Along the 160 km that make up the Costa del Sol of Malaga from Manilva to Nerja, there are about 300 beach bars – Chiringuitos – where you can enjoy the excellent local cuisine by the Mediterranean Sea. Get ready, we are going to make your mouth water, we present you the best 50 beach bars on the Costa del Sol!
Yes, on average on the Costa del Sol there is a beach bar every 500 meters. But, in fact, in the tourist centres and cities we can find a Chiringuito every 150 meters.
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What is a Chiringuito?
What we all know for sure is that a chiringuito is a small place located on the beach where you can have a drink and where they usually serve fish and seafood too. What perhaps not many of us knew is that the chiringuito is a purely Malaga invention. Yes it is.
The first chiringuito in Spain was born in 1882 in Malaga, in the fishermen’s neighbourhood of El Palo, which even today is a reference point among the locals for the best chiringuitos where to eat “pescaito”(fried fish).
Did you know where the name Chringuito comes from?
But it wasn’t called that until…
It´s name as such was not cradled until 1913 by a journalist from Madrid who named a small beach bar in Sitges, Barcelona, as a tribute to his visits to Cuba.
What do you eat at a Chiringuito?
The best thing about a Chiringuito is undoubtedly its menu. We can delight with the typical Espetos of sardines or fried fish, seafood and rice and salads, all this accompanied by a very cold beer (San Miguel or Victoria from Malaga) or a white wine or tinto de Verano (made with red wine and lemon soda).
Now that we know a little bit of history about these popular venues that are intimately associated in our minds with summer, smelling of the sea, being relaxed and enjoying a good meal under its cool shade.
We just need to make a little differentiation:
Beach Bar is the same as Beach Club?
No. It’s not the same. Although they share its basic characteristics, a place outdoors in the sand by the sea where you can have a drink, let’s say its physiognomy is fundamentally different.
A Chiringuito is usually a simple restaurant equipped simply and without great luxuries in decoration or furniture, a few tables and chairs, often on the sand of the beach, where diners can expect fresh seafood.
A typical element that is not missing in any real Chiringuito is a boat, made of wood or metal, where the famous Sardine Spits are grilled. The aroma of these fish roasting slowly is typical and will make your mouth water. And it is an infallible indicator that you are in the approach of a real Chiringuito.
A Beach Club will get noticed first by sight instead of smell. It’s a really cool place. With boho, Balinese or Ibizan decoration, these places are proliferating all over the coast and attracting a more international audience. Its menus are also very varied with fusion and international cuisine where we can also highlight a growing offer for vegetarians and vegans. Between chill-out and house music with DJ, drinks, cocktails and Balinese beds, we spent a day of luxury on the beach, as simple as that.
Summary: If you want to feel the authentic life and gastronomy of Malaga, drop into a typical chiringuito, you are not going to regret it. If you like a good beach chill out with good music, Beach Clubs are your thing!
The best 50 Costa del Sol Beach Bars
We have compiled these Costa del Sol beach bars according to the opinions in Google.
