Where to eat the best paella in Malaga

Visiting Malaga and want to know where to eat a good paella on the Costa del Sol? We show you the best paella restaurants in Malaga.

Where to eat a good paella in Malaga

Paella restaurants all over Malaga

Top 6 Paella restaurants

It is very curious because the restaurant María de Málaga is a very traditional restaurant. With a lot of history and run almost entirely by the family.

What stands out are the good rice dishes and paellas that you can taste among the suckling lamb, the baby squid in its ink, the vegetables with prawns or the cocochas.

A paella that we loved is the arroz a banda, good paella in Malaga, no doubt.

A good wine list was a must. Nice and cosy atmosphere. 

💵 Average 35€.
📞 952 60 11 95
📍 Avenida Pintor Joaquin Sorolla, 45

Picturesque restaurant in Gaona street, with a musical atmosphere and modern and relaxed decoration. The staff’s service is unbeatable.

The paellas are a pleasure apart, chicken, octopus, vegetables, etc… with an unbeatable flavour.
But I would like to highlight the oxtail croquettes.

The homemade desserts are very tasty, among them we chose: the cheesecake and the cream mille-feuille.

A cuisine led by the Manchego chef Juan, quality, know-how, friendliness and mastery.

💵 An average of 27€ per person. 
📞 653 33 37 49
📍 calle gaona 8 Málaga Centro Historico

The restaurant Los Mellizos, a classic Mediterranean restaurant, has an excellent location, situated in the centre of Malaga. The restaurant has a well set up and clean looking dining room.

If you like to eat this is your place, the quantity is quite generous in all the dishes.

The rice dishes include the mixed paella and the lobster paella, very tasty and well cooked. Typical place to eat tapas like boquerones, chanquetitos, calamari, very tasty croquettes or aubergines with honey cane.

The value for money is very good and ideal for families with children.

Always full, you have to book in advance.

💵 Average 25€.
📞 952 22 03 15
📍 Calle Sancha de Lara 7

Vincen playa is a beach bar in Malaga, where the best thing you will eat are the sardine skewers, spectacular.

You can sit on the outside terrace or inside.

Their portions are generous and with very fresh product, we highlight their puntillitas de Fuengirola.

The paellas are not very varied, but that’s not a problem. We really liked the black rice and the seafood paella.

Very tasty desserts.

💵 An average of 25€ per person. 
📞 952 11 09 01
📍 Paseo Maritimo de Poniente 13 La Termica

This is a cosy and peaceful restaurant in the centre of Malaga, in the main pedestrian street.

Reservations can be made via WhatsApp.

It is a typical tapas and raciones restaurant where two dishes stand out above all: the paella and the entraña.

There is the possibility of choosing the size of many dishes: small, medium or large.

There is an option and variety for coeliacs. The gluten issue is well dealt with.

💵 Average 25€.
📞 687 66 87 36
📍 Calle Echegaray No 3 Local 2

The place is simple, but very nice; it will transport you to Valencia with its rice dishes, the staff, very friendly; and the prices, very correct.

As for the rice dishes, we recommend the rice with duck, mushrooms and foie gras. You must try the original Valencian paella, which is delicious.
If you want baked rice, also typical of VLC, they make it to order.

If you like rice dishes, we loved the monkfish rice dish.

Very good impression Arrozeando restaurant in Malaga, Costa del Sol.

💵 Approx 35€ per pax
📞 951 53 08 74
📍 Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, 84 Local 9

The best paella in Malaga


Meat Paella

paella de marisco restaurante arrozeando

Let’s get wet if you want, because there is nothing worse than eating a bad paella when you are on holiday in Malaga.
Take note of this Malaga restaurant with a Valencian soul on the Costa del Sol. 

We chose it for its Valencian style, its chef and its value for money. If you’ve ever eaten in the Spanish Levante you’ll recognise its flavours.

Food: They have every kind of paella you can imagine (don’t look for the typical paella, “no la trabajan”.) that you would find in Valencia. We recommend two, the meat paella and the arroz caldoso de carabineros.
They mix Levantine cuisine with local produce, for example: Malaga salami tartar.

Service: Pleasant service and a very pleasant atmosphere.

Local: Charming place. 
Photo taken from their instagram.

Foto extraída de su instagram.

Eating paella in Malaga

If you travel to Malaga you will surely feel like eating something typical of Malaga’s gastronomy. You will have heard of sardine skewers, which you can eat looking out to sea, accompanied by a good paella. Paellas and rice dishes are not a dish created in Malaga, but they are a delicacy to enjoy with a glass of white wine when you are visiting the city on the Costa del Sol.

Malaga’s traditional food revolves around the Mediterranean Sea, from which its raw materials come, such as sardines, cuttlefish, rock octopus and countless other fish.  And one of the main dishes of the area’s cuisine, as in the rest of the Spanish east coast, is rice and paellas.

Paella restaurant in Malaga

A coastal city has many advantages when it comes to gastronomy.

It is difficult not to find good fish and seafood along the coast of Malaga. The location, next to the Mediterranean Sea and almost always at the fish market, is a guarantee of good fish at a good price. That is why the local restaurants can offer a good product at a good price. In this case we highlight the seafood paella or the sardine skewers.

Malaga is well known for its paella and rice restaurants, although as we have mentioned, there is a wide range on offer. But what we want to show you here is where to eat a good paella in Malaga, and that’s why, after our top 6, we show you other options.

Malaga has several Michelin-starred restaurants where you can also enjoy top quality rice dishes. 

Paella at home

Discover the paella restaurants at home or to take away. Very convenient.


Along the promenade you can find several seafood rice restaurants.


Have you tried paellas in one of the beach bars that you can find all over the beaches of Malaga?


Cheap doesn't mean it's bad. We bring you the cheap paellas in Malaga. The best value for money.