Where to eat out in Malaga

Best Places to Eat Out in Málaga

Málaga is a perfect destination if you’re looking for great cuisine while you are on holidays. There are many cafés, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy and taste delicious typical cuisine from this area – and typical Andalusian dishes in general. Here are a few specific recommendations.


What a better way to start your day in Málaga than having a nice breakfast? Even if you just want to have a snack or have a coffee, you would prefer to do it in a charming and cozy place, right? To know some of the greatest cafés where to have this in Málaga, keep reading!

  • Casa Aranda. This is a perfect place if you wanna have breakfast. You can have from a coffee to yummy dough pastries to amazing homemade churros. We highly recommend having some churros with a cup of hot chocolate, such a breakfast will give a lot of energy to start a day of sightseeing in Málaga!

Address: Calle Herrería del Rey, 3, 29005 Málaga

  • Café con Libros. If you are a looking for a calm and nice cafetería Café con Libros is a great option. You can have a cup of tea, coffee, have a breakfast or enjoy reading a book in a bohemian and artistic café.

Address: Plaza de la Merced, 19, 29012 Málaga 

  • Recyclo Bike Café. It is a vegetarian-and-vegan-food-friendly restaurant/café. If you are either a vegetarian or a vegan, and your diet is plant based, this is your perfect spot to have a bite to eat while you are in Málaga. Opening hours: Mon-Thurs and Sun 9am-12am, Fri-Sat 9am-2am

Address: Plaza Enrique García-Herrera, 16, 29005 Málaga

Bars and restaurants

Where to Eat in Málaga
  • El Pimpi. It can be considered a cultural reference point within the city. We definitely recommend having lunch, dinner or just a meal, or even just a beer. It is one of the most popular restaurants in the city, it is a cellar restaurant actually. There you can have delicious traditional dishes. There are events there quite often plus it has been visited by many artists such as the Picasso family and also the actor Antonio Banderas. 

Address: Calle Granada, 62, 29015 Málaga

  • Antigua Casa de Guardia.  Actually this is also one of the oldest taverns in Malaga, and we consider it a classical place to eat out of the city. This is a perfect place for those who like wine as they can try some of the best wines of the country. So yeah, we highly recommend Antigua Casa de Guardia as a place to eat out, or even if it’s just to have a beer or a glass of delicious wine.  

Address: Alameda Principal, 18, 29005 Málaga

  • El Mesón de Cervantes. If you have ever heard of tapas you would love this restaurant as the variety of tapas there is fairly wide. We recommend this restaurant if you like fish and seafood, but you can find any type of tapa you can think of. But if you are just looking for a good-quality restaurant in the city you should consider it too, since it features a lot of yummy dishes. 

Address: Calle Álamos, 11, 29012

Espetos de sardinas (grilled sardines on skewers) are one of Málaga’s classical dishes. People like eating them while they are right next to the beach, or pretty close to it. We recommend two places in Málaga:

  • El Tintero. El Tintero is one of the most famous beach bars in el Paloas we said in the article on the city of Málaga, this is a famous residential beachfront neighbourhood – so if you are looking for place to eat out that is next to the sea and have some delicious espetos (grilled sardines on skewers) this is a nice option. 

Although, it is not close to the centre of the city – it is around 8 or 9 kilometers away from it. Still, we recommend going there, you can get there by public transport.

Address: Av. Salvador Allende, 97, 29017 Málaga

  • Tropicana Beach Bar. This beachfront bar is situated in la Malagueta. One of its specialties is grilled sardines on skewers. Definitely worth trying, but check out the rest of the specialties as well!

Address: Paseo Marítimo Pablo Ruiz Picasso, s/n, 29016, Málaga. 

If you still had trouble when trying to find any of these places, you can always use Google Maps! it will easily take you to where you wanna go. 

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