Pez Piña - Trendy Food & Happy Vibes
When it comes to international cuisines, Marbella represents a true foodie’s paradise! The gastronomy here is always advancing, surprising us with more and more unique food concepts and plates from all over the world. This summer, the creative fusion restaurant Pez Piña opened its doors on Marbella’s Paseo Marítimo, right next to the city’s highlight, its beautiful port. Pez Piña offers Japanese cuisine with a Brazilian twist and is the place to go if you are craving some original, delicious dishes, which we can assure you, you won’t find anywhere else in town.
The lively location invites guests of all kinds with its funky modern design, a young, casual vibe, as well as its very dedicated and friendly staff. The menu reminds us of a creative art piece featuring fantastic international dishes.
Healthy Fast Food From California
The first plate we tried was a very refreshing and quite interesting introduction: Red tuna ’Poke’ represents one of the main dishes of the Native Hawaiian kitchen and comprises of ‘Catch of the Day’ with rice and vegetables mixed in a bowl. In recent years it’s become very fashionable in California as a "healthy fast food" option. Pez Piña’s own version is served with mango, red tuna, edamame, wakame seaweed and cashew nuts.
Sticking with the healthy vibes, we moved onto a South American mix of rich flavours with the corvina ceviche and ’patacones,’ a crispy fried plantain that is very famous in Brazil. While the corvina was cooked with an array of chilis, homemade tiger’s milk, lime, corn and radish, the dish also boasted a welcomed citrus flavour!
From this 5-star Brazilian treat, we jumped over to an amazing Spanish stew, served with Japanese oxtail gyozas. With a slight lemon tang and the standout yummy ponzu, there’s no doubt that this is one of Pez Piña’s star dishes.
A Different Kind of Pizza
Next up was one of our personal favourites, and also one of the most popular items on the menu, the red tuna pizza, which comes with a corn tortilla base, tasty aioli, thin slices of red tuna carpaccio, red onion and truffle oil to finish it all off.
If you prefer to walk on the wild side, then don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you spice-lovers. The tuna urakami is absolutely delicious, consisting of spicy tuna tartar with avocado and mango, all wrapped on ’masare arare,’ a Japanese crispy rice, and last but not least, tobiko.
’Kinder’ Egg Dessert
I wasn’t sure if anything else would actually fit into our full bellies, but we couldn’t leave without trying Pez Piña’s super popular dessert - the ’Kinder egg’. With a base of crunchy cookie, creamy Kinder egg ice cream and a thick layer of milk chocolate, this sweet temptation was the perfect finish!
With its happy vibe, open-mindedness, welcoming atmosphere and amazingly fresh and trendy cuisine, Pez Piña was a delight to discover. It breathes creativity in every sense, featuring flavours from all over the globe, enriching Marbella’s gastronomy with its healthy state of mind.