What You Can’t Miss in Malaga
This Malaga edition of our “Can’t miss spots” includes quite a few places, as we lived and worked in this city for over a year. You’ll find our top recommendations of tapas bars, coffee shops, markets and terraces.
Dulces & Dreams
This charming boutique hostel offers 8 rooms right in the centre of the city, as well as a coffee shop. The rooftop terrace is not much known from the tourists or locals, which makes it a perfect havre de paix in this noisy city.
Little sister of Dulces & Dreams, PicNic Dreams offers a stylish coffee shop, NicPic, which was our unofficial office for several months. Quiet, great playlist, a good selection of teas, cakes and tapas – the ideal place to work remotely in the city.
Luz de Candela
Owned by two French brothers, Luz de Candela’s menu offers a refined French twist on traditional tapas. Flavourful, seasonal dishes cooked with local products – a true gem!
Our friends from Malaga introduced us to this tapas bar, which became a regular spot in our group of friends. Don’t be fooled by its traditional and touristy look: Casa Lola is mostly visited by locals and offers one of the best selections of tapas in the city.
We discovered this market during an ‘intercambio’ that was taking place every Friday night. This is also how we became friends with most of people we know in Malaga. Beautiful memories! It’s also a good place to try out what Malaga has to offer, hopping from stand to stand to taste manchego cheese, pintxos, croquetas, while enjoying vino dulce.
La Madriguera Craft Beer
Microbreweries are especially hard to find in this part of Spain – malagueños are loyal to their Victoria and Cruzcampo. This spot, however, offers a dozen of local craft beers on tap and a respectable hummus. A regular Friday night hang out for us!
AC Marriott terrace
It might be touristy, but this one is honestly worth the view. Cava is the same price as water, so enjoy! Go there late afternoon to see the sun set on Malaga’s castle and port.