A trip to Málaga is not complete without a visit to one of the city’s many affordable tapas bars. The most common foods in Málaga are seafood and various soup dishes, some of which originate from Roman or Moorish times. Grilled fish is also a popular beach snack that you can buy from shacks called chiringuitos.
Tapas – miniature portions of various dishes, served cold or hot. Tapas are very popular in Spain and often ordered and eaten while standing at the bar. Enjoy them as small starters or snacks, or order several to make up a meal; in Spain it’s most common to eat tapas between meals.
Gazpacho – a cold soup made of tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, olive oil, garlic and water, sometimes served with a hard-boiled egg or ham
Porra Antequerana – a thicker cold soup with the same ingredients as gazpacho, but without water
Ajoblanco – a cold soup with garlic, olive oil and ground-up peeled and roasted almonds. Served with white Muscat grapes
Gazpachuelo Malagueño – a fish and potato soup with vinegar. Served with hard-boiled eggs and toast
Boquerones – anchovies, often fried in oil
Boquerones en vinagre – uncooked vinegar-marinated anchovies, often served as tapas
Fritura Malagueña – several different varieties of seafood (fish, shellfish, squid, etc.) fried together
Espetos de Sardinas – sardines roasted on a skewer and grilled, often served at chiringuitos on the beach
Berza Malagueña – a cabbage stew with beans, beef, chicken, pork, vegetables and spices
Gachas Malagueñas – a winter dessert of fried bread pieces with a sweet hot sauce
Mosto – a sweet wine made from Muscat grapes
Moroccan tea house – known for a large selection of teas and other non-alcoholic beverages
Other typically Spanish drinks are sangria (red wine, fruit juice and ice) and Cava (the Spanish equivalent of champagne)