Beach Bars in Nerja
Paella with firewood and traditional Spanish cuisine on a terrace with cane roofs and by the sea. Large Chillout terrace, with ice-cold beer, cocktails and great service. Ideal for relaxing and enjoying cocktails.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/PUsqjyP9EUyZqGSE9
Restaurante Playa & Sol Lounge
Bar-restaurant with covered terrace and international atmosphere serving cocktails and Mediterranean cuisine. A pleasant place, with good food and excellent service. It is not a cheap restaurant but it is worth it because of its location at Burriana beach.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/br3MjwHUwG9uWXuCA
Beach Bars in Torre del Mar
Berebere Oasis del Mar
White and bright restaurant with chill-out areas and varied menu of fish, meat and Mediterranean dishes. Space decorated with good taste, sea views and very rich food, with good atmosphere and music.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/hdnSKuJG1thoL6hk7
Beach Bars in Almayate
Chiringuito La Isla “Bar…Tolo”
An authentic beach bar and good fish at reasonable prices.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/6oRpvKk1x5n8joVP9
Beach Bars in Torre de Benalgabón
Chiringuito Al Rolo
Located on the beach of Torre de Benagalbón, this magnificent chiringuito offers us, in addition to magnificent views, a very complete menu, with photos of all the dishes, very reasonable prices and a top quality product.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/vWSpisWpNFydoPBp7
Chiringuito La Inopia
On the beach sand, a more alternative site, with live music and good atmosphere. Vegetarian and vegan options.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/e4ymNXuK1bqQCX3AA
Beach Bars in Málaga
Candado Beach Club
Beach club and sophisticated atmosphere premises with elaborated Andalusian cuisine, cocktails and night DJ session.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/kfQ6h2rVP2Pt5TTu6
Fried fish and other seafood products are distributed as an auction in this modern bar without a menu. Its specialty is to sing the dishes that come out of the kitchen. They are paid when you eat them.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/gsbTsoGsJNMnuJED9
Rice, grilled seafood and fish skewers in a simple beach bar with a large terrace.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/vBXxFSneAjBK4zYk9
Very good place to eat, cheap prices and spectacular quality.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/oPrGPXTB6NK1JHdQ9
Modern chiringuito with luminous white panels specialized in grilled fish and sardine spits.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/qubq1CVnRxABdupY6
Chiringuito Litoral Pacífico
Seafood cuisine and homemade desserts in a bright chiringuito with family atmosphere and terrace on the beach.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/AV943KhQvvQCkkRi9
Beach Bars in Torremolinos
Nuevo & Sur Beach Club
Chiringuito and bar with elaborate cocktails and terrace on the beach with wooden beds and white canopy.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/DcSqZVLbfR8AF4Wk8
La Palapa Beach Jazba
Avant-garde cuisine with Mediterranean flavours and seaside cocktails. Wide range of theme parties, events, music, children’s entertainment.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/FmnLvD4cUQkT4CFn8
La Playa Surf House
Modern Chiringuito on the beach with a menu of international dishes, smoothies, natural juices and cocktails.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/eovhhQFsHADs8Ej2A
Chiringuito Mari y Sergio
Glazed beach bar with a terrace, exposed goods, spike grill and hammock service.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/FAnpwG1XmjiKoQpg6
Beachfront restaurant, specialising in spicy fish, pescaito, meat and paella, terrace with Balinese beds.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/3SB3vG171xGpFHqw9
Chiringuito Casa Paco Playa
Family bar with tasty dishes at good prices.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/JyQJTDnraHPHBwUs5
Edén Beach Club
Relaxed bar with a varied menu of eclectic dishes, which hosts shows and humorous monologues.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/mWQzeryFJTNQZodE9
Chiringuito Playa Miguel
Good atmosphere with Balinese beds and to have a drink after lunch.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/vfSLZNaBiNx1n3kn9
Horno Beach Club
Wood-fired fish and Mediterranean dishes in a restaurant with white sofas on the beach and cocktails. Balinese beds and good atmosphere in the afternoon/evening.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/MJCD8YqiQgqgt6zQA
La Mar Bonita
Great place to eat, good price and quality.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/XES4G7qtPmL7boRU6
Beach Bars in Benalmadena
An excellent bar, varied menu of very good quality.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/vNjhFnCqTYz4rKTr6
Family business with good food, good atmosphere, good prices. Also a good place to have a drink or a beer.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/12F984yQr96R5RMj6
Restaurante Playa Santa Ana
Very good quality and very good service, very good attention, highly recommended.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/9eNnszz7kwbFRx9c8
Luna Beach Club
Terrace with wicker chairs at the beach where you can taste international cuisine with barbecued meats.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/JuMwasPEP8poNP7M9
Classical Chiringuito, with much enchantment, right at the beach and with wonderful views to the sea.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/6ejLhTzakRoEUx8z6
