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El Gallo Rojo

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Calle Pintor Guerrero del Castillo 1, 29016 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place half an hour after we arrived and found the staff very friendly (although no English spoken) and it was a good spot for a decent glass of wine and tapas on a February afternoon under cover with a sea view.

Thank Lesley B
Saint Petersburg
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Walked in as we were too hungry for long searches. Spent several minutes trying to catch attention of a waitress to ask for menus. Then waited for our order. Coffee was distasteful, jamon was alright, but dishes they made at the place were awful. Meat balls with almond sauce appeared to be 3 chicken balls with some yellowish stuff. My... More 

Thank Ekaterina N
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176 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Sat outside and no one spoke English. Struggled to order and eventually received 2 baguettes with Spanish Omelette and one with extra bacon. Tea for 2. Cheap, in and out for €8.

Thank Sonny1965
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Situated right across the road from La Malagueta beach, this is fine for a drink or snack and the prices are reasonable. It seems to be popular with local residents from neighbouring apartment blocks which is usually a good sign.

Thank Kevin M
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We just had a drink but we're pleased that the prices were not the same as they are in the beach bars. We saved a few euros by just crossing the road and enjoyed a quiet hassle free drink.

Thank JGM1950
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We had a break from the beach at this place. The food was all right, but nothing special. Service OK. Prices reasonable. Be sure to get an outside table, as inside is warm and not very charming.

Thank Clara H
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

Perfect for that interval between crawling off the beach and dragging yourself back to your apartment for a shower before dinner. Nice tapas, especially potatoes with green beans, but look out for tapas not on the menu. It's best to go and look at them on the bar. Nice women serve a mixture of locals, expats and tourists, some of... More 

Thank BradfordBuzzard
Province of Malaga, Spain
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165 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Its location is very good as its on the Beach front in La Malagueta Malaga . Its very local style so many of the residents in the area go there every day !!! Its been there for over 40 years and that's because you can always rely on it !!!

Thank Lynda W

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe
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  • Address: Calle Pintor Guerrero del Castillo 1, 29016 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?