10 Best Places To Dine Out In Málaga, Spain

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The city of Málaga offers a wide range of restaurants, tapas bars, and bars, serving a variety of traditional Spanish cuisine along with the fish specialities of Málaga itself. There is also a wide range of international cuisine on offer with Italian, French, Chinese, Indian, and other dishes available.

Whether eating the freshest catch of the day at a beach chiringuito or dining out on the town, there is something for every taste. The following are some suggestions for recommended restaurants in the city:

1. Gastrobar Terral

Editor’s note: this establishment is temporarily closed

Gastrobar Terral is a tapas bar and restaurant and wine bar serving a la carte dishes with a traditional and modern touch. Enjoy the best in Spanish cuisine, along with a selection of excellent wines, beers, Iberian cured ham, and cheeses. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, has a good atmosphere and offers the best customer service.

Gastrobar Terral

Address: Calle Morena Monroy, 6, Málaga, Spain 29015

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2. El Tapeo de Cervantes

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Posted by El Tapeo de Cervantes on Tuesday, 12 May 2009

El Tapeo de Cervantes is located in the historic centre of Málaga, just a few steps from the Cervantes Theatre. With a warm and cozy atmosphere, this is the place to enjoy the best available tapas in the city. Choose the tapas tasting menu to enjoy a range of tastes, or choose from the menu, made up of creative Mediterranean dishes with inspiration from other cultures. Among the options are fish, seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes.

El Tapeo de Cervantes

Address: Calle Cárcer, 8, 29012 Málaga

Website: El Tapeo de Cervantes

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3. Mesón Ibérico

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Mesón Ibérico is located in the city centre and offers a wide range of traditional Spanish cuisine, along with a surprisingly good wine menu. A choice of starters tempts the taste buds, while main dishes include cod pilpil, lamb pinchitos, sirloin steaks, and the best Iberian ham and cheese.

Mesón Ibérico

Address: C/San Lorenzo, 27, Málaga, Spain 29001

Website: Mesón Ibérico

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4. Oleo Restaurante, Cocina Mediterránea Sushi Bar

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Óleo Restaurante serves a interesting range of Asian fusion, Spanish and Basque cuisine along with the best sushi. This contemporary restaurant is located in the centre of Málaga and comes highly recommended for both the food and the excellent service.

Oleo Restaurante, Cocina Mediterránea Sushi Bar

Address: Calle Alemania, s/n, 29001 Málaga

Website: Oleo Restaurante, Cocina Mediterránea Sushi Bar

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5. Sabor a Fuego

Posted by Sabor a Fuego - Asador en Málaga on Thursday, 8 June 2017

Located in the Caleta de Málaga, this Argentinian/Mediterranean restaurant serves the best meat and fish dishes, cooked on a charcoal grill in the Argentine way. The range of homemade desserts and original cocktails end off the meal perfectly. Both lunch and dinner are served.

Sabor a Fuego

Address: Paseo de Sancha, 30, 29016 Málaga

Website: Sabor a Fuego

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6. La Plaza Restaurant Málaga

La Plaza Restaurant Málaga is located in the Plaza de la Merced, right in the heart of the historic centre of Málaga and close to Picasso’s house. Tapas is served in the bar, while full meals are on offer in the restaurant or on the terrace with views of the plaza and the Cathedral. A combination of Asian Fusion, European, and Middle Eastern meat and fish dishes are served and vegetarians are well catered for.

La Plaza Restaurant Málaga

Address: Plaza de la Merced, 18, 29102 Málaga

Website: La Plaza Restaurant Malaga

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7. La Calle Burger Málaga Centro

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When in the mood for a really good hamburger, head to La Calle Burger Málaga Centro, right in the heart of the city. All burgers are made from the best beef, served up with salad, fillings, and a side of chips. A full range of drinks and cocktails are available and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

La Calle Burger Málaga Centro

Address: Calle Mosquera, 3, 29008 Málaga

Facebook: La Calle Burger Málaga Centro

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8. Uvedoble Taberna

Uvedoble Taberna (C/ Cister, 15 Málaga). Fantástico para tapear en Málaga. Nosotros tomamos morritos de pez espada en manteca colorá. Muy rico!

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Uvedoble Taberna is a tapas bar in the centre of Málaga, serving a variety of inventive and delicious tapas made with meats, salmon, tuna, and cheese. The tapas bar also serves an excellent range of Spanish wines and other drinks and is open for lunch and dinner.

Uvedoble Taberna

Address: C/ Cister, 15, 29015 Málaga

Website: Uvedoble Taberna (in Spanish)

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9. Restaurante Vino Mío


Posted by Restaurante Vino Mio Cervantes on Saturday, 24 September 2016

Vino Mio is a stylish and contemporary restaurant located right next to the Cervantes Theatre in the historic centre of Málaga. Open from Wednesday through to Sunday, the restaurant serves delicious starters, followed by inventive main dishes including wonders like South African crocodile, Indonesian chicken dishes, and seafood. There is also a choice of pasta and fish dishes available. Enjoy flamenco shows as you eat at this lovely venue.

Restaurante Vino Mío

Address: Plaza de Jerónimo Cuervo, 2, 29012 Málaga

Website: Restaurante Vino Mío

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10. Ciao Pizza

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CiaoPizza is an Italian restaurant in the heart of the city, serving a full range of Italian antipasti and salads but with the emphasis on their delicious and varied pizzas. A wide range of toppings is available to suit every taste with an enjoyable view over the beach and Mediterranean Sea.

Ciao Pizza

Address: Calle Carretería, 69, 29008 Málaga

Website: Ciao Pizza

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Enjoy your visit to Málaga!

Have a great trip to Málaga and bon appetit for enjoyable and tasty meals.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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