When you think of Mediterranean cuisine, Greece comes to mind. However, there are a few other European countries whose traditional dishes fall into the category of Mediterranean cuisine such as Portugal and Italy. Regardless of the country each dish may come from, Mediterranean cuisine is delicious! Here is some traditional Mediterranean cuisine that you need to try:


You’ve probably already tried it, but we can’t fail to mention the most popular – in our opinion – globally consumed Mediterranean cuisine; pizza! This traditional Italian cuisine is loved by foodies far and wide. The fresh foods grown all over the Mediterranean make it the ideal place to eat and experience a delicious pizza; however, if a trip to the Mediterranean is not in your plans anytime soon, come and enjoy a pizza at Malagueta.


Tirosalata is a traditional Greek dish. Although, it is less of a dish and more of an appetiser as it is a feta cheese spread. Tirosalata is traditionally made with Greek feta and it is best served on a cracker or a pita bread.


Espetada is a way of preparing the dish. It is a traditional Mediterranean cuisine that originates from Portugal. Espetada usually refers to rump steak – with lots of salt – prepared on a skewer, but a more modern take on this traditional cuisine is to prepare other meats, such as chicken and prawns, on the skewer.

Melanzane Parmigiana

Another Italian favourite is the traditional Mediterranean cuisine called Melanzane Parmigiana. Much like lasagne, this dish comes in layers. Melanzane Parmigiana is made up of fried eggplant layered with cheese and a tomato sauce. One the layers have been created it is baked.

Milho Frito

The traditional Mediterranean cuisine called Milho Frito originates from Madeira. This Madeiran dish is a combination of cornmeal, water, garlic and olive oil. It is cut into cubes, fried and commonly served as a side dish.

Family is important and so it is crucial to take the time to socialise with your family. There is no better way to socialise than over a mouth-watering meal at a family restaurant like Malagueta. Spending time with your family at a restaurant can be beneficial. Here are a few benefits of eating out with your family:

No distractions

When you are at home, there are a few things that could distract you. Televisions are the main culprit when it comes to distractions as they take time away from your bonding experience. Cooking is another element that can cause disruption during family bonding time. When you eat out at a restaurant there is no need to cook, allowing you ample time to sit with your family and make conversation. Other distractions are also minimised.

Social time

You have time to socialise! From the time that you leave home to the time that you return home you have opportunities to chat and bond with your family. If you have young children, they can go and entertain themselves in the play area by making friends and playing games as you relax, while keeping an eye on them . The next restaurant outing will be looked forward to by all.

New food experiences

Nothing beats mom’s cooking but eating out at a restaurant allows you to experience new cuisine that you wouldn’t normally eat at home. At Malagueta, we offer a wide range of Mediterranean cuisine for you to choose from and enjoy in our family-friendly setting.