A very cool beer or glass of wine, good feelings and the desire to enjoy it is all you need to spend an afternoon or night of tapas in Torremolinos, because no matter which area of the city you are, you can enjoy our gastronomy thanks to the great range of bars and restaurants that will make you have an evening that you will not forget.
If you come from anywhere in Spain you will surley know it, but for those visiting us from abroad, a tapa is an aperitif that usually accompanies a drink and we usually serve to whet your appetite. It’s a culinary tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages when the Catholic Kings in San Fernando in Cádiz stopped to regain strength, and the tavern keeper served King Fernando II a piece of cheese.
Our city has a large number of restaurants and bars where you can taste the best tapas on the Costa del Sol and discover this Andalusian custom. In addition, every year the Ruta de la Tapa is organized, where for 8 days you can enjoy a multitude of bars and restaurants taking a gastronomic tour of our city. This year If you come on holiday from Friday, May 28th to June 6th, you can enjoy the IX edition, visiting up to 55 establishments in different parts of the city.
So a little hungry, comfortable shoes and a will to have fun and start the route that takes you to tapas of different styles in the center, El Calvario, La Carihuela, El Pinillo, Los Álamos, Bajondillo and Playamar.
In this blog we summarize which restaurants and bars are participating in this X edition and to which we recommend you go, not only while the Tapa route lasts, but all year round, because in addition to the tapas with which you participate in this route, you can also savor a menu full of flavors that will introduce you to all the flavor potential that Torremolinos has.
Here you can taste tapas with international flavor and more traditional dishes. Seafood meatballs, Lima causes, Vietnamese nam, trompe l’oeil, sandwiches, sirloin steak, salads, Caribbean gnocchi, Japanese mini hot dogs, and a long list of tapas, up to 30, from which to choose. Our recommendation, take the tapasporte (Tapas passport) that you can get, as in previous years, in the tourist offices , in the Promotion Area of Culture in the City Hall and in the participating places and create your own route with the tapas that each of the participating establishments offer.
In this area you will find Ajopicao, Bar Que Bueno, Bodeguita Museo, Cervecería Twister, Con Dos Huevos Gastrobar, D’Graná Tapas, El Caballo Andaluz, Sabores Bistró, La Bodega, La Cervezoteca, La Ponderosa, La Taska, La Luna Egipcia, Marisquería La Gamba, MGJamón Plaza de Andalucía, Restaurante Chino Playa, Pizzería La Palette, Serendipia Slow Food & Bar, Estragón de Caléndula, La Lola, Karpaccio, Al Tanteo, Bar Cafetería Teide, El Rincón de Nacho, 3 Monkeys, La Nuit by Marcia, Bao Bar, Food Bar Noachi, Pecado, Taberna Manoja, Bulevard by NA y Cafetería Indiana.
The scent of seafaring Gastronomy can be found practically all over Torremolinos, but mainly in the areas of Bajondillo, Playamar, Los Álamos and La Carihuela, situated by the sea. Fusion cuisine and traditional accents are intertwined, creating a mix of flavors that you cannot miss.
Petit brochette snack, Potatoes with truffle, Pibil Piglet, Sardine in its nest, The illusion of the old ants, Shrimp shell Cerdán stand out in the area of Bajondillo, Playamar and Los Alamos. You can choose from Arena Resto & Bar, Chopp Playamar, Pizzeria La Favorita, Playa Surf House, El Taller de Playamar, La Tierra, Miguel Cerdán Restaurant.
“Pescaíto” small portions of fried fish is prevalent in this part of Torremolinos, but blends with the modern touch provided by Montemar. You will find traditional flavors along with new gastronomic contributions like Caesar of smoked salmon in a parmesan basket, fried noodles with pink ali-oli, pulpet on a bed of gratin potato, Lima cause, peach base syrup with tuna cream and ham cubes. Enjoy with Al Rocío, La Tapateca, Sabores Club, Borsalino, Iberian Secrets, Bar Rufino, Doña Gabriella, and MGJamón Carihuela. All stand out for their good service and for their good gastronomic offer.
If you are near El Calvario and El Pinillo, at 100 Montaditos, Cortés & Cía, Bar América, De Anna’s, Le Grand Café, Mi Café, London eye and La Viña de Lorca, you can choose between traditional flavors of our gastronomy with Mexican restaurants and offers that we assure you will always delight your taste buds. Bao bread with cheek meat in red wine, Giant Prawns in Tempura, Crunchy Thyme and Rosemary with vacuum giblets, Mini Burger.
But if you come to Torremolinos to enjoy the rich tradition of tapas, we assure you that there are many more places to discover. Be amazed by our beach bars, discover our delicious skewers and delight yourself with the flavors of our fish and the new flavors that some beach bars on the coast have.
And after savoring delicious tapas, you can relax by the sea with an self made cocktail. In Torremolinos you have the choice, because here you will find the best beach clubs on the Costa del Sol, where you can relax and enjoy a “gin and tonic”, a “margarita” or a delicious “mojito” while enjoying a sunset. Or maybe you want more, to have a delicious coffee on one of the rooftops to see our city from above. Los Jazmines Rooftop, Sky & Sea Rooftop Meliá Costa del Sol, Costa del Sol Torremolinos Sustainable Boutique Hotel Rooftop, Rooftop Gran Hotel Cervantes by Blue Sea or la Barracuda Rooftop are some of the recommendations we provide.