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Alea

C/ Fajardo, 11 | Junto al parking Camas (centro Histórico), 29005 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 86 39
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Ranked #349 of 1,145 restaurants in Malaga
Price range: $24 - $46
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Restaurant ALEA, gastronomic reference Malaga, located in a historic area of outstanding beauty on the emblematic Calle Larios area.Among ancient walls that formed part of the walls of Muslim Málaga, ALEA stands. Walls that back in the eighth century witnessed the splendor and prosperity Malacitana brought by the various peoples and cultures that settled here. City was rich in shops, merchants and crafts that years later would name to much of its historic neighboring streets. Such is the case of Furnace Street, parallel to this, which owes its name to the existence in the past of a bakery. Commonly used as a mill in the eighteenth century, it housed several waterwheels to grind flour for making bread. Can still be seen the erosion of the wagon wheel at the base of the marble pillar restaurant and a "snack" that made therein to rotate. In the late nineteenth century the place becomes a noodle factory upstairs allocating a drying and storage and low for sale.In the reform carried out in 2009 by renowned architect Jose Ramon Fauras kept details of the structure seen S.XVIII (wooden beams, original walls, marble columns, large windows ...) while stationed to implement the space with splashes of color and art notes using also green materials and the latest technology.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food is alright but you have to put up with waiters that like to ignore you. We've never experienced such nonchalance before, especially not in Malaga. When we pointed out that we had been ignored and forgotten from the moment we entered the restaurant we didn't get any excuse or compensation, instead we got ironic remarks. There are so... More

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Malaga, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is about the most unfriendly and unhelpful restaurant I have visited for a long time. I would not recommend any one else to try it. The menu is stylish bistro but the arrogance and disinterest of the staff has to be experienced to be believed. I was looking for a special place for lunch with a good friend, you... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Got to the restaurant and asked the first waiter I saw if there was a table available. After being ignored I entered the restaurant and asked some looking more senior, and I got my table. Initially good service with recommendations about wine and food. Foie was lovely and pig cheeks was fine. Then I asked if it would be possible... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Very nice food and price.... good product and good cooking!! I was eating very nice grill octopus i can recomend for every one!!!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

It's amazing how many places in malaga seem to spend all teir money on making the place the good and not following through with the service and food. The waiter that served us might have just been having a bad day, but that's no excuse. His manners and style were better suited to a cafe rather than a restaurant. Not... More

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RestauranteALEA, Gerente at Alea, responded to this review

We apologize to you if the treatment has not been correct and the food was not of your taste, probably will not have been a bad day for our part. We would like to recommend and be able to show you our kitchen and treat you as you deserve. Thank you very much for your comment. We will strain for... More

Cardiff
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Good range on menu. Lovely favours and good selection of wines. If you like steak well done ask for ver very well done, otherwise just shown to flame! Good vegetarian choice as well

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Jaen, Spain
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had dinner in this restaurant during Easter and, well, I had a terrible experience. When I entered the place I thought it would be a nice place to have dinner. Nice decoration, nice place. We ordered our food and, the problem came when the waiter came with our dinner. I could notice that there was a number written with... More

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RestauranteALEA, Gerente at Alea, responded to this review

We apologize for the service. At Easter we hire extra staff and errors were being perpetrated by bringing dishes to the tables because did not know well the tables, why mark dishes with a pen (non-toxic) pastry to avoid mistakes, they should have it explained. We ask a thousand pardons. We would be happy in that return to our facility... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

The food was slightly more expensive than other restaurants nearby, but the quality was so worth paying for. The presentation was superb, and came on interestingly designed plates. There was an appetiser given at the start, which was nice. The waitress was attentive and replenished bread throughout the meal. They don't have any menus apart from in Spanish, but the... More

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Leuven
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The kindness of the staff is only surpassed by the quality of the food. The waitress was very helpful and even suggested twice to order one portion less (pollo y jamon croquettas and gambas) since she rightfully thought we ordered too much for our family of five. We had porc and beef in all its varieties, each one as tasty... More

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yorkshire
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

This is just a neighbourhood bistro providing solid Malagan food with a slight Japanese twist, as one of the chefs seem to be from Japan. Croquettas, local fish, an amuse bouche rather like gazpacho andalucean, they provide Malagan gazpacho on the menu.A very reasonable Malagan wine to complete the, not very expensive, meal. A useful place to know. Staff friendly... More

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RestauranteALEA, Propietario at Alea, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving your opinion on tripadvisor and we hope that your opinion will help other people to know us. We are very happy that you enjoyed the food and decor. We hope to visit again soon More

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