Dani García restaurant (Marbella)

Dani García is the most influential chef in Andalusia, both nationally and internationally.

He was born in Marbella in 1975 and at the age of 18 he began to study at the La Cónsula Catering School in Malaga. He first worked in 1996 at Martín Berasategui’s restaurant in Lasarte, Guipúzcoa. In 1998 the Tragabuches restaurant opened its doors in Ronda, where aged only 25 he won his first Michelin star. Dani García has won, among other awards, Malaga Gastronomy Academy Best Chef of the Year (2002); the International Gastronomy Academy Chef of the Future prize (2006); Andalucía Económica Entrepreneurs Prize (2009); Royal Academy National prize for Gastronomy (2009), Andalusia Gastronomy Prize (2015). He has been made a member of Relais & Châteaux (2015) and in 2016 his BiBo was named Bib Gourmand.

In 2007 he received a first Michelin star at his restaurant Calima and a second one in 2010. His current restaurant, at the Puente Romano Hotel, has two Michelin stars. He also owns the Bibo restaurants (Madrid and Marbella) and the Lobito de Mar beach bar in Marbella.