Dining out in Costa del Sol, eating in Malaga, sampling the delightful Malaga local food, is one of the best experiences for any tourist visiting Spain for the first time. 

 The Andalusian cuisine is famous throughout the world for being healthy, sumptuous and delicious. There’s nothing healthier than a spot of olive oil and goat’s cheese with your shellfish, sardines or anchovies. 

In this guide to eating in Malaga, we tell about the best Malaga local food, and what makes each dish so special. There are the restaurants, bars and coffee shops all across Malaga City, and Costa del Sol. The best way to enjoy your food tour of Malaga is to hire a car from us at BMetCarHire.com

So, what foods should I try while in the Malaga area?

Gazpacho: Gazpacho is a really refreshing soup that will wake you up from any hangover. It is served chilled and consists of a tomato base, with stale bread and a plenty of vegetables such as onions, cucumbers, peppers and so on. Olive oil, Garlic and wine vinegar are added for an extra flavour. 

Ajo Blanco: Ajo Blanco is a special white soup similar to the gazpacho, that consists of almonds and garlic. Like gazpacho, it is also served cold.

Gazpachuelo Malagueño: Gazpachuelo malagueño is a special soup that similar to gazpacho, but is served warm. It is ideal for winter months and is very tasty, as it consists of ingredients such as  fish, potatoes, wine vinegar, mayonnaise, water and salt.  It is served at breakfast with hard-boiled eggs and toast. You could also add seafood such as shrimp, clams and langoustines to it. 

Porra Antequerana: Porra Antequerana  is a special tomato soup, which is similar to the gazpacho, and is served cold. It is garnished with tomatoes and served for breakfast or lunch with ham, tuna and hard-boiled eggs. 

Fritura Malagueña: Fritura Malagueña is a sumptuous fried dish that consists of a mix of fish and other seafood such as squid, baby squid, anchovies, red mullet and cuttlefish enclosed within a wheat wrap and served with lemon for taste.

Boquerones en Vinagre: Boquerones en Vinagre consists of raw, white anchovies that are marinated in olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and parsley, with salt added for taste. 

Espetos de Sardinas: Espetos de Sardinas are served at chiringuitos or the traditional beach-side bars. They consist of sardines that are roasted on a barbecue pit.

Migas: Migas or ‘crumbs’, as most people in the UK would call it, is made from bread crumbs, garlic and olive oil. The Migas are then served with peppers, pork, sardines, eggs, roasted onions, melon and chorizo.

Berza Malagueña: Berza Malagueña is a delightfully tasty stew that has sausage, chickpeas, cabbage, pork offal, and carrots as its most important ingredients. It is then seasoned with cumin, garlic and paprika. This is one of the most popular winter foods in Spain.