Málaga is the homeland of prestigious chefs who rub shoulders with the elite of international cuisine. These cooks, who combine tradition and innovation to build a vibrant gastro-culture, have turned the Costa del Sol into a top foodie destination in Spain.
Tapas, small portions of food served mainly in bars, offer a great way to get to know local gastronomy. Some renowned chefs have contributed a number of innovative, tasty signature tapas. The Costa del Sol invites visitors to try traditional as well as avant-garde recipes in bars, chiringuitos (beach bars) or Michelin-starred restaurants.
Based on the Mediterranean diet, Málaga’s gastronomy uses high-quality ingredients from the sea that caresses the seashore and from the fertile hinterland. Pescaíto frito (deep-fried fish) is the king of the kitchen, best paired with a local DO wine. Typical fritters in Málaga are boquerones vitorianos (anchovies from Vitoria), and the sardine skewers do not disappoint the most demanding diners.