Getting around Torremolinos and Malaga is a pretty easy exercise given both their sizes. Local Taxis are relatively cheap and by example is about EUR 20 to the airport. (about EUR 25 from the airport because of the pick-up charge). Buses can connect you to both Benalmadena/Mijas and Malaga. Further the local train, runs every 20 minutes, and connects Malaga to Fuengirola. The Torremolinos station is located in the Nogalera Square (Plaza De Nogalera) in the centre of town.

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Of course, the best way to enjoy and discover Torremolinos town and its stunning beaches is by foot. Whether wandering around the Calvario (old town), with its collection of local quirky bars and restaurants or the vibrant centre of Torremolinos, you are bound to discover your own hidden gems.

Torremolinos boasts miles of golden beaches all with their own Chiringuitos (beach bars). There are several different steps down to the beach, and elevators available. The old steps, lined with small souvenir shops and bars, is situated at the end of the Calle San Miguel, and is a more leisurely walk down. The more direct steps are at the end of the Danza Invisible (by the Noglaera) and lead straight to the Bajandillo Beach. There is also a lift located here, but you have to use about 10 steps to access it. For complete step-free beach access, head to the Calle Casablanca beside the Cervantes Hotel, for direct lift access.

When on the beach, make sure to do the beach walk, (after all it is on the flat), from Los Alamos, through Bajondillo and on to Carihuela. Each of the Torremolinos beaches, has its own personality, offering quiet and easy going chiringuitos, to both gay and straight trendy beach clubs.

Meson Galego Antoxo. (Antoxos)

Situated at the top of the pedestrianized Plaza Costa Del Sol, this restaurant offers a traditional Galician menu. It is famous for both its seafood and steaks. A little more expensive than most, it is worth it for that special holiday night out.

Address: Calle Hoyo 5, Torremolinos Centro.

Phone: 952 3845 33.

Favorite dishes: Salmon Tartar. All steaks. (oh and the wine list.)

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Las Valles

Possibly one of our daytime favorites, and also great for dinner. This very unassuming bar/restaurant is a real hidden gem. Very (modern) Spanish in its style, it is comfortable and welcoming. The big surprise is the quality of the food, both from the menu or the tapas. It is also extraordinarily good value. Even just call in for a drink, and sit at the high tables and watch the world go by.

Address: Avienida Joan Miro 14. (Start of the Calvario, Old Town)

Phone: 952376546

Favourites dishes. Half a pig. Prawns. Steak on the sizzler. (you have got to try the patatas con queso y jamon, (Cheesy Chips ).

Bar La Bodega

Situated of the Calle San Miguel, this traditional Bodega specializes in seafood. It is very well priced, and the portions are more in the Tapas style and designed for sharing. Great for lunch or dinner, but gets busy at night, so best to book.

Address: Calle San Miguel 40, Torremolinos Centro.

Phone: 952387337

Favourite dishes: Mushrooms stuffed with shrimp and garlic.

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El Gato

Jeff and the team will certainly look after you, in this very popular beach side restaurant. It is possible just to have drinks only here, but that is normally away from standard meal times. Situated at the bottom of the stairs, on Bajondillo beach, this restaurant offers a truly fabulous holiday experience. Great food, cocktails and of course that all important view over the beach. A consistent top 5 on TripAdvisor, and deservedly so. Easy enough to drop in during the day, but recommend booking at night.

Address: Paseo Maritimo 1K. Torremolinos

Phone: 690005794 (Whatsapp) /951251509

Favourite dishes: Thai shrimp cakes. Cod in Brandy. Macho Burger. (Lunch, above sea, below sea salad).

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Meatina Steakhouse

This is an absolute must for meat lovers. Consistently in the top 3 restaurants in Torremolinos. Situated one row back from the beach, has a fantastic ambience and has very friendly service. You will probably be greeted by Stuart, who will ensure that your evening goes smoothly and everything is cooked just the way you like it. A very nice wine list.

Address: Calle Decano Higueras del Castillo 65. (Beside taxi rank)

Phone: 661851850.

Favourite dishes: The Ribeye steak. Chicken.

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Eden Beach Club

Situated in the heart of Bajondillo beach, this club is famous for its fiestas, and summer day time DJs. Always busy with a great beach vibe. This Chiringuito, is Gay run and listed as a Gay venue, but absolutely operates an “all welcome” policy. It certainly is Avant Garde.

Address: Paseo Maritmo 1K,

Phone: 952384688

Favourite dishes: Stir fry.

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El Horno

Situated right on the beach in Carihuela, this is another cocktail heaven. More of a bar that does food than a restaurant (our opinion), this is another holiday “must do”. Beautiful views out to sea, while you arte looked after the hip and trendy team. Also listed as a beach club, you can go here for the day, and be served to your sunbed. Opens late into the following morning.

Address: Playa de la Carihuela, 46.

Phone: 951909127

Favourite dishes: Club sandwich. (Passion fruit daiquiris are fantastic).

