One of the places that I like best in Malaga is Bodega Bar El Pimpi and not just because of its location on Granada Street in the old town, close to the Picasso Museum. It's a cozy and welcoming place, with Andalusian style décor, such as old pots and whitewashed walls. It has several rooms, across a couple of floors. It is an ideal place to go with friends or even with your partner.
One of the most authentic place in Malaga. In the center there's this restaurant from 1840 that serves a variety of amazing wines from Malaga! Up to 20 different types. I recommend trying the Pedro Ximenez but the most famous is the Pajarete.
This restaurant/snack bar is on the Playa del Dedo in Malaga. It's a peculiar restaurant, which seems like quite a show every time you order a plate. The waiters take all the tapas that the menu has, depending on the chefs, and walk around offering them to customers. The specialties are seafood of skewers, whitebait, prawns, squid, etc. It's a highly recommended restaurant if you want to have some fun cheaply.
We were lucky enough to find this restaurant in the background. We even got to see how to broach the sardines and how the clams were cooked (we went to the kitchen). Later, I can say that the result was excellent. We ate a little of everything: Sardines (10), shrimp totillas (July 1), calamari (delicious), anchovies (scandal) ... Of course, if you go, you must order the sardines. I've been to a couple or three sites in Pedregalejo and this certainly takes the cake.
On the beach of Burriana is this fantastic beach bar. They have the best paella. For € 6.5 you eat a plate and you can have more if you want to. Also very tasty. Pink rations and fish fry are sized biblical proportion. You can not go to nerja and not visit this place
Reserva 12 is located in the heart of the historic center and pedestrian zone in Malaga, just a few steps away from Larios and the cathedral. The establishment is pretty big with an area of tables and stools by the entrance where they serve appetizers and tapas. There’s another area for dining in the upper level (as well as private dining rooms), as well as a great terrace on the pedestrian street, La Bolsa. There’s modern and functional decoration, in black and white tones.
The menu focuses on traditional food in Andalucia, with a variety of appetizers (Iberian ham, anchovies, croquettes, cured cheese, etc.), scrambled eggs, rice dishes, fish, fried dishes, and meats (especially grilled red meats). It’s also known for its wine selection with a bodega of international wine and sparkling wines.
Good thing we had our table reserved and it was Friday night and there wasn’t room for anyone. Although this wasn’t actually our dinner (as we had planned to go to another place afterwards, although they served enough for it to be dinner), they didn’t stop serving us tapas and all types of appetizers. The best were: the croquettes, clams, fried anchovies, calamari, tomato salad…
We came upon this eatery on the recommendation of an acquaintance, since I love discovering new places. We had been told that the owner, Dani Garcia, was a terrific chef and very well known in the south of Spain and that the Moraga was a gastro-pub, but at affordable prices. They recommended the Bull Burger, a hamburger of bulls tail, full of flavor. If you go through Malaga, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit this wonderful and unforgettable place.
On the main street in Marbella center is an ideal place to sip a cold beer accompanied by fried fish, shellfish or something else from the varied tapas menu. The place is not very big but has a terrace, with barrels for tables. Inside, you can see the good selection of fish and seafood offered. Prices are normal for such a place in the centre of such a touristy town.
The more I try the more hooked I am to La Catedral del pescaíto, their fried anchovies and Victoria beer (served at perfect temperature). Right in the center of Malaga, at the end of Calle Larios, is this great place to taste good food with an excellent quality to price ratio.
The Café de Málaga, its real name being Café y Confitería Central, is in the Plaza de la Constitución, as you climb Larios, past the flag, on the right. You can enjoy a continental breakfast or family style coffee or chocolate with churros, get an ice cream or a milkshake on the terrace, enjoy tapas ranging from ham to Sherry riñoncitos, with a variety of the purest Andalusian tastes for lunch or dinner. Don't forget to ask about the house specialties, like the paella or the fried fish. Having been renovated, the delicatessen has been relocated and has created a tasting and shopping area where you can sample and buy typical products from Málaga and Andalusia, especially wines, cheeses and sausages. The iconic "poster cafés", with its lyrics of Gothic style and floral décor, remains strong in the room, informing you about the nine ways to take your coffee "single, long, semi long, just short half between short, short, shade and cloud" with or without milk.
This site has been a success since its opening in Torremolinos. It is a tapas tavern that is more elaborate than most of the others in the area. The menu is extensive and they have a variety of wines. It is usually pretty full, and there are table outside. They did well with the place, and I believe there is another in the center of Malaga and Fuengirola although I have not tried them. If you are in the area I recommend you to try.
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This Italian restaurant is next to the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos (Conference Centre). Although it has a varied menu, the best dishes are pasta, as they prepare the fresh pasta themselves. You'll often see groups of businessmen holding business lunches here, but it's also popular with bachelor parties, communions, etc. The restaurant is quite spacious, and has two terraces (one covered), making it a great spot to enjoy not only the food but also the weather of Marbella. They offer a daily menu with a variety of dishes from Monday to Friday, open early until late.
I do not usually pay attenetion to the restaurants in very touristic areas, maybe the concept that these places are for foreigners and their menu only has a hodgepodge of things, that any nationality can eat. Well, this inn is not anything like that, although it is in a place that is one of the most visited of Antequera and tourists of all nationalities. In addition to the extensive menu, you can dine in the summer and have lunch at any time of year on the terrace, on the Roman Baths in Antequera and against Real Collegiate Church of Santa María (Plaza de Santa Maria)
It's common to eat Japanese in Malaga, but when you've had your full of fish, Asako is a very good alternative. I recommend eating Japanese food, like Kirin, Uramaki spicy maguro, tuna maki, tuna tataki (all delicious). But you can also try an Asian wok of beef tenderloin, though as often happens, the Japanese price is not cheap. 3 of us ate for 90 euros.
If anything is the mark of Marbella, it is that it's the famous destination of famous people that come to spend the summer on the coast and Suite del Mar. the beach bar is super exclusive in the Hotel Puente Romano and is one of the sites where the celebrity is in tune. Really, the term "stall", than in any other part of Spain is almost synonymous with "crappy", here, though it's like Miami Beach. By day the atmosphere is relaxed, chill out, but at night it gets a little more lively. Better not talk price, but we had fresh juices that are the very best I have ever tasted.