Good food and service. The Sangria was not worth even with the discount offered.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Our group of 11 had a great
Our group of 11 had a great time. Waiter was excellent and food good.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
It was the first night the
It was the first night the patio was open, it was a bit breezy, but still a nice evening to sit outside and eat.
There was a good band too. My husband and I had a wonderful evening.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my first time at
This was my first time at Cafe Malaga new location. The out dining atmosphere was very nice.
Our dining experience was not as fulfilling as the outdoor atmosphere. We ordered two
appetizers and received one. After a while we told the waiter. And bought the other appetizer.
Dinner was fine. My husband dinner was suppose to be spicy chicken and it failed to deliver.
Mine and my friend share different meats. I thought it could be presented nicer of the plate.
Overall, it was fine. But I will not be my first choice. I hope they improve on food presentation.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A BIT ON THE PRICEY SIDE BUT
A BIT ON THE PRICEY SIDE BUT GOOD FOOD AND GREAT MUSIS AND OMBIANCE!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Maybe it is an "under the dome" thing, but the moment you walk into their garden dining area, you are magically transported to a vacation state of mind. The staff is always super friendly, so that even if they are running slow due to mass of diners all arriving at same time, you don't mind. The food is reliably good. If you travel, you with appreciate the authentic tastes that have not been Americanized. If you are 100% red-white-blue, then you will get to go on a global foodie adventure, no passport required.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Cozy and Different Dining
Sundays are a great day to visit - 50% off sangria, 20% off tapas, and 30% off paella. We took advantage of all the discounts and took home leftovers. The tapas selection was pretty good and the paella was excellent. Highly recommend the bacon wrapped dates and red peppers stuffed with goat cheese.
It was a nice night, so we sat on the patio and had the patio almost to ourselves. Our waiter was attentive and provided an extra table for our emptied dishes.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Malaga is a fantastic
Cafe Malaga is a fantastic eating experience. The offer inside or outside dining. On the weekends they have live music. The food is amazing and if you like Sangria - you will not be disappointed. One of my favorites!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food great service
My wife and I were married here 2 years ago. We fell in love with the place and the food. We always receive the bet service when we visit. Andres Cuadrado
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved our experience at Cafe Malaga! We sat outside on the patio on a beautiful Friday night. Food and service were great and the band playing that night, Missing 3, was absolutely awesome!! It was a terrific way to wind down after a crazy work week.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was amazing. Strongly
Food was amazing. Strongly recomend getting small portions of multiple dishes to see what you like.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the outdoor dining,
and the live music, and being able to book a reservation online!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere and food
Great atmosphere and food is excellent! Usually take friends who are visiting and they love it! Just enough food and it makes you feel great, not full, afterwards. Keep up the good work! Oh, and the band was GREAT too, good variety of song choices!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Cafe Malaga has not yet disappointed us after four visits, however the service can be a little hit or miss. When the weather allows, I would recommend sitting outside on the patio with a view of the pretty courtyard area. This is our favorite restaurant for tapas in the north Dallas and Collin County area, and one of our favorites for family celebrations.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of food came out at a reasonable rate and was almost completely finished yet our order of paella never arrived so we cancelled it. This was a disappointment.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I wouldn't call this a kid friendly restaurant but if you get to eat outside there's a band on certain nights and my 2-year old had a fantastic time dancing. Plus, the food is great.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quickly becoming a local favorite!
I've been to the Cafe Malaga three times (the first time with a group of out-of-town friends, the second time for a romantic birthday celebration for two, and the third time with my parents visiting from out-of-town). Each time the restaurant has proved to have consistently amazing food and the perfect atmosphere. On the weekends, the outdoor dining can't be beat, with live local bands and a beautiful garden setting. On weeknights, it's a quaint and secluded dining spot. The staff is friendly and the servers are quick. Cafe Malaga is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, and it always impresses!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun sharing experience!
Cafe Malaga offers a terrific assortment of small plates to try and share with friends. Our party of four enjoyed numerous tapas, and no one was locked into perhaps getting stuck with a whole plateful of a dish he/she didn't like. However. we liked everything we tried there.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, unique HUGE outdoor
Great food, unique HUGE outdoor cafe with multi-levels and live band on Friday night. Good service and a visit from the owne/chef after dinner. Very unique environment and top notch Tapas. Try the Chrizo dish and grilled lamb lolipop chops, super-good.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic First Time
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Was my first time there. Took my family to relax and enjoy. Turned out everyone thought the food was a memorable delight. Great variety of tastes. Perfect portions. Walked away talking about the experience. Will definitely be back.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having lived in Spain, I am a bit of a "tapas snob." Café Malaga passed the taste test!!! Delicioso! Also, LOVED the MovingColors band!!!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful patio dining
We had a great dining experience at Cafe Malaga. We were seating on the outdoor patio and it was lovely. Shade trees, great food (the bacon wrapped dates were to die for), great service and a band. Made for one fantastic evening.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Downtown McKinney's Best Secret
Cafe' Malaga is certainly Downtown McKinney's Best Kept Secret.....while some of the restaurants directly on the square may garner a little more attention (and possibly undeserved), Cafe' Malaga deserves your consideration as one of McKinney's finest. Great menu, great ambiance (best patio - hands down), great service, and great entertainment. It's a place where you can start your evening with a few drinks, enjoy dinner from a wide-ranging Spanish menu, and finish with a cocktail or two with excellent musical entertainment. And, yes, dancing is allowed as well.....Cafe' Malaga is just off the square so you can still enjoy all that downtown McKinney has to offer.....but, do start your evening there.....you will not be disappointed.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night with family
Had a great night celebrating wife's birthday. We ordered multiple tapas and shared them. Each one was really good. And priced at $4-5, a good value. But be careful, for nine people, the tab does cllimb on you. We went on Wednesday, which is half price on bottles of wine. Fair selection on the wine. Only problem for the evening was the slow kitchen. Overall, we had a great meal, and a really good time. I do certainly recommend them.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wife and I will definitely be going back here for the paella. The solomillo was very good. This was our first time at Malaga, and we were confused what to do once we arrived since there was no one to greet us and no obvious hostess stand. Although we'd made reservations, we ended up sitting at the bar -- which worked out fine since we had fun and were served there. Felt very mom 'n pop which is cool with us, and the staff were friendly.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place, the patio, the
This place, the patio, the food, the atmosphere...awesome. It was a blast, too. We had a group of 18, the food was out quick even though it was a crowded Friday night. The outside bar helped speed the drink process. Go eat there. Now. Go.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Little Retreat
My girlfriend and I absolutely love dining here,especially when we need a little relaxation from a long day or work week.Food is great and atmosphere is very settling.The house wine is very good for the price and service has been top notch.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in McKinney!
