A Foodie’s Guide to… Malaga

Well… this is certainly a bit overdue. However, if you’ve read my most recent post about apologising as a blogger then you’ll know that I’m no longer feeling guilty about taking much-needed blogging breaks. Back in August you might remember me mentioning about my 21st birthday trip to Malaga. Inspired by my trip, and the amazing food I tried whilst over there, I got to thinking that it might be interesting to do a post about some of my favourite foodie spots. Here’s my foodie’s guide to Malaga…

El Tapeo de Cervantes, Calle Carretería

Let me just start by saying that my trip to El Tapeo de Cervantes completely made the holiday for me. Being a huge foodie, I really appreciate great cooking when I taste it. El Tapeo de Cervantes definitely delivered in this department. I don’t think I’d ever eaten anything to such a high standard until I ate here. Long story short, their food kind of blew my mind. A definite must visit when you’re over there. One tip however is to book in advance because it’s a tiny restaurant!

Red wine and tuna dinner in Malaga. A Foodie's Guide to Malaga.

Squid and black rice in Malaga. A Foodie's Guide to Malaga.

steak with sesame crumb in spain. A Foodie's Guide to Malaga.

Meson Lo Gueno, Calle Marín García

Honestly, I think I visited Meson Lo Gueno approximately 5 times in my 9-day holiday. It was THAT good. One of my favourite aspects of Spain is the casual dining experience. I love being able to have a glass of wine and a tapas sat at the bar. Meson Lo Gueno was the perfect place to do this. Whether it be in the afternoon, after a relaxation on the beach or late in the evening, it was such a great spot.

red wine and salt cod tapas. A Foodie's Guide to Malaga.

clam stew. A Foodie's Guide to Malaga.

goats cheese tomato and aubergine stack. A Foodie's Guide to Malaga.

Central Beers Craft Beer, Calle Cárcer

Now before you all say, “but Faye why would you go to a craft beer bar when you’re in the middle of Spain??“, have you never been on holiday and missed that little bit of home before? I’m someone who loves to fully immerse themselves in culture when they’re on holiday. However, sometimes I do miss that bit of home when I’m travelling. Surely I can’t be alone in feeling like this!

Anyway, located just around the corner from where we stayed, Central Beers was such a go-to for us when we wanted a quick drink in the later afternoon/evening. I’m a huge fan of a flavoured beer and Central Beers definitely did not disappoint in this department. Their Lindemans cherry beer was such a staple of mine while I was away, as was the house red wine of course! (I was in Spain after all!)

Raspberry beer and straw hat in Central Beers in Malaga. A Foodie's Guide to Malaga.

These were just a few of the many amazing eateries and bars that are on offer in Malaga. I could’ve easily written about ten different spots but, as I’m sure your stomachs are rumbling just reading this, I cut it down to a select three. In true Female Original style I just had to include a photo or two of myself enjoying a lovely beverage. These were taken on our final night in the lovely city. (spot the Calamita jewellery!)

Faye in a floral dress drinking a glass of port in a bar/restaurant in Malaga city centre. A Foodie's Guide to Malaga.

Have you ever been to Malaga before? What were some of your favourite spots? I’d love to know for the next time I take a trip over there – whenever that might be!

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  1. Asher Downer
    October 26, 2018

    Love these photos! Another good post!

    1. femaleoriginal
      October 30, 2018

      Thank you! x

  2. Bailey Armitage
    November 1, 2018

    I’ve never been there but you’ve made it look and sound amazing!

    1. femaleoriginal
      November 2, 2018

      It really is! Thanks for the comment x

  3. Alanna
    November 2, 2018

    I’ve never been before but definitely going to be adding this to my list! Seeing that food has made me hungry. Loved this post.

    Alanna xo

    1. femaleoriginal
      November 2, 2018

      Food posts always make me so hungry as well haha. Definitely take a trip if you can! X

  4. Rose
    November 16, 2018

    Everything look soooo? ? . Awesome photos.

    1. femaleoriginal
      November 17, 2018

      It was such a lovely trip! Thank you 🙂 x

  5. Lauren Kenny
    May 22, 2020

    Wow looks amazing! I haven’t been to Malaga before but would love to go there or Barcelona 🙂 x

    1. femaleoriginal
      May 23, 2020

      It was a fab trip! I think Malaga is probably top of my list for places to visit once it’s safe to travel again – I loved it so much 🙂 x


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