Tucked away in Soho lies a real culinary surprise. With an appropriately urban vibe (this is, after all, Malaga’s street art district), La Antxoeta offers exquisitely presented food, as fresh and creative as it comes. Chef Pablo Caballero takes the helm at a menu that changes depending on what he’s found at the market that morning and you can watch him creating from your table.
- Tues-Sat 1-4pm & 8-11pm
- Calle Barroso 7, Soho district
Signature dishes include Bloody Mary oysters, baby squid with broad beans and bouillabaisse sauce, cannelloni Maruchi (Pablo’s Mum’s recipe) and sea bream stew. You’ll also find several daily specials cooked from the chef’s market finds, sharing plates and desserts that are so good you’ll want to lick the plate.
Pablo’s philosophy is simplicity and to let the flavours speak for themselves. They do and loudly – perhaps his biggest feat is how you can taste each and every one as they pass deliciously over your palate.
The wine list is just as exquisite – short but each label comes with a lot to say and there’s a good selection of cavas, perfect for starting your meal at La Antxoeta. The restaurant is small – just 8 tables inside, each with comfy seating for 4 against a backdrop of a giant Koi carp sculpture, a touch of street art and motorbike wheels (don’t miss the washbasin in the bathroom) plus the leaping anchovy motifs as a nod to the venue’s name.
Mains cost between €18 and €24.50. There are 2 tasting menus – 8 main dishes plus 2 desserts for €45 or €60 with pairing wine (surely the best value in Malaga?). Plus a weekday lunchtime menu for €19.90.