Up until recently the city of Malaga was somewhere you had to look up on the map to get an idea of where it even was. It was merely a pit-stop on the way to the lazy Costa del Sol beaches. And to be perfectly fair, it was not exactly known as a Michelin-star destination.
Today, Malaga is unrecognizable from its former self. People from all over the world flock to the city to experience first-hand this revolutionary change in culture, music and gastronomy, which are turning the city into what some would consider the Barcelona of the south. The evolution has taken the Malaga food scene from a few fried anchovies and room-temperature potato salad found on each corner bar to trendy and chic gastronomical treasures. An example of how gastronomy can be used as a barometer to gauge changes in a city’s identity.
Here are a few hidden treasures that we at Solaga would like to share with you.
The Modern Touch
La Cosmopolita – Calle José Denis Belgrano, 3
A mix of tradition and modern technique that comes off fresh and interesting
Restaurante Eboka – Calle Pedro de Toledo, 4
Without losing its traditional origins, Eboka modernizes Spanish gastronomical staples with a new perspectives and styles.
Mixtúrate Gastrobar – Calle Casas de Campos, 4
A type of food that reflects the SoHo neighborhood spirit, daring and innovative
The Old Time favorites
El Pimpi – Calle Granada, 62
An institution in Malaga, an obligatory stop for a sweet Malaga sherry, a few tapas or a bit of flamenco
Restaurante Refectorium Malagueta – Calle Cervantes, 8
Typical Costa del Sol fare done right, delicious, great service, great atmosphere
Montana – Calle Compás de la Victoria, 5
Great traditional food in an al fresco setting
El Pimpi Florida – Calle Almería, 13
Off the tourist tracks, but definitely worth a visit. A loud and festive combination of music, food and drinks, Spanish style.
Mesón de Cervantes – Calle Álamos, 11
Excellent tapas and wine selection, a locals’ favorite
Cervecería Los Gatos – Plaza Uncibay, 9
One of the busiest and most sought-after tavern in Malaga, good food and atmosphere