La Moraga

Address: Pasaje de Chinitas, Calle Larios, Malaga, 29015, Spain
Telephone: +34 952 226 851

- Expensive

4.4

A modern tapas bar owned by a Michelin-starred chef in the historic heart of the city.

Malaga-born Dani Garcia is one of Spain’s most famous chefs and chose his hometown to launch his “gourmet tapas experience". He’s taken some classic tapas recipes and transformed them into, and I don’t use this phrase lightly, gastronomic masterpieces. Heston Blumenthal would be impressed. This is arguably one of the hippest spots right now.

Food and drink
4.7
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Service
4.4
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Food and drink
4.7
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Value for money
4
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Ambience
4.5
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Location
4.2
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Food and drink

The tapas listed are divided into nine sections - cold, soups, dips, fried, flamenquín (rolled, fried bites), filled speciality breads, skewers, stews and desserts. Each section has about four items to choose from. My highlights include the white anchovy lasagne and the spinach flamenquíns. And for pudding it’d be a difficult choice between the bitter lemon tart and the intense chocolate mousse. I’d recommend not having the tasting menu as it restricts the spontaneous element of eating tapas.

Ambience

If, like me, you always like to be in the thick of it, go for elbow-to-elbow dining at the long, underlit, stainless steel bar instead of the small room at the back.

Service

The service is extremely professional. You can tell the staff are foodies themselves.

Location

It's tucked away down a quiet backstreet just off Calle Larios, Malaga's famous shopping street.

Price advice

This is probably one of the most expensive places to eat tapas, but these are no ordinary tapas! Expect to pay about 60 euros for dinner for two. The tasting menu for two is 75 euros and includes seven tapas each.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • History

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