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El Meson de Cervantes

#7 of 1,571 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Alamos, 11 | Calle Cacer, 29012 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 62 74
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Sunday night and it was packed! We waited for half an hour but it's recommended that you made a reservation. We ordered 7-8 platos (half portion) among the 3 of us and all tasted great! The desserts were also amazing! The price was reasonable and our waited Alexis was super attentive and recommended wine that paired... More 

Thank Pierre K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our server Alex as well as the rest of the staff were extremely accommodating and friendly to these two Americans! Food was great; they had awesome recommendations and we were able to communicate in English as well as Italian!

Thank Justin M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This may have been a bad day. I will never know. Many others have enjoyed their experience here. I ate here with a colleague who had read the rating on TripAdvisor. We are both lovers of good food and have both lived and traveled extensively throughout Spain. We were completely underwhelmed by our meal at El Meson. Service was hurried... More 

Thank ericdumont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 2 nd year eating here , found on trip advisor Delightful staff , great atmosphere and most importantly the food was delicious , will 100% be back , full of locals Best book , slightly out of the way but worth finding

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I found this diamond on our one night stay in Malaga. You have to come here! The service was the best we've had in all of Europe. These people are why Spain is such a great country to visit. The servers and hosts were on top of everything, and all were very delightful people. They spoke good... More 

Thank Jose D
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

very nice food, good service!! nice decor, in the old town, reservation is a must, a good mix of guests, spanisch, VIP, tourists....

Thank bea r
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All four tapas (enough for two persons) were fingerlicking good: we had calamar and sauted spinach, blood sausage, boletes with asparragus and tuna. The service was also super, our waiter Franco gave us good advice for the wines. It is nicely decorated, more a restaurant than a tapas bar. We would definitely go back! The best we had in Malaga.

Thank Maaike D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A place to visit in Malaga. Be aware that it's very popular and it gets packed easily, so book in advance if you don't want to wait. Relatively small, well furbished, with good welcoming service, this place offers an interesting menu and generous-enough portions. We tried the Risotto (very good, maybe a bit crunchy but we liked it). Not sure... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would strongly recommend this restaurant. Friendly, efficient service and some excellent and innovative menu choices. We would not hesitate to visit again.

Thank Aquarius0
Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night in Malaga & booked this place based on TA reviews. Lovely warm welcome & great service from smiling attentive staff. Too many tempting choices on the menu but we selected 5 raciones, with the tuna & pig cheeks being outstanding so we opted for a couple of more dishes as we went along. The wine - whilst... More 

Thank Andy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alamos, 11 | Calle Cacer, 29012 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
  • Phone Number: +34 952 21 62 74
El Meson de Cervantes es una parada obligatoria para aquellos fanaticos del buen comer. Tapas tradicionales y tapas creativa de autor, amplia y cuidada seleccion de vinos y cervezas.

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