Places to Eat and Shop in Malaga

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Are you a student searching for the perfect spot to dine out with your friends or simply grabbing something on the way? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to this guide on where to eat and shop for groceries in Malaga. And here’s the exciting part – if you’re a student embarking on new adventures or still finding your way around the city, don’t forget to record your MSE card! With the MSE card in hand, you’ll unlock exclusive discounts at a variety of restaurants across Malaga, ensuring your dining experiences are not only delightful but also easy on the wallet. So, don’t hesitate! Get your MSE card ready , join us on this blog as we delve into the culinary wonders of Malaga, and let the exploration begin!

Traditional Spanish Restaurants

El Pimpi

In the heart of Malaga lies El Pimpi, a tapas bar cherished by locals for its authentic charm and traditional meals. Here, guests are welcomed with open arms into a warm and inviting atmosphere, where every bite tells a story of Andalusian heritage. With a menu boasting a diverse array of seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes, all offered at reasonable prices, there’s something for everyone. However, due to its popularity, it’s wise to secure your table in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on the culinary delights that await you.

Casa Lola

Casa Lola is a restaurant in Malaga known for its authentic Spanish cuisine and warm, inviting atmosphere. Situated in the heart of the city, Casa Lola offers a delightful dining experience where guests can savor traditional dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From classic paellas to flavorful tapas, each dish at Casa Lola showcases the rich culinary heritage of Spain.

Mercado Atarazanas Central Food Market

For a truly immersive local experience, why not venture beyond the typical supermarket and explore the vibrant Atarazanas central market? Whether you’re a tourist seeking authentic Andalusian flavors or a local in search of fresh groceries, this market is the perfect destination. Open every morning, except on Sundays, the Atarazanas market offers over a hundred stalls, each run by local families who have passed down their culinary traditions from generation to generation.

Gastrobar & Tapas

The restaurant promises an unforgettable dining experience that captures the essence of Spanish cuisine. Buenavista Gastrobar & Tapas it is known for its commitment to exceptional service. Pair your paella here with a glass of fine Spanish wine or a refreshing cocktail from Buenavista Gastrobar & Tapas’ extensive beverage menu. Savor the flavors of Spain as you toast to good food, good company, and the joys of life.

International Cuisine


Are you craving some Italian cuisine? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve got just the spot for you: Pizzamore! You don’t need to search high and low for authentic Italian food in Malaga when Pizzamore is around. It’s been recognized as one of the city’s finest Italian restaurants, and for good reason! Back in 2019, Diario Sur, Malaga’s top newspaper, even gave it their stamp of approval. Picture this: over 30 pizzas and freshly-made pastas, all cooked up in that irresistible Neapolitan style. Yep, Pizzamore is where it’s at if you’re after a taste of Italy right here in Malaga.

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Are you feeling like you need a healthy boost? If you’re all about nourishing your body with wholesome goodness, this is the spot for you. Luxalad is your go-to destination for all things healthy, vegan, raw. From crisp salads to satisfying pastas and wraps, they’ve got you covered with options that are as delicious as they are nutritious. Whether you prefer to dine in, grab something on the go, or have it delivered straight to your doorstep, Luxalad has got your back. 

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Best places for grocery stores in Malaga

Tremendo Burrito

Looking for a taste of Mexico right here in Malaga? Tremendo Burrito is known for its mouthwatering burritos, tacos, and bold flavors, this spot is a go-to for authentic Mexican street food cravings. With its vibrant ambiance and irresistible menu, Tremendo Burrito has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. So, if you’re in the mood for a satisfying meal or just want to spice up your day, Tremendo Burrito is where it’s at.

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Kanival Burgers

Picture this: juicy patties with high with fresh toppings and bursting with flavor. From classic combinations to unique creations, every bite at Canival Burgers is a taste sensation you won’t soon forget. So if you’re craving a burger experience that’s anything but ordinary, head on over to Canival Burgers and let your taste buds take a flavorful journey.

