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La Mensula

Calle Fernando Camino, 17, 29016 Malaga, Spain (La Malagueta)
+34 952225030
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Ranked #55 of 1,096 restaurants in Malaga
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: La Malagueta
Most recent review
- Mar 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: La Malagueta
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English first
Warsaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It is not cheap but you get your value for money. Fresh fish you can pick from the ice counter. Helpful staff and quality of cooking...this is place to try some fish you never tasted before. Wonderful and packed with not only tourist which is always a good sign.

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Kuopio, Finland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Incidentally, we walked into this restaurant inside, and we do not repented of the single moment. By locals, and it's no wonder. Really affordable "tapas del dia" and how tasty. Special meals. Try to still fit into the side of the bar, as the facility itself will be able to celebrations and bigger events.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

On a recent visit to Malaga, we found La Mensula in a street near to our B&B. It had a great bar area, and was full of locals. It was very Spanish, and even the waiters spoke minimal English. We ordered suckling pig, which was served with a small side salad. It was mouthwatering. It was followed by coffee and... More

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Kent, Texas
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194 reviews 194 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Based on TA reviews, we went to La Mensula for a lunch of tapas. While we speak some Spanish, our waiter recognized we were struggling and courteously recommended tapas choices from their daily specials. The clams were remarkably fresh and were cooked in a light sauce of white wine and parsley. Our smelts were beautifully fried in the lightest imaginable... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We got recommended this restaurant by a tour guide on a trip we were on, he said its the place where the Spaniards go, we did and we had a fantastic meal. The decor was lovely and the staff friendly as we stumbled by in our best Spanish, our food was excellent, drinks refreshing and the bill was very reasonable...we... More

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Evrehailles, Belgium
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Although it is a bit off the beaten path on an unattractive side street, the interior is charming, and the food was excellent. We had a large group of about 40, so the service was a bit slow, but all in all they did well handling us.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Restaurant / tapas bar near the bullring in Malaga, with large bar area and restaurant beyond. We ate in the restaurant. Wide choice of food on menu and service was good - as it should be in an empty restaurant!  We were the only diners all evening, although the bar was fairly crowded. Food quality was reasonable, but prices at... More

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wet cold bit of england
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Just round corner from bullring we were really glad we'd visited. Excellent local cooking, superb tapas and daily specials with seafood a specialiaty. Staff and menu are resolutely spanish (and all the better for it) and really helpful and enthusiastic about what their menu offers. Excellent and good value wine, beer and sherries. We were in the rear restaurant area.... More

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Malaga, Spain
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

A stones throw away from the Malaga bullring. Good friendly atmosphere created with friendly staff and cosy location. There is a large bar area and small seating area for a drink with tapas or there is a large seated restaurant to the rear of the building. Good chilled beer on tap, try the Bonito salad and cured cheese to start... More

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Scottsdale, az
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Excellent tapas, fresh fish and the best Rabo de Toro we have had in Spain. The media raccione was plenty to share! Beautiful Andalucian decor and convenitently located in the Urban Central district. Good value!

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