Spanish food is great, but maybe you’re after something different. Did someone say Italian??

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Espacio Salâ

With a fresh and revitalized concept, Espacio Salâ provides guests with a daily menu consisting of three delectable dishes. Located on the western bank of the Guadalmedina river, opposite the city centre, in a minimalist space, this restaurant takes a modern approach by sharing the daily recipes on its Instagram account (which the chef can tailor to accommodate specific intolerances […]


Experience a fusion of Spanish cuisine and sushi at Misuto, a restaurant located in the Malaga fishing neighbourhood of Pedregalejo. Sushi Master Rui Junior, formerly of Óleo Restaurant, and Chef Alejandro Salido, who was head chef at Restaurante Asako, have come together to create a unique dining destination, combining the freshness and quality of a sushi bar with creatively refreshed […]
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Vegan-té ”La Siria”

If you’re a fan of Middle-Eastern cuisine and find yourself in Malaga, Vegan-té ”La Siria” is a must-visit 100% plant-based restaurant. Situated near the María Zambrano train station, Vegan-té ”La Siria” offers a cosy dining experience with both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as takeaway options. Operating at both lunchtime and in the evening, depending on the day (check […]
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Grand Café Gezellig

Grand Café Gezellig is your Dutch haven (if ever you needed one) in the heart of Malaga’s Soho district. It’s described as “a place where Dutch cuisine and Dutch ‘Gezelligheid’ merge seamlessly”. But what is that exactly? According to owners Naomi Uijlenhoed and Jackie Stor, “Gezellig” is that warm, cozy feeling when you’re basking in the merriment of having shared […]
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Recyclo Bike Café

This quirky bike shop, which doubles up as a restaurant and bar, is a big favourite in Malaga. Located on the bustling Plaza Enrique García-Herrera, Recyclo Bike Café is a convenient meeting place as it is both in the city centre and close to all the bus stops and train stations. Its outdoor terrace is fantastic on those summer evenings for a […]
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HELAS – Restaurante Griego

If you fancy swapping the Alboran for the Aegean, HELAS – Restaurante Griego is an excellent option. Run by a Greek couple who moved their operation from Seville, this quiet little back-alley restaurant very quickly fills up the street every evening with diners who wish to make the most of the rather secluded outside terrace. Just minutes from the busy […]
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That’s amore! Voted the best pizza place in Malaga in 2019, Pizzamore is a safe bet for an evening meal or a takeaway night-in. Located just around the corner from Plaza de la Merced, Pizzamore can be easily reached from anywhere within the Historic Centre. The menu has a vast selection of dishes, all made, they say, with 100% Italian […]
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La Flor Negra

La Flor Negra may describe itself as a delicatessen, but it offers a hybrid of French patisserie and Italian cuisine. Throughout the day, this open kitchen (which is a delight to watch) has something to satisfy every craving. The breakfast menu includes a coffee, a loaded toast and an orange juice, while the daytime menu serves two dishes, a drink […]

Frida Pahlo

Frida Pahlo is a hidden treasure located on Pedregalejo’s seafront promenade. This charming establishment is housed in a renovated old fisherman’s house, transformed into an upscale gourmet restaurant just a few metres from the Mediterranean coast. One of its facades is dedicated to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who inspired the owner when founding the restaurant. With its privileged location, […]
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Terra Mía

They describe themselves as ‘101% Napolitan’ so, for that reason alone, you know that the food at Terra Mía is going to be great! Proof of this is that Terra Mia was the winner of the 1st Tutti Pizza Competition organised by local newspaper SUR’s gastronomy supplement, Málaga en la Mesa. According to their own website: “To visit Terra Mia […]
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Central Beers Craft Beer & Food

Central Beers is a craft brewery right in Malaga city centre, on the semi-pedestrianised Calle Cárcer. In a modern yet inviting setting, Central Beers has a brew for everyone’s taste. With 15 rotating taps (check the screens for information about taste, where it’s from etc.) and more than 150 other bottles, there’s something for even the most discerning beer lover. […]
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La Machina

Whether you fancy a bite to eat, a cocktail or simply a quick coffee, La Machina is one of the best spots in Pedregalejo to chill out and enjoy the atmosphere and ambience of the area. An extensive menu offers everything from international tapas and salads to burgers and sandwiches. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available. The rustic décor […]
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Café Berlin

This little German-run café provides a surprising tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Located right in front of the Revello de Toro museum, this bar is the perfect stop-off point for a coffee and a pastel de nata, or even a slice of cake or quiche. It’s just a stone’s throw from the Museum of […]
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Restaurante SOCA

Situated in the heart of Malaga, Restaurante Soca has quickly gained popularity among locals and tourists, despite its relatively recent opening on the iconic Calle Carretería. The restaurant boasts a fusion cuisine that beautifully combines modern Mediterranean flavours with exquisite sushi, making it a favoured destination for many visitors, who regard it as one of the Costa del Sol’s finest […]
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La Madriguera Bar

La Madriguera Bar is a beer lover’s heaven. This colourful brewpub on the busy Calle Carretería has a broad selection of artisanal beers from breweries from across Europe and around the world. Having trouble deciding? The barmen are thoroughly knowledgable – it’s their passion, after all. Ask them for their advice. With dozens and dozens of draught and bottled beers, […]
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El Farolito

