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Cafe, Spanish
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful little cafe with an imaginative breakfast offering at incredible value. Well worth a visit. Seating inside and out, efficient service, pleasant staff.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

Lovely breakfast, with delicious hot home made bread and an array of very fresh dips/tapenades/honey….the best coffee we had in Malaga too in a fantastic Antiques shop….well worth a visit

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 10, 2021 via mobile

A must visit , small traditional tapas bar. Excellent service , had to queue but it’s a popular place to eat so that was nothing . Breakfast was simple, home made Pates served in and egg box with a large piece and a half of...toast .we found the presentation quirky and charming. Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting Malaga.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 27, 2021 via mobile

Saw reviews of this place as something traditional and typical for the area of Malaga which enticed me to visit! Asked for the meat traditional breakfast (desayuno) and coffee. Was served a section of 4 savoury dips/spreads, and 2 sweet ones with a single grape,...all served in an egg carton casing. The 4 savoury dips were, chorizo dip, a fish dip, a pork with lard dip, and freshly garlic and tomato sauce. This was given with a single slice of large white toast that you can ask for more if you need to. A coffee, pineapple juice, and two breakfasts came out to 7.50€. Very affordable, filling, and tasty! Breakfast finishes at 12:00 so be sure to get there before then. All the other bigger dishes you see in the photos are from lunch!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed December 6, 2020 via mobile

If you're looking for the real deal on Málaga produce and tradition, then this is the place to be for breakfast. Home made jams, pates and preserves. Wonderful bread and strong coffee. It doesn't get better. A must while in Málaga.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

+Authentic local Malagan restaurant in the old town + They respect their heritage and serve old school Malagan dishes like arabic style snails(eventhough for me the broth of the snails was too harsh/bitter tasting). + Nice antique decor! + It was nice and cool inside...the restaurant (in March) due to the thick stone walls. The place reminds of a cave :) + Good pulpo a la gallega!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

Interesting place to sit and while away time over a decent coffee and v good value breakfast. There’s a shop with some intriguing things too. But no toilet!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to have an authentic breakfast. Tasty and fresh. Dry good coffee too, and at the amazing price of 2euros70? We love the space the people and the atmosphere. When we visit Malaga we always visit. And always love it. There...are now several tables outside, which is great because it’s always so busy. The shop seems to have a larger choice of bits too. So win win.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

Great find! Nice small restaurant with tasty Tapas at a reasonable price. Good atmosphere with friendly staff. Selling craft wares too, which are good quality.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019 via mobile

Hidden place where to have a breakfast with toast and pates is a must. Especially 'zurrapa' pate is glorious, also you can buy pots and containers with these pates to takeaway. Quite authentic and very friendly people managing the place.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

What a great wee find this was. Thought it was just a wee antique shop but was like the tardis, with all sorts of things for sale - and then a small cafe at the back. Staff were attentive and friendly, the food was good...and great value!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

I don't really need to say much more than microwaved tuna steak.. I asked if they microwaved it (because it was freezing cold inside) and they said yes but it was cooked before... not impressed. Also portions are very small for the tapas.. I paid...€4 for a chorizo sausage.. o: Also the service wasn't very good... Waitresses were rude and not welcoming :( although, the pork was tasty and so was the €4 chorizo.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

Small rustic, local wine and fantastic food!! The bbq chorizo is a must, as are the snails and everything else. Didn’t buy any pottery but we were tempted, it is exquisite. One of our favourite places in Malaga and inexpensive too.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

Advised to go here for breakfast but every time we went queue out on the the street, on going today i can see why. Oldie world charm and breakfast for €2.50 including sweet and savoury spreads with toast and coffee. Wirth the queue, why hasn't...England copied this?More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

Great little authentic food stop in Malaga city centre. The tostada breakfast is highly recommended. Get there early it’s busy!!

Date of visit: June 2019
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CariW3401
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Response from jcrichton | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if lunch as such is served but excellent tapas are available up until it closes at 4.00pm
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nsl123
November 29, 2017|
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Response from jcrichton | Reviewed this property |
If it is the Malaga Ibis Centro it is no more than a 8-10 minute walk - use Google maps to plot a route for you - restaurant is across the dry (usually) river bed from the hotel.
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Response from A J | Reviewed this property |
We also stayed at that hotel and the restaurant isn't far from there. Quite hard to find though since it's down one of the numerous alleys. Ask for a map at the hotel and they'll probably help you find the way. The hotel... More
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La Recova is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5