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El Refectorium

#127 of 1,675 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
La Malagueta
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Calle Miguel de Cervantes 8, 29016 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 89 90
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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260 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Opening at 8.30pm we were first to arrive and were treated very well. The staff were attentive, even though other tables filled up. The food is superb and the wine recommended to us was also superb. We had a delightful meal and thoroughly recommend it. If you want fine dining then go here and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Grant D
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We visit Malaga regularly and this is the best meal we have had. The pork lion was delicious as was the steak. The staff we lovely too. We would recommend this restaurant. Very good

Thank Patricia N
McLean, Virginia
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Both the service and food were excellent. Really fresh fish, excellent choices for wine at reasonable prices, Place was packed so what else do you want?

1 Thank Grey C
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this place on our way to eat at Miguel (which was closed until September 7th). Great find- the grilled veggies were fresh and the grilled fish was delicious with good portion sizes.

Thank Britt S
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222 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I go here a lot and have previously reviewed. It is very Spanish and has great tapas, I must have tried everything. Go for a drink, a snack or a meal in the restaurant. It is right behind the bullring close to the beach.

Thank accipitor
Brugg, Switzerland
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch in this restaurant close to our Hotel MS Maestranza. It looks like a standard place from outside but serves excellent food. I decided for a stake despite very attractive fish menu. However the food was very tasty: juicy salmon salad and very tender sirloin stake. The prices for relatively small salad was 16 EUR and normal... More 

Thank Rauli H
San Francisco Bay Area
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

We went for lunch and were very pleased. We would definitely return if in Malaga again. Food: - “salmonetitos” (small fried fish, see picture) were excellent (5*) - “selection verduras” was excellent, especially peas and carrots (5*) - “manestra verduras” was good (3*) - urta rotena (baked snapper) was enjoyable (3*) - creme caramel was excellent (5*) Wine: - 2013... More 

1 Thank andy3101
Borne, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner, fresh fish was delicious! Also the white wine was very tastful. The atmosphere was very local and thus everything felt great!

Thank GeertvdM
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175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

We recommended to eat here. Managed to squeeze in without a reservation but reservations probably recommended. Great service, friendly and informed and helpful. Wonderful shared prawn starter to share and a couple of great steaks - complemented by some lovely wines from an extensive cellar - with cocktails around€100 well worth it !

1 Thank DavidCDevon
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Called in for a quick drink and tapas on the way back to our hotel. The service was poor and the tapas worse and charged 10 euro for small beer and tapas that was mostly bread & breadsticks. RUBBISH!

Thank clare h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Miguel de Cervantes 8, 29016 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga>  > La Malagueta
  • Neighborhood: La Malagueta
  • Phone Number: +34 952 21 89 90

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