For those who just can’t get enough of red meat, we can think of no better spot than El Farolito. This Argentinian (of course!) steakhouse has a warm, cosy interior, which quickly gets crowded on the weekend. Nonetheless, guests are made to feel welcome by a passionate team eager to find the best cut for you. They’ll take time to […]

Restaurante Coreano Chingu

If you’re craving authentic Korean cuisine in Malaga, look no further than Chingu! With a diverse menu, authentic flavours and a modern-yet-cosy ambience, your server will take you on a culinary journey through the flavours of Korea (if you dare!) At Chingu, they serve a wide array of dishes that showcase the true essence of Korean cuisine, from delicious classics […]
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La Fábrica – Craft Brewery by Cruzcampo

If you’re a fan of beer, and especially craft beer, La Fábrica is a must for any trip to Malaga. With capacity for up to 450 people, this craft microbrewery, in the heart of the fashionable Soho district (just off the main Alameda), is vast (1,200 m2 divided into different areas and spaces). Run by the international manufacturer Cruzcampo, it […]
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El Vegetariano de Alcazabilla

Situated at the base of the Alcazaba, beside the Albéniz cinema, Vegetariano de Alcazabilla holds the esteemed title of being the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Malaga. Its establishment dates back to 1996, when Amalia Boerr first opened its doors. Today, her children continue to operate the restaurant, offering a delightful fusion of Swiss-German, Italian, Spanish, Argentinian and Arabic culinary influences. […]
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The Shakespeare

English-style pub in the heart of Malaga, The Shakespeare is a hub for expat activity. Run by Peter Edgerton, musician and writer, there is a strong sense of community here. Right in the centre of Malaga, just off Plaza de la Constitución, there is always something going on with a full itinerary of events each week (follow The Shakespeare on […]
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MIMO Vegan Bistro

Now pursuing their latest venture on Avenida Manuel Agustín Heredia in the Soho area of Malaga, MIMO Vegan is back with a brand-new restaurant. This establishment prides itself on offering a fully vegan menu that is free from gluten and sugar. The culinary creations at MIMO Vegan Bistro predominantly showcase locally sourced vegetables, ensuring a fresh and sustainable dining experience. […]
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Cañadú Vegetariano

For vegetarians and any other health-conscious individuals seeking a memorable dining experience in Malaga, Cañadú is a must-visit. Nestled in the bustling Plaza de la Merced, this restaurant boasts an enticing selection of imaginative, ecological and mouthwatering dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients. One standout dish that demands attention is the Persian rice, a delightful combination of wholemeal rice, almonds, […]

La Tetería

Arabic culture is never too far away in Malaga. There are constant reminders of the city’s Moorish past, whether the Alcazaba or the Hammam. That said, you can also indulge in the flavours of Arabia at one of the many teterías (tearooms). La Tetería is the most popular. It lies in the heart of the centre, squashed between the Cathedral and […]
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Noviembre Healthy Food

At Noviembre Healthy Food, the name says it all, right? Located on the bustling Calle Álamos, close to Plaza de la Merced, Noviembre is a charming restaurant with interior design inspired by the hippy havens of Bali, Ibiza and Tarifa. Its cafe-style menu is full of dishes made from fresh, healthy and natural ingredients, with no artificial colourings or flavourings, […]
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Fiel de Fechos

This place is a feast both for the stomach and the eyes. Fiel de Fechos, tucked away in a small side street between the Cathedral and the bustling Calle Granada, can only be described in one way: spectacular. Roses on the ceiling invite you in, then bright lights and zany 70s patterns lead you to one of the ornate bar […]
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La Calle Burger

If you’re in Malaga and you like proper burgers, La Calle Burger has to be at the top of your list. La Calle quickly went from being a slightly hidden back-street hang-out for those in the know to a fully-fledged chain in the space of the just over a year, with franchises spread out across Malaga province. And it’s easy […]
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Cervecería Untertürkheim

If you’re looking for an international flavour as you take a break from soaking in the sun at the beach, pop into the impossible-to-pronounce Cervecería Untertürkheim. The German-style bar (or rather Central European-style) on La Malagueta beach has a vast selection of both bottled and draught beers. Imported beers As well as local Spanish beers, they also have a menu […]

El Tintero

Restaurante El Tintero, located right on the seafront in the eastern district of El Palo, offers a Malaga dining experience like no other. With its distinctive auction-style service and specialisation in pescaíto frito (fried fish), this popular restaurant combines delicious food with a lively atmosphere, ensuring a memorable visit for all guests. The El Tintero ‘auction’ explained The restaurant’s auction-style […]
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Sabor a Nápoles

Fancy a light bite? An after-work Aperol spritz? Or a full sit-down dinner? Whatever you fancy, Sabor a Nápoles is a worthwhile stop. This unassuming tiny eatery now has two locations, one close to Malagueta beach and another on Calle Victoria. With just a few inside tables, if you’re lucky enough to get one, soak up the Napolitan vibes and […]