You can’t get much more Malaga than this!
With wall-to-wall Semana Santa photos, statues, posters and sculptures, there is certainly no escaping the fact that you’re in Spain.
Always packed full with locals, you will struggle to find a seat unless you go at ‘guiri’ time (before 8pm).
A great place to share ‘raciones’ with friends as servings are generous and there is plenty of atmosphere.
Prices are reasonable too: luckily the waiters will stop you before your table is full of plates you can never finish – it’s easily done!
Tip: There are two Las Merchanas restaurants within a two-minute walk of each other in the city centre so try the other if the first is full.
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.