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El Pimpi

Calle Granada 62 | rear entreance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 22 54 03
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (377 reviews)
“fried fish” (34 reviews)
“oxtail” (30 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Granada 62 | rear entreance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant has been recommended by a friend, very nice place, authentic, great atmosphere. We took some tapas which unfortunately was not made with fresh ingredients. It was good but not as good as expected, maybe better to eat a proper meal than tapas only...More

Thank Nicotas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Large bar and restaurant with outside seating. Great retro decor. However service is rude and perfunctory, would not return.

Thank honestbetty2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate a lunch here after cycling up the beach The food was tasty and the service prompt It has a great atmosphere

Thank Carolyn L
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the restaurant with 29 other ladies from Ireland and was delighted with the food, the wine and the service we got. Most of us were delighted with the authentic tastes and flavours, although, to be honest, some of the ladies found the food...More

Thank Gabrielle R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite quaint tapas bar that is situated on an indoor thoroughfare. Very busy and buzzy and I think probably a touristy place rather than a locals place. Worth a visit for a drink and a few tapas dishes watching endless people walk by!

Thank MartinLoS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was extremely busy at night when we were there. The staff was ok/nice and they don't rush you. I think because of its size and how many people they can serve at once they ha e lost some of their cachee.

Thank Mariella C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Malaga Spain there is no place around like El Pimpi’s. The restaurant has many choices for dining. There are a series of intimate bars along with indoor dining rooms that are bustling with people. There are also outdoor dining areas...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Pimpi is something of an institution in terms of the ultimate place to eat tapas when you come to Malaga, and we weren't disappointed. Luckily, we'd been told you need to book for evenings, even as a couple and we're glad we did. Even...More

Thank Simon3105
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been recommended this restaurant by the walking tour guide. Apparently the original owner brought British sailors here from the port to offer them a good time. We arrived on the Sunday evening at about 20.30 and it was crowded. Inside was full so...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this typical Spanish restaurant! I had an amazing dinner with friends there. The wines are awesome, especially the local wine, must try! As for the food, plato del Pimpi was great with different assortment. The clams were my favorite.

Thank Keying1124
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Douglas J. B
4 June 2017|
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Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I’d imagine the usual visa, MasterCard etc.
Aneta G
6 April 2017|
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Response from kanka | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't understand Spanish.
24 October 2016|
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Response from Markallaa | Reviewed this property |
Always worth booking - have you called them too ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
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
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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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