In Malaga, dinner time usually starts at 9 - 11PM eating out is very deeply rooted within their culture - which is why Malaga features some of Spain's top tapas bars, whether you prefer traditional establishments or modern gastro bars.
Here are some of the best food spots you can find in the city.
Located within the city center, this restaurant is perfect for after-work wine and gourmet tapas that will blow your mind. The decor of the place is rustic and modern, if you visit in the afternoon be sure to get the table near the pavement to soak in all the sun. We would recommend trying out the duck breast when you’re there.
Casaamigos is a play on the word "casaamigos," which refers to Malagueño’s favorite hobby of dining out with friends. The outstanding patatas bravas is a must-try, they also serve a variety of croquettes such as prawns with squid and local sausage with delicious condiments.
This Moroccan tetera (tearoom), with its vividly-colored lampshades and glass jars of loose leaf teas, is a lovely place to pass away a few hours, it also has Andalusia's Moorish roots. La Teteriá is also a short walk from the Museu Picasso and makes for a nice break during a busy day of seeing Malaga's sites.
Figón de Juan
Featured on the Michelin guide since 2010, this restaurant has always been resourcing its fresh ingredients locally and taking advantage of Malaga’s Mediterranean location. They also specialize in Boquerones or fried anchovies which is a specialty in the region, if you have a sweet tooth definitely try their Arroz con Leche which is a slow-cooked rice pudding and it’s one of their house specialty.
If you’re a fan of Paella you’ll be super thrilled to find delicious paella and arroces that are filled with flavor in this restaurant. Be sure to try their Merluza en salsa verde and their daily specials that would usually include stews, fabada, and lots more!
This restaurant is located on Pedregalejo beach serving the catch of the day that you can eat by the sea. You can expect a platter of prawns and bbq sardines charred to perfection here. The atmosphere is also very lively and very popular amongst the locals.
If you’re craving desserts definitely head to Casa Aranda, it has been the go-to place since 1932 where you can enjoy Churros dipped in chocolate sauce. You can also walk and explore Mercado central right next to it.