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Malaga Spanish Restaurant

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511 Lalor St., Hamilton, NJ 08611
+1 609-396-8878
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Today
11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Kearny
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small restaurant but the service was excellent, food came out in a timely manner, and good atmosphere!

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Thank Orlando M
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Malaga is an old favorite and a really fun spot with great food. We love the sangria by the pitcher, appetizers of grilled chorizo, shrimp and garlic sauce and the Mariscada (prefer the verde) and paella. Steaks, chops and lobsters are also excellent but, I can't stay away from the mariscada.

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Thank AndyRinPA
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We all had Wonderful dishes. all six meals meals excellent. First rate service. Parking not a problem. Will be back soon.

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Thank Dont08901
Robbinsville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been coming here for years and we have never been disappointed. The specials are always very creative and delicious, the Sangria (white or red) is out of this world, the regular menu will never disappoint and the wait staff are so nice you'll want to take them home. We bring our grandchildren all the time and we always... More 

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Thank 23vince
Stafford, Virginia
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Malaga is a mandatory stop whenever I'm in Trenton. The food is absolutely fabulous and second only to the service. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's a little hard to find but you will love it.

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Thank NFC_food_guy
New Jersey
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233 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The twin stuffed 1lb lobsters were excellent. The stuffing was among the best I've tasted. The chicken in garlic sauce was excellent as well. I would go so far to say it was one of the best dining experiences I've had My only complaint was the slow service. Other tables ordered after us and were served first. It took almost... More 

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Thank Steven M
Princeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Sometimes out of style old school is good for a restaurant but Malaga is very dated and looks more dirty than simply old. I did not feel "clean" here. The food is still acceptable but there is no ambiance at all.

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Thank SohoSullivan
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Malaga on Lalor Street in Hamilton Township is not in the choicest of neighborhoods. Once inside, one sees "typical" decor for a Spanish restaurant in New Jersey (for this night, a painting of a toreador). The bread was served hot, with texture like a sourdough. I picked shrimp for an entree (picture), which was served with a hemisphere of... More 

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Thank PatentGod
Trenton, New Jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My sister and I have eaten there many times and we have never experienced a bad food choice. It is consistently excellent, especially the seared sirloin with fried shrimp. The bread that they serve with the meal is awesome. The service is always outstanding and very attentive. Fernando is our favorite, always extremely attentive, friendly and professional. The restaurant is... More 

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Thank ChrisS9221YD
Somerset, New Jersey
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Sangria was great. Gazpacho was tasty and refreshing! Paella a la Valenciana was satisfying ... I'd go back to enjoy another festive meal here!

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Thank Jay V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Lalor St., Hamilton, NJ 08611
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-396-8878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?