Torremolinos is the ideal place to delve into Mediterranean cuisine. This is the home of rustic, traditional Andalusian-style dishes full of fresh fish, vegetables and natural ingredients from the island. You'll find plenty of tapas bars to feast in, as well as fine dining restaurants, takeaways and fast food options. There's a wide range of cuisines on offer – Italian, Indian, Chinese and Japanese are just some of your options, along with British pubs. All Inclusive hotels in Costa del Sol are also known for their great cuisine, so don't feel like you have to be eating out every night. The selection of dining options is huge, so here are some of our very best recommendations.
Specialising in barbecued meats and burgers, everything is cooked to perfection at La Cacerola. Steaks can be cooked to your liking and come highly recommended. Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment – this is a very popular spot, especially at the weekend.
You'll find five mouth-watering roast meats to choose from at this family-run restaurant, which has been around since 2001. The carvery is both reasonably priced and utterly delicious. Dig into traditional fresh vegetables, stuffing, gravy and homemade Yorkshire puddings while enjoying an ice cold beer. If you head there on a Friday night, be sure to try the deep-fried cod and chips.
While a little on the pricey side, this place is popular with locals and has been around since 1953. There's a reason that they keep coming back for more – La Chacha offers beautifully seasoned fish with a selection of fresh vegetables. Cheap holidays to Costa del Sol are still possible if you love food - and with some careful budgeting, you'll still be able to try some of the most incredible shellfish you have ever tasted. If you love seafood, this restaurant is a must.
For your tapas fix, this is our number one recommendation. It's popular with both the tourists and the locals, and due to its beachfront location it even has its own beach! The menu is huge, plus there are plenty of inexpensive wines to try. If you're unsure of where to start, go for the Tapas Box, which includes 12 hot and cold tapas.
One of the most well-known fish restaurants in Torremolinos, you'll swoon at the selection of seafood and desserts on offer. While it can be slightly expensive, you're paying for what you get – which in Casa Juan's case is incredibly fresh, delicious fish. For dessert opt for the chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
Hidden away from the hustle and bustle you'll find a charming square. It's an incredibly romantic spot and the ideal place to go for pizza as the sun sets. La Piazzetta Ristorante Italiano is tucked away up the stairs by the Melia Hotel. Here you'll find various types of tasty pasta, risotto and pizzas at equally tasty prices. Top tip: give the house wine a go – you won't regret it.
A friendly and warm atmosphere can be found in this family-owned restaurant that serves up traditional Basque dishes at reasonable prices. The prawns in garlic oil and "morcilla de Burgos", a traditional rice and meat black pudding from Burgos, are just two of the well-known specialities. The restaurant is decorated in a true Spanish style, and all the food is lovingly homemade on-site.
Take a trip to the Kathmandu Restaurant for some authentic Indian and Nepali food. This place is accustomed to receiving rave reviews over the delicious food they serve. All dishes are freshly made by their friendly staff and are reasonably priced. Try the chicken dansak with naan bread – it just might be some of the best you've ever tasted.