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La Calendula

We may be slightly biased, but we think this place brings Tapas to a different level. Situated in the Pueblo Blanco it is very popular with the “chic” locals, Calendula offers a new take on traditional Spanish food, and introduces flavours and tastes not normally associated with tapas. Once again, very well priced, but popular so strongly recommend booking.

Address: Calle Skal 6, Pueblo Blanco.

Phone: 951104642

Favourite dishes: Tuna Tartar, Warm goats cheese salad with mango, couscous lamb.

Caseros

This restaurant is also situated in the Pueblo Blanco and offers a twist on Mediterranean cuisine.  It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, and the chef is open to any questions, and to cooking to your particular needs. Also, famous for their flour free desserts, that change almost daily. A constant top ten on TripAdvisor.

Address: Calle Skal 4, Pueblo Blanco.

Phone: 665104856

Favourite dishes: Fried Halloumi,

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Granvino

This restaurant recently moved from the bottom of the Calle San Miguel to its new home on the corner of Calle Danza Invisible and Calle Skal. Once again, this, now modern restaurant, does its own, if still more traditional, take on tapas. It is possible, to do a starters and main course here, but given the different options available, we recommend sharing.

Address: Calle Skal 2, Upstairs.

Phone: 952058939

Favourite dishes: Mini Kobe burgers. Cod.

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Boomerang Bar

Situated in the middle of the Pueblo Blanco, this bar has become a bit of an institution. Open all year around, and popular with both locals and tourists alike, you are bound to become a “regular” yourself. Jill, the owner, makes it her goal to ensure that everyone has a positive experience. Particularly popular for pre-dinner, or pre-clubbing drinks, this is well worth a visit.

Address: Plaza de los Tientos, Peublo Blanco. (off Calle Casablanca)

Phone: 665455318

Favourite drink: Jager Mojito.

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Mackay’s Bar

This local bar is situated in the centre of Torremolinos between the Plaza Costa del Sol and Plaza Andalucía. Very popular with those looking to see the sporting events, which are shown both in and outside. A traditional British menu is available with a fantastic selection of pastries and pies. (made by Carol, and they are fantastic). Tez, behind the bar, will ensure you get a great drink, and a great welcome.

Address: 3, Pje. De las Gitanillas.

Favorite Dish. All the pasties.

GETTING AROUND

Getting around Torremolinos and Malaga is a pretty easy exercise given both their sizes. Local Taxis are relatively cheap and by example is about EUR 20 to the airport. (about EUR 25 from the airport because of the pick-up charge). Buses can connect you to both Benalmadena/Mijas and Malaga. Further the local train, runs every 20 minutes, and connects Malaga to Fuengirola. The Torremolinos station is located in the Nogalera Square (Plaza De Nogalera) in the centre of town.

http://www.renfe.com

Of course, the best way to enjoy and discover Torremolinos town and its stunning beaches is by foot. Whether wandering around the Calvario (old town), with its collection of local quirky bars and restaurants or the vibrant centre of Torremolinos, you are bound to discover your own hidden gems.

Torremolinos boasts miles of golden beaches all with their own Chiringuitos (beach bars). There are several different steps down to the beach, and elevators available. The old steps, lined with small souvenir shops and bars, is situated at the end of the Calle San Miguel, and is a more leisurely walk down. The more direct steps are at the end of the Danza Invisible (by the Noglaera) and lead straight to the Bajandillo Beach. There is also a lift located here, but you have to use about 10 steps to access it. For complete step-free beach access, head to the Calle Casablanca beside the Cervantes Hotel, for direct lift access.

When on the beach, make sure to do the beach walk, (after all it is on the flat), from Los Alamos, through Bajondillo and on to Carihuela. Each of the Torremolinos beaches, has its own personality, offering quiet and easy going chiringuitos, to both gay and straight trendy beach clubs.

TRADITIONAL RESTAURANTS

Meson Galego Antoxo. (Antoxos)

Situated at the top of the pedestrianized Plaza Costa Del Sol, this restaurant offers a traditional Galician menu. It is famous for both its seafood and steaks. A little more expensive than most, it is worth it for that special holiday night out.

Address: Calle Hoyo 5, Torremolinos Centro.

Phone: 952 3845 33.

Favorite dishes: Salmon Tartar. All steaks. (oh and the wine list.)

antoxo.com

Las Valles

Possibly one of our daytime favorites, and also great for dinner. This very unassuming bar/restaurant is a real hidden gem. Very (modern) Spanish in its style, it is comfortable and welcoming. The big surprise is the quality of the food, both from the menu or the tapas. It is also extraordinarily good value. Even just call in for a drink, and sit at the high tables and watch the world go by.

Address: Avienida Joan Miro 14. (Start of the Calvario, Old Town)

Phone: 952376546

Favourites dishes. Half a pig. Prawns. Steak on the sizzler. (you have got to try the patatas con queso y jamon, (Cheesy Chips ).

