Alexandre - Vacation Marbella


Av. Picos de Europa, 4, 29688 Estepona, Málaga
952 88 65 64
Food: French, Belgian, European
Avarage Price: 30€
Score: 4.5
Modern Belgium dining

This is a wonderful restaurant for lovers of modern Belgian dining, who want to try interesting, delicious, fresh food in an intimate location. Alexandre is a Belgian self-taught chef who set up the kitchens of Casanis (link to the page) and Casamono, before starting his own restaurant close to Puerto Banus.

With experience in some very high level kitchens and a passion for perfection and excellence, the food served at Alexandre is first rate. There is a small, regularly changed menu of just six choices – three starters, two mains and one dessert. The most popular option is to have a tasting menu of 4, 5 or 6 small courses, but you can also order from the menu normally if you prefer. The food gets rave reviews on TripAdvisor with diners saying it is “the best food on the Coast”, that Alexandre is “one of the best cooks in Europe” and that the restaurant deserves a Michelin star!

It is an intimate, contemporary restaurant with a small inside dining area and garden with fountain for al fresco dining, with a cool, modern atmosphere and great lighting. If you sit inside you enjoy the show of the Chef cooking in an open kitchen, which definitely adds to the atmosphere. The atmosphere is relaxed and tranquil, with great service and well informed staff.

It is open for dinner from 7.30 every day apart from Sunday. Lunch is upon reservation only, for groups of four or larger. Bookings are essential, due to the size of the restaurant and its popularity year round.

Find out more on their website or read the reviews on TripAdvisor

Where to stay?

Located five minutes’ away from Puerto Banus by car, heading towards Estepona, Alexandre is in an unlikely, but easy to reach location. To be close to this great Marbella restaurant we’d recommend either Puerto Banus, or Nueva Andalucia.

Puerto Banus is down on the sea, with beaches, a glamourous port with designer shops, lots of expensive restaurants and bars and a kicking nightlife. This is the place to be if you want to be in the centre of the action!

Nueva Andalucia on the other hand, is a quieter, more residential area just up the hill from Banus. It is famous for its golf valley, with a high density of great golf courses in a very small area. There are also some very nice restaurants, bars and cafes, supermarkets and shops. It is much more tranquil than nearby Banus, but just a short cab ride away.

Both areas are brilliant for a holiday, but it depends what you’re looking for. If it’s parties, beaches and shopping you want, check out our selection of Puerto Banus vacation rentals. Whereas if you’d prefer peace, beautiful scenery, golf, with good restaurants, bars and shops nearby, then browse our Nueva Andalucia vacation rentals section.