Modernity and tradition coexist in a cuisine marked by fried fish
Mediterranean Cuisine, our hallmark
Torremolinos is the home of fried fish also known as ‘pescaito’ frito. Anchovies, sardines, red mullet, squid, baby squid and cuttlefish reach their zenith here. Also the genuine ‘espeto’ or sardines skewer cooked on the grill, excellent rice and paella, refreshing cold soups such as gazpacho, ajoblanco and salmorejo and popular stews. Dishes that you can sample in the classic beach restaurants or typical, long-established bars throughout Torremolinos – true shrines of the local flavours which you can pair with a good Malaga wine, a beer or a soft drink.
In addition, in the center you will find the Gourmet Market ‘Sabor a Málaga’, where you can taste dishes made with local products from the Agrifood Promotion Brand Sabor a Málaga, to live an genuine gastronomic experience during your visit to Torremolinos. In short, a cuisine for all taste buds.
Local product of the sea and land, wines with designation of origin and traditional dishes.
Signature Cuisine, innovation and creativity
These days, Torremolinos’ culinary offerings have moved into another league. Cooking has modernised and the town has become a place of pilgrimage for lovers of top-quality cooking. More than 250 restaurants and bars combine signature cuisine, creativity and designer tapas with the best traditional recipes. An extensive and varied cuisine to satisfy the most demanding of palates.
Tapas: more than an aperitif
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.
Classic bites such as croquettes, or award-winning designer tapas on the Ruta de las Tapa.
Variety of flavors and proposals
Torremolinos is a mix of cultures and flavors, and in our city you will find a good selection of international cuisine restaurants: Italian, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Hawaiian, Lebanese, Moroccan … An offer for all palates that join the innumerable ice cream parlors, pastry shops and cafes where you can stop along the way for a snack or an aperitif. Not forgetting the cocktail bars and variety of terraces throughout the city where you can try their refreshing proposals, or the most cosmopolitan roof tops of the hotels where you can enjoy the views with a drink.