MEET THE FOOD SHERPAS TEAM

“As in a high mountain expedition, the most important value provided by a Sherpa is the knowledge of the lay of the land and its reliability.”

Our Sherpas guide our guests to those small culinary paradises difficult to get to, revealing the best routes and the most appreciated secrets by locals.

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Spain Food Sherpas was born in Malaga in 2013 at the hands of a small team of local food lovers that wanted to reveal and share the hidden culinary and cultural treasures in the off-the-beaten-path areas of Malaga, Granada and Seville. Since then, we have welcomed more than 20000 happy guests on our tours and cooking classes.

Passionate about gastronomy, traveling and discovering new places, we sought for this type of tourism every time we were on the road. Finally we founded Spain Food Sherpas to offer our guests a new way of getting to know our city- just how we would like to live it ourselves.

Stunning local produce and specialized small scale (family) businesses are our pillars, as are traditional recipes and modern fusions- a real reflection of our heritage and community.

Slow food and tourism is something we support with all our heart, because it’s the best way to really (and literally) savor everything a destination has to offer.
Our experiences are in small groups, guided by enthusiastic food sherpas who believe that the local gastronomy is an important part of the city’s history and its lifestyle.

 

MALAGA

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Felipe

Malaga Food Sherpa

Favorite drink:  Hard to choose just one! An ice cold Victory beer in the summer and a glass of Ribera del Duero red wine (Pago de los Capellanes) for dinner is a good choice.

Malaga spot:  Los Baños del Carmen.

Tapa:  Fried fish from Malaga.

Born in Malaga, throughout my life I have lived in many different localities of the province like Estepona, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Alhaurín el Grande, where I currently live in a small finca in the countryside. I love to travel and explore different places all around the world. However, the more I get to know, the more I can appreciate the quality of life we ​​have in Spain in general and in particular in Malaga. Our culture, our way of sharing a laughter and special moments over a good meal, tapas and enjoying our fortunate weather is a privilege that I love to share with all the people who want to know a little more about our way of life. I love nature and animals- a walk in the forest or along a beautiful beach is part of my wealth, as well as reading, cinema, music and sports. I love history too. Knowing our past helps us to understand our present and to improve our future without losing our essence and cultural wealth.

 

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Javi

Malaga Food Sherpa

Favorite drink:  A home-made vermouth from La Recova and during the summer a cold glass of gazpacho.

Malaga spot:  El “Balneario de Los Baños del Carmen”, an old spa in the neighborhood of Pedregalejo.

Tapa/favorite restaurant:  “Sopa Viña AB”, a fish and seafood soup cooked with mayonnaise and a dry white wine at Juanito-Juan restaurant, in El Palo.

Born in Malaga, throughout my life I have lived in many different localities of the province like Estepona, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Alhaurín el Grande, where I currently live in a small finca in the countryside. I love to travel and explore different places all around the world. However, the more I get to know, the more I can appreciate the quality of life we ​​have in Spain in general and in particular in Malaga. Our culture, our way of sharing a laughter and special moments over a good meal, tapas and enjoying our fortunate weather is a privilege that I love to share with all the people who want to know a little more about our way of life. I love nature and animals- a walk in the forest or along a beautiful beach is part of my wealth, as well as reading, cinema, music and sports. I love history too. Knowing our past helps us to understand our present and to improve our future without losing our essence and cultural wealth.

 

Mayte

Malaga Food Sherpa

Favorite drink: Botani, dry Muscat white wine or a large glass of gazpacho in summer!

Malaga spot:  The rooftop terrace of the Dulce Dreams Boutique Hostel.

Tapa:Caldillo de pintarroja”- a steaming, spicy fish and almond soup at La Campana

I was born and raised in Malaga. Travelling was my favorite thing for a while and discovering food wherever I went, was my second favorite thing. After visiting quite a few places around the world I realized that, if maybe not the best place to live in the world (as many of my local friends would say), Malaga certainly deserves to be on the list. I rediscovered and got hooked on local gastronomy, food, culture and tradition, and cooking became one of my passions. I live in the countryside, a hidden corner of Malaga that I love sharing with others.

 

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Pablo

Managing Director

Favorite drink:  A glass of Red Wine D+ from Descalzos Viejos (Ronda)

Malaga spot:The 1st peak of the San Antón Mountain. As a reward you’ll get a breathtaking view of Malaga.

Tapa:Espeto de Manolitas” (sardines you get in July and August) in any chiringuito beach bar of Pedregalejo!

I grew up in the fishermen’s quarter of Pedregalejo, in Malaga, and so I have a special weakness for fresh seafood.
Being an environmental engineer, I worked many years in the fight against forest fires and on different forest management projects.
Then I moved to Cologne (Germany) and founded a company to sell Andalusian products, culinary delicacies. Until this moment I wasn’t completely aware of how rich and unique our gastronomy is.
So I didn’t hesitate when I got the chance to come back to my city and be part of this initiative.
In my spare time I love to play flamenco guitar, watch movies or enjoy a dinner in good company.