In Malaga, as a typical Mediterranean city, life goes on in the streets and one of the favourite pastimes of the Malagueños is undoubtedly “going out”: going for a coffee, having a drink in a bar with tapas, going for lunch, going for dinner….
It is not surprising, therefore, that there is an immense gastronomic offer in the city, from the most traditional Andalusian to international fusion cuisine.
While there are specific gastronomic guides for Malaga (Michelin Guide, The Fork etc.), we present you in this article some interesting options to taste Malaga, very traditional and popular places and also more hidden and different places.
Are you joining us on this gastronomic route through Malaga?
A typical Malaga Route
Tasty Malaga: Atarazanas Market
If you want to literally taste the pulse of life in Malaga, visit the Atarazanas Market in the historic centre, we promise you bustle, colours and flavours of all kinds.
It is an ideal place to rub shoulders with the locals and buy a typical Malaga product.
Next to the market there are several bars with typical tapas, an ideal place to enjoy a cool beer and a well-deserved rest while watching the life in the streets.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/bFYWHxV8SmymzEUs8
Bodega El Pimpi
This unique bodega located in the heart of the historic centre of Malaga has earned an article dedicated solely to it.
In El Pimpi we can enjoy exquisite local gastronomy and the wines of the Malaga denomination of origin, it´s a meeting place for celebrities and where they have managed to combine tradition with a distinctive cosmopolitan touch. Your must-visit in Malaga located in front of the Roman Theatre and the Alcazaba.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/inzRfwUVRDNkqJFD7
Bodega Antigua Casa de la Guardia
Speaking of wines, another must, although less striking, is this bodega and tavern founded in 1840, located in the Alameda Principal.
It is possibly one of the most charming and traditional bars in the city and is a great place to taste Malaga wines and eat tapas.
The place basically has only one long wooden bar where you eat standing up and where they write down what you eat with a chalk.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/rKuBit5pSWCB66Ez7
La Fábrica – Cruzcampo craft brewery in Soho
This nice place located in Soho has the particularity that the craft beers are brewed there, which you can then taste and have a bite to eat, with a great atmosphere and good live music almost every day.
Web site: https://lafabricadecerveza.com/
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/YUmiSRRBJ6ydwYPC9
Recyclo Bike Café
This restaurant with a varied menu stands out for its alternative touch and its long opening hours, from 9 am to midnight. It is a very original place with a cosy atmosphere.
They also have dishes for vegans, a wide variety of breakfasts and a large outdoor terrace.
The restaurant is both a restaurant and a bike workshop, so they can also attend to the needs of their cyclist customers, a very original proposal.
Web site: http://recyclobike.com/
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/uJ1jjvTCcQL9DSwe8
Vegetarian & Vegan Route
Located in Soho, Mimo vegan is one of our favourites. The food is spectacular and very elaborate. The menu changes every three months to adapt to seasonal produce.
As the restaurant is tiny, it is advisable to book in advance.
Info and Menu: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mimovegan/menu/
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/zuUkqah8B4qLM75N8
Vegetarian El Calafate
To find this small and simple vegetarian restaurant, you really have to get away from the busy streets and into the narrow streets of Malaga, just a few metres from the Plaza de los Martires. Vegan options are also available.
Web site: https://vegetarianoelcalafate.es/
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/QJQ9dagZUynBJq3U7
La Sociedad Herbívora
A few metres from the Plaza de la Merced is located this vegan restaurant with conscious cuisine where you can eat healthy and tasty food with a raw material based exclusively on vegetable ingredients.
It is a cosy, quiet and pretty vegan restaurant in the heart of Malaga.
We have eaten there and we can recommend it.
Web site: https://lasociedadherbivora.es/
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/3KqFok3bmMwUpPnGA
Sweet Tooth Route
Churrería La Malagueña “los Tejeringos de Málaga”
There’s nothing better than getting lost in the labyrinthine streets of the historic centre and unexpectedly finding these charming places.
If sweet things are your thing, you can’t miss one of the classics: A Churrería.
Churros are pastries fried in hot oil. Some eat them with coffee, others with hot chocolate, some in the morning (opens at 7:30 am), others in the evening (closes at 8:30 pm), but always freshly made! It’s a particularly delicious treat when the days are getting shorter.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/uqFtddAkeZGU5Rv66
Very close to the Atarazanas Market is this classic café, famous for its chocolate with churros and for being a meeting place for Malaga journalists since 1932. Ideal for breakfast or a coffee in the middle of the afternoon.
As it is very popular, you have to wait in line and the waiters call out for the next shift.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/91jjMbC84aqtoTke9
YUMMY Ice cream parlour Gluten free & Vegan
You have a sweet tooth, but for health reasons you prefer your sweets vegan or gluten-free, lactose-free or sugar-free?
No problem! Try this ice cream parlour with a great selection of vegan ice creams, milkshakes, crepes, pancakes and cakes.
The ice cream parlour is located in the heart of the city centre on Molina Lario street, just a few metres from the Cathedral, you can’t miss it.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/MLUotv3TYmSnWJbs6