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El Chinitas

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Calle Moreno Monroy 4-6, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 09 72
12:00 - 00:00
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County Donegal, Ireland
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Spanish or Mexican haunts in Hollywood where stars from the black and white movies popped... More 

Thank ajones2015
Southampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 is quite an institution in Málaga, but the food continues to be a high standard.... More 

Thank LaJarrie
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300 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 great, cheerful and friendly service. I didn't feel like a tourist, I felt like a... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Just off the main drag, sit inside, the paintings of the Matadors and the owner are interesting. The seafood paella takes almost half an hour but it is well worth the wait. Service is a xcellent with a free starter. Loved the baked apples. An excellen place for a lazy lunch whilst shopping

Thank snei
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We sat outside both nights we were here. Food is very good and the waitress is charming. Street is very busy so you get a free show with your food. Some days there is a special "with a spoon" dish which was very good when we were there.

Thank spepmed
Stockholm, Sweden
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We liked it here. Our meal was an outdoor lunch. Good service, welltasting food (we had Sole Picasso-style) and wine. A restful place in an alley close to the big shopping street.

Thank Arn E
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a wonderful lunch experience. An excellent selection of beautifully prepared tapas, accompanied by some entertaining wines. The service and presentation was first class and completed by the bill which was excellent value for money. Shame it will be a year before a return pilgrimage!

Thank Stephen M
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Traditional Spanish place where we had gorgeous tapas, tortilla de camerones, ox tail (an Andalucian speciality) and fine wines. The staff were polite and attentive. And a bit old school, all smart in ties, presided over by the larger than life maitre d. Would return in a shot! Lovely.

Thank Guy M
Limeuil, France
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Took a table for a pleasant outdoor dining. The fried boquerones, the baby squid were simply delicious. And all at very reasonable prices!

Thank Ofelia G
Smithfield, Virginia
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432 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We dined outdoor and people watched the bar across the alley. The first course is a rolled boqueronies (fresh anchovies) salad. For the first time in his life CJ enjoys anchovies; albeit fried. The next course is a foie gras in a Pedro Ximenez sherry reduction and mango strawberry sauce. Hard to believe one can improve on foie gras.Next up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?