Manilva is a great place to eat out with dozens of bars and restaurants serving a range of dishes from the best of local produce to a variety of international cuisines. There are also bars and cafes to suit all tastes where you can sit out at one of the street cafes and watch the world go by whilst enjoying the unbeatable Spanish coffee or take in the latest big match on a big screen tv with a pint, sup a fine Rioja in one of the Spanish bars, or listen to some of the best live music on the coast, then Manilva has the bar for you.
With some of the establishments listed here there is a fine line between bar and restaurant with many of them serving extremely good food.
Most of the bars and restaurants are centred in Duquesa Port and in the villages of Sabinillas and Castillo de la Duquesa, with others in Manilva Town and dotted around the rest of the area.
To make it a little easier we have colour coded the entries to help with locating these hostelries:
Duquesa – Sabinillas – Castillo
Manilva – Chiringuitos (Beach bar/restaurants)
Check out the listings here, starting with our featured bars and restaurants, and see what gets your taste buds tingling.
An international fusion restaurant situated at Camping La Bella Vista, Manilva.
Open daily 9 am to midnight, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, daily menu, tapas and dinner with us.
For more details see Restaurant La Bella Vista
To reserve a table, please call 951 273 695
Plaza Vicente Espinel, Sabinillas. Friendly Spanish cafe/bar serving a wide selection of tapas, snacks, light meals, etc.
Large terrace, heated in winter, free WiFi.
Tel: 951 273 647
For more information see: Lo de Andrés
Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre, Duquesa.
Genuine English Fish and Chips to eat in or takeaway. Other dishes available. Open every day.
Call. 951 276 728 for reservations and takeaway orders.
More info: Marlows Fish & Chip Restaurant
The Mumbai Palace offers a wide range of Indian favourites along with a selection of house specialities. Enjoy your meal on their terrace with an uninterrupted view of the Mediterranean or inside in the tranquil surroundings of the restaurant.
On Sundays you can enjoy an all you can eat buffet from 1 pm to 10.30 pm for just 11.95€
Open every day from 1 pm to 4 pm and from 7 pm till late.
Paseo Maritimo, just by the beach
Duquesa de Arcos, 57 (Next to Hotel Don Agustin)
Sabinillas, Manilva, Málaga
Tel: 952 893 767, 626 622 036 or 606 705 728
For more details see: Mumbai Palace Indian Restaurant
Shazna brings Indian dining to a whole new level, with its menu of familiar favourites along with their own specialities, and showing why Indian cuisine is one of the most popular in the world.
Front Line , Puerto de la Duquesa, Manilva
For reservations or take-away call 952 891 103 or 632 228 644
For more information see Shazna
Enjoy all your favourite Indian Restaurant dishes in the beautiful setting overlooking Puerto de la Duquesa’s picturesque marina.
Open every day from 1 pm to 3.30 pm and from 7 pm until late. (Closed Monday lunch only)
Top quality Indian food to eat in or takeaway.
Call 952 890 651 or 606 705 728 for reservations and orders.
For more information and menus see: Taj Mahal
Urb. Pueblo Mexicano (by the westbound slip road to Duquesa. Traditional Spanish Fare. 952 890 208, 615 317 900
Calle San Jose. Mediterranean fish and seafood.
Paseo Maritimo. Specialising in fish and seafood.
Genuine Italian spaghetteria & pizzeria, eat in or take away. Calle Picasso. 952 892 658.
On the beach, next to the boatyard, Puerto de la Duquesa. Open from 12 daily (closed winter). Tel: 607 562 712.
Plaza de la Fuente, (first level). Italian pizzeria Tel.: 952 897 187
Harbourside, Puerto de la Duquesa. Pizza, Pasta and all the trimmings.
Calle Pescadores. Fresh fish and seafood. 952 891 767 for reservations.
Calle Mero. Fresh fish and shellfish. Tel.: 952 891 669
Paseo Maritimo. Argentinean and international cuisine. Closed Tuesdays. Tel.:952 893 788.
Situated in the vineyard behind Supersol. Mediterranean cuisine. Closed Mondays. Tel.: 952 113 663.
Calle Maria Zambrano, (opp. primary school). Spanish cuisine – tapas, etc.
Plaza Vicente Espinel, Sabinillas (behind the taxi rank). Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. For reservations call 617 616 622.
