Mesón Ibérico

If you’re looking for quality tapas and would love to try plenty of them, you can’t go wrong at Mesón Ibérico in Malaga. Established over two decades ago, this welcoming venue knows what it’s doing when it comes to tapas with a capital T.

What’s on the menu at Mesón Ibérico

The menu runs long (there are over 100 staples), with Spanish ibérico pork and ham, and fish and shellfish, all taking centre stage. Daily specials are also available and like the main menu, all are top quality and prepared to perfection.

You’ll find the ‘usuals’ such as croquettes on the menu (six types are available at €1 each), but in general, Mesón Ibérico takes things to a higher level and creates more sophisticated tapas.

Marinated sardine with avocado toast

Although the menu is meat and fish heavy, veggies get a look in too. There’s a good cheese menu and several vegetable-only dishes, such as local tomatoes.

Our favourite thing about Mesón Ibérico, apart from the warm welcome every time, is that every single dish comes as a sharing plate (ración in Spanish). You can therefore order several at a time and try a bit of each – perfect if you want to stretch your tastebuds.

If you want to go solo, tapas are also available.

Prices remain excellent value at this tapas restaurant. Expect to pay between €9 and €21 for a sharing plate and from €1 for a tapa.

And in your glass

The wine menu is impressive and includes an excellent selection of mostly Spanish wines. Like the food, they’re nicely priced and you’ll find a good choice from €18 a bottle.

Read the wine list

Location

You’ll find Mesón Ibérico in the Soho district in a quiet street, a world away from the hustle and bustle of the centre. It’s popular though, so book to be sure of a table or perch at the bar or at one of the outside barrel tables.

Note that this restaurant isn’t open at weekends so if you’re in Malaga on a weekend break, book your table for Friday evening.

Booking is by phone only.

Mesón Ibérico is just of the great restaurants in Malaga. Check out our (long) listings for more recommendations.

Information

  • 952603290
  • Calle San Lorenzo 27
  • From 8€
  • Mon-Fri 1-5pm & 8.30pm-11.30pm
  • Website