D.O. is easily one of the top gastronomic experiences you can have in the vecinity of Marbella. The restaurant is located right on the beach and the dimly lit and elegant dinning roon looks out onto the mediterranean sea. Chef Oscar Velasco offers a menu filled with southern spanish classics, where the preparation and the presentation is meticulously cared for. Only seasonal and local ingredients are used in the kitchen. The highlight is the seafood, but, there are several wild game dishes that are equally impressice. Sumiller, David Robledo, has created an impressive wine list as well to perfectly pair with the offerings from the kitchen. The excellent food and the spectacular views make D.O. Mar a must.
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Puerto Banús, Playa de Nagüeles, Club de Golf Aloha
Ajoblanco is one of Malaga´s most famous dishes. A cold and refreshing soup, ajoblanco may not be as famous as gazpacho but it is as tasty and healthy as its cousin. Ajoblanco is made with almonds and garlic. Small bit of melon and breadcrumbs are added to the dish. If you are in Malaga around September 2nd you will be able to taste ajoblanco in many different variations since this is the dedicated to ajoblanco in Malaga! Porra Antequerana from the village of Antequera is also a cold soup. It is however thick and with tomatoes as its main ingredients. Unlike gazpacho, la Porra antequerana is usually served as a tapa rather than as a starter. Espeto of Sardines is a fantastic way to taste sardines. A traditional espeto implies to grill the sardines right after they have been taken from the sea. As a matter of fact, a espeto is tradionally roasted in the beach, with a burning firewood (though slowly cooked) . Meatballs in almond sauce. This is a typical tapa you will find at many bars and restaurants in Malaga.
There is no precise rule as to how much to tip in Spain. Spaniards only tip if they consider the service to be good. A 5% is normally considered a good tip. Having said this, some local waiters know tourists tip more than local Spaniards do and may expect more from foreigners.