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Calle Quitapenas 23, 29017 Malaga, Spain
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought a group of teenage American students here and it was a big hit. The fish was fresh, delicious, and really cheap. Drinks, bread, and tons of grilled, fried, and stewed fish and seafood (paella de marisco too) cost us just 86 euro for 7 people. Great deal and nice atmosphere right on the beach. Generous portions. My fritura variada... More 

Thank MannyFresco22
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

On the beach very Spanish and vibe place . Great service and fantastic atmosphere . The food is the traditional the grilled fresh fish on stick and salads and beer . They will bring to your table the fresh fish and you can chose which one you will want to be grilled for you. It takes about 20-30 min but... More 

Thank blajevaina
Holbaek, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The staff is very friendly and speaks English. We had nice fresh sea food. We came out of season, but anyway it is a very cosy place not far from the busy center of Malaga. We had a view over the blue sea.

Thank Kirsten B
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Its almost 6 years that I started to go frequenly to this place. And always really good. Its easy to sum up, is a safe bet. Dishes of fried fish between 5 to 6 euros. Espetos around 2e. And drinks around 1,5e. Generous portions in general. No problem about time, you can go for lunch at 13 or 17 is... More 

Thank WDsolercia
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a drink right on the beach. Sardine skewers only 2 Euro charcoal grilled to order. Full of locals all afternoon til sunset.

Thank Walthamstowfoodies
Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went there because of pretty good reviews in tripadvisor. But turned out to be our worst meal in the 5 days around. Setting is ok, on the beach, but food and service are pretty bad. Sardines were ok, but the grilled squid was overcooked at the outside and not cooked inside. Would not really recommend it...

Thank Mario_Geo
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Based in peaceful eastern neighborhood of Malaga, El Zagal is one of the bests restaurants that stands on the beach, facing the mediterranean see. You'lll enjoy grilled fish, calamari, seafood salads, beer, a tinto de verano (kinda wine, fresh and red, excellent after a long day strolling along the beach!). Nice place, clean.

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Mainz, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went there because of the excellent tripadvisor reviews, but were disappointed. (Later on we wondered that three of the reviewers who rated euphorically good only reviewed this one location) For a beach bar the price was high, the quality, the service and the atmosphere low average. We had: 15 € Grilled Dorada served with cooked potatoes was good price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Quitapenas 23, 29017 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
  • Phone Number: 952296242

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