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“Large portions, Nice vibe, but not inspiring” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vegetarian El Calafate

Vegetarian El Calafate
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Ranked #61 of 1,956 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$13
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Frigiliana, Spain
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339 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Large portions, Nice vibe, but not inspiring”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Had the menu del dia, for 11 Euro- with 4 or 5 choices for starter, main and dessert.
Large, pleasant Gazpacho; large vegetable Cous Cous and chocolate mousse with coconut. All large and homely vegetarian dishes, but nothing memorable or especially tasty.

Atmosphere was good, with a combination of locals and tourists. Service was friendly

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SpanishTinto
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RestaElCalafate, Propietario at Vegetarian El Calafate, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
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Hola soy el nuevo gerente del restaurante y quería agradecer su opinión, nos es muy valiosa para seguir mejorando. esperamos verle pronto por aqui.

un saludo.
Jose Fiestas
Gerente
Vegetariano El Calafate
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“seasonal and delicious vegetarian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Best place in Malaga for vegetarian food and it is very popular with the locals. I have eaten the 'Menu del Dia' here several times now which is excellent value at 9 euros for 3 courses. There are usually 3-4 choices for each course which make use of fresh seasonal ingredients. Choices include soups, casseroles, salads, quiche and the most delicious desserts - homemade cake, chocolate mousse (which is divine) and rice pudding. The service is always very efficient and the staff are friendly and helpful and if you cannot speak Spanish, there is usually a waiter who can speak English.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TipsyScone
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RestaElCalafate, Gerente at Vegetarian El Calafate, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
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Hola soy el nuevo gerente del restaurante y quería agradecer su opinión, nos es muy valiosa para seguir mejorando. esperamos verle pronto por aqui.

un saludo.
Jose Fiestas
Gerente
Vegetariano El Calafate
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Malaga, Spain
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211 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“El Calafate”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

We actually had a dinner first at La Casa Del Perro (which I also reviewed) and left disappointed and entered to Calafate to try to fix the night.

The decor was not as warming as in the Casa del Perro, but the waiter was very attentive and helpful. The menu is short, with prices ranging between 8-12 euros per dish. There was a menu for offer with few choices for first and second courses and also desserts. The waiter kindly told which dishes were not available anymore or were changed for other ingredients.

We didn't know to choose between the vegetable lasagna and musaka, but since the lasagna came with bechamel, which I don't like nor prefer to eat, we ordered the musaka with a bolognese sauce.

The dish was totally enough to share, it had no milk, and it was good! The bechamel was substituted with a very delicious puree, the bolognese was with soya meat, that I actually haven't ever tried before. The dish lacked salt, but you ask for it and then the taste was even better. They also brought some bread to table, which I am not sure if they make themselves or not, but tasted very nice. The final bill with 4 glasses of wine 20 euros.

I don't know if I would return though - I'll continue the search...

  • Visited December 2013
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RestaElCalafate, Director General at Vegetarian El Calafate, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
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Hola soy el nuevo gerente del restaurante y quería agradecer su opinión, nos es muy valiosa para seguir mejorando. esperamos verle pronto por aqui.

un saludo.
Jose Fiestas
Gerente
Vegetariano El Calafate
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“great taste, great service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Friendly welcome, and explanations of the food in English. Delicious starters, courgette and tofu, and the pollo soup was divine. Well worth a visit for great veggy food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EstobanE
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RestaElCalafate, Propietario at Vegetarian El Calafate, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
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Hola soy el nuevo gerente del restaurante y quería agradecer su opinión, nos es muy valiosa para seguir mejorando. esperamos verle pronto por aqui.

un saludo.
Jose Fiestas
Gerente
Vegetariano El Calafate
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mc cloed ganj,dharamsala
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best vegetarian food in Spain and so cheap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

I have eaten at the el calafate twice now and I will be back next week again
As a veggie for 42 years I really appreciate well balanced fresh and interesting vegetarian food
And especially in Spain this is hard to find........I love the Porro a thick gazpacho to start,
the salads are unusual and have vibrant taste and even the pasta which I don't normally eat
Was delicious the staff are friendly fast and efficient.....my favourite restaurant isn Spain right
Now and opposite the great teteria de haren
4 stars for everything and always busy

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maggie C
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RestaElCalafate, Gerente at Vegetarian El Calafate, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
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Hola soy el nuevo gerente del restaurante y quería agradecer su opinión, nos es muy valiosa para seguir mejorando. esperamos verle pronto por aqui.

un saludo.
Jose Fiestas
Gerente
Vegetariano El Calafate
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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