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#745 of 2,109 Restaurants in Malaga
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 13, 2020

I never write reviews on tripadvisor but now i feel like wasting my time doing so. Tomatoes were poorly seasoned with almost no olive oil and big grains of salt. Awful expierience. We ordered two portions but only got served two. We decided to order...just the tomatoes after the arrogant and unprepared alpissed off waiter came to the table to get the order. Q good chunk of what we wanted to order wasnt available. When we asked about general details about the dishes we ordered he started to to loose his temper and didnt give us any info. Really rough service and awful food. Just awful.By the way check out lovely trash cans by tables outside.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

The food is not great, for tourists. We asked for tapas and were told that there were no tapas but only raciones (ie large plates) despites the menu showing tapas. The food was average and expensive. Last but not least they were not very welcoming.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

The vaiter recomended Jamon and cheese as a small starter vithout telling us the price and was gone before we could ask. We ordered seafood paella. It was so salty that we could not taste anything else. The price for the ham and cheese plate...was 19euro. A turisttrap, not to be recomended.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Bodega_EL_Patio, Marketing at El Patio Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Dear Arne Thank you for writing a review about the restaurant in this forum. For us it is very important to know all the opinions about our place even more when they are not positive. We accept your criticism, but whenever we make propositions of...More

Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Easy to find and close to city centre. Head up Larios and bare right from the square at the top. Well worth exploring further than the more obvious tourist restaurants. You're rewarded with a deeper sense of Spanish culture and better prices.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Bodega_EL_Patio, Marketing at El Patio Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Dear Knight-UK-Wilts. Thank you very much for giving us such a positive review on Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to see that our offer also likes visitors who come to Malaga. For your next visit remember that we have the best variety of rice dishes...More

Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Had a meal here after struggling to find a table on a busy Friday night in Malaga. Food was average but service not great. Ordered two steaks one with potatoes one with fries, both came with fries . Also ordered sin gluten bread which never...arrived. After main course ignored not even asked if we would like to have a dessert. In summary food okay service not good. Most of the waiters walked about with faces like a wet weekend. Hundreds of restaurants in Malaga that are far better than this for similar cost. At best food mediocre service dismal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Bodega_EL_Patio, Marketing at El Patio Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Dear AT_From_GM Thank you very much for dedicating this review. We regret that your visit did not live up to your expectations and we processed your complaints to staff. Best Regards.

Reviewed February 24, 2020

We stayed a couple of nights here coming over from Porto Portugal. This town is spectacular as was the food at El Patio. If you like tender beef with a great sauce try their ox tail with fried potatoes (Not French fried potatoes). We sat...outside and chatted with the manager Meidi and he made the experience that much better. Great guy and funny. Jesus our waiter was also fun to chat with. Great location on the main walking drag in town.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Bodega_EL_Patio, Marketing at El Patio Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Dear kbfivetwo Thank you very much for dedicating this positive review about El Patio on Tripadvisor. You are right to point to Malaga as a spectacular destination and we are very glad that you have chosen El Patio as a restaurant for your stay. Both...More

Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Worst food ever and really bad service! We had their croquetas and they were cold in the center. We also ordered paella de mariscos which had a couple of shrimps and one unopened mussel. Unopened mussel = bad mussel and UNSAFE to eat. The paella...was also the saltiest thing!! We told the waiter about the issues but he did nothing about them. We have been eating out in Malaga for a month now and this restaurant is the worst! Stay away from this place - there are so many other good restaurants to go to in the city!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Bodega_EL_Patio, Marketing at El Patio Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Dear customer, thank you very much for giving us an opinion on this portal. We regret that on this occasion your visit did not meet the expectations that you had created about our premises and we differ in your opinion that our winery is not...More

Reviewed January 21, 2020

Ate here twice last week, both times for lunch. 1st time there was a board advertising the menu del dia, the 2nd day there wasn’t a sign. Asked for the menu del dia and was not disappointed either time. Huge portions, tasty food, nice house...wine. Nice staff. Surprisingly not busy either time we were there as the food, service etc were great. Try it.....More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Bodega_EL_Patio, Gerente at El Patio Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2020

Dear Paul Thank you very much for writing such a positive opinion about El Patio on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that our efforts to offer a good service are valued in this way. We are at your disposal on your next visit. Best...More

Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

We wanted some tasty Paella while in Malaga. Reserved a table for 8pm and had a warm welcome from our host Medi. We sat outside on a very pretty and vibrant street. Paola served us some delicious paella with a warm smile and good humour!...A little aperitif afterwards to round the meal off.Would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Bodega_EL_Patio, Gerente at El Patio Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2020

Dear Customer. Many thanks for the criticism that has been dedicated to us on Tripadvisor. For us it is very important to know the opinion of the visitors to our winery, and we take note of everything that tells us to improve. Receive a cordial...More

Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

We ended up eating here two times because it was that good! There’s plenty to choose from, from meat to paellas. Good wine selection too, plenty available by the glass. The vibrant atmosphere and polite and efficient waiters make this place well worth the visit....I’d recommend the pork, it was superb!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Aqmar A
January 22, 2017|
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Response from Bodega_EL_Patio | Property representative |
Dear Aqmar. We have more than 30 kind of rices in our variety of recipes. As you surely know, Paella Valenciana is a dried rice made of an assorted meats, and none of it comes from pork (only chicken, rabbit and snail). You... More
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