Generally, the prices go up in Fuengirola as their are more tourists and no doubt the rents are more expensive. However, if you are looking for places to eat Fuengirola has some great options with good food and surroundings. There will be something for all budgets.

Restuarante Pueblo Lopez, Calle Mijas.

Set in a small cobbled square in the urbanisation Pueblo Lopez it is a beautiful place to have dinner. The menu is Scandinavian biased but of good quality. Located off Avenida del Alcalde Clemente Diaz Ruiz just before you get to the central market and on the otherside of the road.

Poncho’s, Calle Martínez Catena.

If you like steak then you should enjoy this Argentinian restaurant. Set in the centre of Fuengirola it is popular with locals and tourists. (map)

Restaurante Farola, Calle Cuesta, Edificio Yate

A traditional styled restaurant hidden away in a Plaza three streets back from the sea front. They serve fish and meat dishes including Rabo de Toro. It´s a popular restuarant with both the Spanish and tourists. (website)

La Galeria, Opposite the post office in the town centre

A food hall near the Plaza Chinorros with plenty of seating and a range of different types of food to try from various food stalls. There are around 12 different stalls whcih offer a range of different products.

Plaza Chinorros, behind the post office in the centre of Fuengirola.

This was once a grubby area with a small street providing delivery access to the main town post office. However, it has been completely re-developed and is now one of the most popular areas to find somewhere to eat in Fuengirola. It’s a great place to eat from any one of the numerous bars and restaurants and watch the people go by.

The Old Swiss House, Calle Marina Nacional, 26

Specialities include steak, beef stroganoff and their Zurichart with Rösti potatoes.  Situated one street back from the sea front in Fuengirola in calle Marina Nacional.  website

Restaurante Palangreros, Calle Palangreros,22, Fuengirola

Five start rating from over 2,000 reviews on Trip Advisor means this restaurant must be doing something right! It has been running for 30 years and is rated number one from 768 restaurants. Also it has received a certificate of excellence for the last four years. It serves Mediterranean cuisine. You will need to book. website

The Crispy Cod, Paseo Maritimo

This fish and chips shop can be found on the seafront toward the castle end of the Paseo Maritimo.  The owner uses Maris Piper potatoes and his own recipe for excellent batter to provide excellent traditional fish and chips.  A very filling and tasty meal and should be tried by all nationalities not just those from the UK! You can eat cheaper but the portions are very large so we recommend sharing one between two to take away and sit on the wall looking out across the sea.  website

Don’t forget to look at places to eat Las Lagunas and places to eat Mijas pueblo.