After years of working in the family business and attending the prestigious La Cónsula catering school, in 2012 Antonio Fernández opened the excellent wine bar and gourmet food shop Dom Vinos just up the road from his family’s popular Bar Nerva. Fast forward to December 2016 and we find Antonio has not only moved to the centre of Málaga, just a stone’s throw from the Cathedral, but, with the help of new partners, he has expanded his enterprise in both size and scope. Eboka is an attractive and comfortable wine bar and restaurant, the staff are well-trained (I’d expect no less) and, as Antonio joked, the kitchen is the same size as the whole of his beloved Dom Vinos. There is also a nice sidewalk terrace.
We stopped in twice during a quick visit to Málaga. Once just for a drink and a snack at the bar, the other time for a proper meal with friends. On both occasions it was very pleasant. The wine list is crazy, and if you are lucky enough to find Antonio at the helm, he will take you through a fabulous wine-pairing journey that is hard to beat. Favourite dishes included the mixed croquetas (all of them were delicious) and the tartare of Málaga sausage – outstanding. The presa Ibérica salad is also something I will go back for.
Pedro de Toledo, 4
Tel 952 12 46 71
€ € € €
Food 9 | Wine 10 | Service 9 | Ambiance 8
mixed croquetas: garbanzos, ropa vieja and lomo Ibérico
salchichón de Málaga tartare
presa Ibérica salad with mango and fried cashews
rocket, avocado,octopus salad with emulsion of mustard & sea urchin
baby goat shoulder confit, cream of pumpkin, couscous
Antonio (second from right) with my friends