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Kalakalua San Pedro

If you are in Marbella and looking for somewhere to have a traditional Spanish beach lunch directly on the beach with the most idyllic back drop, we have the place for you.

Located at the Marbella end of the San Pedro de Alcantara promenade is a beach bar which from the outside looks just like many other beach bars in the area. However this one is all about the ambiance, location and the food!

It really is ‘on’ the beach and you cannot eat closer to the sea without actually getting your feet wet. It is exactly what people come to Marbella to discover while on holiday.

Kalakalua is the name of this bar / restaurant and if you want to experience one of the most authentic places to eat in Marbella, this is where you should to be heading.

It gets extremely busy in the summer. In fact as soon as the sun makes an appearance, regardless of the season, people flock to the restaurant to enjoy the sun and a few glasses of Sangria.


It’s almost guaranteed that if you have lunch at Kalakalua you will not leave until you have watched the sun setting over the Mediterranean. The views from the beach are simply magnificent with Morocco and Gibraltar in full view on a clear day.

A typical lunch;

I went for lunch yesterday 7th April 2013 with Hannah Murray. We arrived at around 13.30 and had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. As we waited, more people were piling into the restaurant and doing exactly the same.

We were shown to our table and ordered our drinks (sangria was the choice of the day). Bread was served and our order taken. We opted for fried aubergine, a mixed salad and prawns pil pil. If you want to know what that is in Spanish, its berenjenas fritas, ensalada mixta and gambas pil pil.

As we enjoyed the sunshine and digested our food we played some cards and chatted until we worked up another appetite so ordered another typically Spanish dish called ‘adobo’. The only way to describe this is fish that has been marinated in vinegar, then battered and fried, and served in small chunks. It’s amazing!

Another quick drink each and it was time to leave, just before the sun started to set.

I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting Marbella. It is not the cheapest restaurant although it is still great value, and well worth it just for the atmosphere and the views.


Jug of Sangria
Small bottle of Casera
Prawns Pil Pil
Mixed Salad
Fried Aubergine
More Bread
Tinto de Verano


Don’t tell everyone about this amazing beach restaurant in Marbella, it is our little secret!

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