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El Pimpi

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Calle Granada 62 | rear entreance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 22 54 03
10:00 - 02:00
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Thu - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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531 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this pretty and traditional restaurant and bodegas in December. It seemed to be very popular with locals and was very busy. There are tables inside, in several small areas and outside - we chose to sit outside but the locals were mostly indoors, very sensible on a cool wet day!!! We tried to order lunch - paella, but... More 

Thank Linda A
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for drinks only as the restaurant was quite busy. The atmosphere was great. We noticed lots of locals used this place, and to us that means quality authentic produce. We could have waited for a table and we're made to feel very welcome at the bar, but we wanted to be out n about seeing things, so... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever we hear of friends or relatives visiting Malaga for the first time we have always said “you must visit El Pimpi”…but alas, for us, not anymore. It is, and remains, a Malaga institution, busy yes, ambiance great, and the menu is varied and reasonably priced, but we were very disappointed. We last visited in early January 2017 and won’t... More 

Thank Pedroni_304
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located opposite the entrance to the Alcazaba and very popular. Lots of attractive outside seating but there is also an indoor restaurant. Great selection of wines and tapas, although not the cheapest place to stop and eat. Enjoyed a glass of wine and some tapas whilst just relaxing and people watching.

Thank suzanneandpeter
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The owner of our accommodation in Malaga listed El Pimpi as their no1 choice of local restaurant. We found that the overall appearance of the restaurant was certainly traditional Spanish, but nothing special. The atmosphere was lively, and full of locals - which is always nice to see and experience, but we felt that it was a bit too impersonal... More 

Thank bandsawman2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Famous in Malaga, and a very large and busy operation. At peak times the waiters earn every euro they earn coping with the huge numbers of diners, and how the kitchen staff cope with the huge numbers of covers they have to deal with is difficult to comprehend. Booking is not possible, and if you arrive at peak times there... More 

Thank allotmentandy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant that has clearly been here for a long time. However, I would suggest going to the bar at the back and having a Magdalena Virgen and some great ham and enjoying the centuries old ambience.

Thank Michael D
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The all área is típical for turism, the athomosphere is nice and relax you can spend 15€ per person or more

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Malaga for a day of culture; discovered El Pimpi by chance, entrance up an alleyway next to the Picasso museum. A bar and tables with Spanish menus. Found ourselves a table, asked for menu in English, no problem. Very busy at lunchtime, all other diners seemed to be Spanish (which suited us). Good brisk service in spite of the... More 

Thank Dinah W
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6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We entered and was ignored by the staff. We talked with 4 different waiters and none of them had the time for us. We felt very unwelcome and ended up leaving the restaurant to find a better place for lunch.

Thank Martha J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 21
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
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
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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