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Rincón's boquerón party

Visitors queue up to taste the boquerones.
Visitors queue up to taste the boquerones. / EC
  • Rincón de la Victoria will be celebrating its fourteenth fish tasting festival, Fiesta del Boquerón Victoriano, this weekend. Anchovies, served in several different ways, will be offered to taste for free

Rincón de la Victoria will be celebrating its fourteenth Fiesta del Boquerón Victoriano. Malaga’s iconic fish, anchovies in English, will be served up either fried or pickled in vinegar over the weekend and tastings will be free. Around 1,000 kilos of the fish will be offered to visitors on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

The festival will be officially opened on Friday evening by chef Diego Gallegos, owner of the Michelin-starred Benalmádena restaurant Sollo, who will be giving a talk. Joining him will be Manuel Tornay, president of the Academia Gastronómica de Málaga and member of the Academia Andaluza de Gastronomía y Turismo.

Saturday’s tastings will begin at 1pm and the festival will continue into the evening with children’s activities as well as live music from Musicómonos and Carlos Bravo.

The fishy delicacy will be served up again on Sunday from 1pm and music will come from well-known local band, the Electroduendes as well as Free Soul Band.

There will be further children’s activities throughout Sunday afternoon.

Friday evening’s presentations will be held in the patio in front of Rincón de la Victoria town hall while the boquerón tastings, music and children’s activities will be held on the promenade near the tourist information centre (once the old train station building).