El Figón de Juan, the sure success of Malaga’s ‘always’ cuisine

It was 1989 when Juan Manuel Ramírez Romero, with extensive experience in the hospitality sector, decided to open his own restaurant in which to print his passion for traditional cuisine.

To do this, he chose number one on the Esperanto passage, close to the center but away from the hustle and bustle and close to the people of Malaga.

Thus was born El Figón de Juan, a restaurant with quality as a flag that offers market cuisine, with simple dishes based on the ‘usual’ local gastronomy. In this way his menu, honest and without artifice, is based on the excellence of the raw materials, which are bought every day by looking for proximity and kilometer 0.

Juanma Ramínez, head of the institution. /


This simple and effective philosophy has led the place to become a reference point in the city, with customers who have been seated at their table all their lives. So says Juanma Ramírez, son of the founder, who has been running the business with pride and dedication since 2009. “We are passionate about our work and always strive to offer the best customer experience, in a way that is close, that makes you feel at home and invites you to repeat,” says the manager.

In this way, diners can enjoy fish from the bay, Burgos meat or fresh seasonal vegetables. There are also spoon dishes such as monkfish soup, minced soup or sherry consommé.

In addition, in Figón de Juan they work with daily suggestions off the menu, based on the fresh produce that Ramírez buys every morning in the markets of Malaga.

Among the fish they offer there is the best hake on a spit, grilled or baked; anchovies from the bay with lemon, “unique in Malaga”, mullet or mixed fried fish.

Veal croquettes, piquillo peppers stuffed with meat or stuffed mussels are also a must.

In addition to the dishes on the menu, it offers proposals based on the market. /


In the meats we can highlight the shoulders of suckling lamb, the fillet of beef and the beef entrecote, from Burgos. In vegetables, without a doubt, the main dish of the house is the natural artichokes sautéed with green beans and Iberian ham.

Among the homemade desserts stands out the rice pudding, prepared over a low heat in the traditional way by Antoñita, Juanma’s mother.

They also have proposals in tapa format, perfect for a more informal snack.

All this can be enjoyed in its spacious rooms, perfect for group dinners and parties, for which special tailor-made menus are prepared.

This quality is linked to a service made up of an excellent team of professionals, with years of experience offering customers an exquisite treatment, making them feel part of the family.

More information:

Juan’s Figon

Passage into Esperanto, 1

29007 Málaga

(+34) 952 28 75 47