Just like in most Andalusian cities, eating well and at a good price is very easy. And it will be easier if we, Oway, propose you a long list of recommendations so that you don't have to turn around and you can get straight to the point within your gastronomic and cultural journey. Different kitchens go hand in hand in Malaga: Mediterranean, others with international touches, those that bet on toasts, others on montaditos, other bars that are stronger with pescaíto, and others that are very traditional and good at tapas. There is everything, at a good price and always a good environment. And finally, the most sophisticated and innovative for the most demanding palates. Devour Malaga.
Mediterráneto, tapas related to Malaga
It is located in square of Uncibay, in the heart of the historical center. This place offers a traditional cuisine of really good quality and it is affordable for everyone. They are very careful with appearance and they add an international touch and a rustic touch which is mixed with a modern one. It is a very versatile place. it can be used for lunch, to have a drink in the afternoon, have some tapas or just a whole dinner.
Address: Plaza de Uncibay, 3
Schedule: everyday from 12h to 02:00h
Telephone and website: 951 13 85 38 | https://restaurante.madeinterranea.es/
Casa Lola, a home-made offer and with irresistible “montaditos”
They have home-made recipes, some of them seasonal, “montaditos”, “pinchos” Iberian and cold meat. It is also offer rations from the market such as prawns from Huelva, Galician-style octopues or “melva canutera”. This is the wide variety that this temple from Malaga offers. In this place stands out their “flamenquín made of ham”, their “montadito pringao” and their vermut of barrel. This classic tavern has duplicated the offer by adding another local in the Street Strachan 11, Lola Strachan.
Address: Calle Granada, 46
Schedule: everyday from 12:30 to 0:00h
Telephone and website: 952 22 38 14 | https://tabernacasalola.com/
Casa Pimpi, a historic tavern from the city
It is one of the most famous places in the city. It is so famous that the actor Antonio Banderas has purchased part of the property of this tapas and wine tavern founded in 1971. This restaurant is located in an old house from the 18th century and has one of the most vintage wineries in the city. This special place of Malaga contains in its gastronomic route wines, an excellent and extensive menu, a lot of variety and a it has a really high quality.
Address: Calle Granada, 62
Schedule: everyday from 12h to 02:00
Telephone and website:952 22 54 03 | https://www.elpimpi.com/
Las Merchanas, a journey to the Holly Week
It is another interesting option for tapas. The local is always full and the recipe for success is simple: good prices and good food. Besides, it has a very specific thematic charm: it is a bar for the members of a brotherhood and its decoration is linked to Easter. It rules the good vibes and the food is traditional and close: croquettes, “flamenquines”, aubergines with honey, fried octopus or a wide variety of “montaditos”
Address: Calle Mosquera, 5
Schedule: from 12h to 0:00h
Telephone and website: 654 74 42 57 | Taberna-las-merchanas
Refectorium del Campanario, the delight of the 5 senses
De los sitios más maravillosos en los que disfrutar de una excelente velada. Sus terrazas con vistas a la bahía de Málaga, iluminada en la noche, en toda su plenitud, son de otro mundo. Tradición e innovación, a la par que sofisticación, se conjugan en un restaurante que respeta el sabor de la materia prima pero invierte en una gran presentación de sus creaciones. El entorno es inmejorable.
Dirección: Paseo de la Sierra, 36
Schedule: from 13:30 to 16:30h, and from 20:30 to 23:30, excluding Mondays and Tuesdays when they are closed. It is essential to call in advance in order to book. From the 1st of July, they are already open on Tuesday evenings, taking advantage of their fascinating terrace.
Telephone and website: 952 20 39 35 | https://www.elrefectorium.net/
Batik, affection and care in the stove
This is an original concept of restaurant and club, almost unique in Malaga. It is located on the fourth floor of the Alcazaba Premium Hostel. The name Batik obeys an ancestral dyeing technique in which a great variety of shapes and colors are used. This concept acquires body and meaning when seeing the living room, the decoration and the appearance of the main room of the restaurant, with its modern chairs and its innovative bet. They have a powerful motto and phrase that becomes almost a declaration of intentions: Batik, where the affection in the stoves turns to colours. A journey of sensations through flavours and aromas.
Address: Calle Alcazabilla, 12
Hours: from 8 to 12h. from 13:30 to 16:00 and from 20:30 to 23:30. It has three shifts per day.
Telephone and website: 952 22 10 45 | https://www.batikmalaga.com/
Jose Carlos Garcia, the evolution of the Malaga’s cuisine
You will have an oneiric experience which involves travelling through the flavor and aromas of the chef José Carlos Garcia and his Michelin restaurant. It is Elegant and exclusive, with a minimalist style and with an open-air cuisine and signature dishes. A fusion of tradition and technique define the evolution of this restaurateur from Malaga, whose production combines sea and land and tradition and creativity. There are special references to products from the area such as anchovies, espetos, suckling goat, olive oil and cold soups for example. All well presented and harmonized.
Address: Puerto de Málaga, Plaza de la Capilla, 1. Muelle Uno
Schedule: everyday from 13h to 15h and from 20 to 22h. closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Telephone and website: 952 00 35 88| https://www.restaurantejcg.com/menu.php