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“Wonderful night spent with friends!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Malaga

Cafe Malaga
107 South Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069
972-542-9996
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Ranked #26 of 242 Restaurants in McKinney
Price range: $10 - $40
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.
Texas
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25 restaurant reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Wonderful night spent with friends!”
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 playing but not so loudly that we couldn't visit. My husband and I each ordered a caeser salad and we enjoyed it. We also ordered the shrimp and the ribeye which we shared. It was all very good. The steak wasn't the best we ever had but it had a good flavor. We shared a piece of cheesecake for dessert. I also had a glass of house red wine and enjoyed it as well. Our server was good and our bill was fair! We would recommend this place for a nice romantic dinner or to visit with friends! Good atmosphere and service. Might be a little warm during the summer but the inside looked nice as well.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Magical evening”
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 live music and overall atmosphere with lights in the trees. Great evening with family.

Visited July 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Not for me”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Anna, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
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 the disappointment his loyal followers have and rescues this unique goldmine.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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“Great fun and a great selection of food”
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 everyone at your table. I can highly recommend the salads, along with the croquettes and the potatoes. However there were about 20 other dishes I could have easily tried.
We have already decided to return with a few more people so we have order a wider selection of food !

Visited June 2014
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