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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here in March, had the Oxtail, it was very nice. This place has become quite large. Worth visiting but also worth noting that there are many other smaller restaurants nearby to try..

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Bucharest, Romania
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just drank frappes and smoothies here. A little bit overpriced but it s very touristic so it is somehow normal. Make sure you have an umbrella at the table because the sun in Malaga is very strong. The staff is just ok nothing more. But the frappe is perfect.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very popular, excellently positioned bar and restaurant right in the heart of Malaga. We were fortunate enough to arrive just in time to get the last table outside before a huge queue materialised. Our table had a great view of the Roman amphitheatre and The Alcazaba and was perfect for watching happy people walk past. One of my favourite... More 

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Thank Suzie A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very bad food. Over priced and not nice. Staff were rude as well. Felt like I was processed rather than served.. tried to make eye contact with manager at one point but he was too fixated on clearing the next table and getting the next customers rather than serving who was there . do not go there..

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Thank Bronze A
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst seeing al the sites of the city which is amazing every street is lined with trees and numerous beautiful parks then we visited El Pimpi from the street it looks small but when you enter it is a warren of bars little courtyards full of vines and tiles it eventually takes you out to a large courtyard of tables... More 

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Thank Pat J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge portions of tapas, but delicious, nothing wasn't top notch. Recommend the chicken croquettes and king prawns with garlic and chilli. Massive drinks menu, so plenty of choice. Will return if we visit Malaga again.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely venue with slow service, good for people watching, had drinks only but will try food next time, hoping that service would be better when food ordered.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bit expensive but food is ok. The decoration is nice inside. It is an iconic place to visit but prepare to spend money.

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by for Dinner after a long day and had to queue for a short period which was fine as we had no reservations. This restaurant is big with rooms everywhere but the service was great and the food was fantastic .

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only dropped in for a drink but this building is amazing - it looks like a tiny bar from the outside, but go in to find a myriad of rooms, ultimately leading to a patio. Menu is available in English and Spanish with plenty of local fayre - it looked good, food served to people around me looked good too.... 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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?