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C/ Fajardo, 11 | Junto al parking Camas (centro Histórico), 29005 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 86 39
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Restaurant ALEA, gastronomic reference Malaga, located in a...
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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good restaurant

Restaurant with nice and elegant decorations. Is located in the city centre. Quality food and fantastic combinations of flavours. Good for dinners.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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Milan, Italy
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

a nice place but a bad kitchen. the chuleton is one of the worst ever eaten in spain. the meat was quite dry and though and not even tasty. the tartare is quite nice. the octopus was bad quite a lot. Prices are not that low. I wouldn't recommend this place.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Restaurant with nice and elegant decorations. Is located in the city centre. Quality food and fantastic combinations of flavours. Good for dinners.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

...spend 31/12/2014 there, what a disaster! we arrived at 21:15 and at 23:45 we still where only served with the first course, unacceptable! On top of this, they charged upfront 70€ per person , with no chance to claim anything! they conned us big time. ...go to any other place if you don't want to have a horrible experience!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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
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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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50 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Additional Information about Alea

Address: C/ Fajardo, 11 | Junto al parking Camas (centro Histórico), 29005 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 21 86 39
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 24 - 46
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Fajardo, 11 | Junto al parking Camas (centro Histórico), 29005 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
  • Phone Number: +34 952 21 86 39

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 46
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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