Top 10 typical Restaurants Málaga

There are a lot of places to get food in Málaga. In Malaga you can eat the best food and thats why we created a list with the typical restaurants in Malaga. 

Aside from typical local food you can also find Italian or Asian places for example. However in this post I am going to focus on places that serve typical local food. There is no way to possibly list all the food places of Málaga, so I am just going to list some of the restaurants the city has to offer.

1. El Pimpi

This is one of Málaga’s most famous places (so well known in fact, that it has its own Wikipedia article, although only in Spanish). It’s well in the heart of the city, with a terrace from which you can see the Alcazaba and the Roman theater.
The restaurants, which was opened in 1971, is in a old 18th century building and serves traditional Spanish dishes. It is famous for its great atmosphere.

Aside from serving food, El Pimpi also hosts many cultural events. There is also a wall with pictures of all the celebrities that have visited this place.
It is open daily from 10:00 to 02:00.

Website: elpimpi.com/en/

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2. El Mesón de Cervantes

El Mesón de Cervantes is another place famous for its typical Spanish dishes and tapas. Founded by an Argentinian immigrant, who came to Málaga in 2008, it has already earned itself a reputation for being one of the must-visit restaurants in Málaga.

It is open from 19:00 to 00:00, on Fridays and Saturdays it closes on 00:30. On Tuesdays it is closed.

Website: elmesondecervantes.com

3. El Tapeo de Cervantes

While this a very popular place for tapas, it is also a very small one, so be sure to make reservations if you intend to go there.
It was founded by the same person who also owns El Mesón de Cervantes. It’s also right around the corner from El Mesón de Cervantes, so in case you didn’t make a reservation and find the place full, you can always go and check there.

It is closed on Mondays. The rest of the week it is open from 13:00 to 15:30 and from 19:30 to 23:30.

Website: eltapeodecervantes.com/en/

4. Vino Mío

The Vino Mío was opened in 2003 by a Dutch woman and not only serves traditional Spanish food, but also international dishes from all over the world. The special thing about this restaurant are the flamenco performances in the evening. Be sure to reserve a table to not miss it!

It is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 13:00 to 00:00.

Website:restaurantevinomio.es/en/

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5. Entre Varales

Entre Varales is a place where locals go to. It is not an expensive, high-quality restaurant, but a place where you can go eat with your friends and get a lot of food for a good price.

It is open daily from 12:00 to 16:30 and then again from 20:00 to 00:00.

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6. Las Merchanas

This is another local place with a nice atmosphere. They offer traditional food from Málaga for a good price. The whole ambience is Holy Week themed, so even if you can’t make it to Málaga during that time, you can still get the feeling there for the rest of the year.

It is open daily from 12:00 to 00:00.

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7. Casa Lola

At Casa Lola they have typical Spanish food. This restaurant in Malaga is a really good place to enjoy the local atmosphere. This restaurants is normally very crowded because this restaurant is well known in Malaga. For this reason Casa Lola has 2 different restaurants. 

One at Calle Granada and the other one at Calle Strachan.

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8. Antigua Casa de Guardia

This bar / restaurant is founded in 1840 by winemaker, Don jose de Guardia. This extraordinary bar is full with old wine barrels. It is really worth the visit and experience. You will taste different wines and during the tasting eat different local tapas. 

The bar is opened from 10 in the morning till 10 in the night. 

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9. La Plaza

La Plaza is located at Plaza Merced, in the center of Malaga and not far away from the birthplace of Pable picasso. The restaurant is a mix between different styles as modern, elegance and a really good taste for cooking. It does not only serve spanish dishes but also international.

The atmosphere is really good and this restaurant is worth the visit.

10. L’experience 

This restaurant in Malaga is located on one of the most beautiful places of the city, Plaza Obispo. This square counts more than hundreds years of history. 

The menu of L’experience is in the style of the mediterranean bistro with some asian food. There is a wide range of dishes for dinner but also for lunch. This place is the go to for locals with friends or family. 


If you are interested in doing a walking tour through Málaga you can visit https://malagaadventures.com/free-tour/ 

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