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En Lobito de Mar, nos preparamos para la temporada más importante del atún. Llega la primavera y viene de la mano de una tradición culinaria única y emocionante: La Almadraba. 

ALMADRABA AS A TRADITION

Almadraba is a traditional fishing method handed down from generation to generation, which involves catching migratory bluefin tuna as it passes through Mediterranean waters. This technique stands out for its 3,000 years of history on the coast of Cádiz.

Every year, as spring arrives, the local fishermen prepare their boats and nets for the almadraba season. This is a fixed fishing net, made up of mazes of nets and structures, strategically placed in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar to intercept the passage of the tuna on their spring migration.

THE ALMADRABA IS ALSO SUSTAINABLE

Despite its age, the almadraba fishery has adapted to modern times, incorporating sustainable practices to ensure the conservation of tuna stocks.

From the use of selective fishing techniques to the implementation of closed fishing periods, fishermen strive to maintain a balance between tradition and conservation.

Once the fishing is done, the ”levantá” takes place, they select the adult tuna and release the rest of the fish alive into the sea.

FROM THE SEA TO THE TABLE

Before reaching Lobito de Mar, the technique of “ronqueo” is carried out; cutting up the tuna with a knife in a manual and artisan way. Experience this tradition live with us and enjoy exquisite recipes from our chef.

This is the process of cutting up a bluefin tuna. The ”ronqueo” requires skill and dexterity on the part of the ”ronqueador”, who carefully cuts the tuna into different parts: the head, the tail, the loins and the belly.

This process is not only a culinary technique, but also a ritual passed down through generations in fishing communities. The ”ronqueadores” are experts who know the anatomy of the tuna perfectly and know how to make the best use of each part.

See you at sea!

Lobito de Mar La Finca is a culinary gem that merges the essence of the sea with gastronomic tradition in a charming setting. Located in La Finca Grand Café, this restaurant offers a unique experience where fresh flavors and the quality of marine products blend with the elegance and welcoming atmosphere of La Finca.

La Finca Grand Café, situated in the heart of the city, is renowned for its refined gastronomic proposal and commitment to excellence. Lobito de Mar complements this concept by offering a menu inspired by the fruits of the sea, highlighting the freshness of the products and creativity in each dish. The chef, with culinary expertise, transforms ingredients into masterpieces that delight diners.

The tapas bar area at Lobito de Mar La Finca is a vibrant corner inviting you to enjoy small marine delights in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The freshness of seafood is reflected in each tapa, creating a unique gastronomic experience. From classic garlic shrimp to innovative ceviche creations, the variety of options at the tapas bar satisfies the most discerning palates.

The atmosphere at the bar area is lively, with customers enjoying a glass of wine and the delicious tapas served with care. The carefully selected wines and cocktails complement the culinary offerings, elevating the experience to another level.

In addition to culinary excellence, Lobito de Mar La Finca stands out for its impeccable service and personalized attention. The staff, knowledgeable about the gastronomic proposal, is always ready to guide diners through the menu and recommend pairings that enhance the gastronomic experience.

Lobito de Mar La Finca at La Finca Grand Café is more than a restaurant; it is a culinary destination that combines the freshness of the sea with the elegance of La Finca. Whether enjoying a full meal in the elegant dining area or savoring tapas in the lively bar area, each visit promises an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Special Bar Menu for €25 from Monday to Friday

The Lobito de Mar bar in Pozuelo de Alarcón has recently introduced a special bar menu where you can savor the most maritime tapas from Monday to Friday for €25 per person.

“Destápate” embodies the essence of a menu where the product reigns supreme, prepared with the finest techniques.

Dani García’s BiBo and Lobito de Mar restaurants in Doha represent a gastronomic oasis in the heart of Qatar, where culinary innovation and a passion for flavour combine to offer diners a unique experience.

BiBo, the first of the two, is a corner of Spain in the heart of Doha. The restaurant offers a fusion of Spain’s rich culinary tradition with contemporary touches. From the moment you walk through the door, you are immersed in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere that transports you straight to Andalusian taverns. The rustic décor and warm colours make you feel like you are in Spain. The menu, designed by renowned chef Dani García, is a culinary journey featuring dishes emblematic of the brand since its creation in Marbella in 2013.

Lobito de Mar, on the other hand, takes you to the world of fresh and delicious flavours of the sea. Located in a coastal setting with incredible views, this restaurant offers a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes that are a tribute to Mediterranean cuisine. From oysters to grilled octopus, every bite is a delicious seafood experience. The ambience here is equally impressive, with sea views and nautical décor that makes you feel like you’re on an elegant ship.

