Where to have tapas in Malaga
Having tapas in Malaga is without doubt a way of savouring art. Tapas offer creativity and flavour to any palate and Malaga is a unique destination to enjoy this peculiar expression of Spanish culinary art.
Now, you may well ask, where can I eat tapas in Malaga?
If you’re already sure about your destination and want to enjoy the best tapas in the Costa del Sol’s capital, you’ll find a list containing the best ten places to eat tapas in Malaga here.
Mercado de Atarazanas
This curious traditional market built in neo-Arabic style houses a great many top-quality fresh fish, meat and vegetable stands.
It has become a very popular place to enjoy the area’s best seafood and fish for some years now.
Bodega Bar El Pimpi
El Pimpi is one of the most typical restaurants on the Costa del Sol. This tavern, which serves tapas and local wines in the purest Andalusian style, is a unique place where you can immerse yourself in the local culture.
We recommend ordering a sweet fortified Malaga wine to accompany the local dishes offered on its extensive menu.
Taberna Cofrade Las Merchanas
If you visit Malaga at any time of the year, the Taberna Cofrade Las Merchanas will make you relive the city’s Easter week celebrations. This festivity is one of southern Spain’s most important feasts, and Malaga is one of its main exponents.
If you’re looking for large tapas at an affordable price, don’t forget to visit this local tavern in the very centre of Malaga.
Lovers of good food will find this mythical restaurant right next to the emblematic Calle Larios.
It’s possible to find red meat and up to fourteen different cod dishes, all of which are made with top-quality products. Iberian ham and wine are also an essential part of its menu, which can be enjoyed both at its outdoor terrace as well as in its indoor dining room.
This place forms part of Malaga’s daily hustle and bustle, and its offering of fried fish dishes and local wines will enthral you.
It’s difficult to find a place to sit, since it’s usually very crowded. That’s why it’s common to see people eating on their feet.
El Tapeo de Cervantes
El Tapeo de Cervantes is a tiny place which serves a wide variety of dishes. We suggest you book if you don’t want to miss out on this establishment.
You can find both traditional and modern tapas, as well as choose from an extensive list of the region’s wines.
Lateral Strachan in Málaga
The Lateral chain was founded in Madrid and its innovative gastronomic concept has led to its expansion and striking success across Spain.
Its restaurant in Malaga is becoming one of the city’s most trendy places to enjoy good cooking.
Cortijo de Pepe
This picturesque solid stone restaurant imitating a typical country house can be found in Plaza de la Merced.
It serves cheese, ham and delicious charcoal-grilled meat right in the city centre.
This place was founded more than 70 years ago and offers a large variety of tapas and dishes. Cod pil-pil, fried cusk-eel tidbits, Iberian ham and fried anchovies are just a few examples of “El Orellana’s” rich gastronomic offering.
This chain of select gourmet products offers a broad selection of Iberian cold cuts, cheeses and dishes to share, which are accompanied by an extensive wine list.
It currently has two establishments in Malaga, one on the famous Muelle Uno with sea views and another right in the historic centre of Malaga.