Bar La Bodega

Situated of the Calle San Miguel, this traditional Bodega specializes in seafood. It is very well priced, and the portions are more in the Tapas style and designed for sharing. Great for lunch or dinner, but gets busy at night, so best to book.

Address: Calle San Miguel 40, Torremolinos Centro.

Phone: 952387337

Favourite dishes: Mushrooms stuffed with shrimp and garlic.

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BEACH RESTAURANTS

El Gato

Jeff and the team will certainly look after you, in this very popular beach side restaurant. It is possible just to have drinks only here, but that is normally away from standard meal times. Situated at the bottom of the stairs, on Bajondillo beach, this restaurant offers a truly fabulous holiday experience. Great food, cocktails and of course that all important view over the beach. A consistent top 5 on TripAdvisor, and deservedly so. Easy enough to drop in during the day, but recommend booking at night.

Address: Paseo Maritimo 1K. Torremolinos

Phone: 690005794 (Whatsapp) /951251509

Favourite dishes: Thai shrimp cakes. Cod in Brandy. Macho Burger. (Lunch, above sea, below sea salad).

elgatolounge.com

Meatina Steakhouse

This is an absolute must for meat lovers. Consistently in the top 3 restaurants in Torremolinos. Situated one row back from the beach, has a fantastic ambience and has very friendly service. You will probably be greeted by Stuart, who will ensure that your evening goes smoothly and everything is cooked just the way you like it. A very nice wine list.

Address: Calle Decano Higueras del Castillo 65. (Beside taxi rank)

Phone: 661851850.

Favourite dishes: The Ribeye steak. Chicken.

Web: Facebook/TripAdvisor

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Eden Beach Club

Situated in the heart of Bajondillo beach, this club is famous for its fiestas, and summer day time DJs. Always busy with a great beach vibe. This Chiringuito, is Gay run and listed as a Gay venue, but absolutely operates an “all welcome” policy. It certainly is Avant Garde.

Address: Paseo Maritmo 1K,

Phone: 952384688

Favourite dishes: Stir fry.

edentorremolinos.com

El Horno

Situated right on the beach in Carihuela, this is another cocktail heaven. More of a bar that does food than a restaurant (our opinion), this is another holiday “must do”. Beautiful views out to sea, while you arte looked after the hip and trendy team. Also listed as a beach club, you can go here for the day, and be served to your sunbed. Opens late into the following morning.

Address: Playa de la Carihuela, 46.

Phone: 951909127

Favourite dishes: Club sandwich. (Passion fruit daiquiris are fantastic).

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CONTEMPORARY RESTAURANTS

La Calendula

We may be slightly biased, but we think this place brings Tapas to a different level. Situated in the Pueblo Blanco it is very popular with the “chic” locals, Calendula offers a new take on traditional Spanish food, and introduces flavours and tastes not normally associated with tapas. Once again, very well priced, but popular so strongly recommend booking.

Address: Calle Skal 6, Pueblo Blanco.

Phone: 951104642

Favourite dishes: Tuna Tartar, Warm goats cheese salad with mango, couscous lamb.

Caseros

This restaurant is also situated in the Pueblo Blanco and offers a twist on Mediterranean cuisine.  It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, and the chef is open to any questions, and to cooking to your particular needs. Also, famous for their flour free desserts, that change almost daily. A constant top ten on TripAdvisor.

Address: Calle Skal 4, Pueblo Blanco.

Phone: 665104856

Favourite dishes: Fried Halloumi,

caserolacomida.com

Granvino

This restaurant recently moved from the bottom of the Calle San Miguel to its new home on the corner of Calle Danza Invisible and Calle Skal. Once again, this, now modern restaurant, does its own, if still more traditional, take on tapas. It is possible, to do a starters and main course here, but given the different options available, we recommend sharing.

Address: Calle Skal 2, Upstairs.

Phone: 952058939

Favourite dishes: Mini Kobe burgers. Cod.

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Boomerang Bar

Situated in the middle of the Pueblo Blanco, this bar has become a bit of an institution. Open all year around, and popular with both locals and tourists alike, you are bound to become a “regular” yourself. Jill, the owner, makes it her goal to ensure that everyone has a positive experience. Particularly popular for pre-dinner, or pre-clubbing drinks, this is well worth a visit.

Address: Plaza de los Tientos, Peublo Blanco. (off Calle Casablanca)

Phone: 665455318

Favourite drink: Jager Mojito.

Tripadvisor

Mackay’s Bar

This local bar is situated in the centre of Torremolinos between the Plaza Costa del Sol and Plaza Andalucía. Very popular with those looking to see the sporting events, which are shown both in and outside. A traditional British menu is available with a fantastic selection of pastries and pies. (made by Carol, and they are fantastic). Tez, behind the bar, will ensure you get a great drink, and a great welcome.

Address: 3, Pje. De las Gitanillas.

Favorite Dish. All the pasties.

There is such an amazing collection of bars in Torremolinos, we know you will find your favourite!