FORGET THE REVIEWS ABOUT SMALL PORTIONS!
La Marmita has built itself a solid reputation for great food, excellent taste and fantastic presentation served up at an unpretentious location with a welcoming attitude across the road from the beach at Fuengirola. The atmosphere is relaxed but with a passion for fine food & attention to detail. The views out to sea as the sun sets behind you are fantastic.
We are lucky to have dined at La Marmita on a number of occasions over the last 2 years - never have we come away feeling anything other than fully full. The variety of food served up under Nick & Simon’s famed concept is remarkable - “Twisted Tapas” take well known dishes such as belly of pork, mushroom risotto or fish & chips & transform them into large portions for tapas, served up with humour and style. True, you might look at what is served up for you and think that you won’t be eating your fill, but think again. My partner & I shared the 5x savoury TTs and then 3x TT desserts, after which we couldn’t eat anything else.
The secret to Twisted Tapas (we think) is the richness of the food with it’s multiple elements (up to ten miniature meals at one sitting) and textures which are further heightened on the palate by intense jus, gravies or purees, bringing the experience to a new level. The same applies whether you’re eating savoury or sweet. Quite honestly we don’t think you’ll find food like it anywhere else.
One of the particular strengths in how the La Marmita concept works comes with the way in which your food is selected. Tell Nick what you like - or don’t like - and Simon creates a variety of tapas tailored to your preferences. It’s why you won’t find a list of the tapas on the restaurant’s menu. Effectively you let them create a meal for you - and they know exactly what they’re doing. Of course, if you fancy something other than their signature feature there’s plenty of other options that ARE listed on the menu and a full range of drinks to go with them.
A word on securing a table - book. As soon as we know we’re going to be in the area we do this because there is limited seating and covers available. The food takes time and effort to create - this isn’t fast food - it is excellence on a plate, or several plates.
If you’re looking to dash in for a burger & a beer and then to dash off again, look elsewhere. If you want an experience to savour, try this place.
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