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Tapeo de Cervantes

#7 of 1,608 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Calle Carcer 8, 29012 Malaga, Spain
Tue - Sun 19:30 - 23:30
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 15:30
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County Cork, Ireland
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is pretty intimate with only about 6 two person high tables in a small comfortable space. It seems popular with tourists but there was locals there as well. We went for a late lunch and the two of us shared 5 half portions so about the same as 10 tapas which hit the spot perfectly. Prawns with treacle... More 

1 Thank generator5000
Roskilde, Denmark
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We just love this little place, so we bring family and friends, and they are likewise excited. The food is always prime, but we have learned that five tapas serves us better than seven. We usually let the waiter decide what is best, and so far they have never failed. Amazing that it is possible to prepare food at this... More 

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About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found it on TripAdvisor, decided to get diner there. Really tiny restaurant but the food is quite good. I had a few tapas (for a few bucks each) and a daily meal, everything was really tasty.

1 Thank Guillaume K
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167 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night in Malaga decided to go to Tapeo due to the fantastic reviews. It did not disappoint. Small atmospheric restaurant with great service and wonderful food. Go.

1 Thank wardenhodges
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

엄청 좋아요 맛있게 맥주한잔하기 좋은 곳 레드와인을 섞은 샹그리아를 드셔보시면 절대 후회하지 않을 것입니다 또한, 로컬 분위기를 즐기고 싶다면 단연 추천합니다 If you find this store, absolutly find Rafael ! he is very kind and bright man!

1 Thank asd0939
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our last night in Malaga we wanted to go somewhere special. We looked up a few places and decided to try Tapeo de Cervantes. Rafael greeted us upon entry. There were no seats available but he walked us to the bar and we had a drink while we waited to be seated. The ambience reminded me of when I lived... More 

2 Thank James M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate here tonight on the recommendation of family & friends who had visited last year. So glad we emailed ahead to reserve as even on a Tuesday night in January, it was full, & people were being turned away. Very intimate place, all perched on high stools at small tables. The squeeze means you inevitably get chatting to your neighbors,... More 

2 Thank Sindy7
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tiny restaurant with really helpful staff willing to guide you to the very best tasting experience. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal this evening made even better because our waiter guided our choice and because the place is so small that we had pleasant conversation with our fellow diners. Would highly recommend this lovely little restaurant. Have tried all three of the... More 

1 Thank Valerie T
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch here sharing about 6 media raciones between 3 people. Thought they were all pretty good with one or two really excellent - squid and octopus in particular were memorable. Better than most things we got on a one month trip. Perhaps a little more expensive than the average. Place was very small but quiet enough at lunchtime -... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again, visited before. Fantastic tapas but caters for "tourists" rather than locals. Booking is a must as 10 tables squeezed in max. Had tapas of smoked sardines with figs, calamares, Jamon Iberico with tomato coulis and hearts of artichoke, truly delicious prawns and then baby squid on wilted spinach followed by fillet of pork with aged sheep's cheese. Very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Carcer 8, 29012 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
  • Phone Number: 34952609458
Schedule:18:00 to 24:00 Closed on Mondays. Horarios:18:00 a 24.00 Cerrado los lunes

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