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El Chinitas

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Calle Moreno Monroy 4-6, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 21 09 72
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside both nights we were here. Food is very good and the waitress is charming. Street is very busy so you get a free show with your food. Some days there is a special "with a spoon" dish which was very good when we were there.

Thank spepmed
Stockholm, Sweden
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We liked it here. Our meal was an outdoor lunch. Good service, welltasting food (we had Sole Picasso-style) and wine. A restful place in an alley close to the big shopping street.

Thank Arn E
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a wonderful lunch experience. An excellent selection of beautifully prepared tapas, accompanied by some entertaining wines. The service and presentation was first class and completed by the bill which was excellent value for money. Shame it will be a year before a return pilgrimage!

Thank Stephen M
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Traditional Spanish place where we had gorgeous tapas, tortilla de camerones, ox tail (an Andalucian speciality) and fine wines. The staff were polite and attentive. And a bit old school, all smart in ties, presided over by the larger than life maitre d. Would return in a shot! Lovely.

Thank Guy M
Limeuil, France
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Took a table for a pleasant outdoor dining. The fried boquerones, the baby squid were simply delicious. And all at very reasonable prices!

Thank Ofelia G
Smithfield, Virginia
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434 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We dined outdoor and people watched the bar across the alley. The first course is a rolled boqueronies (fresh anchovies) salad. For the first time in his life CJ enjoys anchovies; albeit fried. The next course is a foie gras in a Pedro Ximenez sherry reduction and mango strawberry sauce. Hard to believe one can improve on foie gras.Next up... More 

Thank cjdotheworld
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying nearby and ate here twice. El Chinitas is in an excellent location, with the feel of a well-established restaurant. The waiter service first class and the food is very good. We had some great grilled fish, very tasty paella and the best prawns here. Lovely local wines at reasonable prices, and a very friendly, unhurried experience.

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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

It was the best restaurant we had in our entire journey that included Madrid, Granada, Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Boumane Dades, Merzouga, Fes, Malaga, Sevilla and Toledo!!! The food was delicious and the service excelent!! We were offered with delicious tapas on the house courtesy of the restaurant owner who is also the owner of the Apartamentos Catedral just a... More 

Thank Victor M
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We opted to eat in this restaurant out of rush as we just landed in Malaga and haven't had any lunch yet. The restaurant is located nearby malaga shopping street. It was around 3 pm, we were with 5 adults and 4mo baby seated in the veranda. We know what we wanted so we ordered immediately; Paella. Well, we knew... More 

Thank Windi W
Derbyshire, England
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Enjoyed my birthday at the El Chinitas having visited on Previous visits. Sitting in a restaurant surrounded by many oil paintings of Flamenco dancers and including on of a bull fighter standing in the very room I was eating was so very interesting and the waiters, although with limited English were happy to explain things to you. The food was... More 

Thank derek Derbyshire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Moreno Monroy 4-6, 29015 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 952 21 09 72

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