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El Pimpi

Calle Granada 62 | rear entreance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 22 54 03
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (379 reviews)
“fried fish” (34 reviews)
“oxtail” (30 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Granada 62 | rear entreance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited on Thursday with some friends from Benahavis. Thank goodness they booked us for 2pm as the queue was a proverbial mile long to get in. Very good tapas washed down with a lot of local Malaga sherry/wine (not sure what it was but copied...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the kind of place that celebs go to in Malaga. Antonio Banderas, for example. Food is good and plentiful. Friendly and efficuent service. We ate there twice. Definitely recommended.

Thank nick d
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very, Very busy, you can not book, outside space you pay a premium for but go inside the atmosphere is amazing and the tables go on & on & on, was an old winery. The service is very quick and the are many members of...More

Thank PopsB-LS26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good restaurant with good atmosphere and tasty dishes and wine. I can recommend octopus 🐙 we spend really good time there

Thank Karolina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I made a reservation around a month beforehand as we knew the restaurant would be very busy. I'd recommend everyone to do the same as the staff were turning away people or asking them to wait on our arrival at 8pm. We...More

Thank Pink
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for tapas there one evening in early November. This restaurant is right in the heart of old Malaga. We were a little confused at first since we went in at the top of the hill but didn't realize that the tapas part of...More

Thank Carlton R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This long-established restaurant-bodega is a Malaga classic and consists of a warren of dining-rooms, bars and corridors running between Calle Granada and Calle Alcazabilla, where there is also a patio for outdoor dining near the Roman Theatre and Alcazaba. The interior is very characterful and...More

2  Thank Garry P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very popular restaurant with locals and tourists alike, even in November. It has a moderate size outdoor area which is in high demand and a enormous meandering interior accommodating large groups of diners over several floors. The choice of food is extensive...More

Thank JHALondon_England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, even sushi! Beers, wine, good food, good service, very cosy terrace with heating even in November

Thank Koen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay in Malaga we came back to El Pimpi several times. Great atmosphere and delicious food at reasonable prices. The only downside is that sometimes it's difficult to find a place to sit.

Thank Aleksandra W
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4 June 2017|
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Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I’d imagine the usual visa, MasterCard etc.
Aneta G
6 April 2017|
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Response from kanka | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't understand Spanish.
24 October 2016|
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Response from Markallaa | Reviewed this property |
Always worth booking - have you called them too ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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
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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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