Visitors flock to Malaga because of it's beautiful sandy beaches and rather enviable weather (23º C on average). Malaga is also the second largest port in the Mediterranean, even though it's a small city with a population slightly over half a million. It has a friendly and warm atmosphere in Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) and plenty of activities to do including music festivals in the beach, the Picasso museum and and a vibrant nightlife for all tastes. Malagueños and tourists alike enjoy dining out. Check out our restaurant selection of the best and highest rated places to dine in the city, from chic and luxurious restaurants to cozy little restaurants with affordable prices.
El Café de la Bolsa
Where: Calle de la Bolsa, 14, 29015
Prices: 20€ to 40€ per person
Reservations: +34 952 062 002
Visit El Cafe de la Bolsa's website
Located in the heart of the city, this Malaga restaurant presents a new gastronomic concept: bar and restaurant blend together along with different activities such as art exhibitions, fashion shows, live music and DJ session which makes in an entirely fun and enjoyable experience. Entirely decorated in white, at night the different colored lights go on, giving it a lively and friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy the delightful Mediterranean dishes. The prices are affordable (there's a weekday closed menu for 16€). We recommend the tuna tartare with avocado, the grilled hake with sauteed vegetables and the olive oil cake with rosemary ice cream and cheese from la Mancha for dessert.
Where: Calle Álamos, 8, 29012
Prices: 8.50€ to 25€ per person
Reservations: +34 952 210 999
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With a simple but chic decoration Pomelo welcomes visitors in a friendly a warm atmosphere were people can feel completely relaxed. Tapas bar and restaurant in Malaga, it offers more than 20 different tapas and original and creative dishes of fusion cuisine with Mediterranean flavors and innovative touches created by its chef. Another great feature: an excellent belgian beer selection! We recommend the breaded camembert with tomato chutney, the duck magret with raspberry and lemon sauce and potato roast and the crunchy chicken salad with tomato, cucumber and basil and lemon vinaigrette.
La Reina Zíngara
Where: Calle Madre de Dios 29, 29012
Prices: Less than 25€ per person a la carte
Reservations: +34 952 228 673
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La Reina Zyngara is one of the most magical and special restaurants in Malaga. As soon as you go in a gypsy woman offers to read your palm and you can also have your chart read by an astrologer. Even if this doesn't tickle your fancy perhaps you'll be marveled by some of the original Dali and Picasso paintings on its the restaurants walls. On some nights there is live music and belly dancing, so the guest is entertained while enjoying a traditional Mediterranean meal with young and modern touches at very affordable prices. We recommend the duck parfait with sauces, the oven baked green potato lasagna and the Ferrero Rocher mousse for dessert.
Where: Paseo del Limonar 40, 29016
Prices: 45€ to 70€ per person
Reservations: +34 952 060 225
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This Malaga restaurant is set in Palacio Lira, a 18th century palace with luscious gardens and luxurious interiors. Its gastronomy combines the best of traditional gastronomy with creative cuisine, offering a large selection of a la carte dishes in which texture, colors, taste and aromas are the stars. It has an excellent and well stocked wine list and impeccable service. We recommend Cantabric anchovies and boquerones from Malaga in crunchy bread with tomatoes, the Malaga gazpacho with prawns and monkfish and the fruit salad with a cold soup, pineapple and cold violets.
Café de París
Where: Calle Vélez Málaga 8, 29016
Prices: 80€ to 120€ per person
Reservations: +34 952 225 043
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Steps away from la Malagueta beach, one of the most stylish restaurants in Malaga restaurant stands out for its bold and sophisticated boutique cuisine, however, if you're looking for a modest budget meal, this is definitely not the place for you. Classy and intimate ambience, the service is excellent and it has an impressive wine list and a very knowledgeable sommelier. Ideal for couples on a romantic dinner. We recommend ajo blanco (almond and garlic gazpacho) with red wine, carpaccio of white clams au naturel, and the mousse coulant sherbet for dessert.