South Beach is the Winner of the 2017 Marbella Award for Best Chiringuito, the annual awards ceremony hosted by Marbella Rocks and voted for by everyone on the Costa del Sol. This is the place to visit if you just want to get away but not too far away! South Beach is located in El Rosario, a 10-15 minute drive from Marbella. You will feel like you’ve arrived in paradise with its private beach and amazing Miami vibe.
You can enjoy a drink with your feet in the sand or chill on the beach beds or on their welcoming terrace, with the waves in the background and the chringuito chill music… it is all too easy to just dream away. This is a wonderful place for every age and there is something for everyone so if you fancy a getaway this is the place for you.
I have visited South Beach a few times and will recommend it every time I get asked – the staff are amazing and make you feel at home. Wim and Anie and their efficient team will take care of you and your guests to the fullest.
This is the place to come and enjoy a good cocktail. The manager Wim is great at doing you a cocktail from their extensive menu or one of your choice and what better place to enjoy a cold drink on a hor Spring or Summer day…looking straight out at the sea on your own private beach?! Another bonus is South Beach is open all year round and on a beautiful winter day you can come and relax any day of the week. Plus every Sunday you can enjoy DJ Tito Pulpo and his vibe all afternoon at the venue. In Summer 2018 South Beach is planning to offer you a wide range of music and entertainment – it will be the place to be seen this Summer (and beyond.)
Fresh from the Sea
On a warm winter day in Marbella you have to enjoy their plentiful seafood menu. At South Beach the Chef Dirk Van Reenen will prepare you one of the most delicious plates from the sea and if you are a meat eater or prefer a lighter snack or salad plate you will not walk away disappointed either.
I let the chef Dirk prepare me something of his choice. The Sushimi Red Tuna Salad was caught and served fresh on the day apparently – the thin cuts of red tuna melted in my mouth and the favour was superb. The fresh salad, estragon herb and marinated orange cucumber vignette and the wasabi mayo on the side was a perfect combination to this light starter choice.
As a second starter the chef surprised us with The Mediterranean Seafood Soup and this is a wow dish that can be eaten as a starter or a main meal. You will explore the whole ocean in a bowl with mussels, prawns, salmon, cod and so much more. The taste is amazing, the soup deliciously creamy – a real must when you visit South Beach.
The final seafood dish was a beautiful Sea Bass with cherry tomato, roasted peppers and garlic vinaigrette with black olives, fresh basil and roasted baby potato and carrot; not only a beautiful looking dish but very tasty. It is not too heavy and recommended on a warm day if you feel hungry and want to enjoy a good meal.
Spicy and exciting
Another amazing dish is the Thai Chicken Salad for a healthy kick to the traditional Thai red curry flavours. You can have a choice of beef or chicken which is mixed with red thai, coriander with soya and sesame oil mixed with the noodles and topped off with a homemade prawn cracker. It had the perfect amount of spice and totally tantalised our tastebuds.
If you are a fan of peanut sauce or satay this is the dish for you, Grilled Chicken Satay Skewers topped with homemade satay sauce, roasted onions and on the side homemade herb prawn crackers and a garden salad.
I think I have found one of the best carrot cakes on Costa Del Sol! This homemade carrot and cinnamon cake was the bomb – think this is a must, the cake is fresh and moist with cream cheese icing on the top with fresh strawberry and Dirks homemade lemon sorbet – a beautiful finish to an outstanding overall meal.
Snack it away
If you fancy a snack or a nice brunch South Beach have a wide range of snacks and tapas. You can choose from Nachos with melted cheese topped with fresh jalapeño’s and homemade salsa guacamole and tomato crunch and sour cream on the side – a nice dish to snack. Or highly recommended is their fresh salmon bagel and cream cheese.
The place to be
South Beach really is the place to be this Summer not only because it is the Best Chiringuito of 2017 but the welcoming staff will make you feel at home with great vibes and chilled atmosphere. It is a getaway for busy workers, groups or families, those on holiday or even a romantic date, this place is a must and can be visited all year around.
To find your Chill Paradise in Marbella visit South Beach.
Call: +34 665 660 737