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)

Sams, Paseo Maritimo, Paseo Maritimo, 97

Situated on the sea front Sams offers a range of meals and sandwiches. Very popular is the Sunday roast and you will be advised to book. Tel: (+34) 951 774 845 or (+34) 722 507 300. (Facebook page).

La Picada, Calle de la Pandereta

We can’t find a website for this bar but some Spanish businesses are a litlle slow at understanding the power of the internet. Fortunately someone has made a short video so we can see inside. Unfortunatley, it doesn’t portray the excellent atmosphere or the range of tapas of an evening. It is well worth a try so pop in and see what delicious tapas they are serving.

Marmita, Paseo Maritimo Doña Sofia, bloque 2, local 3

The prepare tapas with a twist. The food is good quality and the restuarant is at the quiter end of the paseo maritimo towards the castle. Despite that it is very popular so book a table to avoid disappointment. (+34) 951 90 30 58

Established for over twenty years this restuarant is situated in the street behind the paseo maritimo in Los Boliches behind the Confortel hotel. Very popular and has a regular repeat business from locals and holiday makers.

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

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.