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“Thought long and hard about the rating...went with the three....read on...”
Review of Al Punto - CLOSED

Al Punto
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Visited here after reading reviews on tripadvisor and also the fact that my friend was keen to visit. Looking at the facade and the menu, it seemed there was some kind of Japanese thing going on, but I'm not too sure if this was the case. It seemed like there was a tapas theme there but with a 'modern twist'. No wait, it's not all bad.

Ok, we were ushered to the bar, not the restaurant, which seemed to be hosting some private event. The set up was pristine. We were presented with bread and olive oil, with a powder dusting which, personally, I thought tasted like rotten egg. Neither of us could ascertain what that was. However, bread and oil was good. We chose several tapas or half raccions. First up was a salad. This has to be the most bizarre thing I have ever eaten in my life: bed of lettuce, with cheese nachos and cream cheese with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries all smothered with a strawberry coulis. Not good. We also chose scallops, which had been finely chopped, put in a sauce and presented as vaul au vans. Other than that, the egg with honey fried aubergines was very good, the croquettes were also nicely cooked (shaped into balls, strangely) and presented.

It seems to me that they have a chef who has wild and fantastical ideas, and maybe no one wants to simply say no, but really, with a bit of restraint and a firmer quality control, this place could be a place to return to.

So, sorry about the average rating, there's no in between there and very good, but I would put it in that category if it existed. The fruity salad and the butchered scallops just let it down.

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Thank ElCartoharvetta
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We went there with another couple and had no expectations.
We asked for some nice tapa's to share and they made the selection.
We were positively surprised by the food we got to taste! We had a better experience in this restaurant then in the very popular " Tapeo de Cervantes".

Thank 1251wj
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Had a very late lunch in Malaga (other restaurants were done by the time we entered Al Punto). Well extremely glad we found this place. Beautifully presented plates, great ambience, extremely tasty versions of some typical Spanish dishes. Nicely served and fairly priced. Very happy we ate there. Would return in a blink and highly recommended.

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Thank yournamehereCanada
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

You must try, i like it. Modern ambient with the quality of home made food. Food with design but tipical food.

Thank Holoduke
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Just stumbled on this place and what a find!
The chef/owner served us some great tapas especially the Milhojas de vieira plus the wine was excellent at a very good price. Will be back!!

Thank AndaluciaCallumsgran
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