Harbourside. Chinese restaurant. Tel.: 952 892 046
Paseo Maritimo. Spanish and international cuisine. Tel.: 952 891 325
Calle San Jose. Specialising in fish and seafood. For reservations call 952 890 347 or 952 890 124
1st level, Front Line, Duquesa Port. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Tel: 952 891 178.
Plaza de la Fuente, (first level), Duquesa Port. Italian cuisine. Pizzas to take away. Tel.: 952 890 520
N340 opposite Guardia Civil barracks. Arabic and international cuisine.
Frontline first level. International menu. Sunday lunches. Closed Wednesdays. Live music Saturdays & Sundays.
The Courtyard, Monte Duquesa. Fine Home Cooked Snacks & Meals Tel: 952 897 020.
Calle Fernando Pessoa in Sabinillas – Argentinean bar restaurant. Good food, lively atmosphere.
Just off the N340 (landward side) after the Casares roundabout going in the Gibraltar direction. Traditional Spanish menu 952 890 925.
Harbourside. International menu. Call 687 238 841 for reservations.
Calle Maria Zambrano (western end). Spanish dishes to eat in or take away. Closed Tuesdays.
Traditional Spanish fish restaurant on the Promenade in Sabinillas.
Second level (above the Plaza de la Fuente). International cuisine and grill menu. 952 891 372
First level. High class Spanish cuisine including whole sea bass cooked in a salt crust. 952 890 395
Paseo Maritimo, Sabinillas. Spanish restaurant, with a mostly seafood menu but other dishes, including steak, available. Particularly recommended is the Sopa de Mariscos (seafood soup). Closed Wednesdays. Tel.: 952 890 122
Paseo Maritimo in Sabinillas. Fresh fish and seafood. Closed Wednesdays. Reservations 952 890 271.
Plaza Miramar, Castillo. Fish and seafood a speciality. For reservations telephone 952 890 766.
Calle Miguel Delibes. Traditional Spanish restaurant and bar.
Harbourside, Duquesa Port. As the name suggests Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. Recently enlarged. 952 893 673
Paseo Maritimo, Sabinillas. Cafeteria, pasteleria, creperia, restaurant. Closed Wednesdays. Tel.: 952 936 254.
Sandwich bar on the Paseo Maritimo, Sabinillas.
Calle de Levante. Pizzas to take away. Tel.: 952 893 818.
Avda de la Paz, Sabinillas. Pizza and pasta to eat in or take away. Tel.: 952 936 111
Second level Puerto de la Duquesa (above Plaza de la Fuente). Italian cuisine and pizzas. 952 890 744
Harbourside, Duquesa Port. Indian restaurant. Takeaway menu also available. Tel.: 952 891 103.
Italian restaurant and pizzeria on the promenade in Sabinillas. Tel: 952 890 283.
Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre. Eat in or take away. Tel.: 951 276 689
Calle Duquesa de Arcos, Sabinillas. Spanish restaurant with rustic, venta-style decor. Closed Mondays. Tel.: 952 890 216. For more info, pictures and the menu click here.
Paseo Maritimo. Dutch, Indonesian and international dishes. Reservations 649 330 973.
3kms inland on the Rio Manilva Road. Largely barbecue with a difference. Open June 1st to September 30th for dinner, seven nights a week from 7.30pm. Reservations 952 892 380.
N340 (opp. the entrance to Hacienda Guadalupe). Castillian cuisine including suckling pig, baby lamb and game. Tel.: 952 890 693
Duquesa Port harbourside. Chinese restaurant. Takeaway menu also available. 952 890 537
Los Hidalgos Commercial Centre (above Eroski). Breakfast, Lunch and “late lunch”. Eat in or take away. Tel.: 646 370 803
Sabinillas end of the La Colonia (summer school) promenade. Fish restaurant, evening barbecues. Tel.: 952 892 223.
Argentine style grillhouse. Plaza de la Fuente, Puerto de la Duquesa. Tel: 952 892 531.
Sabinillas Paseo Maritimo. Traditional Spanish fish restaurant.
Paseo Maritimo underneath the Hotel Doña Luisa, Sabinillas – Light snacks, waffles etc.
Bar/Cafe Rincon del Alcantara
Calle Mar, Manilva.
Calle Virgen del Carmen. Spanish Bar. Try their roast pork sandwiches!
First level next to Macues Restaurant. Stylish lounge bar with comfortable seating and attractive patio and regular live music.
