Taste Tolox

Discover the traditional flavor and taste typical dishes based on local products. Let’s celebrate seasonal ingredients coming direct from the local producers and contribute to preserve Tolox’s culinary traditions in a privileged natural environment.

From the kitchen garden to your table

The gastronomy of the Sierra de las Nieves is based on the richness and variety of crops and the enormous number of fruits and wild products from its mountains. In Tolox there are many dishes that are cooked and prepared on the stove, typical and traditional dishes with a village flavor.


As in the rest of the region, the cuisine in Tolox is determined, first of all, by local products such as meats, all kinds of seasonal vegetables and fruits, olives, sausages, almonds and figs, cereals and an endless legumes, together with asparagus, mushrooms, tagarnines and thistles, countless aromatic plants or wild fruits and berries, along with coveted and tasty game.


The history, the customs, the ingenuity and even sometimes the necessity knew how to combine these excellent raw materials to obtain a cuisine that returns us to the origin, the flavor and tradition of the cuisine of our grandmothers and that still remain on the tables of Tolox.


Dishes and recipes that demonstrate the special culinary know-how that was passed from mothers to daughters and that maintain their totally homemade origin in their preparation and presentation. These dishes, which until recently could only be found in the kitchens of Tolox, are increasingly present in the menu of its bars, restaurants and rural houses that have integrated the local gastronomy as an essential element in their offer of services.


Almost all the typical dishes of Malaga cuisine and universal Mediterranean cuisine are present in Tolox, where the ubiquitous olive oil is a fundamental ingredient.

Olives, which along with some vineyards, avocados and almond trees fill the fertile farms of the village and offer us appetizers like seasoned olives, seasonal soups such as almond gazpachuelo or varied and fresh salads. Other typical dishes of Tolox are stews and soups such as bowls, Samandoña casserole, Tolita soup or maimones, fried pumpkin, caldereta goat, sausages, pickled with chopped orange or fresh cheese. The closing of this traditional menu in Tolox is made up of typical sweets such as kind of donuts, fig bread, pasties or olive oil cakes.


To accompany these meals, or simply to drink with tapas, the young wine of Tolox is ideal (originally called mosto), a low-alcohol wine that is still produced entirely by hand in manual presses.

Restaurants & Tapas



La Alberca, Restaurante

  • C/ Encina, 53
  • 952 487 335
  • 11:00 a.m. Every day
  • Every day Specialty in Cheeks,
    Goat, Seafood and Fish

La Rustica, Bar – Rest.


Cerro de Híjar, Hotel – Rest.


Las Flores, Hotel Rest.

  • Avd. del Balneario,11
  • 952 487 001 – 630 198 199
  • Specialty in Traditional Food
    of the area

Restaurante La Lola

  • C/ Calvario s/n
  • 951 440 653
  • Starting at 12:30 p.m.
  • Specialty in Grilled Meats and Mediterranean Food

Hotel del Balneario


Hostal La Plaza

  • C/ Animas, 2
  • 600 332 850
  • Starting at 11:00 a.m.
  • Specialty in international food

Venta Las Millanas

Tapas bars


Bar El Refugio

  • C/ Encina, 45
  • 951 068 726
  • Thursday and Friday
    from 4:00 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday From 12:00 p.m.
  • Specialty in Meats, Camperos and Pizzas

Bar La Parada

  • Avd. del Balneario, 13
  • 747 773 032
  • Starting at 11:00 a.m.
    Open every day
  • Especialidad en Tapas Variadas

Bar El rincón de Rafael

  • C/ Encina, 78
  • 615 248 454
  • Monday to Thursday from 6:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m.
  • Specialty in Seafood, Tostas and Chicken Curry.

Original´s Tapas

El Hogar Tolox

El Hogar


El Pescaíto Dorado, Bar


Bar Mancilla

  • Plaza de la Constitución, 5
  • 666 335 298
  • 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Specialty in Breakfasts, Home Cooking and Assorted Tapas Star Dish: Cod
Peña Flamenca Tolox

La Peña

  • Plaza Alta, 7
  • 633 972 744
  • Starting at 12:00 p.m.
    Open every day except Tuesday
  • Specialty in “Fried Fish”

Food delivery, Drinks, Ice Cream and Confectionery …




V & R Café Bar – Ciber Café

  • C/ Encina, 61
  • 952 487 420
  • From 9:00 a.m.
    From Monday to Saturday

Heladería Tetería Venezia

  • C/ Posito, 10
  • 635 855 569
  • From 4:00 p.m.
  • Specialty in Artisan Ice Cream

Confitería San Roque

  • C/ Baneario,13
  • 661 652 160
  • From 9:00 a.m. From Monday to Saturday
  • Tea Room. Specialty in Breakfasts and Assorted Sweets



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