Typical Granada tavern. The tapas here, while not as abundant as they are in Granada, are of good quality. The portions are great as well as varied, and they're also priced very well. Best draft beer, both with and without alcohol.
100 meters away from the port of Caleta de Velez, on the beach, is where you'll find the Tropy Beach Snack Bar. In that area it's one of the few bars you'll find. As you can see in the photos, it's surrounded by plants and flowers, which makes it a very pleasant place to stop by. The snack bar's specialty, besides the "pescaditos" (fish) that are fried and fresh from the coast, are espetos, which are golden sardines, sea bass and squid, strung on reeds and wood grilled, seasoned only with sea water, as is the traditional way of the coast.
On the seafront street "Mezquitilla" in the area of Velez-Malaga, is where you'll find this restaurant that specializes in international cuisine, as well as its own recipes that are made with local ingredients that are very high quality. The restaurant has a beautiful terrace for summer nights, and is located on the Paseo Marítimo. The prices are reasonable, if you're around this area, I recommend you stop by for a visit.
The José Luis Café & Churreria is near the Plaza de San Francisco, and it's a good place for a little visit after a stopover at the Palace of the Marquis of Velez-Malaga Benamiel. It's a small place, there are only a few tables and bar stools. The churros are made when you order them, and you can get them with coffee, juices and hot chocolate.
If you want to taste Andalusian home cooking, the El Canillero Restaurant in Velez Malaga is a good choice. Not long ago it opened its doors, but it's getting to be pretty well-known in the area for not only having an extensive menu with pretty economical prices, but also because it has another unique attraction. Its flamenco nights! Some days of the week they offer live performances by singers and guitarists, so having a reservation is definitely a good idea.
The Toto Café & Bar is in the Carmelites Plaza, right next to Velez-Malaga's City Hall that has a glass door that leads directly to City Hall's Courtyard, so it's very common to find politicians gathering in the area, talking about the "human and the divine." The atmosphere here is quite noisy in the mornings because it's always full of officials and neighbors who make a stopover for breakfast. At noon, the atmosphere is more relaxed, and even you can take advantage of cleaning your shoes because there's a place for that ancient craft that has almost disappeared. The specialty of the house is the avocado salad with ham and roasted peppers with cod. And a mug of beer with a lid costs 1.50 Euros.
The Chino Hong Kong Restaurant is right in the center of Torre del Mar, on Paseo de Larios, which is an area that's full of restaurants, cafes and shops and is close to the beach. This restaurant has extensive experience in Torre del Mar, in fact it's been there for over two decades, and is one of the restaurants we always see customers eating at. The dining area is spacious and there are tables on the terrace, too. The restaurant offers a daily set menu for just over 5 euros that's a pretty good amount of food, not to mention includes one of their best dishes, the Beijing-style roast duck. It's worth a try. Its website is updated: restaurantehongkong.es
On Intantes Street in Torre del Mar is where you'll find Cafetería El Edén, which also has a restaurant and rotisserie meats available. It's one of the leading establishments in the town. The cafe has a lounge bar and a spacious and pleasant interior, and a refurbished terrace area outside. The cafe is right across from the square where the Torre del Mar Market is every Thursday, and it's a very popular place that day- especially since so many people come to the town specifically to make their purchases that day. The cafe's prices are popular and the service is fast and friendly. It's a great cafe where you can take a break and have a coffee or a beer while looking through the stalls at the market.
Located in one of the best places in Torre del Mar, on the seafront, between Sea Street and Paseo de Larios, this restaurant opened at the beginning of 2012. It has a small inner room with several tables, a large bar and, above all, a wonderful outdoor terrace on Paseo Marítimo, protected with awnings for windy days. The cuisine is typically Greek with Moussaka, Greek creams, Hummus, Taramasalata, Tzatsiki, etc. There are snacks or hot or cold Mezes starters. The prices are competitive. For example, the Moussaka, which is like an eggplant lasagna, costs 9 euros.
Café Bar Pino is on the tiny Vine Street, which is located between Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez and River Street, across from the Municipal Market of Torre del Mar building. It's an establishment that has been open for many years and is usually pretty crowded due to their prices and their breakfast and tapas. The tables fill up the outdoor patio during peak times when people want to have breakfast or a snack. A drink with a lid costs $ 1.20 and you can choose between a good assortment of tapas from the kitchen or the bar, a pepper salad, pipirrana, potato salad, etc. It's the perfect setting for tapas.
Situated in Mezquitilla on Avenida Andalucía, 52, formerly Highway 340, near Caleta de Velez and Torre del Mar, is where you'll find A Lo del Vargas, which is a bar-restaurant with a large outdoor terrace that offers everything from pizza to burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, tapas and it's very well taken care of and the portions are a good size, too, as you can see from the photographs. Their prices are good and they have fast, friendly service in a family atmosphere.
A few years ago they opened this place called Alaska Y, which is a bar that specializes in tapas. Among the tapas in its extensive range are the fried eggplant with honey, potato salad, kebabs, cakes, spaghetti with prawns, etc. Many of their tapas are served only as half portions in other places, but here you can enjoy them with a couple of beers and four or five tapas because they're the perfect size to try a few of them. The property has a good outdoor terrace with some gardens surrounding it.
On Avenida Tore Tore, in Torre del Mar, the restaurant bar "20 Tapas" is a new establishment, as its name suggests, and it specializes in tapas, but they also offer meals and a daily menu that has a first and second course, drink and dessert for 7 euros. It's an economical place to eat or just go out for tapas for people visiting the town. The restaurant has a small terrace outside and it's just a few hundred yards away from the beach. Among its specialties are kebabs, homemade chicken nuggets, etc.
Buenavista Ice Cream is one of the busiest ice cream shops in Torre del Mar, and it's also one of the oldest. Its location on the corner of the Sea Street Promenade is undoubtedly one of the main foot traffic points in the town, and they have a variety of ice cream to choose from, such as ice cream sundaes in a multitude of flavors, even some you've combined. In addition to the large living room on the inside, there's a huge covered terrace with awnings on the outside, right on Paseo Marítimo. Their prices are pretty standard for the area. As a reference a container of medium sized ice cream costs around 2.70 euros.