Andalusia is populated by a great number of dedicated non-vegetarians, leaving vegetarians wondering if they’ll ever be able to enjoy dinner in a restaurant in the area. Málaga is where you should be going. There are quite a few amazing vegetarian restaurants in the area where you can enjoy food cooked with fresh, delicious ingredients. Here are a few that you should check out:
El Vegetariano de la Alcazabilla
This colorful restaurant is a wonderful place to share a few vegetarian dishes with some friends out on the terrace, enjoying the breeze. Those wanting Spanish cuisine won’t miss out, as there are vegetarian versions of classics like paella and croquetas. A good variety of pasta, salads, and burgers are on the menu as well. Even when the weather isn’t at its best, you can enjoy the same tasty dishes in the beautifully-decorated interior.
5 Calle Pozo del Rey, Málaga, Spain, +34 952 21 48 58
Vegetariano el Calafate
This restaurant is reported to be among the best, drawing diners wanting vegetarian fare from miles around. Middle Eastern food is the specialty here, so if you’re looking for something a little bit different, this is the place to be. Loyal customers praise the salad with red rice and vegetable broth. Everything on the menu is put together with fresh, tasty ingredients sourced from the best. It is right by the historical center of Málaga, so after a day of sightseeing, stop by for a relaxing midday meal.
6 Calle Andrés Pérez, Málaga, Spain, +34 952 22 93 44
Cañadú‘s sits on one of the most well-known squares in Málaga. There are plenty of Spanish items on the menu, but you’ll notice that they’re a little bit different. Take the croquetas, for instance. Here, there may be some apples and pine nuts stuffed inside as well. The salads may come with a garnishing of alfalfa, kiwi, or even pineapple. There are plenty of pasta dishes for you carb lovers, and don’t forget to try their desserts! There is both an indoor and an outdoor seating area in this restaurant, so you could either enjoy your dinner and a glass of organic wine inside the charming interior or out where you can people-watch.
21 Plaza de la Merced, Málaga, Spain, +34 952 22 90 56
Raw Attitude Deli
This adorable kiosk is the perfect place to stop for a breakfast bite before heading out to explore. It is right in the middle of Málaga’s trendy Soho area. You could pick up some cereal, a toasty, or even a yogurt parfait to eat with your fresh juice. If it’s a little bit past breakfast time, they also serve amazing salads and even burgers. This isn’t a restaurant so there’s limited seating, but there are usually a couple chairs and tables right by the kiosk so you can sit and enjoy your treat for a little while.
19 Calle Tomás Heredia, Málaga, Spain, +34 952 22 33 73
The AlCasaBar isn’t a dedicated vegetarian restaurant, but they’ve got vegetarian options for basically everything. Feel like a croqueta? Go for it. A burger? A tortilla? You’ve got it. The service is excellent and the view is great, making this bar the perfect place to end a night with a glass of wine in your hand. If a vegetarian version of something you want isn’t on the menu, do ask a waiter – the staff can usually manage to rustle something up without any meat. As this place caters to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, they’re a popular choice for groups of people with different dietary choices.
7 Calle Pozo del Rey, Málaga, Spain, +34 663 76 44 42
El Karmen Slow Vegano
If you want vegetarian food with a bit of a personal touch, this is the place to go. Lola, the owner of this establishment, puts an incredible amount of love and care into every dish she makes. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the food is hearty and delicious. Lola also sells a good variety of organic produce that you can pick up for your weekday dinners. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by.
35 Calle Ancha del Carmen, Málaga, Spain, +34 647 43 78 45