Málaga - Spain - Eating Like a Local - Desayunos, Churros y Chocolate, and Tapas

We rented an apartment on HolidayLettings.co.uk for our week long stay in Málaga
The apartment had beautiful views of the courtyard below.  Unfortunately for us, massive construction was taking place next door.  Luckily, because of the holidays, there were only a few days when heavy works woke us up at 8 am.
When you live like a local, it's important to eat like the locals.  For this reason, we tried a few places in our neighborhood.

1. Desayunos

We started out with breakfast at Cafeteria El Yate in the mall attached to the train station.  I was just tickled when I went up to order and after a stinted exchange in Spanish, the guy behind the counter proceeded to tell me in Spanish that I was pretty and that my husband was very lucky :-)  Needless to say, I was flattered and we went back there at least 2 more times to see the guy who I now refer to as 'Mi Guapo' ;-)

2. Churros y Chocolate

We wandered past Casa Aranda one evening and the queue of people was unbelievable!  We vowed to go back the next morning to try their churros y chocolate.  They must be good if people were willing to wait in line for them.
We were definitely not disappointed.  The churros were the perfect texture and you can't go wrong with a cup of hot chocolate!

3. Coffee Málaga Style

We made sure to stop into Cafe Central, an institution in Málaga.
Cafe Central invented a system of 10 'levels' of coffee where the quantities of espresso and milk vary.  Apparently, they originally came up with only 9 levels but then added the no me lo ponga (an empty glass!) for symmetry.
We sat down inside the classic establishment and admired the decor.
I really liked this stained glass ceiling that let in some light.
We opted for a semi-largo.  The waiter brought out the espresso and added the milk table-side.
We also indulged in a slice of moussey angelfood cake.  Yum!

4. Málaga Dulce

We wandered into a 'famous' bodega, Antigua Casa De Guardia, on the main street through Málaga.
The walls were lined with barrels of the finest local sweet wines.
We placed our order and a slightly surly gentleman in a labcoat tapped it out of the barrel for us and wrote our tab in chalk on the table.

5. Tapas

You can't visit Spain and not 'do' tapas.  We tried a number of places in our neighborhood including the bustling Mesón Lo Güeno.
We sat outside and were served beer in a wine glass.  Nice.
We liked this place so much, we came back twice to sample different tapas.  I especially liked these broad beans and ham.
Croquetas hit the spot.
The classic tapa, patatas bravas, finished things off.
We also tried Taberna Rinconillo around the corner from our apartment.  
We were treated like locals when we were served a small snack for free with our beer.
Our final stop for tapas was El Decano del Perchel across the street from our apartment.
We enjoyed another lovely glass of local brew and two tapas - albondigas and my favorite broad beans.

The way to our hearts is definitely through our stomachs and Málaga definitely won a place in our hearts because of it.

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