Málaga and Marbella part I

This is my first of hopefully many more travel posts. Due to my broken foot a couple months ago, we sadly had to cancel our holiday to Portugal. Imagine my surprise when we were able to squeeze in this last minute get-a-way! No plans, just go with the flow! The first part of the trip we stayed at a beautiful resort in Malaga Benalmádena. The second part, we spend time with our friends in the impressive Monte Mayor in Marbella. Both places were wonderful in many ways. In this post, you’ll read about Málaga through my foodie highlights.

After picking up our rental car we were craving Spanish cuisine. Restaurant La Viborilla was a perfect choice. The restaurant was next to the beach and we had a stunning view from our table.

It turned out to be a popular spot for locals too. We were actually lucky to find a table since it was Sunday. Only then they serve their infamous ‘Smokey grilled fresh sardines’.

One word for the grilled octopus: DELICIOSO! So much flavor and really tender. I enjoyed every bite.

Grilled asparagus, simple but very tasty.

While exploring the area near our hotel, we came across Arara Bistro bar and decided to have dinner there. Fusion food on a high level. Brazilian cuisine, Peruvian, Andalusian and some Oriental nuances by Michelin star chef Diego Gallegos.

F.l.t.r.: Huncayo style potatoes, Mortar guacamole, Chicharrón sandwich Lemon pie, and Prawn amuse.

Ceviche with sweet potato and canchitas

Cow tongue curry and Japanese squid.

Every morning we started the day at Palmeral Restaurant in our hotel. The daily breakfast buffet offers a wide variety of salads, bread, omelet station, snacks, pastries, and juices.

The first day at La Viborilla, we weren’t aware that we had to order Paella in advance. As my mouth was watering when I saw the waiters walk by with the iconic pan, we decided to go back for lunch another day. It was worth the wait! On our table: Paella with meat and seafood, crunchy baby squid, spaghetti for Amari, and a gorgeous Spanish Albarino white wine.

Delicious fusion dishes at Akira, a Japanese restaurant in our hotel. F.l.t.r. Sushi and nigiri, Beef with bonito flakes, Tuna tataki, And eggplant fries.

Before heading to our next destination, we checked out downtown Málaga for some sightseeing. Castle Alcazaba and delicious homemade ice cream at helado Nonna. Look at that display, I wanted to sample all the flavors! In my cup: hazelnut, cantaloup melon, and lemon.

I hope you liked this post. In my next post, you can read about my visit to Marbella. If you have a question or a tip for me, leave me a comment, and I’ll get back to you!

X Merula



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