In 1956 Pepe Montes y Loli Montero opened their first fish bar on Malagueta beach, later relocating to Benalmádena with their four sons in 1982. Today the sons run a chain of very successful seafood restaurants along the Costa del Sol, and are also fish wholesalers who cater to almost 100 other restaurants, so it’s safe to say they know their business. The location in central Málaga comprises two buildings across the street from each other – one a traditional bar and restaurant, the other with a more stylish look. We opted to sit at the bar in the trad bar, in front of the enticing displays of fresh fish and seafood.
Apparently the fritos are a house speciality (we tried two and they were fabulous), but they also offer a variety of grilled, baked or stewed options, as well as excellent quality charcuterie. We also loved the sizzling gambas pil pil, but by then we couldn’t eat another bite (no tapas here, it’s all medium or full plates). I will definitely have to go back with a few friends so we can try several dishes.
By the way, the business group takes its name from the brothers Florencio and Ramón, although they are not identical twins (mellizos), but fraternal twins (gemelos). Recommended!
Sancha de Lara 7
Tel 952 22 03 15
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Food 8 | Wine 7 | Service 7 | Ambiance 8
salpicón de gambas
breaded rosada with alioli
“tierra y mar” breaded veggies with chanquetes and prawns
sizzling prawn pilpil