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Spots for Breakfast and Coffee


The restaurant prides itself on using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients to create dishes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. BYOKO stands out with its commitment to quality and sustainability. With a menu boasting 90% bio products, sourced seasonally and collected from local producers within 0 km, BYOKO offers a culinary experience that celebrates the flavors of the region while supporting local communities.  The menu selection ranges from hearty scrambled eggs to refreshing fruit bowls. Paired flawlessly with their expertly made coffee.

El Último Mono Juice & Coffee

Skilled baristas here carefully craft each cup of coffee with precision and care, ensuring that every sip delivers a symphony of flavors. In addition to their beverages, El Último Mono offers a tempting menu of light bites and snacks, perfect for pairing with your drink of choice. From freshly baked pastries to wholesome salads and sandwiches, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

Tapio coffee and bubble tea

Tapio is located in the heart of Malaga, this spot is your one-stop-shop for bubble tea and some snacks. The menu includes some tasty Japanese snacks such as Onigiri or Hot Bao. Whether you’re in the mood for something simple or craving to try one of their signature bubble tea creations, Tapio has something for everyone. Sip on your favorite brew while soaking in the laid-back atmosphere, or grab a cup to go and explore the bustling streets of Malaga. 

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Affordable dining and grocery shopping in Malaga

The Cheesequeria

If you’re a student on the lookout for a cozy spot to indulge in some sweet treats paired with a refreshing cup of coffee or lemonade, then La Cheesequería is your go-to destination. This charming place will offer perfectly crafted cheesecakes, guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. But what truly sets La Cheesequería apart is nice staff, dedicated to ensuring you have a memorable experience. So, when the craving strikes for something sweet and satisfying, make your way to La Cheesequería and treat yourself to a delightful culinary adventure that promises to leave you wanting more.

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Budget-friendly places to eat in Malaga

Grocery Shopping in Malaga

Lidl and Aldi

Stock up on groceries at Lidl and Aldi, known favorites among Central Europeans. These stores offer a diverse selection of food items, household goods, and cleaning supplies, making them convenient one-stop-shops for all your essentials. Keep an eye out for themed promotions each week, where you can find fantastic deals on your favorite products. Lidl and Aldi typically operate from 9am- 9:30pm, and on Sundays, like most supermarkets in Malaga, they are closed.


With a similar offering of products at wallet-friendly prices, Mercadona is a go-to option for budget-conscious shoppers. Conveniently located across residential neighborhoods in Malaga. Mercadona stores typically operate from 9am- 9:30pm, and on Sundays, they are closed.

FAQs Malaga Supermarkets

Are supermarkets in Malaga open every day of the week?

While many grocery stores in Malaga are indeed open every day of the week, it’s essential to note that some of the larger supermarkets may be closed on Sundays. This practice is not uncommon in Spain, where Sunday closures are often observed as a day of rest. So, before heading out, take a moment to verify which stores are still open to avoid any inconvenience.

What are the usual working hours of the supermarkets?

In Malaga, the typical working hours of supermarkets vary but generally fall within the range of 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM from Monday to Saturday. If you couldn’t make it to the supermarket, don’t worry! Malaga has numerous mini-stores and convenience shops that often remain open for extended hours, providing a convenient option for finding necessary items outside of typical supermarket operating hours.

Are there any restrictions on purchasing tobacco at supermarkets in Malaga?

Cigarettes can only be purchased from designated tobacco shops or through vending machines located in bars and clubs. If you’re a smoker, be sure to visit these places to restock your supply.

Culinary Adventures Await

Exploring Malaga’s diverse culinary scene is an adventure waiting to unfold. From cozy cafes to elegant restaurants, this city has it all. Whether you’re longing for a taste of authentic Spanish tapas or craving global cuisine. And when it’s time to stock up your kitchen, don’t worry! You’ll find fresh produce at local markets and all your essentials at supermarkets like Lidl and Mercadona. And don’t forget, for even more dining recommendations, be sure to check out our website. So go ahead, savor every bite, and let Malaga’s culinary delights be the highlight of your visit. Buen provecho!

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