You want to see a flamenco show while in Malaga, but have no idea where to catch one? Not to worry, at Solaga we’ve made a list of the best, so you don’t end up in a second-rate or overpriced tourist show.
So you’ve come to southern Spain. You have some expectations that you want to be met: eat tapas, enjoy the sun and the beaches, eat jamón and cured cheese, visit a few museums and perhaps see a flamenco show (with dinner if possible).
We’ve prepared a list of the best Tablaos Flamencos (flamenco shows) in the city. Some include dinner, some cocktails, some tapas; but all are genuine flamenco shows with live music, not your typical-prepackaged-mediocre tourist attractions.
Tablao Los Amaya. http://www.flamencomalagacentro.com/
Located in El Liceo discoteque on calle Beatas, it is run by a family from Granada with decades in flamenco show business. They do pure flamenco on a small stage with colored lights, for an intimate, cozy atmosphere.
Where: Calle Beatas, 21
When: Every day from 19:00 to 21:00
Price: 25€ (includes cocktail)
Flamenco El Soho. http://flamencoelsoho.com/
This venue is in a typical Andalusian patio, with geraniums hanging from the walls and paper lamps on the ceiling. It is run by a well-known dancer or bailaora from Malaga, Marina Aranda, and has great artists performing in the show. This is the closest you will find to dinner + show, as they serve a platter with jamon, cheese and other cured meats, plus a cocktail with the tickets.
Where: Calle Vendeja, 30
When: Thursdays to Sundays at 20:30
Price: 27€ (with cocktail) 30€ (cocktail and jamón and cheese tapas). Reduced prices for children.
Kalipé Flamenco Art Centre. http://www.kelipe.net/
Art school by day, flamenco show by night. It is raw and authentic, where artists improvise what music inspires in the moment to keep it “real”. It is a small venue for 70 people, so it’s good to get there early or book ahead.
Where: Calle Muro de Puerta Nueva, 10
When: Thursday to Saturday at 21:00
Price: 24€ (includes 2 drinks)
Juan Breva Flamenco Museum. http://www.museoflamencojuanbreva.com/
Typical flamenco tavern, go down the stairs to get to the small intimate tablao. It is a museum as well, therefore, the decorations are important staples of flamenco art and artists. The first Friday of every month, they change the show to Saturday and hold a dinner + show called Berza Flamenca. Here you will find mostly flamenco live music, it is more a recital than a dance show. Ideal for flamenco enthusiasts.
Where: Calle Ramón Franquelo, 4
When: Tuesdays at 21:00 and Fridays at 22:30 (except first of the month)