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.
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.
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.
I am the owner of Vino Mío restaurant. I want to let you know that I'm organizing live music (for example, 2 Flamenco shows a week) and I have a fantastic team of staff so you can enjoy yourself. To see everything that we organize, the menu, news articles and much more: Www.Restaurantevinomio.Com.
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.
You can enter the chuerrería from la Plaza de la Iglesia del Carmen and from calle Cuarteles. It is an old and stale place frequented by locals because of its exquisite Churros they call "Wheels", I would say they are a mixture of donuts and churros, and are delicious. At noon you can see the patient chef in front of a large frying pan full oil frying these crunchy sweets. Also the price is laughable, each piece costs 35 cents.
Of the two, I like the location closer to Calle Larios (below). It's ideal for a quick stop and a few tapas. Be sure to try the tilefish, ham, or the flamenquín. The sausage in general is all good. It's served in a deli paper, which was surprising. In addition, the service is good even when it's full, like at Easter.
We came here with family. The waiters were very friendly, and the food was delicious. We decided to try some paella, and ordered a second portion because it was so good. We also had the soup and the garlic prawns, and they were great, and not too expensive.
On Company Street, next to the Plaza of the Constitution, there is Plaza 16 Tapería and Restaurant, which has everything. They have very good shrimp lollipops, roll dam noodle wok with shrimp, steak with pepper, etc.. There is a black or white chocolate dome dessert with passion fruit. Good place at a good price. Recommended.
This is one of the most traditional bakeries and an institution in Malaga. It's near Calle Larios with a terrace on the street, next to the very busy and commercial Plaza de Felix Saenz. It has a wide variety of sweets/pastries, and is a typical place to sit for tea/coffee.
This restaurant was one of the first to be built in the neighbourhood, back in 1961. On its facade, there are several ceramic tiles with ancient seafaring images, as well as pictures of Malaga and the Virgen del Carmen, the local patron. Specialties include grilled sardines.
This is a great place in the centre of Malaga, which, from the outside, gives you no hint of what you'll find inside. They specialize in tapas and a variety of Andalusian cuisine with great presentation and the best value for money.