When we cycle out of Málaga to the east we often visit this chiringuito on Playa de Torre de Benagalbón. In the summer we cycle out, lock up the bikes, rent a couple of sun beds and a sunshade and spend the day there enjoying a beach lunch too.
Favorite Dish: We usually eat almejas (clams) (but then we eat those almost everywhere we go!) The grilled prawns are very good and the fried fish looks good, but we don't have that as it's not gluten free unfortunately; everyone else seems to enjoy it though!
We decided to pop in here for a quick drink after the excitement of visiting the Rosaleda shopping centre (Decathlon and Carrefour!)
It was so nice I couldn't believe we'd found such an excellent place! There is a bar at the front where they serve tapas and raciones, but at the back there is a restaurant. It all looks lovely and was very clean with friendly staff.
Favorite Dish: We only tried some small dishes, but they were all very good. We ate the venison in oil, the morcilla (blood sausage) and some sautéed mushrooms; all were fantastic.
We will be back to eat in the main restaurant for sure!
When travelling abroad on holiday, I often find the local food an unsatisfactory combination of unusual, bland, tasteless and unappetising, so I always attempt to seek out the more familiar Chinese or Indian food ( to which I'm unashamedly addicted ) and where a quality dining experience can be expected in convivial oriental surroundings, at a reasonable price.
I've been eating in the Mandarin Palace for several years now, it's spacious and beautifully decorated in Chinese ornamental decor giving a relaxing and comfortable ambiance, it used to be quite busy late-night, but nowadays almost empty in early evening, a sad consequence of Spain's unrelenting financial crisis. Take-away phone orders, delivered to home addresses by scooter drivers seems to be popular for those unable to afford to eat out.
The restaurant is open at lunchtime, then closes for the siesta and re-opens at 7pm, the staff are friendly and efficient and speak adequate English if encouraged to make the effort....
My regular eaterie, the food is consistently good!
Favorite Dish: I always order the beef curry with egg fried rice and two bottles of ice-cold San Miguel beer, complimentary prawn crackers are served as starters, in common with most Chinese restaurants, but I usually avoid these, unless extremely hungry.
The all-inclusive bill for this is typically €14, a very good deal.....
In summer, at the weekend, we like to go to this Chiringuito, rent a couple of sunbeds and a sunshade and spent the day the beach. Lunch is always BBQ fish, which they cook on a wood fire, yum!
The Chiringuito has now been rebuilt as a more permanent structure, it's a lot 'fancier' than before, but still a lovely place to spend a sunny day 😊.
Favorite Dish: Ok I have to admit that we tend to have the same food every time we go, so much so that it has become a bit of a joke with Gaston, one of the waiters; he comes to our table ( we don't get a menu anymore!) and he says " Almejas (clams), ensalada mixta (mixed salad), espeto (BBQ sardines) y (and!) una dorada con patatas fritos y ensalada de tomates (BBQ gilt head bream with chips and tomato salad)" we just say "si!" It's always delicious! One day we might try something different, that's if we ever manage to get a menu!
Nice new restaurant / tapas bar with an emphasis on fish. Nice fresh decor and a good menu.
They also have a loyalty scheme - you have a card that gets stamped each visit, when it's full you get free stuff, yay!
Favorite Dish: Excellent prawns pil-pil!
Good coffee and lots of yummy looking cakes (none gluten free unfortunately, so I can't eat them 😔)
The café is beautifully decorated and situated right next to the Museo Revello de Toro ( also worth a visit!)
This is a great restaurant, well there's a restaurant upstairs and a tapas bar, mainly seafood, downstairs. I particularly like this place as it has very comfortable chairs! (Something that isn't that common in Málaga!)
The restaurant has a nice atmosphere with modern yet 'cosy' decor, due to the dark, rich colours used. The menu is Spanish - ish but slightly more international and adventurous than other restaurants in the area.
