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Eating at Puro Pescaito in Malaga

The City Center of Malaga is filled with restaurants everywhere. It can be pretty hard to choose where to go and what to try. My friend and I were pretty hungry. We really wanted some seafood so I checked TripAdvisor. Low and behold there was a high rated place nearby called Puro Pescaito. So we decided to head there.

I was even more surprised it was just around the corner from the apartment we were staying at. It was prime time for Spaniards to head out to eat, a little after 9pm. The streets were crowded and Puro Pescaito had many already inside. Luckily we didn’t have to wait to be seated. We also got there just in time because some moments later a large crowd of people started filing in.

Part Puro Pescaito Menu ©2017 HollyDayz

We were handed menus which of course were completely in Spanish. I had my friend with me who speaks Spanish fluently, but some items don’t translate into what he thought. One such item was the shrimp and their sizes. My friend had to learn that the hard way when ordering. The waiter took me over to look at the fish and pick what I wanted. Don’t worry they were on ice, not alive.

Puro Pescaito ©2017 HollyDayz
Bar Area ©2017 HollyDayz

The atmosphere was really nice. There were a couple of big screen TVs to enjoy sports. Many people were drinking wine, which Malaga is known for their sweet wine, and other beverages, talking, and eating! We had an array of food come out including octopus, 2 different types of shrimp, fried calamari, and of course my fish. I just didn’t expect my fish to still have teeth on it. I was also surprised I ate it all!

Shrimp ©2017 HollyDayz
Shrimp and Fried Calamari ©2017 HollyDayz

I LOVE shrimp and it was very flavorful and delicious. The fried calamari was good, but even better when squeezing lemon on top. Gave it that extra kick. The octopus was much less chewy and enjoyable then the other I had on the beach in Malaga. It was also flavorful. Of course my fish was delicious and I left nothing but bones and the teeth of course.

Octopus ©2017 HollyDayz
Fish ©2017 HollyDayz

The food was delicious and I highly recommend it. The staff was nice although my friend had to start asking for 2 Cokes at a time because they would take a while to come back with another one when he ordered. To the point he had to get up and find a waiter. So if you are ever in Malaga and would like some great seafood and a nice atmosphere head on over to Puro Pescaito.

Have you ever eaten at Puro Pecaito?

51 Comments

  • Shalzmojo

    Wow I loved the food coma you experienced at this restaraunt. I am not a sea food lover and cannot imagine eating something with teeth still on it 😉
    The pics and commentary made for a very interesting and lively post.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was a bit odd to see the teeth still there, but it was good.

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  • Alice Gerard (@alicesbears)

    I love seafood but teeth??? That’s a bit bizarre! The pictures and the story were great. They made me feel as if I were there, except, of course, no taste test, lol.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. I do too and the teeth were odd lol. If only to taste test!

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  • Felecia Monique

    Looks yum. I look forward to traveling internationally

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was and you will enjoy.

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  • aishaadams

    I haven’t ever had the chance to visit Spain, but I hope that one day I will have the chance. I am not a big fan of seafood, but I hope they have lots of veggie choices.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Oh there is plenty to choose from all around. Many places to eat.

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  • Steph & Zach

    It all looks so delicious! Never been to Malaga but will have to try this place when we go in the future!

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    • Holly Dayz

      You will love Malaga and this place was very enjoyable.

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  • Julien Mordret

    This looks like a nice place to have a relaxed dinner, the food looks very fresh and healthy! A nice suggestion for anyone travelling to Malaga, thanks for sharing

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was very relaxed. Great atmosphere. Food was fresh and delicious.

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  • Melanie

    OMG this looks soooo yummy! So much variety of seafood!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea they had a great variety.

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  • Pedro

    Hmmmm that place has my name all over it! I’m a massive fan of seafood and I love what they have. That octopus looks so yummy!

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    • Holly Dayz

      I love seafood so I was happy to eat there. The food was good.

