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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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Broomfe
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did tapas in the inside garden patio at this historical tapas bar - really enjoyed it! They also have a regular food menu - totally worth spending some time enjoying this local favorite.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This time we just had a drink and a quick tapas in the cool of the bar area. Good quality food and drinks served in this traditional place which has extended over the past twenty years of our visiting to include a large outside area. So much to watch inside and out. If you are lucky there may be dancing... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Pimpi is not just a restaurant but an amazing experience. It's open till late, customer service is very fast, professional and kind. They present something beyond the classic Spanish dishes found in most of the other places. Great choice of wines too.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What I love about Spanish restaurants is that you can sit and have a glass of wine and olives or a three course meal. This bustling cafe offers as little or as much as you want. You may have to queue a little for a table during peak times. My husband and I had breakfast in the sun one morning... More 

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Thank Julia B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice spot and entourage! Sangria was really sweet though. We only had a short visit, The wines might be really good. Would for sure go back to try that out.

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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, quickly served. Price resonable, alot of peoples inside and outside. Excellent desert. Great ham, spanish specific. You can pay with credit card. No tips included. Per total, good place. A +++++ . Recomended as well

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Kezmarok, Slovakia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice place with authentic atmosfere and nice details. service was ok. very nice tasty food with nice local wine . love it grilled fish plate

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Thank DalliBobor111
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first dinner we had in Malaga. The guy from our hotel's reception recommended it. Nice location nearby ruins of theater. Very good steak and octopus. Delicious cheescake.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great service and food. Ask for Pescaito and some shrimps as these are some of their specialities. The place is huge but quality and speed of service are very good. You are in front of most likely one of the most beautiful sights in Malaga city. Pimpi is just in front of the Castle and Cathedral.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an unpretentious restaurant serving authentic Andalusian dishes. It is popular because the food and ambience is excellent. You can sit and eat in amongst candlelit tables with the walls covered in bullfight posters. We had the oxtail, one of those plates of food that you never forget. A truly wonderful place.

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?