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Restaurante El Refectorium Catedral

#107 of 1,711 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Postigo de los Abades 4 | frente de la catedral de Malaga, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 60 23 89
Tue - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 20:30 - 00:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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351 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for tapas late in the evening and were pleased. We shared the classic Russian salad, shrimps, porra (which is a thick gazpacho) and croquettes. They were all delicious and portions of a good size. We paired the food with a good Rioja. The atmosphere is modern but cozy and the restaurant was full-If you want to have a... More 

1 Thank Lola M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant opened at 2030 for dinner. Table for 2 booked in advance, which was necessary. Food was excellent and portions generous. The service was brusquely efficient but we had no complaints as we did not feel rushed.

1 Thank L N
London, UK
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impossible to get a table for lunch unless you call way before, or get there before 2pm when locals turn up. Food is amazing lovely squid, octopus. Its a very very busy place. Modern front and mainly full of local Spanish people and not tourists! Children friendly as they had high chairs. Waitress from Romania was amazing and just took... More 

1 Thank Jefharris
Derry Northern Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went here as recommended by a local person the place is very modern and nice atmosphere. My partner who is a chef ordered cod and when it came it was not cooked properly so he sent it back to the kitchen a few minutes later it came back on a smaller plate and had been heated... More 

Thank Ash60
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We called in this evening for a late dinner at about 9.30pm after receiving recommendation from a couple of Spanish people we had met this week. Great impression, busy, buzzy, good service at bar. We got a table in the dining area for two for dinner, then it started to go wrong. Two of the starters we ordered were not... More 

Thank susan r
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have eaten here twice this year and ate well both times. The fish and seafood are fresh and simply prepared. Well designed dining room with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the street. The service is efficient but could be friendlier. It is expensive. Worth it for a reliably good evening out. Not for the budget minded.

Thank ericdumont
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Very good location in the center of Málaga next to the cathedral. The place, quite modern, offers nice atmosphere and good quality Spanish food. Fish was very fresh and everything tasty.

Thank L T
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was one of our favorite restaurants in Malaga, we came there on a Saturday, the restaurant was fully booked so we ate something at the bar, the tapas were just WOW really nice, the service was personal but professional. We saw one of our favorite rums there so the waiter gave us an extra shot, so please if you... More 

Thank steefss P
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped off for lunch on a sunny Sunday in October. Unsurprisingly it was busy, but we managed to get 2 stools at the bar within a short space of time. We shared some big fat juicy white asparagus with avocado and cress salad, a lovely plate of caramelised onions and ventresca fish with sliced potatoes, a couple of mini... More 

Thank Yoli
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Busy gastro tapas bar restaurant with outside seating. We sat at the bar. Excellent menu, the Scrambled eggs with peppers and prawns were fabulous. A tapas which contained potato, (this was not stated on the menu) a food I do not eat was quickly change without any fuss whatsoever. Nice house wines and great bar staff and waiters. Will definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Postigo de los Abades 4 | frente de la catedral de Malaga, 29015 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga
  • Phone Number: +34 952 60 23 89

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