We always enjoy treating ourselves to Cafe Malaga. The food is the BEST, very well presented, and to die for! The wait staff is superb. The atmosphere - especially on the patio - is so relaxing. I took my 80 year old parents a few months ago and they said it's the best dinner they've ever had out.
Favorites are: chicken piri piri, Solo Mio, bacon wrapped dates, Don Piquillo.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tapas menu was extensive and we tried many items. Everything was very good. Favorites included bacon wrapped dates, beef kabobs, chorizo with potatoes and fried egg. We will definitely go there again! The waiter was attentive. All of the food tasted great and had so much variety in flavors.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Live music and great tapa selection
A very nice way to spend a Saturday evening with friends - music and good food.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here many time before, and as always it was a great experience. The food is fantastic, very rich, so if your watching your diet choose wisely. Hector was friendly and provided great service. We were there for a family celebration of my husbands' birthday and even my extremely picky 3 year old enjoyed the food! Will be going back soon.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, the wait staff super nice. Still dreaming about the bacon wrapped dates.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Experieince
This was our first experience with a tapas and we were pleasantly surprised. We loved the variety on the menu and tried about 8 different dishes. All the items had a unique flavor and texture and the sauces were excellent. Service was fast and the waiter was very friendly. We will visit again when we are back in town. Thanks!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice place. They have a great outdoor patio that right now is perfect with the Texas nightly tempatures becoming very comfortable. The food was excellent and not the usual Texas portions. The wait staff was very personable. The only complaint I had was that the restaurant was definitely understaffed for a Sunday nite. Great location off the square in McKinney and open on a Sunday nite where many of the restaurants are closed or close early. High recommend.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This may have been my 10th time to Cafe Malaga. We love this place and love the food. It's nice and relaxing to sit outside and listen to love music. I came this last time for a bachelorette party with a group of girls and the mAnager came out to introduce himself. Later he sent out a round of shots for everyone.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happened upon the place from out of twon. Peaked my interest after trip to Spain this summer. A good find yet; as far as it went, could have gone much farther. The 6-7 items we had were "tapas" consistent, well prepared and presented and were quite tasty. Two cheese flight was sumptuous, the cheeses fresh with great sides. The lamb, bacon dates, sauteed spinach, cheese stuffed peppers with the cheese; all good particularly the spinach. Service was attentive and informative, quite good. Only a 'Good' on food? It could have been more. Spanish tapas! Where were the olives???? Fruit would have been nice too, the lamb could be more Mediterranean seasoned to get to the very good level. Definitely needed Manchego as a cheese choice.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
worth the money
Enoy eating outside. Food great. Service OK. Bartenders' drinks are different then you expect your ordering. I'm not to sure if they know their drinks or just guessing or their own, different recipe.
Would not recommend anybody using a walker try to navigate this place.
Been there many times and great every time.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor seating!
We loved Cafe Malaga. This was our first time and we will definitely go back again. There is plenty of outdoor seating and now that the weather is getting cooler it was great to sit outside. I don't know if they allow smoking but there was NO ONE near us smoking so that is a good thing.
I love the fact that you can order small dishes to share. Our favorite was the lamb lolipops. The Tiramisu dessert was delicious! Putting real whipped cream on the side was an added plus. The server forgot our wine but they were very busy that night and the food was so amazing that it was OK.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food, fabulous music
First time that we ate here, and it was wonderful! Our service was great, and our waiter suggested several yummy items from the menu. Mojo Filter was playing that evening, and it was perfect to sit outside, listening to the incredible music of the Beatles, sipping wine, and eating our tapas. Will definitely return!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty, fun, and romantic
This was our first visit, but definately not the last. The food was fabulous! The outdoor patio dining was romantic. If you haven't been here, or it's been awhile since you've been, I'd high recommend going.
We tried 8 different items and they were all delicious.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food excellent, service ok
Food excellent, service ok but as they got a little busier it got a little spotty
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM