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Paco Jimenez
Ranked #8 of 1,468 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$45
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: As soon as you enter this restaurant you can fell the passion and creativity in the paintings on the walls and the plates delicatelly and beautifully decorated. Its Mediterranean, Spanish and International food will surprise and satisfy you. The exclusive space with only 20 covers, kindly attention, experienced chef and the nice environment makes this a unique restaurant.
Reviewed 19 June 2014

My friend and I were recommended Paco Jimenez as an excellent place to enjoy Spanish cuisine and ambience; we were advised to allow at least 2 hours to enjoy our meal and booked a time which allowed for a relaxed, unhurried dining experience before we went on to a flamenco evening which began at 10.30pm.

The setting is fabulous. Accessed through a traditional Moorish-influenced Andalucian courtyard and upstairs into a relatively small dining room with two tables on a balcony overlooking Orange Square. Staff were attentive, friendly and efficient, and helpfully advised on the evening starter special which was a giant prawn and fish gratin served in a scallop shell. The wine list offered prices from 15 - 50 euros, and we settled on a mid-range 20 euro Sauvignon Marques de Riscal which was very pleasant. We also requested a bottle of still water. A complimentary pre-starter was brought to the table in a small cocktail glass comprising pasta, ground nuts, sesame seed and garlic flavouring together with 3 slices of garlic bread. The starter was beautifully presented, and included a tiny square of puff pastry with salmon caviar decoration. Following a reasonable length of time our main courses of entrecote steak and quail breast was served with a selection of beautifully presented vegetables including a large ramekin of hand cut potato chips. We chose not to have a dessert but observed other tables enjoying fabulous puddings. Instead we ordered coffee, and received a complimentary Spanish liqueur following coffee. Total bill was 100 euros, so not an inexpensive dinner, but a very pleasant experience indeed and one that we would recommend to others seeking an authentic, well-presented and beautifully cooked dinner in great surroundings.

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Thank SSPSherwood
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Lovely setting if u can get on balcony (only 2 tables for 2 )
Starters quite hard to choose if u don't like (or can't eat seafood) mains fantastic
Desserts fab
Owners lovely

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Thank 3112herky
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I find it weird that the best restaurants in Marbella seem to be next to what would normally be a tourist trap in other resorts. I arrived at 6.30 on a Sunday night and hadn't booked but they were open and could accommodate. They have 2 tables on the balcony overlooking the square, which is probably the best view in Marbella.

The waiter service was exceptionally good. This was white tablecloth fine dining with a service level that you expect in such places. Subdued music in the background, the walls are covered with real oil paintings and there are interesting sculptures around the place.

The food was superb. I had the frutas de la mer followed by the Duck magret.

For starter, mains for 2 adults with beer, and 1 child who had tomato soup, garlic bread and chips with Apple juice, it came to 81 euros.

Thank macehill
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

On our last night in Marbella, we visited Paco Jimenez. Wish we would have gone sooner. The entire meal, from start to finish was first rate. Service was impeccable and all of the staff, very warm and friendly.

It could be a tough table though. Very small place with only 2 two-tops outdoors, and maybe only another 8-10 tables inside, if that. If you're looking for a great meal, look no further.

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Thank GianniB
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Paco Jimenez is discreetly positioned in a corner at Plaza de los Naranjos in Marbella Old Town. Through a beautiful marble courtyard, that could do with a bit of care and a bit of a magic hand, you go upstairs to the main room where the restaurant is simply done, warm and welcoming.
The best tables are the two small tables at the balcony looking at the plaza from above. Sublime, and so romantic.
The Relaxing Atmosphere, the Wonderful Service, the Aromatic Food make it a very special place to dine in Marbella old town.

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