TORREMOLINOS Gay Friendly Restaurants 2021

Buoyed by the pink pound and the proximity to Malaga city, it is little surprise that there is a superb range of quality tapas joints and surprisingly good restaurants in Torremolinos..In particular, look out for Taberna Mansiega, where tradition has been truly turned upside down!

El Gato Lounge

Day or night, the menu is delicious at El Gato Lounge.

Ibiza Grill

Ibiza Grill offers a great Mediterranean menu close to the gay bars.

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.

  • Seafood & Fine Dining!

    A number of notable seafood restaurants can be found around the La Carihuela district, a popular spot for fishing and full of typical Andalusian character, away from the large hotel complexes. The nearby Puerto Banús harbour area is known for its seafood restaurants, which offer stunning views across the harbour and coastline.


Our recommended restaurants in TORREMOLINOS

Our editors have spent the past year researching the best places to eat! Here are our recommendations.

Caliu restaurant Torremolinos


Caliu is the restaurant you wish you found on day one of your trip. This small Spanish family run restaurant is superb
4 Cuartos restaurant Torremolinos

4 Cuartos

If you’re in the mood for traditional Spanish tapas with a modern twist then this restaurant is a must
Meatina Steakhouse restaurant Torremolinos

Meatina Steakhouse

If you are a meat lover then this is the place to go without doubt the meat here is top quality, cooked as requested and served with a smile.
Ibiza Grill Bar Restaurant Torremolinos

Ibiza Grill Bar Restaurant

Located in the gay area of Torremolinos, this unique Ibiza style restaurant offers delicious Mediterranean food.
The Carvery restaurant Torremolinos

The Carvery

This local restaurant first opened its doors in 2001, and your hosts Karen and Mark,have been offering a warm welcome to regulars and tourists ever since
Casero gay restaurant Torremolinos


Casero is the Spanish word for HOMEMADE and everything in this restaurant is just that, specializing in Mediterranean Cuisine from three continents

Map of TORREMOLINOS Gay Friendly Restaurants

Our restaurant recommendations are dotted all around the city and are worth the journey.

Center map

Recommended Hotels in Torremolinos

The main hotels are close to the beach and walking will get you to most places with the gay scene right in the heart of the town.

Hotel Isabel, 4 Star
Great Location

Hotel Isabel

Hotel Isabel is directly in front of Playamar Beach, 700 m from central Torremolinos with large rooms and a great breakfast.

Meliá Costa del Sol, 4 Star
Highly Recommended


The Meliá Costa del Sol is located just a few steps from the El Gato (Beirola) gay beach area and just a short walk to the bars.

El Tiburon Hotel
3 Star, Adults Only

El Tiburon

Just 60 m from the charming La Carihuela Beach in Torremolinos, El Tiburon Boutique Hotel offers an outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant.

Hotel Ritual 3 Star
Adults Only, Gay Hotel

Located in La Nogalera area, known for its lively gay scene, this stylish hotel offers a spa and 2 outdoor pools. & has direct access to Bajondillo Beach.

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