Gastronomy in Malaga

The best fish restaurants in Malaga – 9 eateries to discover!

One of the first questions our customers make us when arriving to Malaga is where they can go eat delicious, fresh, fish in the city. Therefore, we?ve prepared for you a list of the best fish restaurants in Malaga.

You can read also our post on the “Best fish in Malaga” to know what’s produced locally and their traditional preparation in malague?o cuisine.

So read on, mark the spots in your maps, and prepare your appetite to eat delicious fish!



This restaurant is located in the neighborhood of Huelin, on Calle Tomas de Echeverria 13. Mostly frequented by locals, this restaurant in located close to the beach in a residential area.

Their shrimp is always cooked to perfection, their prices are affordable and the staff very efficient. If you go on a weekend we recommend making a reservation as it is always full.

Los Delfines:

This is whitout a doubt one of the best fish restaurants in Malaga, an absolute find!?You?ll find it on Calle Reding 12, at La Malagueta. The servers do not speak much English, so the fresh fish display is perfect to point at what you want to eat. The restaurant is usually busy and loud, but the food it completely worth it.

Puro Pescaito:

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Calle Mendez Nu?ez 12. This restaurant is simple and casual, the main stage is taken by their very fresh fish, deep-fried or grilled. Make sure you understand (or ask) how something is prepared or served as to avoid surprises. Language is not a problem as most servers speak English, and the central location make it a great stop during your landmarks tour.

El Tintero:

This is one of the many great fish restaurant you will find at Pedregalejo. Located on Av. Salvador Allende 340. This restaurant is very particular, the waiters bring out food from the kitchen and shout out what they have, and if you want that, let them know. It?s sort of like going to an auction. The good thing is you order what looks good, and you don?t have to wait for your plate to be prepared. Visit this place for a different, fun type of restaurant.

El Balneario:

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This restaurant is located at the end of La Malagueta beach. Great location and atmosphere, perfect for watching the sunset and enjoying a meal with the family or for a romantic dinner. The food has ups and downs, sometimes it?s fantastic and some just ok, but service is always quick and attentive and the setting is magical.

El Cale?o:

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Another great and simple restaurant at Pedregalejo. Fresh fish served right in front of the beach. Nothing fancy, so you can roll up your sleeves and enjoy the shrimp, shellfish and paella. It?s a good idea to call in advance and make your reservation, especially for dinner service. Make sure to try the sardines Espetos. Delicious!

Pez Tomillo:

This is one of the more modern, fancy restaurants on the Pedregalejo boardwalk. Fresh fish with a contemporary/asian twist. Higher prices than other restaurants in the area, but totally worth it. Makes our list of the best fish restaurants in Malaga because they only use the freshest ingredients and because their menu is completely different from anything you’ll fiend elsewhere. It’s a great place for a romantic dinner. Location: Paseo Maritimo el Pedregal, 1.

Los Mellizos:

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Located in the city center, on Calle Sanchez de Lara 7. Excellent fish and very fresh. They are mostly cooked in simple ways and do not hide flavour under thick sauces. Try the pulpo a la gallega or the sea bass and you will not be disappointed. Yum!

Catedral del Pesca?to:

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This centrally located restaurant is movie-themed. Simple, casual, and with no tables outside, can be easy to miss. Once inside, you’ll be at one of the best fish restaurants of Malaga. Their fried fish is fantastic andthe razor clams are garlicky and delicious. Prices are also very reasonable. Located on Calle duque de la Victoria 3.

There are more great eateries in Malaga, but these are our favourite. The best fish restaurants in Malaga and their very different price ranges. One general recommendation for any restaurant is to always make sure you know the price of the ?specials of the day? before ordering, as to avoid surprises.

Aside that, we recommend to always call ahead and make a reservation, these restaurants are well known among locals and you could wait a while until you are seated.

We hope you enjoy great seafood while in Malaga and if you find a great place that should be included in this list, let us know. We love good fish!

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