Top 10 restaurants in Malaga, Spain

July 21, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded in the 8th century by the Phoenicians. Today, art is everywhere-- you can experience exhibits dedicated to glass and crystal, classic cars, contemporary installations, and, of course, the works of Picasso, who was born here. Wander past banana trees and beautiful fountains as you walk through Paseo del Parque, then hit the old city to quench your thirst at a Spanish tavern.
Things to do in Malaga

1. Tapeo de Cervantes

Calle Carcer 8, 29012 Malaga, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 952 60 94 58
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Tapeo de Cervantes

Schedule:18:00 to 24:00 Closed on Mondays. Horarios:18:00 a 24.00 Cerrado los lunes

Reviewed By judith89250 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Our experience at the restaurant was great from start to finish. We had really welcoming and attentive waiters. Every dish we ordered was spectacular, the fish and meat cooked to perfection and presented really well. A great last meal for the last day of our holiday.

2. El Meson de Cervantes

Calle Alamos, 11 | Calle Cacer, 29012 Malaga, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$196 +34 952 21 62 74
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

El Meson de Cervantes

El Meson de Cervantes es una parada obligatoria para aquellos fanaticos del buen comer. Tapas tradicionales y tapas creativa de autor, amplia y cuidada seleccion de vinos y cervezas.

Reviewed By EdSutton

It is almost 5 years ago since we were last in Malaga and this restaurant was so very memorable. Going back can sometimes be a mistake. Not this time. Stunning food, excellent atmosphere and service. Very well priced. If you have one night to eat out on Malaga El Mason De Cervantes is a wonderful place to enjoy Spanish food. Many dishes come on three sizes which allows sharing however many are eating together. The Prawns with Treacle were a highlight as was the Pork with pumpkin and pineapple relish... A very rare 5 Star rating. Well deserved.

3. La Recova

Pasaje Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de San Juan, 5, 29005 Malaga, Spain Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +34 952 21 67 94
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 714 reviews

La Recova

Reviewed By Dick D

Unexpected interior in this small but nice restaurant. Good food, good value for money. We especially liked the Gallego octopus. The bartender/cook was not overly friendly, but then again not unfriendly either. We would come here again.

4. La Alacena de Francis

Calle Montalban 1, 29002 Malaga, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Russian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$243 +34 615 06 25 34
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 223 reviews

La Alacena de Francis

Reviewed By IstanbulKate - Seattle, Washington

This is a tiny place but the food is beyond great. They smoke their own fish, make their own butter. Everything tastes so good. The service is excellent. The smoked fish platter is wonderful and the brandy braised baby broad beans are really, really tasty. The only thing I would say is call ahead for Reservations. It's a very small place.

5. Meson Alberto

Calle Lope de Rueda, 250, 29190 Malaga, Spain Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Spanish, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 952 43 93 39
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Meson Alberto

The purpose of Meson Alberto is to offer its clients and friends , a wide Charter where they can enjoy the Malaga Traditional Cuisine presented in typical gastronomy of Malaga, specialties of the restaurant, Tapas, Meat, Fish and rice dishes , not to mention our Homemade Desserts . Enjoying a pleasant atmosphere , where our motto is that you feel at home and enjoy our restaurant. We close Sunday afternoon and Monday whole day. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays closed at night (we will open except for Reservation or Events, Baptisms, Weddings, Communions, Company Meals, Birthdays, etc ...) If it were Fiesta on Monday, we will open that week on Sunday, whole day and Monday at noon, closing that week Monday night and Tuesday whole day.

Reviewed By myaxel

We went to this restaurant to finally eat some real spanish tapas and weren't disappointed! We relied on the owners recommendations and were perfectly satisfied with the variety he offered us. He could also explain us every dish - wich was necessary due to the spanish menu - an english one will come soon :-).
We had a variation of tapas and different desserts, that were all excellent and surprisingly low priced.
All things considered we had a very nice evening with great spanish food and a nice chat! If you come to Malaga, give this restaurant a try!
Und auf Deutsch noch kurz: super Restaurant, noch echt spanisch und mit sehr leckerem und qualitativ hochwertigem Essen für einen guten Preis.

