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What are the best restaurants in Marbella?

I will be in Marbella on Thursday May 31st, and need to find a great restaurant to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday. Will consider any price level, but needs to have very good food, and a great atmosphere (nothing overally stuffy) - nice grounds/view a bonus. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I've looked at the travel guide suggestions and came up with this list, but am hoping CH's can help steer me in the right direction:
- La Meridiana
- Villa Tiberio
- La Hacienda
- El Portalon
- Restaurant Santiago

Thank you!

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  1. About four years ago, my husband and I happened upon La Tricicleta, and amazing dining experience...went back twice! Unfortunately, last I knew is that it is gone. They had a partnership with Formula Wines, maybe you can look it up and find a new venture by them.

    1. check out Daniel Garcia's El Calima in the Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe

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      1. re: R MAIDMAN

        "Calima" is Marbella's best,by far-they serve the best fried fish in the world.Around 80-90 € per person

      2. I cannot believe that no one has mentioned RESTAURANTE ZOZOI...right in the heart of old town MARBELLA, It is not to be missed!! excellent, excellent, contemporary Med. cuisine with a fun
        atmosphere.

        The sushi was expensive but you go to NIKKI BEACH for the more for scene than the cuisine...for dinner they serve sushi and fun food but after hours it turns in to a hot dance club on the beach..........and what a club it is....admission is free if you eat there.............have fun!

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