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La Mensula

La Malagueta
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Calle Fernando Camino, 17, 29016 Malaga, Spain
+34 952225030
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Mensula was a short walk from our apartment, we try it and got hooked. The service is the best part of the experience. They treat you like if you are part of the family and the food is as good as the service. Great local food.

Thank fjrmpr
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Great local restaurant, very reasonably priced. Super service from friendly staff. Serves traditional percebes, which is a bit pricey, but worth trying.

Thank Martin P
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Nice restaurant that offer excellent meat and fish dishes that offers excellent meat and fish dishes with lots of choices. Generous and delicious food, fast and efficient staff for a restaurant to try!

Thank Maurizio B
Mojacar, Spain
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Traditional Spanish restaurant, bright, empty and I now know why !!!!! Food , pate excellent, monkfish soup excellent, revuelta awful, monkfish gloopy and incredibly salty, rabo de toro okay but chips!!!!! Incredibly salty. Anniversary dinner probably the worst in 33 years. Recommended by the hotel, why!!!!!!! Avoid.

1 Thank carters_westwood
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

If you want to lunch or dine in a wonderfully traditional good Spanish restaurant among malagueños, this is the place. In the centro historico, very close to the Alameda but in a quiet street.

Thank Sinikka65
Belfast, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Located between the beach and the bullring. It seemed to be mainly locals which is always a good sign We ate in the back restaurant and the food, wine and service were all excellent. Slightly more expensive than restaurant's in the main tourist area but well worth it. Some nice touches like a free cheese board after dinner as we... More 

Thank paul186470
Portland, Oregon
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We loved La Mensula! This is a "local" bar and restaurant, not a glitzy tourist place, just friendly and helpful service and good food and wine. We ate here twice, first the night we arrived (from 26 hours traveling from western U.S.) When we told the waiter it was our first meal in Spain, he said that he could prepare... More 

Thank DaveWells
Oregon, USA
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We ate here twice during our 3 day trip as we liked it so much. The wine was delicious and cheap and the Iberic ham/manchego cheese platter was outstanding.

Thank kathywells42
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a great meal, one of the best we have had in Spain. The service was great, and there was a brilliant vibrant atmosphere. It's not a 'posh posh' restaurant, but not shorts and t shirts either. The waiter was very attentive and welcoming, but not overbearing. The steak was perfectly cooked and had been left to stand, and... More 

1 Thank Simon O
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

visited twice and plan to go one last time before boarding our return flight wine by the glass and media raciones make for a varied and delightful meal did not try the back room(restaurant)as we never do in spain the boquerones are to die for(fried fresh anchovies)

Thank latuque1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Fernando Camino, 17, 29016 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga>  > La Malagueta
  • Neighborhood: La Malagueta
  • Phone Number: +34 952225030

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