6. Mura Mura Osteria Cafe

Calle Duque de La Victoria 5, 29015 Malaga, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Fusion, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$196 - HK$243 +34 952 22 55 05
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 590 reviews

Mura Mura Osteria Cafe

Reviewed By Auwia

Probably one of the best and unique in Malaga. Mura Mura offers a wide range Artistic cuisine with outstanding service. All the staff were very attentive and accurate to explain plates and way of use. Price absolutely modest than other restaurants we visited. The food,...Moremuchas Gracias.

7. La Luz de Candela

Calle dos Aceras 18-20, 29012 Malaga, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +34 951 38 22 51
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 733 reviews

La Luz de Candela

Small restaurant of eleven tables, La Luz de Candela proposes a seasonal fresh food cuisine. The dishes are cooked or prepared at the order. Because of an increasing number of " not show ", the reserved tables will be liberated 10 minutes after the booking hour.

Reviewed By AandMfromOntario - Ontario

Thank you TripAdvisor reviewers for another great recommendation! I can definitely echo what previous reviewers have stated --excellent service from Matthieu (Matthew) and exquisite dishes prepared by his brother, Charles. We eat our main meal around 2 pm daily because we are "early to bed" people, so fortunately for us they are open for lunch Fridays and Saturdays. Had the wonderful soup de jour, lentil, and the salad of the day, variety of lettuce with fresh pear, gorgonzola cheese and walnuts--a perfect combination. Then we shared the crab "dip" with toast (real crab, not the fake pollock). We then had four of the most succulent scallops we have ever tasted, served with a small portion of stewed tomatoes and stewed grapefruit peel with its juices--the price is dear, 4.5 euros per scallop., but definitely worth it (we had two each.)
Had very nice glasses of wine (I had white, hubby had red)--went with Matthieu's suggestions and were very pleased. Also had wonderful desserts, but they change daily, so I won't elaborate. We are very friendly people, so we were lucky that it wasn't too busy and we got to chat with both Matthieu and Charles. Their dry wit is refreshing, so besides a fantastic meal, we had good pheromones coursing through our bodies from all of the laughing we did. Thank you both for a very memorable 2 hours!

8. Da Saveria

Calle Ancha del Carmen n 30, 29002 Malaga, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$157 - HK$243 +34 602 68 95 80
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 427 reviews

Da Saveria

Homemade Italian takeaway or to eat fresh pasta bar and also handmade sweet "evidence, eat or wear homemade Italian food."

Reviewed By cheznelson - Harpenden, United Kingdom

Very friendly staff. Excellent food. Excellent prices.
Out of the historic centre, on the way to the main rail station, the food, service and atmosphere were perfect. Full of locals. Opens at 2000 for dinner. Highly recommended.

9. Garcia Taberna

Calle de San Juan de Letran 17, 29012 Malaga, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +34 951 46 52 30
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 401 reviews

Garcia Taberna

Small restaurant in the heart of Malaga, next to the Plaza de la Merced, the Cervantes Theater, and the Birthplace of Picasso. Our cuisine is eclectic: the influence of Asian and South American cuisine, with a marked local spirit. And we love wine!

Reviewed By goateegc - DUBLIN

I was hoping for a little more and perhaps a heavy cold left my tastebuds a bit muted but I was expecting more. Some well crafted gyozas were, well, a little bland. Scallops with guacamole and chilli needed the punch of heat and the texture was overall a bit soggy and slimy. Something crisp or crumbly might have helped. An excellent baked cheesecake rather redeemed the meal for me. Really good ingredients and some skill in evidence but not quite firing on all cylinders. Fair value, about €25 for 3 plates and two glasses of wine.

10. Kortxo

Calle Salinas 3, 29015 Malaga, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$196 +34 640 73 64 98
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 196 reviews

Kortxo

Reviewed By theopao - Athens, Greece

A very small, but yet cosy tapas bar, serves absolutely the best tapas in Malaga. Situated in the city centre near Plaza de la Constitution, without view, without large tables and many comforts, but serving magnificent food. All dishes made with excellent ingredients, using fusion ideas and progressive serving. Very friendly service makes you feel local, explaining all dishes. As of the taste: spectacular!!! I strongly recommend it! Don' t forget to taste avocado carpaccio...

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