Casa Aranda is one of Malaga’s ‘churrerías’ par excellence. (Frespañol anyone?!)
Established almost 100 years ago, this historic café has two branches in the historic centre, both relatively close to each other.
Its exceptional quality and location, teamed with local prices, means that all these years later, Casa Aranda is still very much a favourite with local people.
If you’re a beginner, a churro is a curved, fried stick of dough. In Malaga, they are typically of the ‘porra‘ type (quite chunky) so we recommend starting with two churros each, unless you’re really hungry.
Get yourself breakfast or an early-evening snack (merienda) and if you’re going to do it properly, do as the locals do – order a great big pile of churros for your table and a cup of hot chocolate each.
If you’re not a big fan of chocolate, you can also try sprinkling sugar on your churros.
Besides churros, you can get everything else a typical Spanish café provides: namely sandwiches, coffee, juice and pastries.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.