malaga tapas

Old Mar 15th, 2011, 10:23 AM
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malaga tapas

I have been researching tapas bars in Malaga (I am there end of this month) and the following are the most mentioned:
1 Rincon Chinitas;
2 Casa del Guardia;
3 Quitapenas;
4 Bar La Gueno;
5 El Trillo Taberna.

Any views?
I am hoping I hold my nerve, i can feel rather conspicuous in the more authentic tapas bars - and this is down to my laziness at not learning to speak Spanish. Are there any authentic but touirist friendly tapas bars in this list; or is this a complete contradiction?
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Steve

The best one I have ever been to, and that includes 5 trips to Seville, is down your road in Manchester.

El Rincon is close to Granada Studios.

I have been twice to Malaga and had very good food. Can't place any of the restaurants above but in my experience of Tapas Bars in Spain....the tourist ones can be hard work but generally the local type bars are very, very friendly and will help you out.
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Yes humptynumpty, one of my favourites, but I feel even more out of place there when I go in March with only socks and sandals on (maybe I should wear a tshirt and shorts as well). Apparently, (I haven't been there yet) the best tapas bar in these parts is at Ripponden; and there is a good one in Rochdale Town Centre - pity about the location!
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 12:02 PM
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There is no need to be embarrassed. Either point, speak in English, or go hungry.
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 12:24 PM
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I have friends who used to live in Ripponden, nice place. May look the bar up if we are passing.

I had the ultimate let down on Saturday night. Went to an Italian in the city centre, was choosen by one of our group of ten. My Springer would have turned its nose up. I just don't see the point of Italian restaurants anymore, in most of them the food is so basic.

Still had the added bonus of being able to down free champagne at the Midland. We went in the back door and straight into a charity do with Corrie people and a number of footballers. Bumped into a friend whilst sneeking through the do and ended up drinking with them in jeans/t shirt whilst everyone else had black tie. Couldn't understand why Lancashire Life would photograph us.
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Calle Granada and nearby is a great tapas area. Recs:
El Pimpi at Calle Granada 62. Atmospheric taberna. Have the sweet wine (vino dulce).
La Campana at Calle Granada 35. Seafood tapas.
La Moraga at Calle Fresca 12. Creative tapas.
… and order a coffee at your taste in Café Central, Plaza de la Constitución 11.
http://www.cafecentralmalaga.com/
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The straightforward and simple advice, wherever you go, has been
provided by Aduchamp1.
(Presumably I would be pushing it if i suggest learning 'Un tapa, por favor' and pointing.)
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una tapa/ f / (also means :lid)
I imagine, it is usually used in plural when ordering food.
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 11:48 PM
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Sounds like I should head for the Calle Granada area.
Oh, and closer to home a review on the tapas bar over the border in Yorkshire:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...rink.shopping1
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I think you'll find all these bars both authentic and tourist friendly.

I can also strongly recommend La Campana in Calle Granada. Very popular with both locals and tourists. http://11870.com/pro/la-campana-malaga

You should also try out fairly new El Tapeo de Cervantes (2009). Both traditional and innovative tapas. Gets raving reviews. The owners are from Argentina and speak english. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaur...Andalusia.html

For traditional Málaga atmosphere, go down in the basement at El Cortijo de Pepe at Plaza la Merced 2.

Bar Lo Güeno is nice, a huge display of tapas at the bar and very welcoming.

Fantastic jamón ibérico de bellota, the best ham in the world, at Trillo.

Antigua Casa de Guardia from 1840 is mostly for a great selection of the sweet Málaga wines on barrel. A must!
http://www.antiguacasadeguardia.net/home.html

Málaga is a fabulous city, have a great time!
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Casa de Guardia is the oldest tavern in Malaga, you order your favourite Malaga wine, from the cask. Generally packed, any time of day is good for a Malaga wine, believe me. No seats, no tapas. Only a small side counter to order shrimps,or musssels (traditionally, is a different business unrelated to the tavern) but most people just drink. John Wayne was a regular. Chinitas is more a retaurant than a tapas bar. La Campana is the traditional tavern of more recent times, there were many with this name, being run by a particular Bodega. Drinks and tapas, only stools, always crowded as it is small. A nice ad inside: "Customers wanted, no experience needed".
Quitapenas: same as Campana. On calle Caldereria (from calle Granada to Plaza Uncibay) there are several nice places, the most popular is Pepe y Pepa. I've been today at the next one (cannot recall the name) and it was a nice surprise, with excellent and abundant tapas. The Matahambre I did not like. Another of my regular places is Las garrafas, round the corner. In calle Granada again (it is a long winding street) you find several places, but the outstanding one is El Pimpi, a bit pricey. Also excellent but more creative is el Tapeo de Cervantes.
More places everywhere, but these are my usual places, for tapas.
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Old Mar 16th, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Thanks everyone, Im leaning towards el Tapeo de Cervantes and La Campana and guessing they are pretty easy to find, and that I will get by with my fluent Lancashire accent.
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We liked Lo Güeno; good selection; reasonable price; nice patio. http://www.logueno.es/logueno/Wellcome.html Location: off pedestrian shopping street Calle Molina Lario
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Both Campana and Tapeo de Cervantes are easy to find. Busy Calle Granada leaves from central Plaza de la Constitución, and El Tapeo de Cervantes are right in front of the Cervantes theater. The two places are 250 meters apart and very different, eaxh excellent in its own way.
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Thanks everyone, Im getting quite excited now, the weather forecast for next week has now picked up and looks sunny and warm reaching 20c on the day we arrive.
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Top quality flamenco guitar concert with Santiago Lara and Javier Conde on Wednesday if you are interested. In Teatro Cánovas, not far from the Cervantes theater. At 21h, 14€. A part of the prestigious Flamenco viene del Sur (Flamenco comes from the South) program.

And on Saturday the great local flamenco singer Rocío Bazán performs at Asociación Cultural y Recreativa Cortijo La Duquesa in C/ Duquesa de Parcent, 9. Just South of the central Plaza la Marina and a couple of blocks off Alameda Principal. At 22h, this could be a very special night! http://www.rociobazan.com/inicio.html
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