An incredibly busy tapas bar in Malaga

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September, 2022

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Casa Lola

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On our first visit to Malaga’s Plaza Uncibay, we walked straight through as it was far too busy, but on a subsequent night when we were out much earlier, we inadvertently ended up there again, and found it much quieter.

At Casa Lola, we chose high stools at one of the six tables either side of the door which led into a huge tapas bar. Having got settled, we realised there was also lots of outdoor seating opposite which was managed separately.

There was a large menu, with drinks on one side and food on the other. It was divided into lots of sections and thinking we wouldn’t stay long, chose of glass of rose and Dona Mariquita, a slice of bread, with two types of meat, sauce and a padron pepper.

However, we decided that as were in pole position, to move onto a bottle along with liger africanito (a roll with hot pork) and mini kebab pollo (a small chicken kebab). By now it was really getting busy and indulged in a second bottle and two more dishes; ens pimientos (roasted pepper salad) and ventresca cebol (tuna belly). Both were light and went well together.

People were now queuing for the outdoor tables opposite with one man taking names. These were mainly groups of young people, and the fashion watching was fabulous, whilst older people decided food was more important than an outside table, and flooded inside.

One lady who had been sat at a table on her own, offered it to a couple saying she was just getting her bill and would be leaving. However, she helped them with the menu (she was from the Netherlands and linguistically very good), they ended up buying her a drink and they were all still there when we left at 9.45pm.

Helen Jackson

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