Plaza Vicente Espinel. Spanish bar.
Calle Mar, Manilva.
Plaza Ginebra. Tapas Bar. Closed Tuesdays.
Calle Mar – Traditional Spanish tapas.
1st level. Night Club – Disco & Karaoke
Plaza de Colonia, at the end of the Duquesa/Sabinillas promenade. French owned tapas, baguettes and snacks. Closed Monday.
Harbourside, Duquesa Port. Breakfast, bar meals, live sports.
Cafe Bar, snacks and tapas – Paseo Maritimo, Sabinillas.
Calle Mar, Manilva – Snacks and tapas.
Avda de Espana, Sabinillas.
Calle Mar, Manilva. Tapas and snacks.
Avda de Espana, Sabinillas.
Calle Mijas, Sabinillas. Upmarket traditional Spanish bar/restaurant serving a wide selection of tapas, snacks and meals.
Plaza Jorge Guillen (Orange Square) Breakfast and lunch. Sunday roast from 1.30 pm. 616 059 663.
Calle Duquesa de Arcos. Italian ice cream made on the premises, dozens of flavours, not to be missed. Open from Easter until end of the summer.
C6 Harbourside. Open during the day serving food and snacks.
Calle Isaac Peral, Sabinillas. Cafe bar open mornings and afternoon. Great coffee.
Calle Santiago (near the Church). Tapas and other food served.
Calle Duquesa de Arcos – All day breakfasts and bar snacks, Guinness, weekly quiz, monthly darts competition, dominoes, crib.
The Courtyard, Monte Duquesa. English wine bar.
Plaza de Fuente opp. Il Capitano. Italian ice cream made on the premises. Open from spring until the end of summer.
Irish theme bar, large screen tv showing live sport. Guinness on draught.
Harbourside. International bar/cafe.
Harbourside, Puerto de la Duquesa. Breakfasts and bar meals. Open 10 am to 10 pm (closed Mondays) 699 880 646.
Calle Jose Cadalso, Sabinillas. Bar Cafeteria. Menu del dia.
serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7.30 am to late. Calle Bolivia (along from Mercadona) in Sabinillas. Tel: 952 892 011.
Puerto de la Duquesa – first level above the Slow Boat Restaurant. Irish bar with lots going on. Irish and International sports screened regularly. Karaoke.
Plaza Jorge Guillen (Punta Almena) Sabinillas – Hot food, cold Guinness.
Calle Fernando Pessoa in Sabinilla. Tapas and meals served daily.
Plaza de la Fuente, (first level), Duquesa Port.
Duquesa harbourfront – boatyard end
Paseo Maritimo, Sabinillas. Cosy English bar. Open fire in winter.
Calle Virgen del Carmen, Sabinillas. Sports lounge bar.
Rambla del Mediterraneo, first level Duquesa Port. Sports Bar.
(Formerly Pub Celeste) Calle Duquesa de Arcos. Disco-Pub with a Latin flavour.
Calle Octavio Paz, Sabinillas. Bar – Restaurant.
Pl. Vicente Espinel (behind taxi rank) Sabinillas. Spanish bodega style bar. Great jamon serano.
Plaza Jorge Guillen (Orange Square) Sabinillas. All day menu. 666 735 401.
Duquesa Port, lower level facing carpark
La Chanquette 1st level Duquesa. Live sports.
Harbourfront Puerto de la Duquesa. Serving breakfast and snacks.
Calle Santiago, Castillo de la Duquesa. Spanish bar with food.
Plaza Ginebra, Sabinillas – Lively bar serving tapas, montaditos etc. Great place to watch Spanish football matches. Live music and entertainment.
Calle Duquesa de Arcos. South American bar restaurant.
Piano lounge bar. Plaza de la Fuente, Duquesa Port.
1st level, Duquesa Port. Sports Bar.
Plaza de la Chanquete, Duquesa Port. Music lounge bar.
Calle Miguel Delibes, Sabinillas. Spanish cafe/bar.
Calle Maria Zambrano, Sabinillas (opp the school). Menu del dia
Rambla del Mediterraneo, first level Duquesa Port. The name says it all!
1st level Puerto de la Duquesa in Las Galerias.
Paseo Maritimo, Sabinillas. Cafe-Bar just past Rilex. English breakfast, pub grub, Sunday roast. Open 10 am – 12 midnight every day.