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Calle Granada 62 | rear entreance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 22 54 03
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Ramsbotton, Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well, this place is a bit if an institution in Malaga and its popular with locals and tourists alike. We booked a table for 7 and chose on if the set meals which was wonderful and great value for money! Will be go back, certainly😎

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dropped in for a light lunch on a rainy afternoon. Food was good as was the initial service. Plenty of choice. Not the cheapest but you are right in the centre of Malaga. Clean and tidy, Loos were spotless. Only problem was when paying the bill. Having expected several euros change this did not happen. There seemed to be a... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had researched the best tapas in Malaga and was glad this came out tops on the list. The service was great along with the food and we had an amazing view while we dined. Highly recommended.

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Thank AliceWhitty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The sweet wine is worth to try! The portion is big and really tasty! I like the octopus a loooot! If the plate could be warmed up in advance, that will be even better; cuz food gets cold too quick in winter season. The seafood doesn't taste so good when cold.

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Fuengirola, Spain
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting restaurant with local decoration. Rabo de toro (bull tail) was excellent and very suitable for spanish style restaurant. My wife was not satisfied with fish as there was no green additives like salad.

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Vale of Belvoir, Leics
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lunch enjoying pucka tapas and local chilled sweet Malaga wine - fantastic - great atmosphere and food Probably a little more expensive than other places but you pay for the history, atmosphere and unique feel of the place - food is great too Well worth a visit to take a leisurely lunch and soak in the atmosphere

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Erskine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy restaurant covering quite a large area. Good food and service in a nice environment. Nice selection to choose from menu and I would definitely revisit. Large heaters were set out as chilly in the evenings but availability if prefer to dine indoors.

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Thank blairlucy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice bar with all sorts of Tapa's and meals and winelist. a lot of young people, very nice friendly atmosphere. Practice a little on your Spanish before you order, but you will have a great experience.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the greatest calamari I have ever eat! So fresh and yummy. We also had some local wine; it was different in a good way, but too sweet for my taste.

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South Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So, you read about Malaga cuisine and those rich sweet wines. You want a bodega atmosphere. Well here it is! Now it's a lot more touristic than I expected but the wines were sweet, the Alhambra Special beer was, well, special. It's winter so I had been wanting some rabo de toro. They had an off the bone variant which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 03:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Granada 62 | rear entreance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 952 22 54 03
Description
This emblematic wine cellar built in an old house from the 18th century is a meeting place for people of all ages. It has welcomed many generations of artists, flamenco dancers or politicians. It is named after formerly popular city figures called 'los pimpis', young people who had helped ship crews or passengers and had become the first city guides.

It is furnished in the style of Malaga, and offers local wines and delicious gastronomy which is very popular in the city. The soul of the restaurant is the lounge with the vintage wine barrels, signed by famous people, such as the family Picasso, the painter Barcelo, the bullfighter Cordobes, The Duchess of Alba, Carmen Thyssen and Antonio Banderas, who show the historical value of this place.

This establisment is in the old town of Malaga, next to the Museum Picasso, La Alcazaba (the Citadel of Malaga) and the Roman Theatre.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?