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El Refectorium

#109 of 1,711 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
La Malagueta
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Calle Miguel de Cervantes 8, 29016 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 89 90
13:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 certainly a restaurant we would return to.

Thank Katy Picasso
Seaford, East Sussex
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109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 which still looked enormous. If you eat before 9.0 p.m. you dine alone, but after... More 

Thank pathaw
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Alcazaba or Gibralfaro.

Thank Rick E
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Sydney, Australia
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269 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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. If you want fine dining then go here and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Grant D
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
McLean, Virginia
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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?

1 Thank Grey C
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this place on our way to eat at Miguel (which was closed until September 7th). Great find- the grilled veggies were fresh and the grilled fish was delicious with good portion sizes.

Thank Britt S
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222 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I go here a lot and have previously reviewed. It is very Spanish and has great tapas, I must have tried everything. Go for a drink, a snack or a meal in the restaurant. It is right behind the bullring close to the beach.

Thank accipitor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?