Whether in the heart of Malaga, its beaches or any of its villages, there are many places where you can eat the best fried anchovies and the best “pescaíto frito” (fried fish).
Is there anything more typical of Malaga than an anchovy?
This city even has its own type of anchovy, the “victorianos”, small anchovies usually served fried.
Victorianos anchovies are about 5 to 7 centimeters long and are named after being caught during the feast of the Virgin of Victory. They have a high proportion of fat and quality due to the extraordinary plankton in the Alboran Sea.
It is a tradition to fry them in abundant olive oil, in the form of bunches or fans of five, joined by the tail and accompanied by a roasted pepper salad.
Do you know why Malagueños are called “boquerones”?
This nickname of “Boquerón” comes from the fact that this little fish is typical of the city.
A MALAGUEÑO IS A “BOQUERÓN”
You cannot leave Malaga without trying the best fried anchovies in the world, as there is no better place to fry anchovies than in Malaga.
Where to eat the best fried anchovies in Malaga?
Here’s a list of 10 restaurants where you can eat the best fried anchovies in Malaga:
1. Los Mellizos Restaurant.
Located in the center of Malaga, a restaurant with a dining area and a tapas area, where we highlight the rice dishes and fried fish. We can taste vinegar marinated anchovies, traditional fried anchovies, and delicious lemon marinated anchovies.
2. El Tintero Restaurant.
Located in the famous neighborhood of Malaga known as El Chanquete, near the Puerto del Candado. A special place where we can taste some delicious fried anchovies and excellent fried or grilled “pescaíto” fish, seafood and other typical dishes of Malaga’s gastronomy.
Its great peculiarity and something that makes it a special place is that the fish is auctioned off, the waiters proclaim the plates they carry and the customer raises his hand to claim it.
3. La Campana.
Located in the center of Malaga near the Picasso Museum. A small bar with good typical cuisine of Malaga where we can eat delicious fried anchovies, as well as seafood and fried “pescaíto”.
4. Chiringuito Ginés y María (Torremolinos).
With more than 40 years of history, this chiringuito, located on Los Álamos Beach in Torremolinos, offers typical dishes of Malaga’s gastronomy, good fish, skewers, seafood and delicious paellas among its best dishes, where we can eat the best fried anchovies in Malaga in a privileged place like the beach and with the best sea views.
5. Catedral del Pescaíto.
In the center of Malaga, one of the best places to eat seafood and fried fish, and of course, traditional fried anchovies.
6. Chiringuito Las Brisas (Benalmádena).
Located on the famous Santa Ana Beach in Benalmádena, near the Bil-Bil Castle, we find this restaurant, where we can eat delicious fried anchovies, as well as fried fish, skewers, grilled meats, and much more.
7. Chiringuito Los cuñao (Pedregalejo).
Located on the promenade of Pedregalejo, one of the most popular beach bars in the area. Their menu offers a great variety of fish and seafood as well as other Mediterranean delicacies. Among them, of course, are the fried and lemon marinated boquerones.
8. Freiduría-Pulpería El Choco (Fuengirola).
Located in Los Boliches, Fuengirola. Besides trying the delicious fried boquerones, their menu includes all kinds of fried fish, seafood, octopus, and many other typical dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine.
9. Casa Kiko (Rincón de la Victoria)
Located in Rincón de la Victoria, their menu includes not only the famous fried boquerones, but also all kinds of fried fish, seafood, octopus, and many other typical dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine.
10. Bar Restaurante El Caleño (Pedregalejo)
Located next to the beach in the famous neighborhood of Pedregalejo, this beach bar offers the famous fried boquerones as well as all kinds of fried fish, seafood, sardine skewers, paellas, and many other dishes.
We can assure you that in these restaurants, you can not only order boquerones, but also a great variety of fried fish, which is very typical in Málaga, as well as many other delicious dishes.
So, if you want to try the famous fried boquerones like they make them in Málaga, don’t miss the chance to dine at one of these restaurants.