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107 South Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069 (Davis)
972-542-9996
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Description: Nestled just off the beautiful Historic Downtown Square in McKinney, Texas,...
Nestled just off the beautiful Historic Downtown Square in McKinney, Texas, Café Málaga offers a refreshing take on Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy relaxed setting.
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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food!

What a great experience, everything we had was delicious. Paella, right how I like it- not too dry or too soupy. Gambas al ajillo with the right amount of garlic and seasonings. Bacon wrapped dates, bit small but still really good. Service was a little slow, but everybody was really nice. Highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
DrMikeC
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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This has always been out favorite date night and Sunday afternoon get away-no matter the season. However, this last time was ridiculous. Our last half dozen or more visits have resulted in them being out of two or three popular items. But this last time they were out of 5 things we ordered! FIVE. It was early on a SATURDAY.... More 

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Thank Necia J
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is really good, but the service is par at best. You are really going for the live music and to sit outside. This is kind of an expensive place and the drinks are not cheap but, for a special date night it is GREAT!

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Thank Julianne B
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoy the tapas at Cafe Malaga. The outdoor seating is beautiful and makes it enjoyable for both couples and families. Highly recommend this McKinney restaurant.

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Thank Tamra D
McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I love the environment - in the backyard with your friends listening to music and eating good food; that is what you get with Café Malaga - the Sangria is marvelous! the food is delicious and the music provides the topper to one of the best kept secrets in McKinney...

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Thank Seana M
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

What a great experience, everything we had was delicious. Paella, right how I like it- not too dry or too soupy. Gambas al ajillo with the right amount of garlic and seasonings. Bacon wrapped dates, bit small but still really good. Service was a little slow, but everybody was really nice. Highly recommend if you like Spanish food.

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Thank DrMikeC
Carrollton, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I went with out Civic League group one evening while on retreat in McKinney. There were about 15-20 of us so we were able to try several different things & shared. The tapas were all amazing; some of the group even splurged on the huge pan of paella which feeds an army! The outdoor dining was fabulous -- live music... More 

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Thank Laura S
Van Alstyne, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Thoroughly enjoy this venue. The beautiful outside seating under the trees is gorgeous. First experience was for a rehearsal dinner, which was fantastic. A great way to try a lot of items at one time. Our return trip was as memorable but the food didn't seem quite as tasty as the first time. Worth trying again though.

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Thank Farrah J
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Went there for a shower...The bacon wrapped dates were FABulOUS! Run go get them now!!! The fountain in the middle added a nice centerpiece. The atmosphere was cute as well.

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Thank EEHenderson
Farmersville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in McKinney. The food is excellent. I have enjoyed Cafe Malaga for both special family events as well as relaxed business lunches (only certain days of the week for lunch).

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Thank aggiedwc
McKinney, Texas, United States
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Malaga is an OK place to have lunch. Easy and casual, with one of the better patios in McKinney. Service can be spotty. Some dishes are good, but most can be considered average. Value is fine for the money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 South Church Street, McKinney, TX 75069
    (Davis)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: 972-542-9996

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Nestled just off the beautiful Historic Downtown Square in McKinney, Texas, Café Málaga offers a refreshing take on Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy relaxed setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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