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Calle Granada 62 | rear entreance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 22 54 03
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Love it here. A big sprawling place. Sit at the bar, outside or in the numerous rooms inside. A Malaga institution visited by the locals and the famous. Coffee, beer, excellent sherry and great food. A meal or a tapa, you decide. Always ended up gravitating to this place.

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Thank ShakaP
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Overall good experience, great service and atmosphere, with a lovely view. The place is at the heart of the city and the food was delicious. Would go back anytime!

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't have a reservation yet we were seated within15-20min and we were served very quickly for each course once we were seated. Anyone who spoke English were great to us and the non English speakers really tried their best and were do polite, thank you! Food was glorious! No complaints. Loved the rustic style and bustling atmosphere!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here with friends the 1st time and then my girlfriend and I the next. Amazing food and amazing service. We didn't get the waiters name but he was really attentive. It started to pour down and he was constantly asking if we were ok. When a better table came free, he moved us. This is customer service and the... More 

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Thank Matthew T
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over priced tourist spot with poor service and customer care. we went for a recommended visit and were very disappointed with the quality of food and service. we had a problem with one of the chicken croquettes which had a bone in it and when we complained we were told nothing could be done as the item was not homemade... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place, cool location, nice drinks, but a bit cool for itself. Great Gin Mare tonic.....but the Calamari was terrible. Chewy, smelly old oil...nasty. Left after that and found somewhere awesome.........

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Thank Carmi69
Milan, Italy
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108 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location, good food, average/touristic service. A place to come back. It is one of the most famous restaurant in Malaga and they know. You won't be treated as special guest: if you don't eat here, another one will. They are focus on numbers more than guests. If you look for friendly and professional service, walk away; If you're interested... More 

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Spain
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue for a drink and tapas. Small but buzzing. Staff are friendly and fast.We called in before going on to dinner. A round of drinks and several tapas. Everyone there were in a festive mood. Will spend a bit more time next time

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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951 reviews
576 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a Catalonian breakfast of ham & tomato bread & coffees. Good VFM & nice service. Very nice to eat sitting in the sun overlooking the roman theatre.

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Thank McAnnie1
Staffordshire
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

El Pimpi has a large outdoor seating area overlooking the Roman Amphitheater and The Alcazaba. The waiter was very friendly and helpful and when he saw us struggling with the menu brought us English ones. They have a very wide selection of wines and other drinks. We had the fried sea food platter for two. It was very large (we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 03:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Granada 62 | rear entreance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 952 22 54 03
Description
This emblematic wine cellar built in an old house from the 18th century is a meeting place for people of all ages. It has welcomed many generations of artists, flamenco dancers or politicians. It is named after formerly popular city figures called 'los pimpis', young people who had helped ship crews or passengers and had become the first city guides.

It is furnished in the style of Malaga, and offers local wines and delicious gastronomy which is very popular in the city. The soul of the restaurant is the lounge with the vintage wine barrels, signed by famous people, such as the family Picasso, the painter Barcelo, the bullfighter Cordobes, The Duchess of Alba, Carmen Thyssen and Antonio Banderas, who show the historical value of this place.

This establisment is in the old town of Malaga, next to the Museum Picasso, La Alcazaba (the Citadel of Malaga) and the Roman Theatre.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?