What attracts all visitors to Malaga are its beaches, the atmosphere, the quality of life, everything that can be done there. But, in addition, Malaga is surrounded by land, pure air and sea. With so much sea and mountain, Malaga’s gastronomy could not be better. Malaga’s food is healthy, quality and very varied.
This gastronomy is typical Mediterranean, and the products used are always fresh and full of colour. Here are some of the typical dishes that you can’t forget to try when you go. Enjoy!
Malaga is well known for its cold soups, perfect for the summer, which is the best time to visit the city. This soup is very similar to the salmorejo from Córdoba, but it has its own touch. It has tomato, green pepper, bread, and you can eat it with boiled egg and tuna. It is delicious!
The people from Málaga love cold soups, so it’s important that you try them too. Ajoblanco is very typical and it’s best to eat it cold. This soup has almonds, bread, garlic and oil. It’s great for a sunny afternoon at the beach.
We all like to eat a less “fine” meal from time to time. Something on a piece of bread that falls apart when you take a bite… Well, we bring you the best dish for that! The campero is very similar to a hamburger, but with its Mediterranean touch. It has ham, cheese, chicken, lettuce and mayonnaise, although you can also include bacon or egg. I assure you that you will not go hungry.
It’s the typical tasty stew for winter nights. The main ingredient is cabbage, but it also has chickpeas, beans, meat and other vegetables. It is the perfect dish for cold weather and for a family meal.
It’s very typical in the coastal area of the city. The variety of fish can change, and you can choose from anchovies to squid, sardines, whiting, among many others. Make sure you eat this dish in the right place where they cook it well, without too much fat or flour. It is the perfect dish to eat while listening to the waves at the beach.
This dish is also known as “huevos a lo bestia“. It is the typical mountain dish, from the Malaga Mountains, very good for after a morning hiking. It is always eaten with fried potatoes and egg, but you can choose between loin with butter, chorizo, black pudding, among others.
This may be the best-known dish in the province of Málaga. It consists of a skewer with grilled sardines and it’s cooked at the beach. The best places to eat a good espeto are El Zagal and El Cachalote, both beach restaurants in Málaga.
We are going again to the mountains, specifically to the area of Axarquia, in the Sierras de Málaga. This suckling goat meat is cooked slowly with olive wood and seasoned with rosemary, thyme, garlic and olive oil.
A good meal won’t end if you don’t eat a good dessert. The torta malagueña is very typical cake from this city and combines many flavours that reflect the essence of Málaga. It has raisins, almonds, a little bit of muscatel and a layer of apricot jam, providing that sweet and fresh touch.