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Cafe Malaga

107 South Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069
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Ranked #20 of 242 restaurants in McKinney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $40
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
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Davis
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.
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113 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
McKinney, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are frequent visitors to Cafe Malaga. The food is not fabulous but is above average, but it is the atmosphere that keeps us coming back. The outdoor seating is casual and relaxed, the service is good. The wine list could be better but I'm not complaining.

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came from Fort Worth to McKinney to have dinner with some friends. They suggested this restaurant. I read the reviews and was a little hesitant and also noticed no prices on the menu. Once we got there, we were seated outside in a very quaint little area. Loved the ambiance of the outdoor dining area. There was live music... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit the restaurant on a rare pleasant evening in July which allowed us to eat outside on the patio. It was fun ordering numerous tapas, and everything was so good! Special mention goes to the Lollipop Lamp Chops, tiger shrimp, Malaga croquettes, bacon-wrapped dates and sweet red pepper with a goat cheese center. Enjoyed the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We weren't impressed with the food, service was slow and food didn't have good flavor and under cooked, and over priced! We won't go back.

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Anna, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have been frequenting this restaurant since the time the original founder built this theme restaurant in it's original location. She was fortunate to move to a larger and more attractive venue some years ago. The current owner has built on the success but in absent and the place has suffered from neglect and sloppy service. I hope he recognizes... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
970 reviews 970 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
1,041 helpful votes 1,041 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Myself and a friend went here for a quick dinner one saturday evening. Such a shame we couldn't stay for longer. It's definitely a place where you could sit for a few hours and browse over a meal. You can choose entree size portions but I loved the fact you could choose numerous appetizer plates and mix and match with... More

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McKinney, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Here's an unexpected treat a little off the beaten path in McKinney, TX. We recently visited Café Malaga for the first time. We found the food to be great and the service very friendly. Be sure to check their business hours before going. They are a bit quirky.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Do you like tapas? If so, Café Malaga is an excellent place to visit. Located just off the main square in McKinney Texas, Malaga’s has a unique variety of tapas at a reasonable price. They also have a full bar with seating both inside and outside. Great cuisine for the entire family. The food is very flavorful, well prepared and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Last night I went the this restaurant primarily to listen to a local band but was glad that they had food and the reviews were relatively good except that several of them commented on the service. Upon my arrival, I discovered that reservations were preferred but the hostess was able to seat me quickly. After a few minutes the waitstaff... More

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McTown Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We are tapas last Saturday afternoon. Service was quick, and vegetarian tapas like stuffed peppers and hummus tasted great. The potatoes were just OK.

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