Málaga Food and Wine Tours

Experience the bright Mediterranean cuisine and lifestyle of this scenic Spanish beach town

Málaga is the second most populous city in Andalusia and one of the biggest tourist destinations in Spain. The birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso, the city is rich in history, architecture and culture as well as sun, sea and sand. Spend a day discovering the Alcazaba fortress built by the Moors in 1040 or the Castillo de Gibralfaro, the ruins of a Moorish castle. Experience the Pedro Luis Alonso gardens, one of the most famous gardens in all of Spain, visit the Picasso museum or spend lazy days tanning and swimming in one of Europe’s best beach resorts. You certainly won’t be bored in Málaga, with the beach on one side and the castles and historical sights on the other, and plenty of activities such as bike tours, bullfighting and excursions around the city. 

When you’ve had your fill of sightseeing, culture and fantastic beaches, it’s time to discover another of the main attractions of Málaga – its food. Malagan cuisine reflects the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, good quality olive oil, freshly-baked bread, fish caught the same day and excellent wines or sherries produced in Andalusia. Typical dishes include pescadito frito (deep-fried fish), porra (a tomato and dried bread soup) and ajoblanco (bread, almond and garlic soup). Almonds are a very common addition to Malagan cooking, and are used in soups, stews and cakes. Bienmesabe, a delicious almond biscuit, is a favourite dessert or snack among locals. 

Gourmet cuisine is something of an art in Malaga. The city is home to prestigious cooking schools such as the Cónsula School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, and to Michelin starred chefs such as Dani García and José Carlos García. There are many new and creative restaurants offering both gourmet cooking and fusion cuisine, making Málaga an up and coming hub for excellent gastronomy. 

Málaga also has a lot of beach-side bars which of course serve beers, wines and cocktails, but are also a great place to snack on fresh or fried fish such as espetos de sardinas (sardines cooked on sticks). Tapas bars are also hugely popular, and there’s no better way to end a great day in the city than by sampling a few glasses of Spanish wine accompanied by a range of delicious tapas, from classics such as tortilla de patata (potato omelette) to a variety of cured hams and cheeses and much more. You can also order a racion or portion of a dish as an alternative to smaller tapas snacks.

Find out more about Málaga’s cuisine at one of our tapas evenings, tasting sessions or other events.

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