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El Farolito

#74 of 1,441 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
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Beatas 14, 29008 Malaga, Spain
+34 657 97 32 13
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rump steak and strip loin were both excellent and cooked perfectly to medium rare (which is how my boyfriend and I enjoy our steak). The owners are super nice and very welcoming. The restaurant is up a side road and not along one of those busy tourist streets. One of the best meals I've had in Malaga.

Thank Jennifer F
Bergen, Norway
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We choose El Farolito through Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. It's a charming little restaurant, in a very lively part of the city. The staff is fully Argentinian and extremly warm and welcoming. We got good recommendations and the quality of the meat was outstanding. My husband loves and knows his meat and he barely had words, this... More 

Thank LilleAnnelie
Padua, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I have found this place thanks to people's reviews in here and I confirm the excellent quality meat and cooking for this traditional steakhouse

Thank Giorgio V
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I was recommended this restaurant in Malaga. The menu is quite limited, mostly flank or skirt steak served with very little else ie no chips or salad. It was quite cheap but not amazing value as the food is very basic. Friendly staff as everywhere in Malaga. There are better places to eat in Malaga (and worse) but ok if... More 

Thank DrTimOakley
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We visited this place last year and were very impressed by the food and the staff so it made sense that we return this year. The thing about this place is that it's not one of those chrome and glass restaurant s that you usually come across. This place is run by genuinely nice people who serve good food with... More 

Thank ljc66
Devizes, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

When we arrived, the restaurant is very small, was not really ready for service even though it was 9pm, and the tables are more suited to couples snacking than eating a meal. That said, we did not try the food so we may have missed out!

Thank phylisbide
ElFarolito, Propietario at El Farolito, responded to this review
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Lamentamos que no se quedaran a probar nuestras carnes y demás viandas. Con respecto al local, efectivamente tiene plazas limitadas,... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Having read mixed reviews I wasn't sure about trying this steakhouse out, but decided to give it a go. It sits on a quiet side street.Although December we decided to sit outside. They had a patio heater but it wasn't needed. The staff were very friendly, and explained the menu to us. My husband ordered a rump steak , about... More 

Thank CariW3401
Brussels, Belgium
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296 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Supposedly the best beef in town, supposedly Argentine. It was recommended by our lovely landlady of our amazing airbnb apartment. It was cheap, the beef might have indeed been Argentine, but it was overcooked and chewy and not as delicious as explained... Or maybe I am myself too spoiled with great beef in Belgium.

Thank moroti
ElFarolito, Propietario at El Farolito, responded to this review
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Ante todo muchas gracias por tu valoración. Decirle que tenemos cortes argentinos y españoles y que, en una próxima visita... More 

Aalborg, Denmark
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

A very lovely restaurant - with good quality food. We both had the house steak - which did not disappoint.

Thank runtyrobot
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at 20:00 the place was empty not a single person eating although outside the street are full with people and other nearby restaurant are full. When asking the waiter why he claim it usually full later in the evening, during my stay for 35 minutes not a single person step inside, the steak itself although was the house specialty... More 

Thank oferka
ElFarolito, Propietario at El Farolito, responded to this review
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Gracias por tomarte la molestia en valorarnos. Efectivamente, es un local que se suele llenar más tarde, abrimos justo a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $26
Steakhouse, Argentinean, Barbecue, Grill, South American
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beatas 14, 29008 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
  • Phone Number: +34 657 97 32 13
"El Farolito, a restaurant with authentic Argentinean flavor where you feel at home"

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