Located within Room Mate Larios Hotel, La Terraza de Larios is a beautiful bar located on the rooftop. It is frequented by locals who enjoy the funky ambiance and drinks. The views of the surrounding city and its attractions are a treat to behold and make the experience worth the money. Enjoy the lavish cocktails and beers as you relax on the classy furniture. The peppy music adds to the mood.
This old place with an unrivalled reputation has been going for more than a century. In the middle of Alameda Principal, it is still full of customers—old and new. The wines in barrels (and bulk) are certainly the best option. Not only can you try the different wines but you can also take a bottle home to share with the family or friends. As far as the food goes, some seafood tapas or "pescaito frito" (little fried fish, famous in Malaga) should help you enjoy washing down the vino.
Vineria Cervantes is a cozy wine bar that serves a range of wines that are sourced from the vineyards of Spain. Try the Flor Floris, Ramon Bilbao or the Mestizaje and enjoy their flavors. There is a selection of seasonal tapas that complement the wines and help ease the hunger pangs. Remember to leave some space for the decadent desserts.
Vino Mio Cervantes opened its doors to diners in the year 2003, and is located in the center of Malaga. It is a cozy, stylish and a typical Spanish restaurant, with a huge terrace overlooking the beautiful city. The menu is very extensive and serves a variety of tapas, pastas, salads and exotic vegetarian dishes. The must try’s are the exotic non-vegetarian dishes like the kangaroo and crocodile meat dishes. The terrace is an ideal place to enjoy a drink, cocktail or beer in the company of friends or someone special. The restaurant is popular for its Flamenco shows that start after 8p, and it is advisable to book your table if you wish to enjoy the show along with your meal.
Choose from the fine wines of Andalusia, Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Albariño accompanied by delicious homemade tapas like Spanish-style potato salad, octopus in a tomato-based sauce, potato croquettes and spicy pork sausages. There's a wide range of other savory dishes on offer including platters of cold meats, Spanish omelet, and spinach with peppers. The interior is decorated like a traditional Andalusian house with the addition of wine barrels and pots of geraniums in the windows. Look on the walls to see photos of all the famous celebrities who have been here and you'll also find the barrels have been signed by well-known flamenco performers.
This was a stately mansion that has been carefully and respectfully converted into a cocktail bar. Many of the original features have been retained, like grand wood and marble staircase. There are three bars, one on the lower floor and two upstairs. The clientèle changes as the night progresses: the younger crowd come here early, and as the night goes on, the average age increases. It's popular with the many foreign students who study in Málaga. The music and the atmosphere are good and the bouncers sensibly try to keep the numbers down so that those inside don't feel crowded.
El Cafe de Bolsa is a street-side restaurant located in Hotel Molina Lario. Grab a window-side chair and enjoy a good view of the street below while you sip on wine. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine like calasparra rice with prawns and clams, lobster salad with cream of grilled vegetables, millefeuille of smoked fish, vegetable confit and many other delectable dishes. The food is homely and made from fresh local ingredients. Huge roof-to-floor windows provide ample ventilation from the warm Mediterranean breeze blowing from the sea. The staff at the restaurant is friendly and welcome all visitors with a broad smile that never seems to fade.
L’Experience is located at Plaza del Obispo and is popular for its Mediterranean cuisines, made from fresh seasonal produce. It is an ideal place to enjoy a meal in the company of friends and family, and also has a lounge bar. All Spanish dishes are prepared in a traditional way, and is a perfect place for a breakfast, lunch and dinner, or simply a drink or, cup of coffee. They specialize in Retinto meats that are an absolute delight, and the must try’s are the tapas, patatas bravas, scrambled eggs, croquettes, Caesar salads and toasts. Diners can enjoy a complementary glass of sparkling wine along with their meals. Every weekend, the fountain opposite the restaurant brings local performers together, and while they perform, diners can enjoy their meal.
Gorki is worth a lunch detour during your shopping escapade. The restaurant serves authentic Spanish food and their tapas has quite a fan following in the city. Decked in a modern interior, Gorki has plenty of seating spaces for larger groups and the bar seating is perfect for solo diners. Creative tapas dishes served at Gorki should not missed out when dining here, in addition the restaurant is known for their sandwiches which are quite filling. A robust wine list featuring lables from across Andalusia can be found here. The service is friendly and irrespective of language barriers orders are spot on.
For the authentic tapas experience without any frills, try this traditional old-fashioned bar decorated with nothing more than a few old newspaper articles and faded photos of Málaga circa 1900. It's been in business for over 65 years, serving its little glasses of beer and sweet Málaga wine accompanied by delicious tapas of tender pork fillets, cod and tomato, grilled prawns and paella. The service and the atmosphere are unbeatable.
Located in the heart of the city, the Clarence Jazz Club is an ideal place to have a drink, and enjoy some musical performances in the company of friends of someone special. The club is an ideal place to come and relax after dinner. The decor will remind one of the clubs of New York, with pictures of Jazz performers adorning the wall of the club. The club host musical programs that features local and international artists playing Jazz, Soul, Folk, R&B and Blues every week. The club boasts of a well stocked bar that includes cocktails, spirits, wines and refreshing beers. The cover charge includes a complimentary drink to get your night started.
A Spanish tour is incomplete without tasting the local and Portuguese cuisine. At El Chinitas, you can enjoy the distinct and varied flavors of the region. The decor punctuated with classic oil paintings, mosaic and dim lighting, calms your senses and adds to the alluring charm of the place. It houses a bar and three dining rooms, all exuding warm ambiance. The extensive list of dishes and the aroma of delicious food, whets your appetite. Fresh catch from the bay, further enhances the taste of seafood specials. Be it noodles or rice with lobster, it is always served with smile and warmth. Andalusian wines serve as a perfect accompaniment. Good food and amiable service, is what will bring you here again.