Guidebook for La Cala del Moral

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Guidebook for La Cala del Moral

Food Scene

Sharing below my favourite places for tapas and dinner in the area, many are mostly visited by locals so highly recommended for a true immersion into the local people and culture.
Excellent small fish and seafood restaurant serving daily catch, a bit pricier then others on the promenade but well worth it. Make sure you get a table on the terrace onto the beach. Sardines grilled on a stick on open fire are an all time winner. You can also order them while at the beach and take them home for lunch. Great for families as there is a playground in the sand close by
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Restaurante Avante Claro la Cala
Parcela 5 Paseo Blas Infante
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Excellent small fish and seafood restaurant serving daily catch, a bit pricier then others on the promenade but well worth it. Make sure you get a table on the terrace onto the beach. Sardines grilled on a stick on open fire are an all time winner. You can also order them while at the beach and take them home for lunch. Great for families as there is a playground in the sand close by
Great value for fresh seafood and tapas. Mostly locals eat here, great for families as kids can play on the traffic-free plaza. opportunity to immerse into local community
Bar El Trasmallo
1 Plaza Gloria Fuertes
Great value for fresh seafood and tapas. Mostly locals eat here, great for families as kids can play on the traffic-free plaza. opportunity to immerse into local community
best bread in town, try their pan de aceite
Panadería Guijarro
16 Av. de Málaga
best bread in town, try their pan de aceite
Small but busy fish, seafood and tapas open air restaurant on the traffic-free paseo maritime promenade. They will tell you the catch of the day and any recommendations of the day but there is also a menu to choose from. Best to order tapas or medias raciones (half portions) to try as many different dishes as possible. That is the beauty of Spain. In summer and on weekends try to get there early for a table, early as in Spanish-early so at around 8-9pm. In winter only open for lunch.
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Casa Kiko
18 Calle Carmen Bravo López la Partera
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Small but busy fish, seafood and tapas open air restaurant on the traffic-free paseo maritime promenade. They will tell you the catch of the day and any recommendations of the day but there is also a menu to choose from. Best to order tapas or medias raciones (half portions) to try as many different dishes as possible. That is the beauty of Spain. In summer and on weekends try to get there early for a table, early as in Spanish-early so at around 8-9pm. In winter only open for lunch.
great location with view over the beach, upstairs restaurant offering fantastic dishes, on the pricier side, downstairs bar until late with live music on some weekends.
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MULSE REST
10 Calle el Túnel
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great location with view over the beach, upstairs restaurant offering fantastic dishes, on the pricier side, downstairs bar until late with live music on some weekends.
if your fast food cravings hit you, try the campero, a large toasted sandwich with everything you crave for in it
Hamburguesería Pizzería Yogui
if your fast food cravings hit you, try the campero, a large toasted sandwich with everything you crave for in it
great food, great atmosphere, right onto the beach
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La Calma Playa
40 Av. de la Axarquía
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great food, great atmosphere, right onto the beach
very spacey restaurant inside beer brewery, lovely food, though small portions, great selection of beers, gets crowded around 10pm
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Factory - Craft Brewery Cruzcampo
29 Calle Trinidad Grund
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very spacey restaurant inside beer brewery, lovely food, though small portions, great selection of beers, gets crowded around 10pm
Trendy restaurant with lovely choice of local tapas style food, reclaimed design. Located at the far end (or very beginning) of traffic-free paseo maritimo promenade along the beach that gets busy with locals in the evening so great for a stroll after dinner and a few drinks at beach front bars in the area. Busy on summer weekends.
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Pez tomillo
1 Paseo Marítimo el Pedregal
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Trendy restaurant with lovely choice of local tapas style food, reclaimed design. Located at the far end (or very beginning) of traffic-free paseo maritimo promenade along the beach that gets busy with locals in the evening so great for a stroll after dinner and a few drinks at beach front bars in the area. Busy on summer weekends.
Try the authentic service at this historic seafood restaurant whereby you do not need to read the menu. all you do is wait for the numerous waiters to pass past your table with a large selection of different tapas, fish and seafood dishes and get it off them if it inspires you. At the end the waiter will add up your dishes and this is what you pay. An opportunity to dive into loud screaming and busy waiters on the open air terrace right on the beach. Get there early for a good parking spot as it gets very busy, especially on weekends.
