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El Lago, Marbella
El Lago, Marbella
El Lago, Marbella
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El Lago

Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda. Marco Polo, s/n, 29604 Marbella
Average price €130


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MICHELIN Guide selection

  • One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

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As an antidote to the frenzy of summer in Marbella, head to El Lago, in the clubhouse of the Greenlife Golf complex. Here, you’ll find a haven of ...

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Restaurant menu

Last update: July 2023
Chef Fernando Villasclaras Arce
Dietary optionsGluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes
Red mullet with hot Andalusian majao of its livers.
Wild roasted sea bass, oinios with fresh sprouts in season and spinach pesto.
Fried wild turbot in black goat butter and pickles.
Menú Terrá (vegetariano) €130
This preset menu includes: 7 Snacks de temporada + 6 Pases + 3 Postres

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El Lago, Marbella
El Lago, Marbella
El Lago, Marbella
El Lago, Marbella
El Lago, Marbella
El Lago, Marbella



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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Very short waiting time
  • Morten B.1 review

    July 14, 2023


    We were here a year ago and we thought that some of the disches were very simmular to the ones from last year. One of us is alergic to nuts and they just removed the parts with nuts and didnt replace it so it was borring. The service wasnt the same as in the other michelin restaurants we been visiting this year. It took almoust the whole night before the bread crumb was removed from the table. We thought the wine was served straight from the fridge and think it was served straight from the fridge and was to cold in my opinion. Maybe our expectations were to high because we really liked it last year but it wasn’t at the same level this year.

  • Alina L.2 reviews

    June 1, 2023


    We had an exceptional dinner at this restaurant. We opted for the a la carte option. All the food was top quality, and the strawberry millefeuille was so good that we ordered more. I don’t think I’ll ever be happy eating a different millefeuille :) The truly amazing part was the service - our waiter and the sommelier were faultless, very knowledgeable and accommodating. We would definitely happily return and highly recommend this restaurant. P.S. I had 1) chicken millefeuille 2) wild turbot 3) baked apple tatin. My husband had the 1) retinta loin tataki 2) goat’s shoulder 3) strawberry millefeuille. We also had a consommé, bread, amuse-bouches and petit fours on the house.


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    Kirran G.1 review

    May 13, 2023


    El. Lago absolutely blew us away. I went with my best friend to celebrate and everything was perfect. The staff went above and beyond to cater for our dietary requirements. Everyone was so pleasant and the food was delicious. You can clearly see how deeply the menu has been thought through and the pride the team take in what they've created. The wine with the food went perfectly too. Meeting the head chef and bringing home our gift to commemorate such a wonderful night was the icing on the cake! A very well deserved Michelin star and I wouldn't be surprised if they got more in the future!

  • Michael F C.5 reviews

    May 13, 2023


    What a nice experience! For us just 5 minutes from our apartment, but this is a restaurant that should be experienced!

  • Fetty G.5 reviews

    October 18, 2022


    Accueil très agréable, dîner délicieux et très copieux ????

  • Aurelie D.1 review

    June 30, 2022


    Very nice restaurant with great food, great service and a beautiful view!

  • Stefan D.5 reviews

    May 21, 2022



  • Sarah Zhengyu Li3 reviews

    April 24, 2022


    This is what we picture a Michelin restaurant to be. They attended to all of the details. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly, the food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was better than expected (it is part of a golf resort, so I had my concerns). Overall a wonderful experience!

  • Vlad N.3 reviews

    April 16, 2022


    Best restaurant in Marbella.


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  • Lars And Leoni L.1 review

    February 19, 2022


    The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. We will be back, for sure! Thanks a lot for e nice evening


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  • Stefan D.5 reviews

    February 18, 2022



  • Yuri P.1 review

    December 16, 2021


    The service was perfect, we had good advice for wine, some of the dishes were just ordinary, not that interesting, as we were expected, some of them were really great, especially desserts! All of the desserts were delicious!


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  • Allan J.2 reviews

    November 5, 2021


    Great taste on every single plate, and exellent service. We Can only recommend a visit to el lago. We Will be back next time We are In Marbella

  • Nadine G.1 review

    October 28, 2021


    This restaurant is excellent. Highly recommended. Setting is very pleasant. Service is attentive. Food is fantastic. Relaxed environment. Good value.

  • Chris D.1 review

    October 23, 2021


    We dined at El Lago on one of the first cold nights of the autumn, it was immediately clear that service had been set for dining on the terrace. We were seated on a somewhat exposed table and my wife made it immediately clear that she was cold, the waiter brought a large blanket and lit the space heater. That made it bearable but not comfortable. When asked about seating indoors we were told that this was not possible. We ordered the 85 euro, 3 snacks plus 6 course taster menu. The steamed bread & faut butter just didn’t work and the other 2 snacks we non descript. Of the 6 dishes, the Red mullet and the goat were both good, tasty and worthy of a Michelin restaurant the rest fell short on taste and any overall theme for the meal. The wine paring was very reasonably priced but did nothing to enhance the dishes and were average supermarket quality. Overall this fell well below the standard I expect and have consistently received from other Michelin star restaurants and was nowhere near value for the inflated cost. There are a lot of very good eateries in Marbella, I will stick to those next time!

  • Mats F.1 review

    October 22, 2021


    Litt kjølig å sitte utendørs, ellers perfekt!

  • Paul S.21 reviews

    October 14, 2021


    Great atmosfere, friendly service, great food and affordable for Michelin star. Nice view on an artificial lake. For sure I will recommend this place

  • Jari T.

    Jari T.34 reviews

    September 25, 2021


    Really nice tasting menu with local vines.

  • Kurt G.1 review

    September 24, 2021


    Excellent food in a nice setting. The service was very good and the food was a nice combination of local dishes served to a very high standard. We had the full tasting menu and while there was maybe one too many fish dishes for my taste, it is the costa del sol so it was kind of expected. The Gazpacho soup and the local Malaga goat dishes were the stars of the evening for me. Highly recomended.

  • Jesper T.

    Jesper T.1 review

    August 20, 2021


    Fantastik oplevelse, maden var super god og betjeningen var endnu bedre. Kan klart anbefale at man ikke går glip af denne oplevelse.

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Opening time
Open today

08:00 PM - 12:30 AM
08:00 PM - 12:30 AM
08:00 PM - 12:30 AM
08:00 PM - 12:30 AM
08:00 PM - 12:30 AM
08:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Closing time

Segunda quincena de julio y agosto.

How to get to the restaurant

Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda. Marco Polo, s/n, 29604, Marbella, Spain

Additional information

Situado entre Fuengirola y Marbella en la salida de Elviria

About the restaurant

Inaugurado en Julio de 2000, en Marbella. El Lago, supuso toda una apuesta de un grupo empresarial, por crear un restaurante diferente, provisto de campo de golf, con una cocina atrevida y un servicio personalizado.

El restaurante se encuentra situado en la casa-club Greenlife Golf, entre los hoyos 1 y 2. Ofreciendo el marco incomparable de un lago.

Presenta una decoración contemporánea, destacando su terraza, considerada una de las mejores de su entorno.

El Lago desarrolla una cocina moderna con personalidad propia, basada en la gran calidad de sus productos, en una buena técnica de elaboración y toques de creatividad.

Todo esto se ve reflejado en la estrella Michelín que el local recibió en 2005.


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