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El Chinitas

Calle Moreno Monroy 4-6, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 09 72
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“cuttlefish” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Calle Moreno Monroy 4-6, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really nice lunch here - "old fashioned" in the best sense of the expression, very happy with food and service!

Thank DublinPeter
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A chance opportunity saw us eat here. We subsequently went back 3 nights in succession. Really good food, excellent house wine and service made for three really enjoyable and memorable meals. We will definitely go back when we are next in Malaga. Take your time...More

Thank jim24hg
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We stopped for dinner after reading about this place in a guide book. Super wines and lovely paella and friendly staff. Plenty of tables for big groups and you don't feel like it is a squeeze like you do in other restaurants. Well worth the...More

Thank Chuck1072
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We tried this resturant the first day of our trip in malaga and we came back also the second day. It's a very traditional restaurant with a perfect service. Waiter and owner gave us a lot of suggestions about the different choices and wines. Service...More

Thank NinoBos
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Cannot add more to other reviews. Lovely food,wine & service. Inside is absolutely charming with wood and tiles and mosaic style plaques with stories. The old man was overseeing everything at a table just inside the door which added an unusual but very typically Spanish...More

Thank Magstar55
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The restaurant is very old Spain, fantastic art and beautiful comfortable surroundings. The waiters are the best I have experienced Malaga. the head waiter commands the restaurant in a very friendly manner the seafood is wonderful..they even have a lobster tank.

Thank Bat M
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Recommended by the tour guide but also a Swedish couple on the tour with us so thought we'd give it a try. Had an authentic Spanish feel to the restaurant. Lovely white linen cloths on the table and lovely friendly service too. The menu was...More

Thank DeejMonkseaton
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You've either got a soft spot for places like El Chinitas or you don't. In its heyday, and there are many awards on their walls to prove it, this was one of the finest eateries in Malaga. Now it has a worn glamour, reminiscent of...More

Thank ajones2015
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Have visited here a few times over the years, and once again had an excellent meal. Friendly attentive staff, this evening watched over by the old Patron in person, with his friend, both of whom star in the photos / paintings on the walls. This...More

Thank LaJarrie
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Had a fantastic group dinner in a private room upstairs - what I really liked was that I still felt that I was getting personal attention & being treated as an individual by the wait staff. The meals were superb - nothing at fault! Really...More

Thank jiffy2006
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20 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ofelia G | Reviewed this property |
No, we were at El Chinitas in September and we had our fill of delicious seafoods. I would be interested to taste their roast suckling pig. Bon appétit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Moreno Monroy 4-6, 29015 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 952 21 09 72
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