Just steps away from the tourist honey pot of ‘Plaza de los Naranjos’ in Marbella’s picturesque old town, you can discover a tranquil and elegant place,
where personal service and, tasty, innovative dishes are the order of the day.
Restaurant La Musa, remains one of old town’s best kept secrets. Don’t let the club tunes of the ground floor bar put you off; instead climb the steep stairs to the first floor and enter a stylish, intimate space where you can spend a relaxing lunch or dinner with great food and wine.
I enjoyed a late evening menu of innovative, contemporary tapas, with a robust red wine. The diminutive plate of foie gras with goats’ cheese foam was superb, and to satisfy my sweet tooth, I ordered the baklava, Middle Eastern style cakes with a modern, European twist. The owner, Karim Benmansour, is from North Africa and his wife is from Latin America, creating a passionate fusion of flavours and styles in the restaurant that makes it a pleasant change from the standard tourist haunts just a few metres away.
So, persevere and search out this venue, while it still remains an exclusive, secret destination.
La Musa Restaurante
C/ Pasaje 5