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Restaurants in Málaga

Restaurants in Málaga

20 August 2019
door: Valery Brummelkamp
Restaurants in Malaga

10 x these restaurants in Málaga are definitely worth a visit!

The city of Málaga is hot! This is not without reason. This vibrant city has a lot to offer. Especially the historical centre and the old fishermen’s villages El Palo and Pedregalejo are worth a visit. In this article we will mention the best and nicest restaurants in Málaga.


Malaga is located in the autonomous region of Andalusia and is after Seville the largest city in the region and the capital of the province with the same name.

The city has 570,000 inhabitants with eleven different districts, which are definitely worth a visit! Read more about Málaga

1. El Pimpi

El Pimpi is probably Málaga’s most famous restaurant. This also means that tourists know where to find it. Nevertheless, it is an absolute must to eat some tapas here. Don’t forget to take a look inside! They also serve the famous sweet wine Malaga Virgin, the best sweet white wine in Andalusia.

2. Montana

Montana restaurant is located in the Victoria district, just outside the historic centre. The restaurant is located in a historic building, with a beautiful garden. Here you can dine and enjoy a culinary evening. Here the prices are higher than the average for Spanish standards.

3. Batik

Batik is een hip restaurant in het centrum van Málaga. Het ligt op de vierde verdieping en geeft een prachtig uitzicht op het Gibralfaro en het oude Romeinse theater. De gerechten bij Batik zijn modern en heeft een goede prijs/kwaliteit verhouding. Na het eten kunt u stijgen naar de vijfde verdieping, om daar op het dakterras een cocktail te drinken. Insiderstip: vanaf daar heeft u uitzicht op het penthouse van Antonio Banderas.

4. Pez Tomillo

Pez Tomillo is located in the old fishing village of Pedregalejo. This is a very popular restaurant with the inhabitants of Malaga. The dishes are Mediterranean, with a twist. Again, the price/quality ratio is excellent. The restaurant is located at the beginning of the boulevard of Pedregalejo. Tip: rent a bike in the center of Malaga and cycle to the fishing villages of Pedregalejo and El Palo, along the beach!

5. La Machina

The restaurant La Machina is located on the boulevard of Pedregalejo. Here you can enjoy lunch and dinner directly on the beach. It is a young and trendy restaurant. The dishes are world class and mainly in tapa format. In addition, they have delicious salads. Some examples: quesadillas, edamame, salmon tartare and tacos with duck. In short, a varying assortment and definitely a must!

6. La Galerna

The bar La Galerna The bar La Galerna is also located on the boulevard of Pedregalejo. Here you can have an excellent breakfast and lunch, for a very reasonable price. The fruit juices are also very tasty and fresh. They also have a wide range of sandwiches (tostadas), pancakes and yoghurt.

7. El Tintero

After El Pimpi, El Tintero is perhaps the most famous restaurant in Malaga. This fish restaurant is located at the end of the boulevard of El Palo. Especially the lunch in the weekends is highly recommended. The waiters walk with the dishes along and call out loudly on the (large) terrace what they have with them. If you wish to have the waiter’s dish, you must give a signal. This restaurant is also very popular with the inhabitants of Málaga and it is here, especially on weekends, pleasantly busy.

8. La Sole del Pimpi

La Sole del Pimpi is located above the terrace of the El Pimpi restaurant and is less known to tourists. La Sole del Pimpi has delicious tapas, fish and meat. In addition, they also have great sushi. This restaurant is a bit more expensive than the average in Malaga and has no terrace outside. Inside, however, it is very stylishly decorated, making this a cozy restaurant.

9. Palocortado

Palocortado is located at the cathedral in the center of Malaga. Here you can enjoy a good glass of wine and delicious dishes on the terrace in the evening. Traditional dishes are served in this restaurant. Think of traditional tapas, but also larger main courses. This is a restaurant in the centre that you absolutely must visit.

10. El Balneario

This restaurant has a beautiful location, directly at the sea. El Balneario, also known as Baños del Carmen, is located outside the centre of Malaga and at the beginning of Pedregalejo. From here you can admire the skyline of the city and also the beautiful sunset. The building with a great history is somewhat outdated and subject to maintenance, but this also gives the restaurant atmosphere. Enjoy traditional dishes and delicious fish! Taste the typical Malaga sardines (espetos).


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