Sotogrande Costa, a luxurious enclave nestled on Spain’s sunny Costa del Sol, offers a myriad of dining experiences that cater to a variety of tastes and occasions. From exclusive members-only ...

Savoring Sotogrande Costa: A Guide to the Best Dining Experiences

Sotogrande Costa, a luxurious enclave nestled on Spain’s sunny Costa del Sol, offers a myriad of dining experiences that cater to a variety of tastes and occasions. From exclusive members-only club to cozy cafes, each venue in Sotogrande Costa has its own unique charm and specialty. Though Sotogrande Costa may not be known for its dinning experience, as people tend to directly think of Sotogrande port for this, it has more restaurants and cafes than one would initially think.

Royal Golf Club (Members Only)

Tucked away in the lush greenery of Sotogrande, the Royal Golf Club is an exclusive spot for its members. While access is restricted, it’s known for its excellent cuisine and service, providing a perfect dining experience after a round of golf. The dress code when dining at the Royal Golf Club is strict and well followed.

Trocadero in Sotogrande Costa

Trocadero stands out with its stunning setting and exquisite cocktails. It’s a paradise where the sun meets the sea, ideal for a relaxing lunch by the pool or a delightful cocktail under the winter sun. While it’s bustling in peak season, the off-season offers a more serene experience. The burrata with pistachio cream starter and the ‘cacao’ dessert are my absolute favourite, while my father Ben, particularly enjoys the steak.

In Sotogrande Costa, Paniagua:

  • El Gaucho: A haven for meat enthusiasts, El Gaucho takes pride in serving succulent Argentinian cuts within a warm and intimate setting. It’s a place where steak lovers can indulge in some of the best meats around, and one of the original restaurants in Sotogrande, founded and run by long term Belgian resident: Albert. The restaurant has become iconic in the Sotogrande scene, known and loved by all its residents and visitors, so for those seeking a true local experience – El Gaucho is not to miss. Did you know that even the king of Belgium has enjoyed El Gaucho in Sotogrande?
  • New Delhi Indian Restaurant: Offering a journey through the flavors of India, this restaurant presents a blend of traditional and modern Indian dishes. The ambiance is inviting, making it a perfect place to savor Indian cuisine.
  • Lombardo’s: For over 30 years, Lombardo’s has been a family-run gem serving Italian culinary delights. Their exclusive wine list is particularly notable, carefully selected to complement the sumptuous dishes. We particularly enjoy the lasagne accompanied by a glass of italian red wine.
  • Petit Bistro: Known for its excellent brunches and amazing cakes, Petit Bistro is a local favorite. It’s a charming spot for a morning coffee or a leisurely brunch.
  • Health is Food and Fitness Coffee Shop: Catering to the health-conscious, this venue combines nutritious offerings with a fitness-focused ethos. It’s a great place to enjoy a guilt-free meal or snack.
  • Humble Crumble Sotogrande: For those with a sweet tooth, Humble Crumble provides a cozy environment to enjoy coffee and cake. It’s a quaint spot for a coffee and a treat.
  • La Abadia: is the go-to place for afternoon beers, snacks, and live music. The live Jazz sessions here are a personal highlight, alongside a selection of international beers.

At Sotomarket

  • D’Alicia Cafe: This cafe is a delightful spot for those seeking a casual coffee experience with a touch of sophistication, or one of their amazing home made smoothies or fruit juices. 
  • Delicatessen Cafe Gourmet:An ideal venue for gourmet food lovers, this delicatessen cafe offers a variety of high-quality, artisanal food products, both to eat in or purchase in a high-end food market like setting.

Each dining venue in Sotogrande Costa offers a distinctive experience, whether you’re looking for the perfect steak, a taste of Italy, the spices of India, or simply a good cup of coffee. The area’s diverse culinary scene ensures that there’s something for every palate.

Innin Buyl Director of Sales and Business Development

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