Mode of Transport: Devour Malaga Food Tours for kids
Yo yo yo dishy – zizzlers! Nice to see you again…
So, a couple of weeks ago, I went to visit Andalucia, Spain! I stayed in a great hotel in La Costa Del Sol called, Iberostar. I would recommend it, especially for traveling kids! There’s a great pool with a waterslide, a mini golf course, and unlimited ice cream all day long! It was awesome. There were also lots of places for my friends and I to hang out. We especially liked being at the balconies of our rooms, especially when it was sunny. Also, the view of the sea was beautiful from there.
Malaga, Spain, my favorite
During our visit, we had a rental car to drive to nearby towns. One of which was a town called, Malaga. It was my favorite! It’s where my favorite artist, Picasso was born. How could I not like it?
Today, however, I’m going to talk about a tour we had with a company named, Devour Malaga Food Tours. It was great! I haven’t ever been on a food tour really, so this was epic. Obviously, I love food, and when in Spain…. EAT JAMÓN!
First Stop, Cafe Central
For breakfast, our first stop was a very interesting place called Cafe Central, where the original owner came up with different ways to order coffee. In the past, the selection was limited to just a cafe solo, cafe con leche, or cortado. However, he wanted to give more options for everyday coffee drinkers. So, he came up with nine in total but decided that the number of cups didn’t look good on a poster. As a result, he created a tenth option called “No me la Ponga”, which means, “I don’t even want coffee”. ????
I chose to have a “cafe nube”, which is basically just a tiny splat of coffee and the rest was steamed milk with 2 packs of sugar. Delicious! Also, if you decide to try this place, make sure to order something called a “smurf”. No, it’s not a blue cartoon character… It’s actually a soft bread roll with a spread of tomato sauce, and you add to it as much olive oil and salt you want.
We went to many other places as well. One of my favorites was a large market where we got to meet people who had a passion for food and ran their own stands. We visited two which were both family businesses, and that was great! They were very nice to us as we got to know them and the stuff they sold.
We were given raisins and olives to try from one of the stalls, and I thought the raisins were AMAZING! I have never seen so much variety of olives and raisins in my life. It was such a colorful and happy looking stall.
Jamón Ibérico, my love
Another stall we visited, they had what I had been waiting for all day – JAMÓN! Oh, and yes, some cheese. The Jamón was Ibérico, by the way, the highest quality of jamóns out there. YUM! It’s my all- time favorite! While I was enjoying my jamón, my parents had a sweet wine made from the same grapes as the raisins I had. They seemed to really enjoy it.
The final place we went was called, Meson Mariano. Great atmosphere and food! They brought out some great local dishes, but my favorite was the boquerones fritos, also Malaga’s favorite dish. At the end, they brought out a dessert called leche frito (fried milk). Even though I don’t usually like sweet stuff, this was DELICIOUSLY AMAZING!
I hope all of you guys get a chance to see Andalucia, especially Malaga! This tour was great, and I totally recommend you take it, as it’s good for food-loving kids like me! I love Spain, do you? Tell me your opinions! What’s your favorite dish? Mine is Jamón Ibérico. (If that wasn’t obvious already. haha!)
Overall, I enjoyed Andalucia so much, and I would go again as soon as possible. The food is the highlight, so if you go, definitely try to eat tapas at least once a day. A Spanish classic! Bye for now, and
ENJOY LIFE! :))
A note from my parents: We were guests of Devour Malaga Food Tours but all thoughts and words are Bailey’s. Thank you, Susan and Cyra for your hospitality and for the education.
Details: The tour is supposed to be 3.5 hours but we talked so much that it took longer for us and Susan graciously answered all our questions. The cost is €59 per adult, €35 per child age 12 & under (includes 21% Spanish sales tax, all food & drink). To Book your tour visit > Devour Malaga Food Tours.