The Ultimate Guide of Where to Eat and Where to Sleep in Malaga


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When you plan a trip to Spain, you know you have to visit the big cities like Madrid and Barcelona. However, you also need to add beautiful Malaga on your list. This city, located on Costa del Sol, is home to some of the most famous remnants of Moorish citadels. There are stunning beaches to enjoy and so much history to explore, so it’s worth staying for quite a bit of time. To help inspire you to book that ticket, we’re going to give you a quick guide of where to eat and where to sleep in Malaga (arguably some of the most difficult aspects of planning a trip). So take notes and get ready to pack your bags!




Where to Eat:


Food is one of the most essential parts of vacation. It’s a way for you to experience the culture firsthand. So, we’re going to give you the scoop on the best places to grab a bite here in Malaga so you can truly experience this city and its culture. Grab a fork and prepare your tastebuds for this journey in gastronomy!



1. La Plaza


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La Plaza not only serves you incredible food, but they offer you incredible views of the gorgeous city of Malaga as well. Take your breakfast on a terrace in Plaza de Merced. Sip wine in Picasso’s house. Enjoy your dinner gazing out at the historic Roman Amphitheatre. If you have any dietary needs, you need not worry because they have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. La Plaza has delicious tostadas that pair well with a cafe con leche and some people watching, if you’re looking for a quick bite between meals. But you should definitely sit down for a full meal and indulge in some of their tapas and entrees. Their melon con jamon serrano is a blend of sweet and savory that will leave your tastebuds begging for another bite.



2. Café Central


Picture Credits: Café Central


Cafe Central in Malaga strives to give you an authentic Malagueñian experience. They offer some of the best coffee and are willing to share the secrets of the proper way to order coffee in this historic city so you find the right coffee to milk ratio for you. Additionally, Cafe Central has delicious traditional dishes like boquerones, pescaito frito, and paella. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you can come by any time of day. There’s also the option to sit indoors or outdoors here, allowing you to enjoy some sunshine on the terrace or to listen to Spanish conversations in the lounge. You’ll truly feel immersed in the culture here at Cafe Central.



3. Anyway Winebar


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We are all about authentic experiences here, and you can’t get more authentic than ANYWAY WINEBAR. This precious wine bar has dedicated themselves to providing you with the best cheeses, wines, and traditional ibericos. They also offer a variety of salads and some delicious postres (that’s Spanish for ‘desserts’). The staff is incredibly friendly and the atmosphere is cozy, especially because the space is smaller. This is the perfect place to grab a drink or a meal in the center of the city. However, ANYWAY WINEBAR has quite a reputation, so you better be sure to reserve a table ahead of time if you don’t want to wait!



4. Kirei Valeria


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For those of you who are indecisive when it comes to choosing where to eat, look no further than Kirei Valeria. This restaurant is known for fusing Japanese and Medeterranean food in a way that is unexpected and surprisingly delicious. The service here is impeccable. And for you sushi-lovers out there, we are happy to report that their sushi is incredibly fresh and authentic. However, you definitely have to try the nigiris to get a true experience of how the chefs fuse these two cuisines. This means ordering their Triologia de Niguir so you can experience some of the best flavors. Paired with some of the best Spanish wines, you will not be disappointed when you eat here!




Where to Sleep:


Alright so now that you know where to eat in Malaga, the next thing on your list will be booking your stay. This can be a bit stressful, so we thought we’d share two awesome options with you guys that will work for any type of traveler.



1. Paradores


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When you book your stay with Paradores, you’re definitely making a good choice. Located atop Mount Gibralfaro, this hotel offers some incredible views of Malaga’s bay, city, and the citadel. It’s also easy for you to get to any of the sites from here. Staying at Paradores is especially good for those of you hoping to book a longer stay. The rooms are clean and spacious and if you happen to book a room with a balcony you can see the amazing skyline while ordering room service (the ultimate dream). The staff is friendly and will be happy to suggest things to see and do. Plus, the cafe bar and patio are great places to grab a bite or a drink. In fact, many people who don’t stay here stop by just to eat at their restaurant and enjoy the views. It’s totally worth it!



2. Alcazaba Premium Hostel


Picture Credits: Alcazaba Premium Hostel


Our other suggestion for you is booking your stay at Alcazaba Premium Hostel. Not only are their rooms designed to accommodate a variety of guests and groups, but they also offer WiFi, private bathrooms, air conditioning, personal lockers, and the larger rooms have individual lights and plugs! The hostel itself has a delicious restaurant and offers Spanish tapas with an international twist. There’s a wonderful cocktail bar, and a rooftop terrace with gorgeous views of the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro castles. And, most importantly, the beaches and important sites to see are all walking distance away. You won’t have to worry about much when you stay here (except maybe whether you want to explore castles or hit the beach).


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