Review of Trocadero Arena Restaurant

Over the past few years we have been fortunate enough to visit Marbella, Spain. Nearly every time we visit Marbella we make an effort to dine at Trocadero Arena. We also want to make clear that this review is entirely unbiased.

As soon as we enter Trocadero Arena we are surrounded by African themed furniture and a warm inviting ambiance. We always reserve in advance to ensure we get a table as this spot tends to get busy.

The menu provides dishes that cater to a variety of diets – specifically for those who are meat lovers and pescatarians.

For starters we got a salad to share and an individual bread roll. The salad is great due to the fresh produce they use. We recommend getting a salad to share.

As there were four of us we decided to share dishes (as some cannot be made for individual servings). We ended up getting the Sea Bream with Roast Vegetables – which as always is absolutely delicious (even to a person who tries to avoid fish wherever possible).

The other dish we got was the Black Paella. Although it may not look the most advertising it tastes really good – especially with the homemade garlic aioli.

For all the chocoholics out there you would love the Chocolate Bell which is essentially a dark chocolate shell covering a rich chocolate mousse that’s caressing a delicious nutty chocolate cake base.

The parents opted for the cake (pictured above) which tasted divine like something you’d expect to come out of a Middle-Eastern kitchen.

Moreover, if you don’t drink alcohol (like us) you will have an array of mocktail options available to you. Our personal favourites are the Virgin Mojito, Virgin Pina Colada and Strawberry Sunset.

We would recommend visiting this place if you’re ever in the area and wanting to treat yourself or a loved one. However, we’d like to note that you’ll have to be willing to part with an significant amount of cash.


Would we recommend? Yes but it is quite pricey – will be paying more for the ambiance.

Food / Drink: 8/10

Food Options: 7/10

Environment: 9/10

Value for Money: 8/10

Customer Service: 8/10

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