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“Institution?”
Review of Casa Aranda

Casa Aranda
Ranked #1 of 44 Dessert in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have been to Aranda several times before and always for churros and chocolate. Judging by some of the previous posts this makes me a bit of a prol. Who cares?

Churros are basically batter and are simpy like doughnuts in a string rather than a blob. They are excellent with the thick chocolate and also simply with sugar..... The similarity with fish and chips is tenuous at best.

The Aranda has spread over the years and as well as the narrow alley they have a wider mini-square as well.

Service attentive but no overly so and not that expensive. Perfect after a walk around the market.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Very typical and their churros chocolate are uber good.
Service is hectic but it is part of the game

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1  Thank Christophe H
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Casa Aranda is something of an institution in Malaga, having been established over 75 years, serving churros (a kind of long, deep-fried batter pastry). The restaurant has pretty much taken over Calle Herreria del Rey, a few blocks away from the market.

We went for an early breakfast and had no difficulty getting a table, although it gets crowded later.
Service was good – a platoon of white-shirted waiters circled the outdoor tables.

We ordered four churros for two of us to share, with one hot chocolate and one coffee.

The coffee was great - a strong, dark roast. The hot chocolate had the consistency of custard - ideal for dipping the churros but more of a dessert than a drink.

If dipped in hot chocolate, the churros don't taste too bad, however, on their own they taste like the batter that surrounds fish you but at a traditional British fish and chip shop – salty and greasy. We both thought the churros were pretty disgusting but your mileage may vary.

This is one of those places that defines a city, helping it retain its local character and distinctiveness. I'd recommend visiting it for the experience, but I'm not going to be dishonest by pretending I liked the food. I liked the restaurant and hated their food – we wouldn't go back.

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1  Thank Flyingred
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

This churros bar has been open for many many years we believe, and is very popular. They are really famous for hot chocolate and churros. Also their staff is really friendly and efficient, they are open in the early morning and again early evening. So, we are always go to them at least once when we are visiting Malaga Centre and we recommend anyone to try it. ^ ^

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Thank Narathip
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Me and a friend came here for breakfast and although it doesn't look like much from the outside, the churros are definitely worth it. The staff are friendly and our churros with hot chocolate were served within 5 minutes after sitting down at a table. The kitchen is open for all eyes to see, and the churros are freshly made and served as soon as they're ready. Moreover, there were lots of locals there which goes to show it's popularity. 5 churros plus 2 hot chocolates were 5euros which is extremely good value. A definite must!

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Thank anais m
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