Trocadero Arena is a refined, cool beachfront restaurant to the east of Marbella centre. Taking the classic Spanish chiringuito and combining it with beach club cool and safari style, this is a great place to spend the day chilling on the beach, or to eat lunch or dinner in stunning surroundings.
The interior of the restaurant is like a safari lodge, with animal prints, art, richly patterned rugs and a colonial style. It is cozy and comfortable with lots of different areas to choose from, to enjoy a coffee, a drink, lunch or dinner.
Outside it is a more conventional beach club feeling, with some lovely chill-out sofa areas and beautiful white sun loungers with umbrellas to protect you from the heat of the sun. You can hire a bed for the day, or just enjoy a cocktail or a cold glass of wine with the sand between your toes and the staff look after you well.
The menu is Mediterranean, with chiringuito classics such as gazpacho, croquettes, paella, fried fish and seafood. Alongside these Spanish favourites, there are a selection of international dishes to shake things up a little such as sea bass ceviche from Peru, tiger prawn tempura and chicken stir-fry from Japan and prawn and crab ravioli and penne with mushrooms and truffle sauce from Italy.
It is a very popular choice for an upmarket beachside restaurant with a quirky style and perfect for a luxurious day at the beach.