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  • Bec

    I used to eat fresh seafood as a kid and I love it but have not eaten as much since moving away from the seaside. This all looks so good. TripAdvisor has been a life saver for us in some cities (and sometimes not!) with the girls and finding a place like this to enjoy a meal. We are normally the people eating really early so we have not really had to compete for a table in Spain before but as we are leaving it normally fills up!
    we haven’t visited Malaga before but if we do we will be heading here for a meal! Thanks!

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    • Holly Dayz

      We didn’t have to compete for one either. We got lucky. We knew the place had to be good too because there were plenty of people including locals enjoying a meal.

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  • Marion Halliday (Red Nomad OZ)

    Looks like a fun place to eat if even the fish are grinning at you!! I can’t believe you left the teeth, haha 😀

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    • Holly Dayz

      lol very true. Yea I couldn’t believe that either.

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  • gokulr27

    The shrimps look really delicious. Love the overall ambiance of the place.

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    • Holly Dayz

      They were! I love shrimp.

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  • Long Nguyen

    Oh my dear you kill me when describing the lemon over the calamari to enhance the taste. Puro Pescaito is quite a great choice for dinner and we will have a try when visiting Malaga

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was so much better with the lemon. So delicious.

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  • carrieemann

    I love that you get to pick your own fish! Everything you ordered sounds delicious…calamari with some lemon on top is one of my favorites.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea, that was pretty cool. Nice and fresh. The calamari with a squeeze of lemon was delicious.

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  • My Normal Gay Life (@NormalGayLife)

    Picking your own fish would make it taste all the better to me! I love it! This article definitely makes me miss Spain and the delicious food!

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    • Holly Dayz

      The food was really good so I don’t blame you for missing it.

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  • Ej Nosilla

    The food looks so yummy! I am just watering at the mouth over the seafood! Goodness… these pictures are making me so hungry right now!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was yummy.

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  • mimicutelips

    It sounds like you guys picked a really good place. The food looks good. I forget that a lot of place will cook fish with the head on. I love sweet wines so I would have had a ball.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I know I am glad I found it on the TripAdvisor app. Even more lucky it was super close to the airbnb. The wine would have been right up your alley.

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  • bernettastyle

    I would love to try this place. It looks great and I love seafood.

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    • Holly Dayz

      You would enjoy.

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  • Natasha Nicholes (@NatashaNicholes)

    Sweet wine and seafood! Sounds like a match made in heaven! I can’t wait to be able to experience Spain! Hopefully soon!

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    • Holly Dayz

      If that sounds good then you would love this place. I hope you are able to get to Spain soon.

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  • Jo

    I haven’t visited Malaga yet, but I loved my time in Barcelona. Thanks for the restaurant suggestion; the food looks delicious.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I have to see Barcelona. I have yet to get there. It was delicious.

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  • Tom

    Oh seafood, my beloved treasure of the blue waters! I would totally go to Puro Pescaito! I wouldn’t even mind that the menu is in Spanish, I would just order the whole card 😀 The fish looks really yummie! I think you’ve chosen your restaurant rather well.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I love seafood too! As long as you remember or ask which shrimp is which size everything else is a breeze to figure out. I think I did too!

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  • TheMrsTee

    What a beautiful destination!! Spain is very near the top of my list of places to break in my Passport! Now I know one more place I will have to see when I go there!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, a must eat spot. It was delicious.

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  • Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Yep, you can’t go wrong with all that delicious seafood on offer. It’s a real hoot sometimes ordering off menus that are not in your language, I have found myself eating completely different meals than I thought I ordered, but I’ve never been disappointing. Great that your waiter took you over to see the fish on the menu, great service.

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    • Holly Dayz

      No it was so good. It is, when you end up seeing what you get you are surprised. My friend speaks and reads Spanish and even he was surprised. Different countries, different things.

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  • carla

    Wow, Great food and great ambience! Everything looks delish!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yes, everything was really good.

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  • Tiffany

    I can’t wait to get to Spain. This place looks a the perfect spot to eat and relax after a long day of being out and about.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is great. We enjoyed it.

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  • Jenna Kvidt

    Sounds like a wonderful restaurant! And even better that it was right around the corner from where you were staying! Everything looks great but I’d really love to try the shrimp and fish–great find!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea, that was the great part! Right around the corner. The food was great too.

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