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El Tintero
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Try the authentic service at this historic seafood restaurant whereby you do not need to read the menu. all you do is wait for the numerous waiters to pass past your table with a large selection of different tapas, fish and seafood dishes and get it off them if it inspires you. At the end the waiter will add up your dishes and this is what you pay. An opportunity to dive into loud screaming and busy waiters on the open air terrace right on the beach. Get there early for a good parking spot as it gets very busy, especially on weekends.
Simple but totally authentic fresh seafood and fish restaurant outdoors looking over the beach. Excellent value for money. You must absolutely try the sardinas which are skewed and grilled on wooden fire. Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Busy with locals.
Narval Marisquería
139 Calle Banda del Mar
Simple but totally authentic fresh seafood and fish restaurant outdoors looking over the beach. Excellent value for money. You must absolutely try the sardinas which are skewed and grilled on wooden fire. Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Busy with locals.
Mercado Atarazañas is great on a Saturday morning to buy your fresh fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables. It is also great for people watching while sipping some lovely wine or vermouth along with some gorgeous tapas.
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Mercado Central de Atarazanas
10 Calle Atarazanas
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Mercado Atarazañas is great on a Saturday morning to buy your fresh fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables. It is also great for people watching while sipping some lovely wine or vermouth along with some gorgeous tapas.
if you get a chance to fetch a table this is an excellent restaurant busy with locals and tourists alike. Lovely local food, both meals as well as tapas for sharing
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Los Gatos
9 Plaza de Uncibay
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if you get a chance to fetch a table this is an excellent restaurant busy with locals and tourists alike. Lovely local food, both meals as well as tapas for sharing
Iconic El Pimpi, even if there are no free tables outside to enjoy the stunning view of the Roman Theatre you still want to look inside to get a glimpse of this historic bodega and try some vino tinto with some tapas at the bar. Food wise it is ok, small portions but nicely served, so best for tapas than for actual dinner
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El Pimpi
62 Calle Granada
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Iconic El Pimpi, even if there are no free tables outside to enjoy the stunning view of the Roman Theatre you still want to look inside to get a glimpse of this historic bodega and try some vino tinto with some tapas at the bar. Food wise it is ok, small portions but nicely served, so best for tapas than for actual dinner
Truly authentic tapas experience amongst locals
Taberna El Piyayo
36 Calle Granada
Truly authentic tapas experience amongst locals
Providing one of Málaga’s most luxurious dining experiences, the Jose Carlos Garcia is a Michelin star restaurant located opposite the Muelle Uno quay. The restaurant boasts elegance and sophistication, hosting an attractive outdoor terrace, an open-view kitchen and two luxury dining rooms housed inside a glass-fronted designer building.
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Restaurante José Carlos García
1 Plaza de la Capilla
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Providing one of Málaga’s most luxurious dining experiences, the Jose Carlos Garcia is a Michelin star restaurant located opposite the Muelle Uno quay. The restaurant boasts elegance and sophistication, hosting an attractive outdoor terrace, an open-view kitchen and two luxury dining rooms housed inside a glass-fronted designer building.
Considered to be the oldest tavern in Malaga, Antigua Casa de Guardia has remained an iconic landmark of the city ever since its opening in 1840. Among the many sherry barrels of a typical bodega, the wooden counter and the authentic local waiters you feel thrown back in time. This is also the ultimate destination for wine enthusiasts, who get to taste a top selection of the best local wines to be had with some seafood or cheese tapas.
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Antigua Casa de Guardia
18 Alameda Principal
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Considered to be the oldest tavern in Malaga, Antigua Casa de Guardia has remained an iconic landmark of the city ever since its opening in 1840. Among the many sherry barrels of a typical bodega, the wooden counter and the authentic local waiters you feel thrown back in time. This is also the ultimate destination for wine enthusiasts, who get to taste a top selection of the best local wines to be had with some seafood or cheese tapas.
Spacey, family friendly restaurant with good options, a large roof-top terrace with amazing views for evening drinks and a playground for the kids. Lots of parking available and perfectly located opposite the Cuevas del Tesoro.
LACALIZA
16 Urbanización Cueva del Tesoro
Spacey, family friendly restaurant with good options, a large roof-top terrace with amazing views for evening drinks and a playground for the kids. Lots of parking available and perfectly located opposite the Cuevas del Tesoro.

