Ah, El Pimpi. You cannot get more Málaga than this unmistakable institution; a must-do for anyone in the city.
This restaurant and bodega has a varied but carefully-considered selection of the best of Málaga’s dishes, and its terrace with a view on the Alcazaba is definitely a plus. In a rush? The place is almost always packed, so it can be hard to get a table, unless you go at ‘guiri’ time (at around 6 or 7pm).
Don’t just watch out for a table; make sure to also have a closer look at the wall decorations. A lot of the barrels and pictures are signed by famous Malagueños, such as Antonio Banderas and Picasso’s daughter.
Be sure to try a sweet Málaga wine while you’re there. The El Pimpi waiters are more than willing to explain the subtleties between the different varieties.
Fun fact: señor Banderas owns the rooftop apartment of the newly constructed building in the square of El Pimpi, so you might just catch a glimpse of him on his terrace (unlikely, though!).
Calle Granada, 62, 29015 Málaga
Mon – Wed: 10:00 – 02:00
Thu – Sat: 10:00 – 03:00
Sun: 10:00 – 02:00