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Malaga Spanish Restaurant

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511 Lalor St., Hamilton, NJ 08611
+1 609-396-8878
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Portugese/Spanish Cooking

By far one of the best Portuguese/Spanish style restaurants in NJ. Very large menu and great prices. Fantastic Sangria and terrific appetizers. Filet Mignon with Lobster was great. Spanish rice is the best. Top notch service. get there early because the place is small however. Semi casual but on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

By far one of the best Portuguese/Spanish style restaurants in NJ. Very large menu and great prices. Fantastic Sangria and terrific appetizers. Filet Mignon with Lobster was great. Spanish rice is the best. Top notch service. get there early because the place is small however. Semi casual but on the up side.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is great. We have been several times over the past six months after not going for several years do to a bad experience. I am happy to say that all of the issues that caused us to stop going have been fixed. The best thing about this place is the sangria and the service, both of which are... More 

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It had been about five years since we last visited this restaurant, which always served very good food for a fair price. We arrived early on a Friday evening, and was glad that we did because by six, the restaurant was almost completely filled. My husband and I shared the calamari appetizer, which is lightly breaded and served with a... More 

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Pennington, NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We last visited Malaga more than twenty-five years ago. Our experience at that time was the reason that we took so long to return. Our recent experience, however, was a revelation. My wife had a clam appetizer that was excellent. I had a chorizo appetizer that was perfectly prepared and had an ample amount of the title ingredient. My older... More 

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Trenton NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had a great New Year's Eve Dinner at Malaga's Restaurant in Trenton two weeks ago and every New Year's Eve for quite a few years. Their homemade white Sangria is the best. The food is out of the ordinary and always delicious. Service was excellent for such a busy night. Usually go there for a special occasion. Prices are reasonable... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My first time there was wonderful and I cannot wait to go back. The service is excellent and the food was amazing. The bread that they give you for the table was delicious and plentiful. The shrimp scampi dish was one of the best that I have ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My family and I visited this amazing restaurant on New Years Day. After we read that it has one of the highest Zagat ratings in New Jersey we knew we had to come try it out.The food was freshly prepared and tasted great. The service was professional and friendly. The homemade Sangria was delicious. The atmosphere was lively and fun.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Overcooked rice, canned vegetables, cardboard plantains, and all of IT flavourlesss, Sängria watery and cloudy. Room too dark. Bread and service were good. ,

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Columbus, New Jersey
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have been here several times and the food and service are always excellent. This is our go to place for celebrating birthdays! They make great Sangria and they have awesome food!

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Pennington, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you want to know how to run a small restuarant to appeal to a local crowd, come to Malaga for dinner service. Food is very good, plentiful and satisfying. Service is excellent. You will not need to ask for more of anything, not even a refill of their delicious hot and crusty bread. An after dinner apertif compliments of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Lalor St., Hamilton, NJ 08611
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-396-8878

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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