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107 South Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069 (Davis)
972-542-9996
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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, Late Night, 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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Love the Atmosphere

Thoroughly enjoy this venue. The beautiful outside seating under the trees is gorgeous. First experience was for a rehearsal dinner, which was fantastic. A great way to try a lot of items at one time. Our return trip was as memorable but the food didn't seem quite as tasty as the first time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Farrah J
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Van Alstyne, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Van Alstyne, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Thoroughly enjoy this venue. The beautiful outside seating under the trees is gorgeous. First experience was for a rehearsal dinner, which was fantastic. A great way to try a lot of items at one time. Our return trip was as memorable but the food didn't seem quite as tasty as the first time. Worth trying again though.

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McKinney, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went there for a shower...The bacon wrapped dates were FABulOUS! Run go get them now!!! The fountain in the middle added a nice centerpiece. The atmosphere was cute as well.

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Farmersville, Texas
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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171 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews
6 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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199 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

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?