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16 March, 2021

5 places to eat homemade food in Malaga

Ventas are family-run restaurants, usually located on the outskirts of the inland villages of Malaga, where typical dishes of traditional Malaga gastronomy are offered. Although there are many restaurants of this type, today we will talk about the Montes de Málaga. A place where a large number of them are located, and where they are visited by locals and tourists alike. Surrounded by nature, these inns are ideal to visit with the family and enjoy the views and an incredible natural environment. We recommend 5 inns where to eat homemade food in Malaga.



Venta El Túnel

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There are few people in Malaga who have not known or heard of Venta El Túnel, its famous rice casserole, the Verdiales Festivities that were held there and the 365 curves of the old road to Casabermeja. The Venta El Túnel began by providing food for the hauliers who travelled along this route, for neighbours and for a few couples who came by. Little by little, the name Venta El Túnel was passed on by word of mouth and more and more people came to eat. The Lomo en Manteca, the Migas, the Callos and the Vino de los Montes have been the main attraction for a loyal clientele that has grown over the years.



Los 3 Cincos

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In a privileged setting, in the heart of the Montes de Málaga Natural Park, stands the Cortijo Restaurante Los Tres Cincos. This old inn was one of the many that used to line the old road leading to the city. Its menu includes starters such as lomo en manteca or fried aubergines, tripe and gazpachuelos, followed by its dish of the mountains and migas, and finally its grilled meat, not forgetting its homemade desserts.



Venta Puerto del León

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Located near the famous Pico de la Reina is the Puerto del León, which is also the name given to the only inn on this mountain peak. As well as migas and dishes from the mountains, this restaurant is an authentic gastronomic temple for lovers of stews and spoon dishes. Two of its specialities are cabbage with green beans and tripe. As far as meat is concerned, its star dishes are goat in almond sauce and roast shoulder of lamb.



Venta La Porrita

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Located in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, this restaurant stands out for its wide variety of completely homemade dishes. Its meat and fish dishes stand out, as well as its delicious and varied tapas.



Venta Las Navas

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This family-run Venta, located in Puerto de la Torre, is a traditional restaurant. But it is not only dedicated to welcoming customers who come every day to enjoy its varied menu, but it also hosts weddings and events thanks to its three spacious rooms, as well as its terrace, dining room and bar. The menu features starters such as pork loin, porra and fritters, as well as main dishes such as tripe, a dish from the mountains or lamb with fine herbs, among others.


Don’t miss the opportunity to visit these places to eat homemade food in Malaga. And, as always, if you need accommodation don’t hesitate to have a look at our properties.

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