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El Pimpi

Calle Granada 62 | rear entrance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 22 54 03
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (510 reviews)
“fried fish” (40 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Calle Granada 62 | rear entrance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed today

Very good atmosphere with two noisy bars an atmospheric dining and a vast outside area. We called in for a drink and stayed for dinner. The sauted vegetables with tofu were great as was the ham and cheese fried in bread crumbs. The veggy options...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 954AndrewM
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whether you’ll see Antonio or not, is another thing, but the bar is worth your visit. They serve great ‘pata negra’ and other typical Spanish tapas in a nice decor and atmosphere

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jessy-Eric
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped for wine and snacks off peak. Touristy but well done. Great location near Roman theatre. Busy but helpful staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank W6059DFjamesd
Reviewed 3 days ago

They were very accommodating to find us a table even though we didn't have reservations. The ambience is nice with the signed wine barrels but we often had a difficult time getting the servers attention. Also, the tables are close together in order to accommodate...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pixie007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ordered a tapas 4 two people with glas off sangria! Food 4 us was disappointing nothin special load off cream in every tapas no real home made product! Shrimp was cold and smelly it feels like it was stored in some bad and smelly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 112alenp
Reviewed 4 days ago

a collecition of interconnected buildings and tables to navigate the entire length - coffee- bodega-meals - almost guaranteed a table in such a central location

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank T_Hotel_Inspectors
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here on recommendation from the hotel receptionist. Wasn't disappointed, but not wowed either. Service was a bit slow, after being seated had to then ask for a menu. Good range of dishes & wines. We had a house special & the baked cod. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank garathj2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good service and great atmosphere - had to wait a few minutes for a table in this bustling central-Malaga venue. The food was good enough although not exceptional but the walk through the main restaurant, past the bars and barrels is a must. It was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Liz P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We attempted to go eat dinner here one night - we were rudely informed by the waiter that we had to wait - he could have offered for us to have a seat at the bar while we waited for a table, but there was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brigitte484
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very impressed with Pimpi with the different levels of tapas bars . Food is very good , service excellent and very busy . Worth a visit and lots to eat and to drink and worth going back there.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PimD40
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23 September 2018|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Not at El Plimpi, it’s in the city centre by the castle and Roman amphitheater I imagine that there are car parks within the city
Douglas J. B
4 June 2017|
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Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I’d imagine the usual visa, MasterCard etc.
Aneta G
6 April 2017|
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Response from ManuMadTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Comida mala calidad y servicio con muy poca educación. No volvería ni lo recomendaría.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Granada 62 | rear entrance of Jardines Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Malaga, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Malaga>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 952 22 54 03
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This emblematic wine cellar built in an old house from the 18th century is a meeting place for people of all ages. It has welcomed many generations of artists, flamenco dancers or politicians. It is named after formerly popular city figures called 'los pimpis', young people who had helped ship crews or passengers and had become the first city guides. It is furnished in the style of Malaga, and offers local wines and delicious gastronomy which is very popular in the city. The soul of the restaurant is the lounge with the vintage wine barrels, signed by famous people, such as the family Picasso, the painter Barcelo, the bullfighter Cordobes, The Duchess of Alba, Carmen Thyssen and Antonio Banderas, who show the historical value of this place. This establisment is in the old town of Malaga, next to the Museum Picasso, La Alcazaba (the Citadel of Malaga) and the Roman Theatre.
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