Michelin Star Restaurants in Malaga 2023

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If there is anything  that Andalusia can boast is its good weather and its gastronomy. The Costa del Sol, as one of the areas that receives more tourists, has numerous Michelin star restaurants in Malaga⭐

These restaurants, internationally famous, receive  a multitude of personalities and it is that the Costa del Sol has one of the widest offers of tourism in Spain, with more than 320 days of sunshine a year. The weather in Malaga makes it receives tourists for all kinds of markets, and gastronomy is one of the strengths where Spain always triumphs.

If you are passionate about Mediterranean cuisine you are in luck because today we give you the list and the keys to each of them. Are you more of typical foods of Malaga or trying new dishes? Watch out!

Michelin-starred Malaga

2023 has brought many joys, there are already 10 Michelin Starred distributed among 8 restaurants! These are the Michelin-starred restaurants in Malaga:

El Lago Restaurant:

Located in one of the most exclusive urbanisations  of Marbella, Elviria Hills in Marbella. A Club House belonging to Greenlife Golf, which received its star in 2005.

This place offers unique views, located on the incomparable setting of a lake and a golf course. With 20 years behind it, it is undoubtedly a great reference of Andalusian gastronomy.

If it stands out, El Lago, as a Michelin star restaurant in Malaga is for a strong commitment to products of maximum proximity, thus managing to provide something different. Among its most popular dishes are vegetable ceviche with avocado or goat’s milk cheesecake with grape sorbet.

One of the most affordable star restaurants, its menus between from 55€ to 75€.

Skina Restaurant:

Designed to live a unique experience in another Michelin-starred restaurant in Malaga. Located between the narrow streets of the old town of Marbella is a small space with only 4 tables, but care to the maximum detail.

Directed by Marcos Granados, a chef who knows the importance of room service.

Skina’s specialities include dishes such as bull’s tail ravioli with coffee or a sea bass in iodized juice or strawberries, violets and black sesame.

A restaurant with menus between 110€ and 135€ per person.  Due to its reduced space is essential to reserve a table to enjoy a unique cuisine in the old case of the city of Marbella. In 2022 it has become a reference point, having won two awards and becoming, together with Restaurante Bardal, the most acclaimed in the province of Malaga.

skina restaurantSource: Repsol Guide

Jose Carlos Garcia Restaurant:

A more than deserved Michelin Starred defined on its own page as “A menu with a look at the Malagueña culture”. Located in one of the most beautiful places in the city, the Muelle Uno, next to the sea. Its kitchens prepare food as typical as good anchovies or a delicious goat with more than innovative culinary techniques.

Its menus range from 52€ to 127€ per person. A restaurant with only 6 tables so it is essential to make a reservation in advance.

jose carlos restaurantSource: Jose Carlos Garcia web

Bardal Ronda:

In one of the most emblematic cities of the province, Ronda, is this restaurant that has managed to become in a short time one of the most demanded throughout the area.

The aim of the chef, Benito Gomez, has always been to capture the essence of the producers of the region through respect and authenticity.

Located within the Finca Rabadán, which manages to supply the restaurant with a large amount of horticultural, livestock, oleic and game.

Among its dishes highlights the spicy pipirrana with shrimps or blackberries with sheep’s milk and eucalyptus.

The prices of the menus of the Bardal in Ronda are between 85€ and 100€.

Messina Restaurant:

Near the Bajadilla beach in Marbella is another of the Michelin-starred restaurants in Malaga that triumphs in the province.

The main chef, Mauricio Giuvanini, through the juices of food and combining Iberian, South American and Oriental flavours has managed to stand out in a world where there is more and more competition. Although it opened its doors in 2003, it was not until 2016 when it won its first Michelin Star.

The Messina restaurant’s specialities include dishes such as veal gizzard or mashed lemon, spinach and parmesan stew.

The price of its menus is between 55€ and 90€.

Messina restaurantSource:


The new addition to the list. A minimalist restaurant located in the centre of Malaga. Under the command of chef Dani Carnero, it is committed to “candela cuisine”, working with the heat of the embers for long cooking.

In addition, Aleja has two tasting menu options depending on the season. The price ranges between 75 and 90 euros.

restaurante aleja estrella MichelinFuente Diariosur

Nintai Restaurant:

From the name you can imagine that this restaurant offers delicious Japanese food. Marcos Granda opened this restaurant after returning from Japan in 2019 and has opted for an exclusive venue limited to 12 seats around a wooden bar where they prepare premium seasonal products. It is located in Marbella and we assure you that you will be amazed by this spectacular place.

Restaurante nintai Fuente: ABC

Sollo Restaurant:

A restaurant by Diego Gallegos that is committed to sustainable gastronomy based on river fish and vegetables with its own artisan production. It is located in Fuengirola and has achieved a unique and creative cuisine with the highest quality. It has a tasting menu for 150€.

restaurante solo fuengirola Guía Repsol

As you can see, most of Michelin star restaurants of Malaga are in Marbella, a city on the Costa del Sol that is a benchmark for tourism. Remember that with Marbesol you can rent your car in Malaga airport and travel along the Malaga coasts in search of your favourite gastronomic experiences. Discover now the trendy restaurants in Malaga.

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