No matter what season it is, if you live in Marbella or just visiting you have to go to Finca Besaya, it is my #1 venue to recommend and as deputy editor of Marbella Rocks I get to go to a lot of top notch places!
Finca Besaya has everything to offer under one roof – a romantic terrace restaurant and a special indoor restaurant with beautiful décor, a state of the art bar and lounge where over the summer and winter weekends offers you spectacular events and entertainment with shows, live music and with amazing views – you will definitely have a night to remember.
Arriving to Finca Besaya, you can’t help but feel like royalty as it is stands so high on its own hill in the mountainous and exclusive area of Sierra Blanca (just behind the Istan shopping parade in Rio Verde Alto) with a majestic staircase makes it feel like you are arriving to a castle instead of a thoroughly modernised Finca.
The charming staff will be waiting for your arrival at the top of the stairs and welcome you into the venue. As we are escorted to the outdoor terrace restaurant I can’t help but pay attention to how wonderful it has been designed and decorated, like walking into a fairytale – the whole experience was very magical. On top of the terrace we got to meet our waitress for the evening, the very friendly and wonderful Alina.
Wine Drinkers Paradise
For all wine drinkers, Finca Besaya has a huge range of all sorts of champagnes, wines and beverages and your Sommelier will help you chose one that is suitable for your meal. As I am a red wine drinker I was recommended to try a wonderful red ‘Valdero Reserva’ a very light and smooth wine, the perfect choice for me and my guest. As we are glancing at the menus we receive little appetizers of fine cut vegetables and a homemade seafood dip accompanied with warm bread – very tasty and a hint of what was in store for us on this enchanting evening.
Specialties and Starters
With so many good things to choose from, we started with the King Prawn Salad with Avocado and Mango, an exotic and colourful salad that combines the sweet and savoury well. The taste of the king prawns with the mango makes a fresh combination of the sea and tropical taste in your mouth. A very light option highly recommended if you are going to choose a heavier main.
Next up the Foie Gras “Mi Cuit” with Pineapple Mango Chutney served with Cinnamon Brioche Toast was also divine. You will have an explosion of different flavours in your mouth at the same time, you can taste each ingredient but they all go so well together and just makes this dish spectacular and a must try in my book.
Look Out Meat Lovers
Finca Besaya will make you feel like you have died and gone to steak heaven. For the main course our very helpful waitress gives us great advice on what dishes to select. The Rossini Fillet Steak is a classic steak, tender and tasty but not too heavy. The steak was laid on a shredded pan-fried potato cake with steamed garden vegetables and a red wine jus. This will be a great dish if you want to just go for a classic option.
The Famous Finca Besaya hot stone prime cut beef fillet steak comes highly recommended however and people come back just to order this amazing dish. I had never had a hot stone steak and was not sure what I was to expect when it came out, but I was very happy with its arrival and it was just a spectacular dish on its own. The taste was just a big WOW for me and I just fell in love with it, the meat just melts in your mouth. It comes with 3 sauces, steamed vegetables and thick cut potatoes, but the meat is so good that it can easily be eaten on its own – I can say that I will be back for this dish again and this is a BIG must when you come here.
Don’t know if you can end this dinner better than we did, but we decided to go for the Chocolate Fondant with Blood Orange Sorbet and it was the perfect choice. The soft hot chocolate fondant was not too heavy, not too sweet and as it combined with the cold blood orange sorbet was a very fresh taste – the perfect combination. Plus it was not too big and not to small, a beautiful dessert, and a wonderful way of ending our dining experience.
More Than Just A Restaurant
Once you have finished your dinner, you are welcomed to stay and have a drink or cocktail in the beautiful lounge or terrace area. This is just perfect ending for dinner, or a perfect start to a big night out! For those who like to party you can also have a dance and feel like a queen at Finca Besaya with its magical and colourful atmosphere and great music and show you will have the best time here. The crowd was also friendly and multi-cultural a great nod to the cosmopolitan vibe that Marbella has to offer.
Once you have finished your dinner, you are welcomed to stay and have a drink or cocktail in the beautiful lounge or terrace area. This is just perfect ending for dinner, or a perfect start to a big night out! For those who like to party you can also have a dance and feel like a queen at Finca Besaya with its magical and colourful atmosphere and great music and show you will have the best time here.
Urbanizacion Rio Verde Alto, s/n 29600 Marbella
+34 952 861 382