Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

We look inside one of the traditional Andalucian restaurants that does a roaring lunchtime trade in Málaga.

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Opposite Atarazanas market you'll find Restaurante Los Pueblos, one of Málaga's oldest spit and sawdust bar-cum-restaurants. From around 1.30pm to 4pm the place is knee-deep in cigarette butts, olive stones, serviettes and prawn heads, and you can't move for would-be customers shuffling for a table. You don't come here for a relaxing meal - unless you really don't need to hear yourself speak.

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Theresa O'Shea lives in Benaque, a small village north-east of Málaga. She is a frequent contributor to expat magazines about Spain. She is joint author (with Valerie Collins) of 'In the Garlic', a witty and perceptive account of Spanish life published in 2007 by Santana Books.

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