Our guide to dining out in Torremolinos
Torremolinos is the home of fried fish. Anchovies, sardines, red mullet, squid, baby squid and cuttlefish reach their zenith here. There are also unbeatable sardines cooked over an open fire, excellent rice and paella, refreshing gazpacho, and popular stews. Dishes that you can sample in the classic beach restaurants or typical, long-established bars of Calvario – true shrines of the local flavours which you can pair with a good Malaga wine, a beer or a soft drink. In short, a cuisine for all taste buds.
With a flavour of its own, modernity and tradition coexist in a cuisine marked by fried fish. More than 250 restaurants and bars combine signature cuisine, creativity and designer tapas with the best traditional recipes.
Tradition and modernity: two things you can combine in the popular activity of going out for tapas. You can enjoy that activity even more at two annual events that pay homage to this most Andalusian way of experiencing fine food: in spring, the Ruta de la Tapa (the Tapas Route), and in autumn, the Ruta de la Tapa de la Abuela (The Route of Grandma’s Tapas), with classic offerings such as Russian salad and croquettes, and cutting-edge tapas with names like ‘Sabores de Cái’, ‘Umami burguer’, ‘gambón durmiente’ and ‘timbal de pollo andalusí’, some of the winners of tapas competitions held in the municipality.
Some of the main restaurants in Torremolinos can be found along the Calle Carmen, Calle Europa, the Calle Hoyo and the Calle San Miguel streets, and also close to the Playa del Bajondillo and Playa Miguel areas.