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De Entibo Gastrotapas & Streetfood
- delicious snacks in a delightful Moorish styled tapas bar
de Entibo is a small wonder. The four-storey palazzo building has been fully renovated and converted into a boutique hostel of exceptional charm, and the ground floor is given to de Entibo, the cafe that serves as entrance, lounge, cafe and home from home in this most special of Malaga lodgings. The bar is intimate and warm with its generous use of the old exposed bricks and roof beams, and simple Moorish features of the bar and accompanying decor. It's very informal and relaxed, but with a standard of food and wine list that is beguiling and enticing.
Take a gorgeous room in the hostel above, and use this as a central base to fuel up for your forays into the old city.
Moroccan street food features in the selection of tempting snacks, with various savoury and sweet pastry delicacies. The gastro tapas have hints of the Maghreb as well with pig cheek stewed in sultanas and prunes, or lamb skewers. The rootsy Andalucian flavours are also well represented with rabbit in garlic, and fresh-caught tuna mini-burgers. Cold tapas riff on a mixture of Spanish classics, such as marinated anchovies and sardines, Russian salad with smoked fish, the white garlic and almond soup of 'ajo blanco' with sweet Moscatel sultanas and the revitalising 'Porra a la Antequera', a kind of super-concentrated gazpacho garnished with egg, salad vegetables and jamon serrano. On the board of daily specials yu'll find clams and seafood, meatballs and pinchitos and more. There's everything you need here to start your day in town, or better still, to kick back in the evenings and enjoy the feeling of being hidden in an old kasbah somewhere far away.
You can sit outside on the street and watch the world go by comfortably. It's such a narrow medieval alley that it's free from vehicles and blaring scooters, even though you are only 50 meters from the bustling Plaza Unzibay. It is also close to the Picasso museum just up the street, the cathedral and all the little boutique stores in the back streets of the old town. De Entibo has charm, simplicity, style and discretion. It's a great place to bring friends for intimate late night snacking and drinking, for an afternoon refreshment, or for your morning coffee. If you use this as your lounge while you stay in one of the enchanting rooms above, you are sure to have a memorable and rewarding time.
de Entibo is from the Grupo Destino, the brainchild of a young Malaga entrepreneur, Oscar Bernal, and is part of a stable of similar businesses in the old town, each with its own singularity, characterised by agreeable environments, great affordable food and a welcoming team. In addition to de Entibo and the Malaga Hostel Boutique, they offer a dining restaurant Clandestino, which is actually only 5 paces around the corner, and a larger, more boho gastrobar El Apartamento on the Calle Careterría.
Best For What
- Off The Beaten Path
- Quick Bites
- Pre Theatre
- Late Nights