Both restaurants boast impeccable service combined with culinary excellence to give you an unforgettable dining experience. In addition, you can’t miss the opportunity to pair your meal with a selection of Spanish wines and handcrafted cocktails.

With this reopening both restaurants are in the same location (Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha Costa Malaz Bay, Doha, Catar) and will offer diners the best of each brand. Dani Garcia’s BiBo and Lobito de Mar in Doha are a true gastronomic treasure trove in the heart of Qatar. Whether you are looking for an authentic Spanish experience or a fresh seafood feast, these venues offer the best of Mediterranean cuisine in a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere.

Lobito de Mar, chef Dani García’s bar, which has already conquered cities such as Marbella and Madrid and has even crossed borders as far as Doha, will open its doors in the new LaFinca Grand Café shopping centre on Thursday 14 September.

This restaurant, whose first space saw the light of day in 2017 in an emblematic location in the heart of the Costa del Sol’s Golden Mile, landed in Madrid in 2019 and, shortly after, became a haven of the Mediterranean Sea in the capital, due to its gastronomic proposal focused on the flavour of the sea. Three years later, Lobito de Mar opened its first location outside Spain, taking the essence of the concept to the capital of Qatar, with the aim of transmitting the cuisine of the chef from Marbella beyond our borders.

Now, after several years of success, the iconic restaurant is inaugurating its second location in Madrid with the opening of Lobito de Mar in the LaFinca Grand Café shopping centre, a space where quality, safety and design have come together to create a unique atmosphere.

This new Lobito de Mar, which is located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, in a residential area and close to La Finca Business Park, has a capacity for 206 people, a restaurant divided into different spaces so that diners can enjoy a unique dining experience that adapts to every occasion.

The interior area includes an impressive bar that invites diners to share delicious portions and enjoy the gastronomic proposal in a more informal way. To enjoy the experience in a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, the main dining room is the ideal space. On the other hand, its large outdoor area offers a variety of atmospheres to suit every occasion. From exclusive reserved areas to a cosy outdoor bar and a terrace with a pergola, which allows you to enjoy the experience all year round.

The highlight of the experience in this new enclave is its second terrace, which stands out as a unique space. With two tables immersed in the lake that surrounds the shopping centre, this terrace adds a touch of magic to the experience. An ideal space to enjoy signature cocktails in a pleasant atmosphere and which offers the possibility of holding special events and presentations, making it a versatile and charming space.

The interior design of this wonderful space is inspired by the sea. Thus, its colours and textures are present in every corner of Lobito de Mar. This design reveals the essence of the restaurant through a palette of blue colours and striped patterns, reminiscent of the Malaga coastline. The crackled textures inspired by salt, a fundamental element of the sea, as well as the sculptures that simulate the movement of water, create a dynamic rhythm that transports diners to a maritime universe.

Its gastronomic proposal, centred on offering the freshness of the sea that arrives from the best fish markets, presents a range of flavours that are revealed in a menu based on shellfish, crustaceans, national molluscs, Andalusian fried foods and espetos. Particularly noteworthy are the rice dishes in the pure Alicante style, with options such as the sweet lobster rice with trumpets of death or Iberian pork ribs and mushrooms, the daily fish market, which includes dishes prepared with the catch of the day and its ode to bluefin tuna, which offers raw, tapas, stews and grilled tuna accompanied by potatoes “a la roteña”.

For those who want to enjoy a more informal dining experience, the bar offers the option of enjoying half portions of these delicious dishes, allowing you to savour the proposal in a more relaxed way.

Thus, Lobito de Mar continues its expansion with the opening of its second location in the capital, which will be located in one of the most prestigious areas of Madrid, and becomes one of the most innovative restaurants to open its doors in the LaFinca Grand Café shopping centre.

The mood in Madrid is permeated with excitement and anticipation as the anniversary of Lobito de Mar, the prestigious restaurant of renowned chef Dani García, approaches. With each passing year, this iconic venue has become a landmark for gastronomy and seafood lovers in the Spanish capital.

Since its opening several years ago, Lobito de Mar has delighted diners with an incomparable culinary experience that combines the freshness of the sea with the gastronomic creativity of Dani García. The restaurant has been praised by critics and gourmets alike.

Lobito de Mar’s anniversary is a special moment, not only for Dani García and his team, but also for the diners who have had the pleasure of enjoying his innovative and delicious dishes. The celebration promises to be an unforgettable event, with a special menu on the evening of 7 September designed by Dani García and a unique pairing. Lobito highlights the freshest and tastiest ingredients from the sea. From oysters to lobster, every bite will be an explosion of flavour and culinary creativity.

