If you love gastronomy and you are visiting Malaga on board a cruise ship, you have a whole day to enjoy the different proposals and flavours of one of the cities with the greatest gastronomic offers. From markets where you can enjoy the freshest of seasonal products to haute cuisine restaurants. Here we give you some ideas to enjoy a true gastronomic visit to Malaga.
Start the day with energy with a Málaga breakfast
Nothing better than a good breakfast to start a good day… and in Malaga, you start it with a coffee and a "smurf". In the historical centre of the city, you will find several coffee shops where you can try this genuine sandwich. One of the most famous is the Cafe Central, where the peculiar way in which the people from Malaga order a coffe was born. Another option is to accompany this drink with some churros in Casa Aranda, one of the oldest and most traditional bars in the city.
Rest and recover with a few tapas
After a morning discovering the monumental historic centre of Malaga, is time to recover strength. A fantastic plan is to have some tapas in one of its markets. One of the most traditional is the Mercado de Atarazanas, where you can taste the “pescaito frito” (fried fish), so typical of the Costa del Sol, as well as browse around its stalls and discover its spectacular architecture. You can also go to Mercado de la Merced, next to the square where the painter Pablo Picasso was born. This space offers a great variety of stalls where you can taste all kinds of tapas, wines and beers.
At dusk, you have several options. For instance, you can refresh yourself with a nice ice cream in one of the ice cream parlors of the city centre. One of the most emblematic is Casa Mira, where the nougat ice cream is a must. If you prefer to have a drink with views, we suggest you go up to one of the terraces of the hotels.
End the day well
Few cities like Malaga have so much to offer the traveller on arrival at the port. If you want to pamper yourself before returning to the boat, in Muelle Uno you will find the Jose Carlos Garcia Restaurant, a space of haute cuisine that has already been awarded with a Michelin Star and two “soles” of the Repsol Guide. An upscale farewell to your gastronomic stopover in Malaga.