Review: Route 66 Marbella

When my friend and I decided to buy Cooldeals vouchers for a new restaurant in Puerto Banus called Route 66, we didn’t know much about it. But there was a great picture of a humungous juicy steak on the website, and we thought our other halves would enjoy that!

A couple of weeks later, Route 66 was all over Facebook after Peter Crouch his girlfriend Abbey Clancy ate there with Stoke teammate Matthew Etherington and his partner Stephanie. Slightly daunted by the Puerto Banús elite who were now frequenting this new hot spot, we booked our table…

… then completely forgot about it until the day before! Having remembered that it was in the diary, I had a quick look at the Route 66 website and Facebook page. Having reassured myself that it wasn’t going to be too much of a typical Banús designer hang out where people are too thin to eat anyway, nor a place with super ironed tablecloths (which my other half would hate), I started to look forward to the evening.

We found it easily on the west side of Antonio Banderas Square in Puerto Banús. It’s right above the carpark so couldn’t be simpler to locate. The atmosphere was much more friendly than Banús with a sporting focus. The waiting staff were all super nice, very welcoming and explained anything that wasn’t clear on the menu. Our friends who used to live in Lanzarote were hugely impressed that Canarian beer was on offer – well, he was anyway!

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The food was very tasty. We each ordered a starter which we shared between us, plus a main course. The portions are quite large so go hungry. Not normally a steak eater, I decided to be a carnivore for one night only and was amazed at how melt in the mouth tender the ribeye steak was (I know it sounds clichéd but it really was). We ate far too much but the tex-mex menu was so tempting that I could easily go back and eat far too much again!

Clientele wise, Route 66 seemed to appeal to a real mixed bag. There were some groups of guys and girls (probably hen and stag dos), several families, couples and smaller mixed groups. We obviously weren’t beautiful enough though as the staff keenly took photos of their customers, but we didn’t make it on to the facebook page. Perhaps my other half was pulling that face again!

I’m just glad I didn’t embarrass myself by telling the manager he sounded just like Dom Aldworth from Talk Radio Europe

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Copywriter, content writer, proofreader, feature writer and blogger enjoying lovely life by the sea with the wonderful @RobDJSpain and beloved labrador
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One Response to Review: Route 66 Marbella

  1. Charlotte says:

    Since this review was posted, there has been a change of management and staff at Route 66 and I have to confess to not having been back since!