10 foods not to leave Malaga without trying

10 foods not to leave Malaga without trying

If you are something of a foodie you will be spoilt for choice in Malaga with a vast range of delicious local cuisine on offer!

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10 foods not to leave Malaga without trying include:


A chilled soup with tomatoes, onion, peppers and garlic is particularly popular in the summer time. Refreshingly healthy, gazpacho is served in many of Malaga’s beach bars and tapas restaurants as a starter.

Plato de los MontesPerfect for winter lunch or dinner, this ‘Plate of the Mountains’ includes spicy sausage (chorizo), black pudding (morcilla), fried egg, green peppers and pork, usually served with sauteed potatoes or chips. Delicious and filling!

Fritura Malaguena

Sample the mixed fried fish dish in one of the many beach bars (chiringuitos) that line Malaga’s beaches. Usually including boquerones, squid, rosada and/or red mullet, this dish is perfect for a lazy day by the beach, accompanied with a mixed salad, ali oli (garlic mayonnaise) and a jug of sangria!

Porra Antequerana

A thicker version of gazpacho, and usually served with chopped hard boiled egg, tuna and ham on top, Porra Antequerana is a hearty chilled soup, named after the Malaga town of Antequerana. Delicious as a starter with fresh baked bread.

Espeto on the beach

Spit-roasted sardines are cooked over a barbecue pit (often shaped as fishing boats) on the beaches around Malaga. Perfect with a large mixed salad and a cold beer as a lunchtime treat. Seasoned with rock salt and garlic and garnished with lemon.

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Ensalada Malagueña

A lovely, refreshing and delicious salad with potatoes, cod, onion, olives and oranges, the Ensalada Malaguena is a perfect starter in spring or summer. Lightly dressed with Jerez vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, this is a favourite dish in seafront restaurants and city bars.

Tarta Malaguena

Made with almonds, apricots and sweet Malaga wine, this slice of heaven is decorated on top with raisins. Perfect with a cup of coffee or as a sweet treat after a main meal.

Almendras Fritas

Surprisingly, fried almonds go down really well with a glass of wine or a plate of cheese. Sold throughout the streets of central Malaga, the almonds are exported all over the world!

Salpicon de Marisco

Seafood salad is another big summer time hit and includes chopped mussels, octopus, squid, tomatoes and onion topped with a lemony olive oil dressing. Perfect with crusty bread and a beer.


Literally translated as ‘white garlic’ this chilled soup is actually made up of of ground up almonds. Introduced by Muslim tribes from North Africa the soup is served throughout Andalucia – often with moscatel grapes on top.

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