Hello, malaga

Malaga might not be as popular as other Spanish cities, but a quick visit to the birthplace of Pablo Picasso is enough to win any visitor's heart. With a great mix of ancient history and modern culture, nearly 3.000 hours of sunshine a year, and several kilometres of beach, it's quite easy to see why Malaga has been described as "Ciudad del Paraíso" ("Paradise City").


Restaurants to visit

Shrimp tapas

El Chinitas

Once a cafe frequented by the poet Federico García Lorca and the artists Salvador Dalí and Picasso, now El Chinitas is a quaint restaurant, in the heart of Malaga's old town, serving typical Spanish cuisine. Here, you can either eat outside and watch the people pass by, or have a seat inside and enjoy your meal in a room where Spanish artworks cover all the walls and giant pieces of ham hang from the ceiling.

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Leg of meat

Sergio Megias Gastrobar

Trendy gastrobar, very popular among locals, which is always a great sign, serving excellent tapas and a great wine list at a modern and vibrant atmosphere.

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Chef making dish

Cafe de Paris

Michelin-starred restaurant, near Playa de la Malagueta, owned by one of Spain’s top chefs, the Malagueño José García. It features classic Mediterranean and Spanish dishes with a modern twist. The interior is equally modern and stylish and their tasting menu is not only beautifully-presented and delicious, but also reasonably priced.

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Meat and wine

El Jardín

Next door to the Cathedral of Málaga, you'll find this cosy and beautifully-decorated restaurant and cafe, which besides serving authentic Andalusian cuisine, also offers tango classes on Thursdays and flamenco shows on the weekends. Be sure to book your table in advance.

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Restaurant Vino Mio

Elegant restaurant, near Teatro Cervantes, offering a diversified and creative menu, which includes Mediterranean cuisine as well as exotic dishes, such as crocodile and kangaroo. On the menu, you'll also find a few vegetarian options, tapas to share, as well as an extensive wine list. Vino Mio also hosts flamenco shows, live music, and art exhibitions.

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Restaurant Alea offers a good variety of tapas and Spanish cuisine at an elegant location in the historic centre of Malaga.

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