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Cafe, Spanish
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and cosy restaurant. Very good tapas, but very big portions, so could have done with less. Vino tinto de la casa was cheap and good. Would go back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Most impressed. I too stumbled across it, it looks more like an antique shop than a place to eat. The house white wine was lovely (house red or white is all the options 😃). I had the tuna with tomato’s, pork Malaga style and...fresh anchovies in lemon and olive oil. All very tasty. I’d definitely return if I could find it again!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed September 10, 2023

Tucked away down a side passageway is this great place for breakfast. Get there early - you won't be sorry!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 9, 2023 via mobile

We came across the restaurant looking for somewhere for lunch on our last day. The menu is short but contains some wonderful items. The tortilla, chorizo, Morocco chicken and tomato with tuna were exceptional and very reasonably priced with house wine €14

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed June 19, 2023 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere and friendly staff, great food experience! Love seeing the vintage decorations here in the cafe!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 10, 2023 via mobile

Very friendly staff and delicious food! We aren’t locals but the waitress ensured that we fully understood what we could order and explained everything in detail. The food was 10/10 and the prices are more than fair. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed November 8, 2022 via mobile

A little hidden place, but very relaxt. I can absolutely recommend this place . Tortilla , chorizo and cheese coffee and sweets were spot on! Gracias ! Hasta la proxima !

Date of visit: October 2022
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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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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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