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El Meson de Cervantes

#6 of 1,487 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
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tapas or middle dishes doesn't get any better than this. Good selection of tapas, not that two mile long list you'll find on some other restaurants. Friendly and efficient service. Reservation highly recommended as it gets very busy.

Thank JohanssB
Eglwyswrw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were shocked to see this place so busy on a Monday night! We had to wait for a table for two. During our wait the staff kept us up to date as to how much longer we were likely to have to wait, this was very helpful. After about 40 - 45 minutes we were given a table. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy and bustling, with many people hoping to get in - so go for tables away from the door (at the back and side) and book ahead regardless of time (it was full at 8:30pm). And you can see why it is so popular. The setting is modern urban cool and the tapas are divine and reasonably priced - highlights... More 

Thank StevieC_8
Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very popular restaurant/tapas bar with people literally queuing for a spot. The food is technically well prepared and bursting with flavour. Skip the usual traditional tapas; not that they are bad, they are very good. But what's the point of eating the usual suspects when you can have local traditional and exceptional dishes like the see bass,... More 

Thank Raymond M
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremly good, delicious foods and friendly, cool staff. The octopus was fantastic :) The booking after 10 necessesary but between 9-10 there are some free tables. Highly recomended :)

Thank szaaabiii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant twice after reading about it in lonely planet.On both occasions we were treated like old friends and found the staff immeasurably pleasant. The food was absolutely fantastic, the best we have found in Malaga. We came away smiling and laughing; due to both the delicious food and the fantastic staff. A particular mention to Agustina who... More 

Thank John R
Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty of choice, all very tasty and reasonably priced. Very good service with a free glass of dessert wine when you get the bill. We will be back!

Thank Amanda M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with a group of friends found the restaurant by walking around and it is a treasure ! I am Spanish from Bilbao and was so glad that my British friends tasted some of the best tapas I have eaten for a long long time. Very friendly staff, nice to see them enjoying doing their job and very helpful... More 

Thank Mariola M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a dinner at la meson de cervantes in malaga for a business dinner. The food was incredible, had some squid, anchovies, tuna, pimientos filled with codfish. Some dish to share, and we got offered a grappa by the boss of the restaurant, who is such a nice woman. Will come back for sure

Thank Franck H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great evening had by me and my family. Great to see the. Owner make herself known and thanked us for choosing her restaurant for my 50 th. Good food and service.

Thank Alex66Belfast

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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
$10 - $25
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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?