Top 5 Restaurants in Motril You Can't Miss - Traditional and Modern Cuisine
This guide features 5 best restaurants in Motril that offer the city’s tastiest food for all budgets. There are also many good tapas bars all over the city.
Some of them are: Titika Gastrodrink and La Terraza in Paseo de las Explanadas, next to the Tourist Office, Mesón Las Cañas on Cañas street, Meson Cartuja near Gloria Alta Square and Bar Roca de las Cañas and Bar Ramblero next to the Aurora Square.
These bars usually serve meals as well, or you can simply have a beer with a tapa (snack). In all these places the specialty is fish and prices are average.
In the Poniente Beach area there are some other good restaurants such as the Alonso Beach Bar (phone: 958 824 198) and Estrella del Mar (phone: 958 602 570).
La Ballena Azul RestaurantA family run restaurant located in a privileged place, in front of the Poniente beach.
The restaurant has a terrace with sea views and a peaceful atmosphere. The waiter service is friendly, provides good advice on food and wine.
Serve fresh, high quality fish brought in from the port of Motril.
The restaurant's offers home-made cuisine including some outstanding family recipes: octopus, seafood rice and casserole.
La Ballena Azul PricesThe prices are slightly higher than in other restaurants in the Poniente Beach area.
Some prices: seafood paella 17 euros, red mullets 15 euros, clams 12.50 euros, grilled sole 18 euros, tuna loin 16 euros, fried anchovies 11 euros, desserts 4-5 euros, etc.
La Ballena Azul Opening HoursIt is open all year around except in November due to staff vacations.
Open from 09:00 to 16:30. Closed on Monday.
Location and TelephoneIt is not located right next to the sea, but it has a very nice terrace overlooking the promenade.
Address: Poniente Beach, s/n (km 47,59), Motril. Telephone: 958 600 694 - 656 825 580.
Zarcillo Restaurant in MotrilThis restaurant is located in the centre of Motril in a pedestrian zone and is one of the gastronomic highlights of the city.
It has carefully designed cuisine. An enjoyable place with monthly exhibitions and a lovely terrace with relaxing background music.
It is a good place to have tapas or dine in a pleasant atmosphere. It has a dining room and an area with high chairs or stools.
The dishes that stand out are gulas with shrimps, mango strudel, tartare of ox or salmon, and gambas pil pil (prawns fried in garlic and chilli).
Zarcillo Restaurant PricesMedium high prices compared to other restaurants in this area.
Cheese salad 13.50 euros, chicken salad 12 euros, bull's tail croquettes 15.50 euros, baked salmon 19 euros, lobster risotto 22 euros, salmon tartar, etc.
Zarcillo Restaurant Opening HoursZarcillo Restaurant is open from 13:00 to 00:00. Wednesdays is closed.
Location and TelephoneCentrally located, next to the Parque de los Pueblos de America. Difficult to find parking.
Address: Calle Alonso Terrón 1, 18600 Motril. Telephone: 958 824 887.
Restaurant La EspicháA small but cozy and quiet place, great restaurant for dinner or lunch and also to have some 'tapas'.
A place with a family atmosphere, has a terrace with six tables.
They offer home delivery service and also you can pick up the food at the premises.
The waiters are very attentive and efficient.
Type of CuisineGood place to eat quality seafood products at a reasonable price. The customers can choose fish as well as shellfish from the fresh fish counter.
Traditional cuisine, variety of local products, very fresh fish, recently brought from the fish market of Motril daily.
Stand out: the espichá, homemade tiger mussels, grilled squid, shrimp patties, razor clams and risotto. Delicious homemade desserts.
Generous portions, even if you order food, they will still serve you tapas (snacks) with all the drinks.
Restaurant La Espichá Opening TimesThe restaurant La Espicha is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 13:00 to 16:30. Mondays closed.
Restaurant La Espichá PricesAverage prices. Some prices: anchovies 10 euros, hake, seafood risotto or espichás with eggs and garlic 12 euros, black squid 14 euros, etc.
Contact DetailsIt is located very close to the center. You can park nearby, something that is highly valued in Motril.
The restaurant is usually full. The terrace is small, if you feel like eating outside, it is recommended to book in advance.
Address: Restaurant La Espichá, Calle Dr. Tercedor 8, 18600 Motril, Granada. Telephone: 958 977 911.
Bambú Beach RestaurantNice restaurant with beautiful interior and exterior design, located on the sand of a quiet Poniente beach. A perfect place to eat, have a coffee or a drink accompanied by lounge music.
Located in a quiet area, it has a semi-open terrace, protected from the wind and rain.
Good place to go with children. It has outdoor space to play without danger of cars. The tables are covered with draw-on tablecloths so that children do not get bored.
It has fresh seasonal fish and original homemade desserts typical of Motril.
The waiters are friendly and attentive, describe and recommend dishes.
Bamboo Beach PricesGood value for money, the menu is innovative and very well prepared. There is nothing on the menu that is not good: Make sure you leave room for dessert.
Some prices: grilled octopus 22 euros, huevos rotos (broken eggs) 14 euros, anchovies 9 euros, sardines, squid o dogfish 9 euros, beef hamburger 10 euros, croquettes choco 10 euros, etc.
Bambú Beach Opening HoursRestaurant Bambú Beach is open from 10:00 to 21:30 from Wednesday to Monday. Tuesday closed.
Location and TelephoneAddress: Restaturant Bambú Beach, Poniente Beach, 18613 Motril, Granada. Telephone: 858 990 221.
Cerveceria-Ristorante MarelliIt is a modern and pleasant place that offers Italian food. Recommended if you want to try something other than fish.
It has pizzas and pastas, meats, delicious desserts and and also some fish dishes.
Good place both for dinner and for tapas, to go with friends or family. It has a lounge, terrace and a bar.
Original and authentic flavors. Very good thin dough pizzas, also delishios pastas.
The tapas maintain the essence of the traditional cuisine but at the same time have a touch of modernity.
Varied tapas but not very big portions. Abundant desserts.
The pizzas can also be ordered to take away.
Recommended dishes: the pizza of huevos rotos (broken eggs) or shrimps and garlic, steak tartare, octopus, provoleta with piadina, etc..
The staff is very friendly and attentive.
Normally you can park directly at the door, but late in the evening it can be more difficult to find a spot.
Marelli Opening HoursCerveceria-Ristorante Marelli is open daily from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 24:00.
Marelli PricesGood value for money. Some dishes: venezia salad 9 euros, red tuna loin or secreto iberico (Iberian pork) 15 euros, pork tenderloin 14 euros, veal 21 euro, pizzas 7-10 euros, risotto 12 euros, etc.
Location and TelephoneIt is located in the outskirts of Motril next to ALDI and McDonalds. Very good access from the N-340.
Address: Cerveceria-Ristorante Marelli, Calle Río Guadiana, 12, 18600 Motril, Granada. Telephone: 958 058 773.
Bars and Pubs in MotrilMotril has a great night life with many places of entertainment. You will find a considerable number of pubs and clubs for all tastes and persuasions.
Most of them are located in Poniente beach, Explanada, Avenida Salobreña and Cl/ Pueblo Nuevo. The locals meet in Bolinga, Reina Maud, Bananas or Soul.
If you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, there are places like the Uncork, Charol, Beethoven, New Orleans, and West Café.
The most fashionable clubs are Pier 3, Bugabú, Andros and Kalena.
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Page Updated: Jun 19, 2021