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El Carpintero

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Calle Beatas 32, 29008 Malaga, Spain
+34 678 63 11 39
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Huddersfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small but enticing bar from which to spill out of; we were only there for pre-dinner drinks but having found it I would return in the future- has a little magic in there somewhere!

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Thank Mike L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this lovely little place by accident. Great selection of tapas, fantastic price. Just an absolute gem. Well worth a visit.

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Thank RichMephan
Brighton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this place by our landlord for our trip. It is very much a locals place and I don't expect many tourists go here. However, the staff were friendly and service was good. It had an interesting menu (all in Spanish, see pictures). Especially interesting was the Ortiguillas, aka deep fried sea anemone! Can't say I've ever seen... More 

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Thank D0M1NIC
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We were actually in a restaurant down the street when we spotted this adorable little tapas bar and couldn't resist going to have a look after the meal. Some really good tapas and very fast, very friendly service with very good priceless - we visited it more than once!

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Thank Topbloke180
Zurich, Switzerland
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Small and in a back street, it might be missed by many tourists. But I recommend making a halt in this small bar and trying some of the interesting “tapas” and “raciones” they have to offer. Faithful to tapas tradition, they serve elaborated types that would surprise: - Ink squid croquettes - “Ortiguillas” (I think these are actually fried anemones!!!... More 

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Thank Hausa
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

I had some of the best tapas here that I've had anywhere! Loved the ambiance of the restaurant and the friendly vibe. The servers went out of their way to be helpful and didn't seem to mind my limited Spanish. The white wine was amazing! Try the calamari tapas if you want a taste explosion. I'll definitely return to El... More 

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Thank bknn
Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Tucked away and used mainly by locals this became our favourite bar in Malaga over several visits in the last year. The house wine and tapas is very good - especially given the tiny kitchen in which it is prepared. Just try a selection of whatever takes your fancy and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Stephen E
Grundisburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous tapas, fab service and delicious wine! This place is small and off the beaten track. It's loved by locals so fingers crossed you'll fine somewhere to sit. Great place!

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Thank Elaine B
London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Beautiful litttle wine bar which comes alive as the evening grows older. Very tourist friendly but you will struggle get a table due to its poularity with the locals. Beautiful little place, with great wine and good tapas.

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Thank SteveF005
Ghent, Belgium
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Really great place to eat and rest, visited mostly by locals. Good tapas, good wine, very friendly host.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Beatas 32, 29008 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
  • Phone Number: +34 678 63 11 39

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