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#143 of 2,246 Restaurants in Malaga
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In one of the most beautiful streets of Malaga,opposite to picasso´s museum´s door, Bodeguita El Gallo fills your glass with it´s delicious malaga wine while you taste the best ham and cheese around the city. It´s decorated in a very traditional Malaga style, barrels in the wall... The prices are cheap compared with the rest of Malaga´s bars and the quality it´s top of the class. Don´t forget to have a tapa of our tasty dish called Flamenquin and delicious bull´s tail stew, it´s a very typical spanish dish.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Spanish, Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried all types of croquetas and found them to be either tasteless or an indecipherable mix of stuff with a weird texture. The flamenquin de cerdo was dry, like it was fried the day before, and bland in taste (the green pepper was the...strongest of the flavours). The potato tortilla that was passable (and cold). We finished our beers, shared our feedback with the waitress, left the food on the table and, still, we were asked for the full amount without a sorry.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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pepe v, Repartidor online at Bodeguita El gallo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Simone You came with your wife and your (about 3-5 years old) children… unfortunately for you the plates we serve are not part of any kind of McDonald’s happy meal or something like that. The waitress recommended you plates that based on adult local’s...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible This is the best place we have eaten in Malaga. The food is authentic and the service is excellent. What a find. If you visit Malaga visit this restaurant

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022

Popular with locals and tourists. Surprising no english menu since it was a set menu. It would save the staff from explaining the menu. The waitress had very little english but I was able to show a photo of what I wanted. The staff were...nice and lively. Food was excellentMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 March 2022 via mobile

Lovey quaint and charming wee place. Had a really nice dinner here. Delicious tapas of Albóndigas, Croquetas and a Tomato salad, great wines on offer too. Gets busy so get here early. Recommend

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2021

I didn't enjoyed the service, neither the food. They have no desserts neither coffee. They didn't bring water even if we asked several times. I don't recommend it

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2021

This is a great place to eat in Malaga. The service was wonderful and the food was spectacular. It is just outside of the Picasso Museum so the surroundings are lovely. Just exactly what you think of as a romantic dinner after a beautiful day...at the beachMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 August 2021 via mobile

Located directly opposite the Picasso museum and therefore very easy to find. Charming old tapas bar/ bodega. Their albondegas- pork meatballs in and almond sauce are quite special. The chicken livers cooked in wine were also very good. Light lunch with a glass or two...of red with some water in this summer heat! A wonderful light lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 22 November 2020

We found the cute little Bodequita El Gallo or Taberna el Gallo, directly opposite the Picasso museum, how convenient! There was no-one inside the small restaurant so we opted to eat in the tables outside despite the chill in the air. We ordered some delicious...wine and I had my fresh anchovies in vinegar with bread and Dave had meatballs in almond sauce, we shared a goat cheese salad and relaxed while I gathered enough energy to resume my own tour of Malaga.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2020

A charming tapas bar located in the centre of Malaga opposite to the Picasso Museum. Here you can taste a wide selection of Spanish tapas and wines. you can also taste vermut a typical beverage from Spain. I like the outdoor seating and tasting typical...Andalucian tapas with a glass of vermut on a sunny day, A video of tapas experience is available on youtube channel (internationalfoodieguide).More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is located right near to the Picasso museum. It is also located in the hustle and bustle of the old town. There is a choice of sitting outside, inside, next to the bar and upstairs. We had a table near to the bar...which was great. There are nice old pictures of Malaga up on the wall. Our food was delicious. There is a choice of tapas size, half portion or full portion. I’d recommend the tortilla, the Iberico in tomato sauce and the gambas. We had the local beer called Victoria and a bottle of sangria. Nice local place. The staff are busy but happy to help and explain if needed. I thought that this was a great find.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

We read the reviews before visiting and expected that the service level could be a “challenge” - it was quite the opposite! The waiters were great, fast (considering full house) and friendly. We had 8 different tapas and they were all wonderfull. On top a...lot to drink and the final tab was only 62€ which in our view was very low considering the high quality of food. Menu card in English.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

If you like no eye contact and drinks slammed onto your table, this place is a must. Great location and good beer. Shame about the staff. Beer €4.50 a pint. €2.50 for a half.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

Food fine. Prices ok. Waitress was bordering on aggressive. Throwing plates down on the table. Welcome to Malaga..!

Date of visit: June 2019
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pepe v, Propietario at Bodeguita El gallo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

Hello Elle Rose, I'm so sorry you had that feeling. sometimes, when in hurry waiters could not be as charming as usual. Anyway, i'll be very pleased if you could email me describing the situation so i could fix it. Bodeguitaelgallo@hotmail.es Thank you

Reviewed 30 May 2019

I went here for tapas on a tapas tour. This was by far the best of the bars we visited. Fine wine. Freshly cooked tapas.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

Great and authentic tapas bar, centrally located just opposite the Picasso museum. Assorted tapas are really very tasty and you can find a quite various number of them. It is always too crowded, thus it can be tricky to find an outdoor sitting. Second floor...is ideal for crowded groups. The owner of the place Pepe is a great host and he was very helpful about the reservation even though it was a busy Easter weekend and also preparing a set menu for us (party of 30). We had a superb quick lunch just before our visit to Picasso museum. Flamenquines, oxtail croquettes, gambas, goat cheese salad, all were great. Loved the wine they served. Highly recommended. Will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5