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Bar Pimpi, tapas con encanto en Málaga

By | 8 January, 2016 | 0 comments

If you ask Malaga locals where to go to experience some of the city’s famous tapas culture, there is one word on their lips: Pimpi.

El pimpi malaga

Bar Pimpi, established in 1971, is one of Malaga’s most famous eateries, and combines old Andalucian charm with a bit of glitz and is just a 15 minute stroll away from the Gran Hotel Miramar.  Visitors have included Antonio Banderas, Salvador Dali and legendary bullfighter El Cordobés.  Keep your eyes peeled for the graffiti left behind on the huge wine barrels in the main room – the managers encourage famous guests to chalk up a message for posterity.

Despite its fame, Pimpi retains much of its authentic charm and is made up of a warren of connected rooms, each with their own unique character.  The barrel hall is lined with huge barrels of local wine, and furnished with decent tables for a sit down tapas dinner.   There are geranium-filled patios open to the sky, cosy bar-rooms for grabbing a glass of wine with friends and the rooftop Sala el Palomar de Picasso, named after Malaga’s most famous son and boasting views of the alcazaba (well worth a visit in itself) and Roman amphitheatre just across the way.  The Pimpi also has a spacious terrace on the Calle Alcazabilla, with views over these same monuments and a gentle buzz in the warm Mediterranean evenings.

The menu is pure Andalucian: think platters of finest Spanish jamón, local cheeses and fresh Mediterranean seafood.  For those visitors looking to try a Spanish delicacy, try the rabo de toro – a cut of tender oxtail meat.  Vegetarians will enjoy the berenjenas fritas con miel (fried slices of aubergine with honey).  Wines by the glass include local sweet wines and sherries, as well as Spanish wines from a little further afield including Rioja and Ribera del Duero.

More information

Bar Pimpi

  • Calle Granada 62 and Calle Alcazabilla
  • 29015
  • Malaga



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