The restaurant is open:
For Lunch - Monday to Sunday 13:00 to 16:00 (When they offer a menu of the day for €10.90)
For dinner - Monday to Saturday 20:00 to 24:00 (closed Sunday evenings)
Favorite Dish: We had a delicious salad and then the duck, beautifully cooked and all washed down with a rather nice bottle of red wine.
Right next to the cathedral El Refectorium Catedral is the newest 'El Refectorium' offering ( others exist in malagueta and Cerrado de calderón) and it is fantastic. It has a very modern interior with a great view of the cathedral. You can sit at the bar or at high tables, if you just want a quick tapas or you can sit at a lower table for a longer, larger meal. The same menu is available in both areas and there are often specials available. The staff are lovely, and efficient while remaining friendly. Definitely worth a visit!
Favorite Dish: Everything I've eaten here has been very good. The seafood is excellent and they also do wonderful beef dishes.
**update** This tapas bar is now 'Manzanilla', there are still branches of Lamoraga at the beach and the airport - Please check again in the future for my reviews of Manzanilla and the 'other new' Lamoraga ***
Great tapas bar with friendly staff and 'different' tapas. It has a funky interior and a good atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: We had the morcilla with apple, which comes in a jar, you then spread it on crispbread - and octopus with potatoes in a spice sauce -very tasty!
This is a lovely restaurant with a funky interior. The staff are great, when I explained that I had to have gluten free food the waitress was very helpful, she knew exactly what was in each dish, apologised for not having any gluten free bread (most waiting staff bring me bread having instantly forgotten that I can't eat it!) and then brought us a free appetiser , which she had also checked was gluten free. What a nice lady!
The restaurant has a buzzy atmosphere and is very popular. It has several vegetarian dishes on the menu, something of a rarity in Spain!
Favorite Dish: Red pepper hummus, served with chicory leaves, yum!
We also had a delicious lightly spiced chicken dish with a yoghurt sauce, very good!
Ok, I'm just going to be honest - I"m totally biased about this place - I love it! It's like 'our local', the staff are lovely, super friendly, the food is good and there is a really nice atmosphere here.
Favorite Dish: My husband is slightly obsessed by the "cheese mine" (See the photo!) Delicious chunks of strong yummy cheese.
The oxtail meatballs are good, so is the chorizo and potato stew, the lettuce hearts with anchovy mayonnaise, the buñuelos de bacalo (cod fritters) and Salmon tartare are all very tasty!
They do great wine and good fino too, oh and their beer is nice and cold.
Tapas were not very tasty, and service was slow and poor, besides the waitress forgetting to bring back the change tendered for the bill; like it happened to another table also. I suspect that if someone forgets to ask for change, it goes into the pocket of the waitress and family ownership.
The cheese tapa array was only 3 small pieces for 5 Euro, and sausage tapas included 4 small and tasteless for 6 euro
When it's raining (doesn't happen that often!) or I feel the need for comfort food I sneak off to Blockhouse and have a steak and jacket potato - yum! The steak is always delicious and I feel happy once I've filled up on all the tasty food!!
It's not very Spanish and it's not 'haute cuisine', but sometimes you just want a good steak and a jacket potato!!
Favorite Dish: Gaucho Steak (Steak, jacket potato with sour cream and coleslaw) (€11.50) a glass of red wine and maybe a salad to start.
I also like the little Danish butter biscuits that you get with your coffee.
It is super busy Saturday afternoons, but you can book (by phone or online via the website).
Nice modern restaurant with an interesting menu offering some traditional dishes, and some not so traditional dishes. Good value tapas, nice decor and good staff.
Half of al punto is a bar with high tables, where you can enjoy the tapas menu, the other half is set out as a restaurant with lower tables and chairs.
Favorite Dish: The tapa of lettuce hearts is tasty and a perfect size.
The stuffed peppers are yummy.
The wine was very good as well...
Fresh modern interior, tapas and larger dishes. Good staff and great wine.
Favorite Dish: Tataki de salmon - yummy.
Ajoblanco (cold garlic soup - sounds odd tastes lovely)
Morcilla (blood sausage) with eggs and potatoes.
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