I stayed in Malaga for a week with my 9 year old daughter, and we ate out twice a day, every day. There were two places we really loved, I have reviewed the other, but this was in a different class.
Now any review is by nature subjective-assuming integrity-but El Meson Cervantes is a quality establishment. No, it isn't cheap, and to be honest I thought hard when my little girl asked if we could return for the last night of our stay in the city, but having thought a little as to the alternatives decided that it was worth the extra spend.
Whilst the primary function of a restaurant is about the quality of the food, the ambience, and welcome are also very important.
The food we had was of excellent quality, and well cooked, it is an open kitchen so you can see the chefs at work.
It is not necessary to mention all the dishes we had, I don't doubt that much of the menu changes as there was some delicious seasonal produce on the menu-the bolets with aspargus was a lovely example. My daughter thought the 2 best things she had was the prawns in batter, and the chocolate brownie (ok, she is young I know but her opinion is valid), whereas the dish that stood out for me was the wild boar stew which was excellent.
Now I can speak some Spanish, at least enough to read a menu and order, and I never have a problem with waiting staff, but in this place the staff really were excellent in wanting to help, and whilst it isn't fair to single out any particular members, the older, Italian gentleman (sorry I didn't catch his name), and Yolande (the most lovely and friendly girl imaginable) were both delightful and helped make our visits so enjoyable.
As I said earlier, not a cheap venue but as with so much, you get what you pay for!
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