Arts & Culture

fantastic museum in amazing building set in the heart of Malaga next to the beautiful roman theatre. also great with kids!
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Picasso Museum Málaga
8 Calle San Agustín
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fantastic museum in amazing building set in the heart of Malaga next to the beautiful roman theatre. also great with kids!
great for modern art enthusiasts, set on the beautiful Muelle Uno offering a large number of restaurants and bars and ideal views over the port and the city
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Centre Pompidou Malaga
s/n Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux
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great for modern art enthusiasts, set on the beautiful Muelle Uno offering a large number of restaurants and bars and ideal views over the port and the city

Parks & Nature

Lovely walk either through the tunnels (lit all night) or along the cliff walk, most recommended at sunrise or sunset. this used to be the trainline between Malaga and Nerja and is now a promenade linking La Cala del Moral with the town of Rincon de la Victoria and its long Paseo Maritimo promenade. For your morning run you have got 10km of traffic free paseo maritimo promenade between La Cala and Rincon de La Victoria. There are some exercise stations along the way also.
Tuneles de La Cala
63 Urb. Balcón de Málaga
Lovely walk either through the tunnels (lit all night) or along the cliff walk, most recommended at sunrise or sunset. this used to be the trainline between Malaga and Nerja and is now a promenade linking La Cala del Moral with the town of Rincon de la Victoria and its long Paseo Maritimo promenade. For your morning run you have got 10km of traffic free paseo maritimo promenade between La Cala and Rincon de La Victoria. There are some exercise stations along the way also.
impressive Caminito del Rey trail is a trail suspended on a cliff high up in the air with amazing views over gorges and a lake. booking ahead recommended.
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El Chorro-Caminito del Rey
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impressive Caminito del Rey trail is a trail suspended on a cliff high up in the air with amazing views over gorges and a lake. booking ahead recommended.
El Torcal, an natural park of outstanding beauty with amazing views over the entire coast.there are several hiking loops you can choose from, some of which fairly easy with kids and with totally rewarding views. Best on a clear autumn, winter or spring day.
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El Torcal
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El Torcal, an natural park of outstanding beauty with amazing views over the entire coast.there are several hiking loops you can choose from, some of which fairly easy with kids and with totally rewarding views. Best on a clear autumn, winter or spring day.

Sightseeing

Treasure Cave, the only maritime cave in Europe that is accessible for visiting. great with your kids and only a 15 mins walk or 5 min drive from the house
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Cueva del Tesoro
21 Avenida de Picasso
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Treasure Cave, the only maritime cave in Europe that is accessible for visiting. great with your kids and only a 15 mins walk or 5 min drive from the house

Drinks & Nightlife

The Irish pub on the plaza has little in common with Ireland but a great place for a drink as right on the plaza with loads of tables outside. open till late
Plaza Gloria Fuertes
The Irish pub on the plaza has little in common with Ireland but a great place for a drink as right on the plaza with loads of tables outside. open till late
For a good night out your best bet is Malaga old town with its great selection of tapas restaurants and bars. Try bar hopping like the locals do and discover what Malaga by night is all about. Note that things kick off fairly late
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Malaga
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For a good night out your best bet is Malaga old town with its great selection of tapas restaurants and bars. Try bar hopping like the locals do and discover what Malaga by night is all about. Note that things kick off fairly late

Shopping

Handy shopping mall with all your main high street shops eg Zara, Mango, Bershka etc. as well as a large Carrefour superstore for all your needs
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Centro Comercial Rincón de la Victoria
36 C/ Arroyo Totalán
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Handy shopping mall with all your main high street shops eg Zara, Mango, Bershka etc. as well as a large Carrefour superstore for all your needs

Entertainment & Activities

Don't leave Malaga without a visit to the Hammam where you will be spoiled with a professional massage and a relaxing bathing experience that takes you back to Moorish times. Very clean and friendly place set in an authentic location. booking ahead recommended.
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Hammam Al Ándalus Baños Árabes Málaga
5 Plaza de los Mártires Ciriaco y Paula
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Don't leave Malaga without a visit to the Hammam where you will be spoiled with a professional massage and a relaxing bathing experience that takes you back to Moorish times. Very clean and friendly place set in an authentic location. booking ahead recommended.
Fairly sized water park for the whole family, with sections for adults as well as smaller kids. Opposite large shopping mall Ingenio for those who prefer to do their shopping in the meantime...
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Aquavelis Water Park
43 localnici recomandă
Fairly sized water park for the whole family, with sections for adults as well as smaller kids. Opposite large shopping mall Ingenio for those who prefer to do their shopping in the meantime...