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Restaurante Messina

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Avenida Severo Ochoa 12, 29603, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 86 48 95
20:00 - 00:00
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back again to the Messina after a gap, first time since they got the Michelin star. We had the full tasting menu -- absolutely superb, could not fault anything. Good to see they haven't changed anything inside and the prices haven't rocketed on the back of the star, Lovely staff as always, so friendly. Best food and best value in... More 

Thank Phil W
Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to this restaurant for year and alway thought it deserved a Michelin Star , finally they got it some three years ago. Family owned , the chef Mauricio is an artist in the kitchen an his wife Pia has mastered the art of service and high performance on the restaurant side , great hostess. Fabulous food.

Thank zabala2016
Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The nicest service you ever can dream to have. And this since many years. A creative and spectacular food choice qith top products cooked at their perfection. Comfortable tables with enough space between them. The Michelin star should have come before, as the quality was top all these last years. Since the star is there, prices have not increased which... More 

Thank Thierry B
Estepona, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

My husband and I ate here years ago and have been looking forward for ages to return which we did last weekend for our end of year celebration. The restaurant was empty and not welcoming at all on our arrival and to be honest, the place could do with a make-over - chairs are threadbare, curtains looked like they needed... More 

1 Thank jaxroberts1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a tasting menue, and that was no good. No taste, no colour, no vegetables, poor presented. Out of 14 dishes, one was meat. Bones in two fish dishes. The food on the plane back home tasted better.

1 Thank Oddbjørg M
Isla Plana, Spain
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We can definitely recommend this one star guide Michelin restaurant. Nice wine list. Lovely service from all the staff. Take their tasting menu with wine pairing. A lot of surprises.

Thank GassasWine C
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We had the taster menu, which was very very disappointing It was hardly food only somebody experimenting with the ingredients, it was almost inedible. We could not believe it was a Michelin star restaurant. We had one bottle of house wine, two bottles of water, our bill was 379 euros for four people. This meal was a celebration for a... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a 1star Michelin restaurant in Marbella right beside the Amare Beach Hotel where we were staying. The restaurant has both a tasting menu and an a la carte. The chef sent out some little appetisers before our food came. My scallops starter and steak main course were cooked to perfection and served so beautifully. Service is a bit... More 

Thank Carmeltorc
London, United Kingdom
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514 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A Michelin experience of magnitude. Beautiful surroundings, wonderful service, sublime wine list. Based on Argentinian cooking techniques (do not think it's meat on meat, because it's not - although the Entrecote main was to die for) Little plates of amuse bouche treats, one after the other. Starters and mains that are unique in their plating, their construction and sublime in... More 

1 Thank Cheryl G
Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I wished I could go their every day: all of their plates have a spectacular taste and the kitchen is so creative that half of the world ends up during your dinner. What a joy! And their service is alike: top! We will definitely come back for more surprises.

Thank SXM Edward M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 86
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Severo Ochoa 12, 29603, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 86 48 95

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?