint or cocktail here while you enjoy the restaurant's unique buzz, created by its popularity with the expats.
Located on Calle Andalucía, Alfredo's restaurant serves robust, no-fuss Spanish cuisine at wallet-friendly prices. In a region where you can sometimes spend a little more at restaurants, Alfredo's gives you true Spanish cooking in sizeable portions. Its popularity with the locals says it all. The atmosphere is alluring, and the fresh fish and meat is enough to keep you coming back for more. Booking is essential in the summer.
If style is important to you, there's no better place to try than 1870. This quirky restaurant and bar is housed within a former sugar factory. With a certain level of sophistication in-keeping with a romantic Spanish theme, 1870 is a good choice for couples willing to spend a tad more on their meal. 1870 provides an elegant experience with a Mediterranean influenced contemporary menu and wine list suited to its avant-garde location.
Gaze out at the gorgeous Alboran Sea or track the coast back toward Marbella or Puerto Banus at El Ancla. Their speciality – fish and seafood – is super fresh, and you can use the beach club facilities here during the day, including the enormous swimming pool. If you choose to dine here at night there's a new rooftop cocktail bar, perfect for sipping an ice cold beverage whilst taking in the view.
It's in the name really – you already know meat is on the agenda at Meat Me. Whether you're eating here for lunch (before 4pm) or dinner (after 7pm), there's top quality steak, chicken, pork and seafood on the menu. So if this description has got your tastebuds tingling, head down and enjoy the complimentary pate and chimichurri, the generous portion sizes and relaxed vibe at Meat Me.