Malaga + ice cream = Casa Mira
On a hot day, and often into the early hours of the morning, this place, especially the parlour on Calle Larios, is packed full of people looking for a sweet cool-me-down.
One reason is the vast range of tasty flavours, but the other is that Casa Mira is a Malaga institution, cooling people down in hot Andalusian summers for generations.
Grab your ticket, choose your flavour(s), get your ice cream or milkshake, and go and sit on a bench and do some people-watching. Bliss!
A family business
That said, Casa Mira didn’t always specialise in ice cream. In fact, when it first opened in 1890, the Mira family specialised in selling turrón de Jijona (nougat from Valencia) and horchata.
The original parlour, opened by the family patriarch Severino, was on Calle Nueva. It sadly closed in 2016 after 126 years in operation. However, its now signature parlour, on Calle Larios, has been there since 1943.
Branches across the city
The brand’s success has seen it expand steadily over the years. Now, in its fourth generation of Mira family ownership, there are four other branches in the city: one close to the Cathedral, another in the Entorno Thyssen, one in the La Victoria neighbourhood, and another out to the west of the city in Carranque.
Takeaway ice cream
You can also take the Casa Mira experience home with you. Order a litre of your favourite flavours and put it in your freezer, ready to entertain guests (or for a night of solo indulgence in front of the TV!)
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.