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El Refectorium

Calle Miguel de Cervantes 8, 29016 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 89 90
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good53%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (11 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Calle Miguel de Cervantes 8, 29016 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this famous restaurant near the bull ring because it featured on the Steve Coogan-Rob Brydon programme 'The Trip'. It has a classy interior and the food was of very good quality but there was no 'wow' factor. The cod loin in tomato...More

Thank sky0fblue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great option right by our hotel ... service was good and although they also serve seafood we went for their solomillo steak which was fabulous! Tender and flavorful! Fantastic wine selection as well.

Thank KPRL9
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here for lunch on a Tuesday and were very lucky to be seated at the only un-reserved table in a restaurant/bar and terrace - which by 15:00 was packed. For mains we both ordered the ventresca de atun which was delicious. This is...More

Thank Katy Picasso
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The reviews we read beforehand were not exaggerated. This is a very fine restaurant and the portions are large. We realised that we had ordered too much when we saw the size of our pre-prandial salad, so the owner changed our starters to half portions...More

Thank pathaw
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

A snug restaurant where natives like to eat. There're tasty dishes. But the problem is the only one waiter speaks English. We wanted to eat paella with seafood but it was brought the one with pork.

Thank Vorobjev
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on our first night. The staff were very nice, the selection of wine was good and the food was excellent. It is located by the bull ring, which makes it easy to access if you're coming from the beach or the...More

Thank Rick E
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food Not cheap but. High quality Brusque and efficient service We felt unrushed at the end of our meal

Thank L N
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Opening at 8.30pm we were first to arrive and were treated very well. The staff were attentive, even though other tables filled up. The food is superb and the wine recommended to us was also superb. We had a delightful meal and thoroughly recommend it....More

Thank Grant D
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We visit Malaga regularly and this is the best meal we have had. The pork lion was delicious as was the steak. The staff we lovely too. We would recommend this restaurant. Very good

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Both the service and food were excellent. Really fresh fish, excellent choices for wine at reasonable prices, Place was packed so what else do you want?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
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20:00 - 00:00
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13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Miguel de Cervantes 8, 29016 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga>  > La Malagueta
  • Neighbourhood: La Malagueta
  • Phone Number: +34 952 21 89 90
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