But Lobito de Mar’s anniversary is more than just an occasion to enjoy exceptional food. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the impact Dani García has had on the gastronomic scene in Madrid and throughout Spain. His focus on excellence and innovation has inspired a generation of chefs and raised the standard of cuisine in the country.

Moreover, the restaurant not only stands out for its exceptional food, but also for its welcoming atmosphere and impeccable service. Every visit to Lobito de Mar is a complete experience that goes beyond the food and leaves a lasting impression in the hearts of diners.

Lobito de Mar’s anniversary is a moment to celebrate not only Dani García’s culinary excellence, but also his contribution to Madrid’s gastronomic scene and his ability to create unforgettable experiences for all who have the privilege of visiting his restaurant. This year will undoubtedly be a celebration that will remain etched in the memory of all those present. 

Happy anniversary sailors!

The rice dishes at Lobito de Mar, Dani García’s restaurant specialising in seafood and fish, are a true delight that transports diners to the Mediterranean coast with every mouthful. With a gastronomic offer focused on excellence and the freshness of the ingredients, the rice dishes are the star dish that conquers the most demanding palates.

Dani García, chef with three Michelin stars, has managed to transfer his passion for cooking and the sea to each preparation of rice in his restaurant. The secret lies in the meticulous choice of products and the precise technique to achieve the perfect cooking point. Each dish brings out the authentic flavour of the seafood and fish, accompanied by the best rice dishes that delight locals and visitors alike.

The rice menu at Lobito de Mar is varied and offers options for all tastes. From the classic arroz caldoso with lobster to arroz negro, each dish is an unrivalled culinary experience. Diners can also enjoy more innovative rice dishes, such as the chop rice.

The presentation of the rice dishes is a spectacle in itself. The dishes arrive at the table with a tantalising aroma and a colour palette that evokes the freshness of the sea. The ingredients are expertly combined to create a balance of flavours that bring out the essence of each product.

In addition, the atmosphere at Lobito de Mar, in Marbella and Madrid, is relaxed and welcoming, ideal for enjoying a meal with friends, family or as a couple. The staff, always attentive and friendly, guides diners through the culinary experience and provides a high quality service.

In short, Lobito de Mar’s rice dishes are a culinary jewel that reflects Dani García’s love of the sea and his cuisine. Each dish is an invitation to immerse yourself in the flavours of the Mediterranean and to live an unforgettable gastronomic experience. If you are looking for the best rice dishes, Lobito de Mar is a must on your culinary tour of the Spanish coast.

Afternoon snacks are that time of the day when we can relax and enjoy a little treat before dinner. A delicious option for these occasions is to visit Lobito de Mar, the famous restaurant of the renowned chef Dani García. There, in addition to his exquisite seafood and fish dishes, we can enjoy one of the chef’s most famous ice creams, Happy Hippo. As well as cocktails that will make our afternoon snack even more special.

Located in a privileged place, both in Marbella and Madrid, Lobito de Mar offers us a cosy and sophisticated atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. As the sun begins to go down, we can take a seat on the terrace and enjoy the wide selection of cocktails. But we’ll stick with the summer special that together with Roku makes your afternoon unique thanks to their snacks highlights. 

What better way to accompany our ice cream than with a well-crafted cocktail? The restaurant’s expert bartenders will surprise us with unique and sophisticated creations that combine perfectly with the sweet and refreshing flavours of the ice cream. We can opt for a classic mojito or go for something more daring, such as a tropical fruit cocktail with a touch of vodka.

The combination of creamy ice cream and an expertly crafted cocktail is simply irresistible. We can enjoy every bite of ice cream while refreshing ourselves with sips of our favourite cocktail. In addition, the relaxed and elegant atmosphere of Lobito de Mar makes this experience even more pleasurable. The sound of the waves crashing on the beach and the sea breeze will transport us to a state of tranquillity and absolute enjoyment.

Going to Lobito de Mar for a snack becomes a special moment, where we indulge ourselves and get away from the daily hustle and bustle. The combination of ice cream and cocktail provides us with an explosion of flavours and textures that will delight our senses. It’s a perfect experience to share with friends, family or even to enjoy alone while gazing out to sea.

So the next time you are looking for a different and flavourful snack, don’t hesitate to visit Lobito de Mar by Dani García. I guarantee you will enjoy a unique ice cream and cocktail in an incomparable setting. Let yourself be carried away by this delicious experience and give yourself the treat you deserve, you won’t regret it!

The best snacks of the summer, available from Monday to Friday from 17:30 to 19:00h in Lobito de Mar Marbella and Madrid.