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Food Lover's Guide to Malaga

By Viator, April 2018

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A culinary capital of southern Spain, warm and sunny Malaga serves up a combination of traditional Andalusian classics and local favorites made from some of the freshest Mediterranean ingredients. Don’t miss these iconic dishes and tasty food experiences during your visit to Malaga.

Must-Try Dishes
Malaga, along with the rest of Andalusia (Andalucía), is best known for its tapas, with options like albóndigas (spicy meatballs in tomato sauce), jamón (cured ham), cheeses, Spanish tortilla (a potato omelet), and patatas bravas (potatoes fried with chili and garlic). While these items feature on menus across Spain, Malaga visitors will find some local specialties as well. Ajo blanco, a Moorish-influenced version of gazpacho, is made from almonds, garlic, crusty bread, and olive oil. Another local favorite is espetos de sardinas, a wooden stake of sardines grilled over a wood fire and best eaten by the beach. Seafood lovers should also sample boquerones, deep-fried or marinated anchovies caught in the Bay of Malaga.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Lace up your shoes and hit the pavement to discover Malaga’s best tapas bars on a walking tapas tour through the heart of the city.
  • Peddle away some excess calories on a local wine and tapas bike tour of Malaga.
  • Learn to cook traditional tapas or paella with the help of a local chef in a hands-on cooking class.
  • Combine a traditional dinner of Andalusian cuisine with an evening of live jazz music or fiery flamenco dancing.
  • Become an expert in local ingredients with a guided visit to the local Atarazanas Market.

Tours & Tickets

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Malaga Tapas and Wine Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

Visit three of Malaga’s tapas institutions on a 3-hour food tour and sample up to 15 plates of tapas alongside glasses of wine and beer. With a local guide, ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.23
Malaga Tapas Tour with Flamenco Show, Malaga, Food Tours
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Malaga Tapas Tour with Flamenco Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Stroll through the beautiful streets of Malaga and try some of the best local wines. The friendly waiters and managers of bars, taverns and restaurants will ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.61
Malaga Tapas Walking Tour, Malaga, Flamenco
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Malaga Tapas Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

In this half-day activity, food lovers will discover the traditional products, dishes and hidden treasures of Malaga. During the tour, learn about the history ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.19
Paella Cooking Class in Malaga, Malaga, Food Tours
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Paella Cooking Class in Malaga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Learn with how to cook Spain’s most famous dish in Malaga from a chef on this 3.5-hour hands-on cooking class. Meet your chef guide and head to Malaga’s finest ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.47
Wine and Tapas Bike Tour, Malaga, Cooking Classes
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Wine and Tapas Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Embark on a guided tapas and wine tour of Malaga by bike. In this 3 hours and 30 minutes (approx.) biking tour, try mouth-watering local delicacies and the ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.75
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Malaga Tapas Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Our team will teach you in a didactic, enthusiastic and participative way how to prepare traditional recipes, “classics” of our gastronomy, to enjoy as well ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.47
Malaga Evening Wine and Tapas Tour, Malaga, Food Tours
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Malaga Evening Wine and Tapas Tour

Taste your way through Malaga on this 3.5-hour guided evening wine and tapas tour. See why Malaga has become one of Spain’s top dining destinations. Stroll ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.54
Paella Cooking Class in Málaga, Malaga, Food Tours
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Paella Cooking Class in Málaga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

A half-day special workshop where to learn how to cook Paella, plus deserts among others by our chefs. If you would like to learn how to prepare the best ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $137.19
Tapas tour in Málaga, Malaga, Cooking Classes
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Tapas tour in Málaga

With this tour you will enjoy the typical gastronomy of Málaga. Our guides will take you to the most tradtional restaurants that offer the best tapas of ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.68
Malaga Market Visit & Cooking Class, Malaga, Food Tours
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Malaga Market Visit & Cooking Class

On this tour, I will teach you all about the local products during each season in Malaga, as well as the best recipes to cook with them! During our  ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.33

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