Malaga: Restaurants in the City

Malaga: Restaurants in the City, Malaga, Spain (B)

The winding streets of Malaga’s historic city center are perfect for meandering. The picturesque plazas are surrounded by restaurants and shops. Tapas bars can be found on just about every street, even the narrow little alleys. Everywhere people were eating, drinking, lounging at sidewalk cafes, and enjoying the beautiful spring weather. It really made me hungry.

It was easy to find good food all over the city, as long as we followed a few rules. No lunch before 1:00 pm at the earliest and no dinner before 8:00 pm. Many of the restaurants shuttered their doors around 4:30 and didn’t reopen until 8:00 pm. We weren’t very good at this last rule, so most evenings we just tapa crawled around the city rather than looking for a formal dinner.

In general, we found the following to be true in most of the tapas bars. A small beer that is a little less than half a pint, called a caña, cost about €1.50. Most bars only have one beer on tap, so you ask for “una caña” and take whatever they bring you. In Malaga, it was usually Cruz Campo or San Miguel. A small glass of wine, about 5 ounces, was around €2 to €3. Everywhere we went, we received a bowl of olives or some other little snack with our drinks. The tapas were usually priced at between €1 to €4. Most restaurants also have larger portion dishes to share which are available in ½ ración or full ración portions. We found that ½ ración was a good size for the two of us to share. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Malaga: Restaurants in the City
Guide Location: Spain » Malaga
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Julia B. Wilde
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • El Tapeo de Cervantes
  • La Tranca
  • Central Beers

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