Chiringuito La Cubana
Casual bar decorated in bright colours with a varied menu of wraps, hamburgers and international dishes.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/q5CJtHqdQFvSsiNw8
Beach Bars in Fuengirola
Chiringuito Oasis Fuengirola
Cozy and formal place for lunch or dinner.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/rvnj1FbHDRqsej7e6
Chiringuito Juan Jesús (Andalucía playa Restaurante)
The best chiringuito in Fuengirola in terms of quality-price ratio.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/zgT2bTXAD9RGw93V8
Chiringuito with a lot of personality and very good atmosphere.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/oy6Q51dHmXwVV7PG7
Place with good location at the beginning of the board walk and next to the beach, good food and competitive prices.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/N3hv4SupaffvjdHn7
Beach Bars in Mijas
Chiringuito Los Moreno
The tables are in the sand. Very good food and good service. Very good value for money.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/PfMd59VX6U5eZrgy8
La Familia Beach Club
Hammocks with food and drink service in modern chiringuito with cocktails, tapas and rice dishes.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/uFKhEVHpJ38NqVvs5
Beachfront restaurant. Good food and value for money.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/D4nLQYKXRfkcA8TN7
Max Beach Club
Exclusive beach club with restaurant with international cuisine, bar with billiards and terrace with viewpoint and gym.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/NXSRCDZYMNz8YHH59
Chiringuito Royal Beach Pirata
Spits, Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails in beachside premises with a pirate atmosphere, canoes and hammocks.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/HC8njmst3E1cLVqd7
Beach Bars in Marbella
Chiringuito Las Dunas
Beach Bar with very good home-cooked food. Prices according to seafront in Marbella, somewhat high.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/9B7crSsGRbXSHTt17
Le Papilon Restaurant & Beach Club
Wide selection of fresh fish and meat, cocktails, chill-out bar and chill-out beds. A very nice place to have lunch or a drink while listening to good music.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/SWBicbp9T2fYQGjG9
Magnificent beachfront chiringuito, with good sea views. Reasonable price for the area.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/n6D8rsJHGcb14mAf7
Nikki Beach Marbella – Restaurant & Beach club
Luxury club to spend a good day at the beach, having a drink, listening to music and having fun. They have good cocktails, good food.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/vFkRbo4Hz4uEnvvh9
Elegant chic rustic premises with chill out garden and hammock area, serving cocktails and Mediterranean cuisine.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/J5KndytjRCxHTZHY8
South Beach Marbella
International dishes, cocktails and concerts, in a wooden beach club with chill out and surfboards.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/GSz8vj8jejsaNF1B7
La Cabane Beach Club
Panoramic views, swimming pools and hammocks in a club for events with VIP treatment located in a luxury resort.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/7aVwdNfxrSvnGAVL9
Mediterranean recipes and cocktails in a colonial-style space with sea views and a terrace with Balinese beds.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/YtmDvxtvnQtktcxN9
Amare Beach Club Marbella
Elegant beachfront complex with hammock area, swimming pool, Mediterranean restaurant and live music.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/4YVfiV33qG8UgfUF6
Fish and rice in a venue provided with a terrace with palm trees, chill out area and beach environment with hammocks.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/pc8bVTWwJF2qLsa87
Kala Kalua Playa Chiringuito
Beachfront chiringuito with fish, Andalusian dishes and cocktails on wooden tables and wicker furniture.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/FDvzG9AgUgmU6AHK8
Chiringuito Guayaba Beach
A typical beach bar with the tables and chairs in the sand.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/kibqvYEePG3N8Vp79
Ocean Club Club de Playa
International cuisine, cocktails and champagne in a select terrace club in white and wood tones, with swimming pool.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/i3Zmh1pXsuoTM4Hq6
Beach Bars in Estepona
Sonora Beach Bar
Beach bar with very good atmosphere, decoration and music. Excellent cocktails and very rich and varied food.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/MtvcTr1zhUcWWR4m8
Nice casual bar with good food.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/xNbh6DPy7WhZDVxR6
Chiringuito Palm Beach
Varied and creative food at good prices. Beach bar with sports broadcasts where they serve dishes like nachos or chicken satay, plus cocktails.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/mpJMANHJtendpgXF6
Chiringuito El Madero
Cocktails, sardine skewers and paella in a cheerful chiringuito with playground, hammocks and wifi area.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/SE4KSyrdj4DHWKwC7
Restaurante La Escollera
A good place to eat rich portions of fish and assorted fried foods. Probably the best place to eat a wide variety of fresh fish in Estepona. You can’t book a table, so you have to queue up; but it doesn’t matter because you can have a good wine and some tapas at the bar in the meantime.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/NNptRxpEFk3StNhs9