Insider's Malaga Tapas Tour

A crash course on the best Malaga has to offer, from delicious wines and tapas to the world’s best ham and hidden taverns loved by locals!

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Includes: 9+ tapas across 4 unique, family-run tapas bars in Malaga's historic center (enough food for a full dinner) plus lots of info about Malaga’s history, culture and cuisine!
Small Group: Max 10 Guests
Times: Start time: 7pm.
Duration: 3 Hours

What's Included

  • A taste of the best authentic tapas in Malaga at off-the-beaten-path places locals love, carefully selected from Malaga’s countless tapas bars
  • Try Malaga's signature fortified wines in a centuries-old wine tavern, a 2,000-year tradition!
  • Discover our favorite hidden family-run tapas bar where the chef features seasonal local specialties
  • Taste the world's best (and most expensive!) hand-carved Iberian ham, and meet an expert slicer
  • Learn about Malaga’s local culture and traditions while discovering the unique gastronomic traditions that make Malaga so special
  • Sip on modern-style red and white wines from Malaga, drinks included at every stop!

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Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Cured cheese and tuna
  • Selection of unique and delicious local cheeses
  • Sobrasada, a delicious spicy pork sausage
  • Spain's famous Marcona almonds in olive oil
  • Mojama, cured tuna loin
  • Tasting of 3 different types of Iberian ham
  • Homemade local artichokes with jamón
  • Freshly fried Malaga anchovies
  • Malaga-style tuna stew
  • Meatballs with homemade almond sauce
  • Traditional homemade Spanish dessert with nougat ice cream

You'll Drink

  • Sweet Malaga wines poured straight from the barrel
  • Dry white wine from Malaga
  • Red wine from Ribera del Duero
  • Wine, beer or sangria with your tapas dinner
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • Dietary restrictions
    We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease. We do not recommend this tour for vegans.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    On this tapas tour in Malaga, you’ll go beyond the tapas and get an insider’s glimpse into Malaga’s rich culture, traditions, history, food and drink! You’ll see a master ham carver slice ham before your eyes, taste Malaga’s famous fortified wine and discover a hidden tavern loved by the locals! Side-by-side with a local expert, dive into Malaga’s 4,000-year-old history, all while enjoying the best food and drink around the city.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    Start the night off by stepping back in time to taste Malaga’s signature wine in a tavern founded in 1840! As you sip, you’ll learn all about Malaga’s winemaking tradition, and your expert local guide will arm you with insider tips on doing tapas in Spain like a local! This delightful wine will be paired with a tuna and cheese skewer.

    The next stop is an abacería, a type of general store where locals traditionally used to shop for groceries. While you can still buy things at these shops today, many people come for a drink and a quick bite to eat. While here, you’ll taste two local cheeses, almonds, raisins, quince paste, cured pork sausage and cured tuna.

    Next you’ll weave through the streets to the city’s most beloved family-run deli! Here you’ll taste delicious local cheeses, as well as what many consider to be Spain’s most-prized treasure—jamón ibérico. On this Malaga tapas tour, you’ll learn about this world-famous delicacy, see the master slice it right in front of you, and, course, taste the very best of the best! (Seriously, these guys have won the ham Oscars 3 times!) All of these tastes will be paired with a classic red wine.

    To end the night, you’ll head to one of the very best traditional tapas bars in Malaga for a sit-down tapas feast! This tavern has been in the same family for more than 30 years, and it’s THE place to go for locals who love to eat well. You’ll enjoy a selection of home-cooked tapas, wine and a knock-out dessert.

    Don’t be fooled—this tour is not all about the food! As you eat your way around town, you’ll learn the story behind the many different civilizations who’ve called Malaga home—from Phoenicians and Romans to Moors and more—as well as the city’s interesting traditions and local culture!

    As always with Devour Malaga tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Malaga mini guide, packed with all of our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Malaga like a local!

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!

    Meet them here!

    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Calle Marqués de Larios, 18
    Places we'll visit Malaga's Historic Center

    Malaga's historic center, full of breathtaking sites and great family-run stores, bars and restaurants!

    Ending point Plaza de Uncibay
    Great question! A Devour Malaga food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the incredible city of Malaga. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Malaga's best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Malaga like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
    The tour lasts approximately 3 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 1.7kms/1 mile
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 10 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    Families love getting a true taste of Malaga together on this tour. The tastes are suited to kids and teens, and your guide will bring a fun worksheet full of games and puzzles for younger kids to complete during the tour. We also offer child and teen pricing. We look forward to having your family along!
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are).Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite!Also, keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.