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Velez-Malaga presents a typical Mediterranean diet, influenced of course by the products from the sea, amongst which Malaga’s fresh anchovies and other countryside dishes stand out, some of them typical of the region like the “ropa vieja” (translated as ‘old clothes’), which is a variant of the typical ‘berzas’ of Malaga (made with green beans, chickpeas, pumpkin, aubergine, meat and meat fat).
More typical dishes of the area an in Velez-Malaga are the 'ajoblanco', the 'ajoporro' and the ‘ajobacalao’, these two last ones are typical during the Semana Santa (Holy Week).
The fruit that is cultivated in the region is originally subtropical, which has contributed a rich variety to the diet with cultivations of avocados, custard apples, mangos, papayas and a long etcetera, being Velez-Malaga the main producer of avocados in Spain.
Our recommendation in typical dishes
If you go to a restaurant in Velez-Malaga we recommend you to try one of the following dishes:
- Ajoblanco: A dish of Andalusian origin, a culture that dominated the region for almost 800 years, and left us dishes like this one, a cold soup made with raw almonds, garlic, breadcrumbs, olive oil, vinegar and salt.
- Sardines on the spit (Espetos): If you sit down to eat in one of the beach bars (chiringuitos) along the seafront, we recommend you to order the ‘Espetos’, sardines on the spit, which are roasted on a cane in small bonfires in the sand.
- Gazpacho: A cold soup made with garlic, breadcrumbs, olive oil, water, vinegar, tomato, salt, pepper and cucumber. Very recommendable specially during the summer months.
-Fried fish: You cannot leave Malaga without trying and enjoying the wide variety of fried fish of the region.
- Fish soup: A hot soup made with tomato, onions and white fish.
Recommended restaurants in Velez-Malaga
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