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Antigua Casa de Guardia

#24 of 1,696 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Spanish, Wine Bar
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Alameda Principal 18, 29005 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 46 80
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a trendy wine bar with groovy music and expensive designer wines then walk on by. This is a traditional Malaga wine bar where the local wines are served in glasses filled straight from the barrel. Expect to mix with the locals and also expect limited interaction from the grumpy guys serving (they do crack a... More 

Thank George A
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oldest bar in Malaga with oldest waiters pouring a drink from oldest barrels. It is a little charming place to show to visitors or go for a quick super sweet drink-sherry shot after a meal or if you are not feeling sweet enough. They will write your bill with a chalk right onto the bar in front of you. They... More 

Thank Anchina
Brooksville, FL
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great old wine bar. Wine is in wooden casks with at leat 15-20 to choose from. It has small plates to go with wine samplng. You can sample several different Spanish wines

Thank jc95164
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was actually described somewhere as a high-end wine bar and nothing could be further from the truth. While it's endearing in its antiquity, it struck me as the Malaga equivalent of an old spit and sawdust pub back home. The walls are lined with old oak barrels full of sherry and fortified wines which are served in shot glasses... More 

Thank Brantome2
Haugesund, Norway
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Visit this traditional tavern and select on of the many sherries they have on offer from seca to dulce. Find one you like? You can ask them to fill a bottle for home. Don´t forget to try a tapas also!

Thank Kimberly F
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

If you go to this place expecting fino, amontillado, palo cortado or any other classic sherries you'll be disappointed. It's worth a trip but go for 15 minutes, knock back whatever you choose - mostly 2.5 euros a glass and move on to somewhere you'll get a decent drink. This is a very old fashioned bar with huge barrels of... More 

Thank William N
S Wales
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

One of the oldest bars in Malaga a good starting point before moving into the old part of the city_ don't expect beers or lagers just wine and sherry two sweet sherry and two dry sherry served in schooner for only just over 4 euros very friendly tapas bar across the street as you move on don't expect the world... More 

Thank Terryooo
Warsaw, Poland
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818 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017

It'a a traditional, old-style wine bar. Just go there, ask what kind of wine is in the barrels (they speak English and are happy to explain), choose the one you like and you will be served a small glass. I and my wife, we tried 4 of them: moscatel, Pedro Ximen, seco anejo and off course malaga :-) It's cheap... More 

Thank KrisD_pl
Miami, Florida, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

I was totally under the impression this was a sit-down kinda bar with a menu--not sure why because I was totally wrong. It's actually the kinda place you either start or end your night with. You need no more than tops 30 minutes to experience old-school Spanish bartending. Just go in and point to different barrels. It's basically standing-room only... More 

Thank Adriana S
Cheshire, England
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Well worth a visit although choose wise as some of the sherry's are very dry. Very cheap and the bar staff speak english so they can help you with your choice. Very authentic and you can get some little tapas dishes you have to order from the man at the back of the bar.

Thank allyson_cs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alameda Principal 18, 29005 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
  • Phone Number: +34 952 21 46 80

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