With quality of local products being its hallmark, Málaga offers numerous options for vegetarians. Restaurants where the stars are the products of the Malaga garden from the Guadalhorce Valley, the Vega de Antequera and even the region of La Axarquía, specializing in tropical fruits.
Tradition has a lot to say in dishes that innovation has also reached. We review some of our favorite places to enjoy vegetarian food!

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Cañadú · Plaza de la Merced, 21

Nearly reaching its twentieth anniversary, Cañadú is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Malaga. Located in the heart of the Plaza de la Merced and a step away from the Casa Natal de Picasso, its proposal is as simple as it is interesting.

It has a handful of dishes based on quality products, without great artifices but with exquisite flavors. Plus there is a complete menu of the day that varies every day (from Monday to Friday). Vegetarian cous cous, vegetarian tripe, apple croquettes and pine nuts, tofu burgers, gazpacho, ajoblanco, fideuá de verdurás, as well as a bunch of delicious desserts are the essence of this place.

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Vegetarian Burguer at Cañadú © Nacho Sánchez

Vegetariano de Alcazabilla · Pozo del Rey, 5

The Vegetarian of Alcazabilla is one of the best places for those who have never been to a restaurant with these characteristics. The mix of gastronomic influences, which come from the north of Europe or Italy, but also from Argentina or Morocco, is the foundation in a kitchen where dishes are characterized by their exquisite flavors.

Starters, numerous salads and spoon dishes are part of a complete menu. Open since the late 90’s, its beautiful and quiet terrace and its location a few steps away from the Teatro Romano, La Alcazaba and the Albéniz Cinema have made it an indispensable corner for foodies from Malaga.

El Calafate · Andrés Pérez, 4

Synonymous with quality and good service, El Calafate was one of the pioneer businesses to land on Calle Andrés Pérez, one of the hidden gems of downtown Málaga. This narrow street is today one of the most interesting ones in the city for the variety of proposals, which include this establishment where the daily menus are a great choice.

Pasta with vegetables, salads, vegetable cous cous and malagueños dishes like ajoblanco are some of their dishes, although the taboulé of beans, porra antequerana or lentils in the andalusí style with raisins and nuts stand out for their flavor.

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El Calafate © Nacho Sánchez

Taperia Astrid · Calderón de la Barca, 6

With a quiet terrace on pedestrian streets and a dining room that periodically changes its decoration thanks to different art exhibitions, the Tapería Astrid is one of those perfect places to sit and enjoy the life of Malaga. Even more so when you try some of their dishes, all prepared with a love that is transmitted to each bite.

They do not have fryers, so the cooking methods are always healthy, like the organic products they use and that change throughout the year to adapt to their season. For those with big appetites, the Astrid team offers a great brunch for weekends.

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Taperia Astrid © Nacho Sánchez

Raw attitude · Tomás Heredia 19

With just over a year of life in the middle of Malaga’s Soho, Healthy Deli-Raw Attitude is another more than reliable option to enjoy vegetarian cuisine. It is one of those places where you can go at any time, whether to enjoy their super breakfasts, tapas, savor salads, hamburgers and pizzas or get carried away by their natural sweets, vegan ice creams and organic juices.

There is the option to take everything on your terrace, but you can also order to go. Also, they have healthy programs to improve your diet based on their slogan that says eat healthy, leave the diet.

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Raw Attitude © Raw Attitude Facebook

 Vegetarian tapas

They are not specifically vegetarian, but the center of Malaga has many other restaurants where there are excellent tapas that adapt perfectly to this type of cuisine. One of them is based on the different types of tomatoes produced in the Guadalhorce Valley: the tomato salad prepared by chef Daniel Carnero in La Cosmopolita, which presents varieties such as the bull egg, Crimean, heart of ox, goat’s teat, Venus nipple or black tomato.

Nearby, in El Pimpi you can try some delicious fried aubergines with honey from Frigiliana, a dish similar to the one you can taste in El Chinitas. While in the traditional Mesón Mariano, the star is the artichoke, prepared in many ways: candied, fried, grilled, in salad … A more modern restaurant is El Mortal, with menus that change daily and that can include dishes such as chard ravioli and fresh spinach with peanut praline, roasted carrots, orange and sage cream or a lentil salad.

Nor should we forget the tasty ajoblanco, a cold soup made with garlic and almonds, from El Refectorium Catedral.

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Tomatoes Salad, La Cosmopolita © Nacho Sánchez

And while you are in Malaga , don’t forget to join us on a Food tour that will introduce you to some of these delicious local specialties as you learn about Malaga’s culture and history.

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