Going out for tapas in Torremolinos is the perfect plan in a coastal town which is becoming increasingly fashionable among younger holidaymakers. If this town on the Costa del Sol is known for anything, it is for its lively streets; the extensive leisure offer, the fun to be enjoyed with its nightlife and the variety of its gastronomy.
This makes it the perfect place to spend a few days trying out the best tapas in Torremolinos and enjoying a holiday to remember. Visitors will be able to get to Torremolinos easily from Malaga airport or in a hire car, with the journey lasting just 15 minutes.
The best tapas in the centre of Torremolinos
The centre of Torremolinos is an area bursting with life. With pedestrianised streets full of shops, restaurants and cafes, visitors will be able to enjoy it from day until night with leisure activities tailored to what the body craves at any time. For that reason, in the centre you can find a vast number of tapas bars with a notable product quality.
Serendipia Slow Food Bar | Slow cooked food
With traditional elements from Malaga cuisine and the love of slow cooked food, Serendipia Slow Food Bar offers visitors a menu based on the best quality local products. Its star dishes include red tuna tataki, rock & roll Iberian presa cut pork, vegetable and grated Payoyo cheese brioche or pil pil prawn croquettes.
All of these dishes, with exquisite presentation and explosive flavours are paired at Serendipia with an extensive wine and beer menu. Together with the friendly service and the exquisite presentation of each dish, this restaurant ranks in the top 3 of the best restaurants in Torremolinos on TripAdvisor.
Estragón | Travel the world dish by dish
Visiting Estragón is embarking on a trip around the world with each mouthful. Its cuisine is centred on flavours of international cuisine, taking traditional ingredients from the area, creating dishes that fuse together perfectly, such as guacamole with shrimp chips, bao bun with boneless ribs or Japanese wings.
Caléndula | Michelin star dishes at reasonable prices
Caléndula is possibly one of the bars with the best tapas in Torremolinos, keeping up with the stoves of some of Malaga’s Michelin star restaurants. This restaurant offers flavoursome dishes of creative cuisine where you can try the best local products in daring creations such as orange salmorejo soup, truffled tuna on toast (tosta de atún tartufata), cheese ferrero or Japanese scallops.
Tapas in Torremolinos at affordable prices
For those wanting to enjoy the gastronomy of Torremolinos without hurting your pocket, there is an extensive offer of restaurants with exquisite menus at affordable prices.
4 Cuartos | Top tapas suitable for coeliacs
Travellers with an intolerance to gluten are in luck with 4 Cuartos, a restaurant offering an extensive menu with options tailored to their culinary needs and full of flavour and variety. Its most popular dishes include Spanish potato salad (enaladilla rusa), piquillo peppers stuffed with longfinned tuna and alioli au gratin, or the 4 Cuartos bite (bocadito), with sirloin steak, goat’s cheese, caramelised onion and mushroom sauce. In addition, this restaurant stands out for its affordable prices, which makes it an option to repeat time and time again, in addition to its modern and welcoming atmosphere.
Casero | Traditional dishes of Arabic heritage
Specialising in Mediterranean cuisine, Casero combines different types of cuisine from Mediterranean cultures to offer a diverse menu with exotic touches. Highlights of its menu include mango and beetroot hummus, Spanish board with Iberian meat, cheeses and olives or tagine with couscous. This restaurant offers its customers a relaxed atmosphere with a cosy terrace away from the hustle and bustle of the more central streets.
Ibiza Style Bar | Creativity and art in every dish
If you are looking for a surprising place, Ibiza Style Bar is the tapas bar for you in Torremolinos. This restaurant in Torremolinos offers fun presentations of each dish, from a selection of tapas crowned with a Mijas burrito taxif and a flamenco dancer to dishes that arrive at the table flaming. A real treat for the senses, combined with delicious gourmet dishes.
Zabor Fetén | snacks with attention to detail
Zabor Fetén offers its customers a pure Andalusian essence with an attentive service and exquisite tapas of which the traditional patatas bravas potatoes, Spanish potato salad (ensaladilla rusa) or innovative black pudding brownie are must-tries. All of this is accompanied by the famous Fetén style Sangria. To round off the evening, this bar offers a small cocktail menu to sweeten the end of the meal accompanied by a chat with friends.
Tapas on Torremolinos coast
And for those looking for the best tapas in Torremolinos with sea views? Although there are a wide variety of restaurants by the sea and you will be able to find a plethora of options to enjoy the freshest fish or the best paellas in Torremolinos, there are also options for tapas lovers.
El Gato Lounge | Fusion cuisine by the sea
Enjoying an evening meal by the sea while the moon shines over the water is possible at El Gato Lounge, a fun and colourful bar with affordable prices. El Gato offers a box of tapas for €23.90 per person with 12 tapas that vary frequently, ideal for trying some of the best items on its menu. Creative presentations that won’t disappoint visitors with all of their flavour.
Other tapas bars in Torremolinos
Further away from the tourist area of this town, you can also find some quieter tapas bars that will amaze those who choose to go further out of the centre to give their dishes a chance.
Secretos Ibéricos | Pintxos ‘Made in Andalucía’
Near to the area of La Carihuela, the Secretos Ibéricos restaurant offers its customers a wide selection of tapas inspired by the Basque Country’s ‘pintxos’, which are usually small snacks on a piece of bread, with typical products from Andalusian gastronomy. Its menu alternates cold tapas, like Iberian meats, fried pork from Cadiz (chicharrones) or Spanish omelette with potato (tortilla de patata), with other hot tapas including pil-pil prawns or rice black pudding with piquillo peppers (morcilla de arroz con piquillos). A wide variety to choose from.
Tres 14 Tapas & Cafe | Variety and renovation
In the area of La Colina, Tres 14 Tapas is one of the tapas bars in Torremolinos which enables diners to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy an appetising meal on its pleasant terrace. Its star dishes include shredded beef tacos, croquettes or samorejo cold soup with chicken in escabeche. To finish, customers won’t be able to resist trying its homemade cheesecake, possibly one of the best in the town. A restaurant worth travelling to.
Map of the tapas route in Torremolinos
Without a shadow of a doubt, Torremolinos offers a wide variety of tapas bars with a fantastic value for money, away from the typically tourist bars of the more central streets to discover a culinary offer that will pleasantly surprise visitors. This map shows the location of the best tapas bars in Torremolinos.