On the up-and-coming Calle Carretería this tapas bar and restaurant can be enjoyed at any time of day, whether for brunch, a ‘menú del día’ or even an evening drink.
It may be small, but the owners of Gloria Hoyos have found creative solutions to get maximum seating space, whether through the long, beer-hall style tables, the sofas or seating at the bar.
The menu consists primarily of Spanish dishes given a new and refreshing twist.
For breakfast there are the classics like bread with fresh tomatoes or local cheese, as well as more modern alternatives such as ‘energy bowls’ or sandwiches with more international ingredients.
The lunchtime set menu is fantastic value but there are also specials to choose from (and don’t forget to take a look at the cake fridge!).
By the evening, Gloria Hoyos takes on a whole different vibe with music filling the air and locals coming in for post-work or pre-nightclub beers or cocktails.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.