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107 South Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069 (Davis)
972-542-9996
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Nestled just off the beautiful Historic Downtown Square in McKinney...
Nestled just off the beautiful Historic Downtown Square in McKinney, Texas, Café Málaga offers a refreshing take on Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy relaxed setting.
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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Patio

If you love to eat outdoors like I do you will love Cafe Malaga. Huge old trees shade the patio and fans keep you cool even on hot days. White tablecloths add to the ambiance. The food is terrific and the waiters take really good care of you. Go and enjoy good food and music and friendly folks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
FancyNancy836
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McKinney
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Farmersville, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite restaurant in McKinney. The food is excellent. I have enjoyed Cafe Malaga for both special family events as well as relaxed business lunches (only certain days of the week for lunch).

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Malaga is an OK place to have lunch. Easy and casual, with one of the better patios in McKinney. Service can be spotty. Some dishes are good, but most can be considered average. Value is fine for the money.

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Have visited on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed! When weather permits: the patio seating can't be beat especially when they are having live music. I have always sat on the upper patio area and the views are great and the music not too loud from there. Being tapas, the portions are small but I have not tried anything... More 

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McKinney
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you love to eat outdoors like I do you will love Cafe Malaga. Huge old trees shade the patio and fans keep you cool even on hot days. White tablecloths add to the ambiance. The food is terrific and the waiters take really good care of you. Go and enjoy good food and music and friendly folks.

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Mckinney, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ambiance, music in the summer, wonderful tapas. Love, love, love this restaurant! It's an old house converted into a restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I go about once a month and have yet to be disappointed. We've had just about everything on the tapas menu! You'll need reservations on the weekend and the flies are a nuisance in the summer if you eat outside. We tend to go during the week or sneak into the bar to eat on a spontaneous... More 

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Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Most of the seating is outdoors, most comfortable in hot weather on the patio under the fans. The sweet red peppers are a must. Very good sangria. Loved the live music. Extremely unique and enjoyable.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Cafe Malaga is a Spanish restaurant (not Mexican/Latin American, actually Spanish). The food is always great (although sometimes not totally authentic), the atmosphere is SO beautiful and fun! They also have really good drinks/cocktails. I would recommend Cafe Malaga to anyone looking for a fun night out!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were told about cafe malage by a server at another restaurant. They recommended it as a great place for a few drinks. The outside area was really cool and relaxing to have a glass of wine. We went after dinner so we didn't have any food but all of the dishes that we saw looked great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place has really good tapas and a great wine list. I recommend the solomillo, the empanadas, and the chorizo. Their paella was good, but just ok...I am somewhat of a paella snob though and prefer my paella with rabbit and chicken rather than with seafood.

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Additional Information about Cafe Malaga

Address: 107 South Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069
Phone Number: 972-542-9996
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 South Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069
    (Davis)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: 972-542-9996

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

Nestled just off the beautiful Historic Downtown Square in McKinney, Texas, Café Málaga offers a refreshing take on Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy relaxed setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?