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EL Piano

C/ San Juan de Letran 13, 29012 Malaga, Spain
952 217886
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Ranked #105 of 1,150 restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $7
Cuisines: Vegan
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
Description: between Teatro Cervantes and Plaza de la Merced
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86% Recommend
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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

nice small restaurant vegetarian tapas 4 pieces for 5.95 enough for a meal desserts are nice ,we tried the warm carrotcake de tables are on the street ,no traffic only people are walking

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a great place for vegetarians and vegans! They serve no meat nor fish, but plenty of food with plant protein! Exciting dishes from different countries, and tasty indeed! The only thing that could have been a bit better was the service (the waiter/lady seemed a bit impatient with our order) and it was an ok amount of food,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Ok, I'm always grateful when I find a place to eat were everything on the menu is edible... Rare for Gluten free Vegans! But my experience here was just ok. First I felt uncomfortable with the lady preparing the food as when I tried to speak she felt it necessary to go in to a hysterical laughter...OK my Spanish sucks...I... More

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Magdalena C, Owner at EL Piano, responded to this review

I have read and reread your review...it's quite a mixed bag... as a gluten-free vegan with few dining choices EL PIANO should have been perfect for you...and in some ways it seems it was, lots of nice remarks about the flavours and the cake, the quality and quantity of the selections available... Thanks for all that. It seems you were... More

Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We called at el Piano whilst on a break in Malaga this week. Situated in a windswept, cold, dirty alleyway it was closed on Tuesday lunchtime, Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening and when we found it open on Thursday lunchtime we were told they were just closing up. I can't comment on the food as we couldn't find it open... More

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Magdalena C, Owner at EL Piano, responded to this review

Yes certainly we are open. But we are open in Spain which means that between 4pm and 8pm we close. Thanks for trying to come and see us and we hope you come by again. More

3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Personally I did not like the food here as I found it very bland for my taste. The two cakes we had as a takeaway tasted dry and stale. On the plus side, the staff are very nice and helpful. Please give this place a chance as they may have just been having an off day....or maybe it was just... More

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Magdalena C, Owner at EL Piano, responded to this review

Well this is very generous of you because although we communicated at length via email I know you were not satisfied. We appreciate you having written to us in advance of your review on Trip Advisor and we thank you for encouraging people to try us. Much appreciated. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

To put it simply, this restaurant makes me want to come back to Malaga. I was here last summer and although I have never written a Tripadvisor review, I felt compelled to write about this place nearly 8 months after I visited! I came in not expecting much and was 100% blown away by the meal I received - AMAZING.... More

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Magdalena C, Owner at EL Piano, responded to this review

It was lovely to read your review, to find that EL PIANO had inspired you to add to Trip Advisor as a first time contributor...Thank you for appreciating all that makes EL PIANO special, tasty, friendly and largely unique, whether in Granada, Málaga or York. We are pleased you enjoyed us so much and appreciate the five stars you have... More

Malaga Spain
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I fail to see how this establishment comes under the heading of " restaurant " it is simply a takeaway with a couple of tables outside in the street, there is no service at all, the food is sadly very poor, I live in Malaga and use many restaurants and I was very disappointed with my visit to El Piano,... More

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Magdalena C, Owner at EL Piano, responded to this review

Fresh local produce, organic where possible (and during these months much of it from our farm) combined with naturally wholly vegan and gluten-free recipes from around the world is not for everyone. Customers should always try and spend their money on something that gives them pleasure, and you are right, we are lucky in Málaga to have many good places... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Have you ever wondered if vegan or vegetarian food can be really tasty? Then try this small place by Plaza de la Merced. I was pleasantly surprised by the rich taste. I just don’t understand why they heat the food in a microwave owen. Since it’s nearby Plaza de la Merced you can take away your food and enjoy it... More

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Magdalena C, Owner at EL Piano, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive review. SO glad you liked the food (and Mr Picasso!) Ahhh. The MICROWAVE.....While you are more than welcome to eat ALL of our food cold, microwaving is nonetheless one of the ways in which food can be served hot in EL PIANO. In Spain, where the utility costs are the highest in Europe microwaves... More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Very tasty vegan, gluten free and animal friendly restaurant. One has to look for this buffet/shop like small restaurant. It was recommended for us by a friends acquaintance! We were doubting till the time we were in the place and tasted the food. The food has quite international taste with spanish touch, or we say Andalusian touch! its not pricy... More

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Magdalena C, Owner at EL Piano, responded to this review

So great that you made the effort to find us. As the pedestrian street connecting the main square Plaza de la Merced to the Cervantes Theatre we are in a lovely shady spot for when you have had enough sun! Pleased you noticed all the international flavours in our wholly vegan and wholly gluten-free fare. Thanks for taking time to... More

Antwerp, Belgium
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Thanks to tripadvisor I visited this place. The friendly guy explained me their concept/menu. I couldn't decide...so let him made me a plate that was delicious. If you're after some healthy and tasteful food, just visit this place. It's mostly take-away but there are some small tables you can sit at and enjoyyyyyy.

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Magdalena C, Owner at EL Piano, responded to this review

Trip Advisor has been a great resource for EL PIANO both in the UK and in Spain and we are so glad that you found us as a result. EL PIANO MALAGA is the smallest of the three EL PIANOs but as the climate is so kind here we are able to put our tables out almost every day all... More

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