Cabopino Restaurant Guide
Cabopino is a great place for varied and superb quality food. The restaurants are popular with locals and visitors alike, many of the people you will sit next to in the restaurants live here.
There is plenty of choice for excellent food. A brief guide to some of the choices you will face each evening! In alphabetic sequence.
Albert’s – Tel (+34) 952 836 886
Always great food and great service. They have a large menu with plenty great tasty delights to choose from! Also popular for an excellent relaxing English breakfast. Best to book in summer to get an outside table, and similarly in winter for an inside table!
Bar La Plaza
Not a restaurant but a great bar to get a drink prior to dining, or a drink after dining – just be careful you dont get too comfortable as you may end up forgetting to dine! We have done often! This bar is on the side of the round Plaza (square!) just behind the Marina. Brian and Gill are excellent hosts. Due to its off street and away from the water location this bar is a very relaxing place to sit with drinks while the kids play in the plaza for those with children. Does a fantastic Sangria!
There are several of these on Andy’s Beach to the right of the marina as you look out to sea (Andy Beach Restaurant and La Lonca), and one (El Realejo) on the left of the marina. We have eaten at all of these and they offer good simple food. Many serve local fresh fish cooked traditionally over hot ashes. Andy’s Beach Bar (above), the furthest from the marina is a great place to chill out after a day on the beach, with live music from time to time. A great place to be at sunset in the autumn months.
We recently tried this one for the first time – just a short walk if you are looking for somewhere simple local. Just walk inside the campsite and turn left and Mario’s restaurant is about 100m in front in a nice wooden lodge. Great pasta dishes. Also a good place for a simple breakfast.
Probably the most popular Italian in the area. This one is also the most local formal restaurant to the apartment! About a 100 meter walk. It offers fantastic Italian food, inside and on the terrace.
Due to the reputation and popularity of this restaurant we recommend you book in advance. We have struggled to get a table in November!
El Cabo – previously El Puerto
We have not been since it was renamed, in fact we have not dined here for quite a while. A very nice looking seafood restaurant on your right as you walk into the marina. From our distant limited experiences, it was pricy and very average seafood, in an admittedly very nice setting.
Cabo Pizza –
Dramatically extended and refurbished in 2016 this is the nearest to our apartment – A great pizza place at the back of the commercial centre immediately behind the apartment. An easy place to go for a drink, as well as great pizza (possibly the best on the coast – we travel from our villa to eat the great Inferno!), they offer a range of other popular foods too as well as pizza.
Jerry the friendly proprietor also does take away pizza if you wish to eat on the terrace.
Possibly the best in the area and definitely the best value for money! Food exactly as you like it cooked, and you are guaranteed the best table in the place with a stunning sea view.
So get in the firelighters, coals and steaks. Add some fresh bread, cheese and Serrano Ham (very popular in Spain and similar to Parma Ham – Jamon de Serrano in Spanish – Jamon is pronounced am-on – while sounding like you a trying to raise a kilo of phlegm from the back of your throat!) from the local supermarket. Remember to also get a nice bottle of Cava or Spanish wine, some Cerveza (beer) and some crisps.
Put on a DVD for the kids (if you have any!) and set up the table on the terrace. Enjoy – while watching the sky change colours at sunset over the med.
Excellent Italian restaurant just after Albert’s on the left as you enter the marina. Excellent food and desserts. Nice salads for a refreshing lunch. Kids will love the crepes!
Excellent new Italian restaurant in 2016 just to the right of La Despensa (used to be Julies’ Bistro) serving excellent fresh pasta and pizzas. A favourite with our guests recently.
Giuseppe’s – Closed – this restaurant is now La Tabla
This was a great and popular Italian on your left as you enter the marina.
Heladeria – Ice Cream Parlour
On the right as you enter the marina, part of El Cabo. A nice place to sit and relax with an ice cream and a drink during the day. Also nicely sheltered for an ice cream treat in the winter sun.
Hermosa – Tel (+34) 952 83 74 83
On the right as you enter the marina – possibly the best quality food in the marina – interesting and varied menu, from an ex LA chef. A great place for a special occasion. A favourite along the coast with great food and service.
Javieres Tapas Bar – Taberna los Javiers
A great place for tapas and a lighter bite – Harder to find than the others! From the plaza (the round square if that makes sense!) behind the marina. Take the exit between Gold Coast rentals and Bar la Plaza and the Taberna is just through the exit in front of you.
We can’t really comment on this restaurant yet – they were just putting the signs up as I was taking the photos in June 2016 🙂 This restaurant replaces the previous Guiseppes italian restaurant as you enter Cabopino marina on your left.
Previously Julies Bar in possibly the best location in the marina, at the end on your left as you walk into the port, this bar overlooks the boats and is a great place for tapas and drinks.
On the right as you enter the marina after Hermoas – a great place for a lighter bite or some excellent cakes!
Just on the left as you enter the marina, this restaurant is located where the old Pekin Chinese used to be. Great food and very popular.
Julies Bar and Bistro (Now closed – The Bistro was replaced by Florian’s Italian and the bar is now called Le Bash! See details elsewhwere on this page)
Pekin – NOW CLOSED! After many years this great restaurant is now Jorge’s Diner
Used to be on the left as you entered the Marina.
Irish bar and snack place in the round Plaza behind the Marina.
The nearest bar – on the corner at the back of the shops immediately behind the apartment. A handy typical Spanish ‘British’ bar with sky sports! Avoids the walk to the marina on those tiring days when you have had enough and fancy a drink without the walk! Seems to open and close down every 6 weeks or so – not one to rely upon at the moment!
Indian restaurant in the Cabopino marina. A nice friendly place found in the corner of the round Plaza just behind the Marina. In the summer months it is often easier to get a table here, than in the marina waterfront restaurants. They also have a ‘hidden terrace’ outside the back. The hidden terrace at the back is THE place to eat on a sunny winters day – with the protection from any breezes it gets superbly hot in this little square.
A nice friendly bar on the round Plaza behind the marina.
Nice restaurant in the corner of the square behind the marina. Next to Bar La Plaza.