Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Malaga is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Malaga to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Alcauciles rellenos: stuffed artichokes.
- Chopitos: battered, fried baby squid.
- Croquetas: small fried food roll containing usually as main ingredients mashed potatoes, and/or minced meat, fish, vegetables.
- Boquerones en vinagre: marinated anchovies.
- Jamón ibérico: type of cured ham.
- Morcilla: blood sausage with a filler of rice and/or onions, seasoned with paprika.
- Soldaditos de Pavía: cod fish with red peppers.
- Tortillas de camarónes: shrimp fritters.
- Ajoblanco: soup made of bread, crushed almonds, garlic, water, olive oil, salt and sometimes vinegar.
- Gazpacho: cold Spanish tomato-based raw vegetable soup.
- Gazpachuelo: soup originating in Malaga, consisting of a fish stock and a base of a kind of garlic mayonnaise, egg yolk and olive oil.
- Salmorejo: cream consisting of tomato, bread, oil, garlic and vinegar.
- Ensalada de pimientos asados: salad made with roasted peppers.
- Pipirrana: tomato-onion salad, with cucumbers and green peppers.
 Main courses
- Ajo colorado: garlic fish stew.
- Arroz con Bogavante: lobster served with rice.
- Arroz con chirlas: small clams slowly cooked with rice.
- Atún con tomate: tuna fish cooked in tomato sauce.
- Caldereta del condado: lamb stew.
- Cazon en adobo: dogfish marinated in a garlic and vinegar.
- Espinacas jiennense: spinach with chickpeas and cumin.
- Flamenquín: pieces of pork loin wrapped with slices of jamón serrano, coated with breadcrumbs and egg and then deep-fried.
- Gachas: flour, water, olive oil, garlic and salt.
- Habas con calzones: stewed green beans.
- Huevos a la flamenca: eggs cooked with potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, sausages.
- Migas: day-old bread soaked in water, garlic, pimentón, olive oil, and contains spinach or alfalfa, often served with pan-fried pork ribs.
- Paella: white rice, green vegetables, meat, beans and seasoning.
- Patatas a lo pobre: potatoes fried with green peppers and onions.
- Patatas bravas: white potatoes, cut into about 2 centimeter irregular shapes and then fried in oil and served warm with a spicy tomato sauce.
- Pato con aceitunas: duck steamed with olives.
- Pescaíto frito: fish deep fried in vegetable oil.
- Porra Antequerana: Andalusian style gazpacho.
- Pringá: roast beef or pork, cured sausages, and beef or pork fat.
- Puchero: type of stew, made with cuts of meat, potatoes, onions, and squashes.
- Rabo de toro: oxtail stew.
- Riñones al Jerez: beans stewed with Sherry wine.
- Alfajor: two layers of cake, and a filling in between.
- Baked Apples: baked apples.
- Bizcocho: buttery flaky pastry and some cookies.
- Crème brûlée: Spanish version of crème brûlee.
- Dulce de membrillo: sweet spread or a dessert (quince paste, quince jelly, quince candy or quince meat).
- Macaron: a form of almond macaroons.
- Pestiños: deep-fried pastry bathed in honey.
- Picatostes: Slices of fried bread sweetened with granules of refined sugar.
- Piononos: small pastries consists of thin layer of pastry rolled into a cylinder, crowned with toasted cream.
- Polvorón: type of heavy, soft and very crumbly Spanish shortbread.
- Tocino de cielo: this dessert is usually called Spanish Heavenly Custard.
- Torrijas: delicious Spanish bread-based sweet.
- Yemas de San Leandro: egg yolk cakes.
 Fast food
- Bocadillo: sandwich made with Spanish bread cut lengthwise.
- Churro: fried-dough pastry-based snacks, sometimes made from potato dough.
- Mollete: round white bread, usually served lightly toasted with olive oil and raw garlic or spread with lard.
- Tortilla de patatas: an egg and potato omelette.
 Street food
- Espetos: sardines squewered on a bamboo stick and grilled over a fire.
 Drinks (Non-alcoholic)
- Aguas frescas: fruit drinks and other non-alcoholic flavored coolers.
- Horchata (orxata): made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts (chufas).
- Rosa de Jamaica: hibiscus tea.
- Smoothie: blended, chilled, sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit and in special cases can contain chocolate or peanut butter.
 Drinks (Alcoholic)
- Alhambra: popular beer brand.
- Cava: Spanish sparkling wine.
- Cruzcampo: premium quality pilsener beer.
- Licor 43 (Cuarenta Y Tres): liqueur made from citrus and fruit juices, flavored with vanilla and other aromatic herbs and spices.
- Malaga wine: sweet fortified wine omade from Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel grapes.
- Pacharan: sloe-flavoured liqueur.
- Sherry: fortified wine made from white grapes.
- Sangria: wine punch.
- Tinto de verano: wine-based cold drink.