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#716 of 1,299 Spanish in Malaga
#1,070 of 2,220 Restaurants in Malaga
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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All reviews red prawns seafood clams enjoyed our lunch euros per person worth the wait decent food nice meal slow service lunched
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We ate here 3x during the tour and it was great every time. Upon arrival personally assisted by Laura who takes into account the wishes of the customer. It is wise to book in advance if you want a good seat because the restaurant is...always full. The ambiance and decoration is top notch. If you compare this with restaurants in the area, this is the best of the list. I also don't understand why Tropicana gets a lower rating than other restaurants around. We had delicious fresh fish (Urta and Pargo) on the skewer. I also mention the attentive service of Martha and her colleagues and you can't go wrong with your afternoon.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Seafood and wine, but the salat was average. Little bit slow service as well, but great location on the beach. ………..

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

Closed and being renovated last week, but open, clean and fresh this mid February weekend, it was so busy we were pleased we had booked lunch. Very decent fish and welcoming English speaking staff, so it’s difficult to believe some of the critical reviews from...late last year; overpriced wine!? Inattentive staff!? Expensive food and cover charges!? Not in our experience; the four of us were seated and attended to immediately, and prices are very clearly displayed on the dual language menus and drinks lists. Service was potentially so fast that we asked them to phase our food over time so we could linger. Yes, there are some more expensive menu items, but with fresh cooked fish options from under 10 euros up to 30 and wines from 20 euros a bottle we lunched very well for well under 40 Euros per person; two courses, a lovely bottle of Muga Rosado and drinks after! Less than £125GBP for four at today’s improving exchange rate. Maybe the critics were in another Chiringuito, or maybe it has changed management, or maybe they are just pleased to see tourists and locals back in numbers?More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

Over the past 3 weeks we have often extensive lunch at this great establishment. The atmosphere, professional, friendly service and the food, extensive range is TOP! Martha and team thank you for the many beautiful afternoons! Greetings Antonio and Maria

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 20 November 2021

The capacity of tables and chairs is not backed up by kitchen and staff. If you come early, it's nice. Once it is half full you will have to wait a long time just for your olives and bread. When it is full and you...feel lucky to get a table you are actually just 'inventory' stacked up for when they have time for you. You feel lucky to have gotten the last table, not aware somebody else just let you have that table because their order hadn't yet been taken after forty minutes. Better to go a few blocks downtown, more lively and prices literally half of what they are at Tropicana (they charge 44 Euros for a Paella, for two, 10 Euros for a Mojito). I happily go at 12 myself. But no later than that. I won't pay premium prices for the slowest service in town..More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2021 via mobile

Lousy service by the staff. Arrogant and not friendly. Food was cold and certainly not fresh. Complaining about it has no effect unfortunately. There is so much better in the area

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 November 2021 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch here. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive than other chiringuitos but the setting is beautiful. There was a queue for tables when we arrived and lots of the customers were local. We found the staff to be really friendly and...helpful. We had some amazing large red prawns which were pricey but delicious. The mixed fried fish selection was generous and we had it with a delicious alioli. A lovely bottle of rosado was very reasonably priced at 19€.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 November 2021

Delicious cocktails had but was it all worth the wait? Ages for order to arrive, maybe 25 minutes for two cocktails and two regular soft drinks. Generally doesn't feel like customer is king here to me from what I saw.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 31 October 2021

We came here with a lots expectation because the place looks good, great location and nice menu. The waiter wasn’t interested or passionate about listening and serving us. We were looking forward to try the black rice paella with seafood . When it arrived it...didn’t look appetising at all. You could hardly find seafood inside the pot..!!! 37 Euro x 2 portion of this seafood paella you should expect to have a great gambas, clams, mussels etc… Ah forgot 3 prawn sitting on the top of the black rice were the decoration..😰😰. We also ordered a salad with avocados and again dirty prawns…the salad was out of a bag,,,,for 14 Euros. It’s our second time in Malaga and this is the only restaurant which let us down. I wouldn’t recommend this place at all!!! I would advice the owner to try to be a customer in its own restaurant and experience how is like … Luckily the day after we had an amazing seafood in Rincon de la Victoria for half the price and genuine place… Love Malaga!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

We came here for lunch. It was busy - we managed to find a place just before the queues started. We could see there were a lot of tables already reserved. Service as slightly low because it was busy but we found it polite. The...food was tasty, and there’s a very good selection of drinks. It was a bit more expensive than usual, but I guess we are also paying for the location - there’s an excellent view of the beach.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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No, it doesn't close during the day. It is open for lunch and the Spanish tend to have lunch from 2:00 -3:30. They seem to cater for tourists and locals any way for the whole day. However I went back in January and it had... More
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Chiringuito Tropicana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4