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“Great tapas (not topless) restaurant”
Review of Malaga Tapas & Bar - CLOSED

Malaga Tapas & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: San Antonio
Reviewed September 10, 2012

My partner and I have been coming to this restaurant for years and the food and service are consistently very good. The menu is updated a lot which makes each visit a little different. We also love trying several different preparations as opposed to having to select an entree and share. Definitely try the lamb bites, duck pizza and the scallops. It can get a loud, but we have no problem hearing each other sitting at a 4-top. We highly recommend this place.

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Thank bdmaustin
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We were four women (3 over the age of 50 and one well under). The waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. He offered some excellent recommendations and seemed to know the menu very well.

The menu is somewhat limited compared to some tapas places I've been, but everything we had was delicious. You've got to try the Aceitunas Aliñadas (house olives marinated in olive oil and herbs. (We kept the oil after we finished the olives, just to soak our bread in...it was killer!) Other favorites were Albondigas en Salsa Brava (meatballs) and the fruit/cheese plate.

We will definitely be back!

Thank Sarge56
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We were excited to go to this restaurant because tapas was exactly what we had in mind. The menu was great and the food didn't disappoint. However, we were looking for some nice dinner conversation. Unfortunately, there was a flamenco show and it was so loud, we were eating fast just to leave.

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Thank BlackSheepPhotograph
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Great atmosphere, food, and experience. We love Malaga. Each tasty plate is a new experience for the taste buds.

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Thank Chad H
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We went with some colleagues, one of whom is originally from Columbia and really loves tapas. They were good, but somewhat pricey. For two of us, with no drinks, just water and one iced tea, we paid $48. There were 6 of us and we shared around. Most, but not all, tapas had enough to do so. There were very tasty tapas with New Zealand lamb chops, but they were expensive. There were various sea food and vegetarian tapas. There is, like most everywhere, a fixed gratuity for larger parties. The atmosphere was a bit noisy, but the waiter was very accommodating and knowledgeable. They have drinks. I think those in our party only got beer. So, if you like tapas, and you are in Austin, this is probably the place. It was a Saturday night and crowded. Probably it's best to have reservations. We did.

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Thank ANNIE S
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