Guide of some “chiringuitos” along the Costa del Sol.
Along the 160 km of the Costa del Sol from Manilva to Nerja, there are about 300 Chiringuitos where you can enjoy the excellent local gastronomy next to the Mediterranean Sea. Get ready, we present you a route of our favourite Chiringuitos from Mijas to Estepona!
What is a “Chiringuito”?
What we all know for sure is that a “chiringuito” is a small place on the beach where you can have a drink and where they usually also serve fish and seafood. What many of us perhaps didn’t know is that the Chiringuito is a purely Malaga invention. Yes, it is.
The first “chiringuito” in Spain was born in 1882 in Malaga, in the fishermen’s neighbourhood of El Palo, which is still today a reference point among the locals for the best Chiringuitos where you can eat “pescaito”.
Chiringuito – Restaurant La Jábega
Since 1963 offering fresh and quality products, with a professional, friendly and familiar service in the Paseo Marítimo de La Carihuela.
With more than 50 years of experience in the restaurant sector on the Costa del Sol, quality is our hallmark, adapting to modern times, without losing their roots and always remaining faithful to the gastronomic tradition and Mediterranean cuisine, always offering excellent service and direct and friendly service.
The Chiringuito – Restaurant La Jábega offers its customers a wide variety of traditional dishes with specialities in fresh fish, seafood, rice dishes, meats and a careful selection of delicious desserts.
This chiringuito won the 2019 award for the best espeto on the Costa del Sol.
Chiringuito – La Cala
The Restaurant La Cala has been in the family for more than 20 years. Its dedication and significance is part of their tradition without leaving aside the modernity of the spaces.
A privileged corner on the beachfront where you can enjoy a quiet and cosy space with sea views.
Its terrace has a glassed-in part and a beautiful ficus tree in the centre which gives the surroundings a fresh and pleasant atmosphere in any season of the year.
Its specialities are steamed mussels, sautéed clams, clams, clams, prawns, crayfish, thin shells, prawns, shrimps, anchovies, squid, sardines, fried fish or a variety of fish cooked on the back, baked or salted, among others.
All our dishes are accompanied by a rich garnish and our best homemade sauces.
Chiringuito – Las Cuchis Camuri
It is a unique beach restaurant, with charm and surrounded by nature. With a privileged location, just a few minutes walk from Puerto Banús, on Marbella’s Fantástica beach.
Camuri – Las Cuchis, a place that invites you to lose yourself in time at any time of the year. Whether you are savouring the best of Mediterranean food with oriental touches in front of the sea, enjoying a cocktail in its different chill-out areas or sunbathing on one of our sun loungers.
The fried duck rolls with sweet and sour sauce and the crispy prawns in red pepper sauce are definitely some of our recommendations from this wonderful restaurant.
Chiringuito – Aua
This is a traditional chiringuito located between Marbella and Puerto Banús. Recently refurbished, it starts the season with a bang. A unique atmosphere in the heart of the golden mile. A varied menu where you will find all kinds of flavours.
One of its specialities is soft shell crab and tomato confit, as well as many other dishes. Exquisite service in an idyllic setting.
Chiringuito . Salduna
An authentic and elegant place between Estepona and Marbella, known for its “savoir faire” and discreet atmosphere. A unique setting with different spaces in which to lose yourself, while enjoying Mediterranean fusion cuisine.
What started in 2013 as a small project between friends has evolved into the paradise we see today. A beach club and beach restaurant complete with different spaces that allow you to enjoy what the Costa del Sol gives us: many days of sunshine and rich and healthy Mediterranean cuisine.
The starters, such as the tuna tartare with jalapeño gazpacho or the sea bass tiradito, offer fresh and exotic flavours. In addition to typical southern fried foods, the main courses include traditional dishes such as pasta and “fideua”, as well as novelties from the sea and land, such as swordfish tacos marinated in soy and yuzu with seasoned tomato or the Salduna beef burger.
Chiringuito – Pepe’s Beach
This chiringuito is a must on the Costa Del Sol chiringuito route. National champions of the “espeto” route 2020-2021 thanks among others to their “espetero” Mamadú.
Chiringuito Pepe’s Beach was born in 1975. It is located on one of the largest and quietest beaches in Estepona, ideal for long walks and for children to play peacefully.
Customers have both an indoor dining room and outdoor terraces and gardens with beautiful views of the sea. We can find a wide variety of fried and grilled fish, meats and a wonderful paella speciality of the house.
The staff, always attentive and friendly, will give you a quality service and will always be at your disposal.
There is also a sun lounger and parasol service for a pleasant day at the beach.
Without a doubt, our recommendation is the”espetos” (skewers) of any of the varieties of fish on the menu.
Chiringuito – Sonora
It is difficult to define this place. What is clear is that it is neither an exclusive luxury place for a few pockets nor one of the traditional “chiringuitos” that, based on fried fish, can be found all over the Andalusian beaches. It is more like a small island of freedom where the music is fundamental and the cuisine is an established challenge. This is the first season without the Cuban chef Ania López, but her wisdom has been impregnated in a team that is now directed by the Italian Lara Pedri under “absolute democracy”.
Just as the furniture came directly from Bali, the menu is a mix of international cuisine with Andalusian touches. “Traditional flavours, but with a touch of surprise”, say the restaurant’s managers. The most symbolic dish, the only one that has accompanied them since their birth, is potatoes with “salmorejo” and fried eggs. A strong mixture that goes well with more subtle dishes such as sea bass ceviche or sea bass tiradito.
There, on a small reed bed, the traditional “espetos de sardinas” malagueñas (sardine skewers) are prepared on olive wood, although some sea bass is also grilled or turbot is roasted. The embers also have room for meats, with the exquisite Iberian lizard being a highlight. There are also hamburgers and vegetarian options. Not forgetting the rice dishes – the black rice and the Caribbean mellow rice stand out.