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Restaurants and bars in Malaga

Paella in reastaurant in Malaga.


Kick-start the day with traditional churros doughnuts dipped in hot chocolate outside a pretty Plaza de la Merced bar. Linger over pescaíto frito small fried fish in Huelin's seafront restaurants, and spend the evening nibbling tapas snack dishes in Malaga's Old Town. Order sardines on a spit and sip sunset mojito cocktails by the shimmering Mediterranean Sea at terrace-fronted Malaga bars in the Pedregalejo district.

Malaga restaurant districts

Try freshly caught seafood in Malaga restaurants hugging Huelin's beachfront promenade. Track down the best espetos barbecued sardines at ramshackle, wallet-friendly chiringuitos beach bar-restaurants in Malaga's old fishing quarter, El Palo. In the Old Town's maze of winding streets, seek out tapas snack bars for tasty delicacies like boquerones vitorianos, fresh anchovies. Splash out on Michelin-starred gazpacho, chilled garlic and tomato soup at upmarket Malaga restaurants in the La Malagueta area.

Malaga restaurant tips

You'll find that many bars serve food and most Malaga restaurants stay open late for drinks. Join the Malagueños for dinner around 8pm or 9pm, and drinks at bars after midnight. Some restaurants close on Mondays. Ask for the carta (menu) for a wide choice of meals. Or choose the menú (fixed-price meal) or menú del día (weekday fixed-priced meal) for set meals, a great value option in many Malaga restaurants. Look out to see which tapas snacks the locals order in each bar to help you choose.

Malaga bars

Order brandy with your morning coffee at bars in Malaga's 19th-century Plaza de la Constitución. Sip a post-siesta fino dry sherry or moscatel sweet wine in spit-and-sawdust bodegas wine bars around Malaga's busy Alameda Principal. Seek out flamenco music and dance in terracotta-tiled Plaza de la Merced tapas bars. Or join trendy 30-somethings in modern, well-heeled La Malagueta bars. Stay up all night with Malaga's clubbing crowd in Plaza de Uncibay bars.

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