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Cafe Malaga

571 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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Caf� Malaga is a Spanish-inspired tapas bar in McKinney, Texas. It serves a range of small and large plates that are perfect for sharing with groups. The kitchen at Caf� Malaga strives to use fresh ingredients and locally sourced products whenever possible to highlight the flavors and spices in the dishes. There is also a range of wines by the glass to complement the meal.

Caf� Malaga menu items include small dishes like marinated olives or hummus with a touch of olive oil and larger starters like patatas bravas, seafood croquettes and deep fried camembert cheese. Other dishes include saut�ed spinach and mushrooms.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday & Sunday 11am to 9pm
Friday & Saturday 11am to 11pm
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Phone number
(972) 542-9996
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mikel De Luis
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Private party facilities
Private dining room that will seat up to 40 people.
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Private party contact
Tommy Adams / Albert Segui: (469) 734-9662
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We cater parties from 20 - 300. Private dinner parties, wedding receptions, business lunches, corporate events, business open houses, holiday parties, Rehearsal dinners. We customize everything to our clients wishes. We can deliver food or provide full service with many rental items also available.
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Cross street
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Parking details
There is a private lot immediately to the South of the restaurant and a large public lot immediately to the East of the restaurant.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LucyO (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Great food and service. Great out door patio. Very disappointed that they didn't have any Spanish wines the there wine list. They did have a nice selection. But I was looking forward to a good hearty Spanish Red. I am looking forward to going back.

MalachiC (Dallas)
1.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Anniversary early 5:00 pm dinner reservations for two. The place is in disrepair from our last visit. The entry door collapsed and flopping at the bottom with the glass panes stained and dirty, creates a very poor first impression.
There were no other guest at that time, and we were seated in a two seat table by the windows. My wife asked for a larger table, the brunette hostess, showed mild irritation, "uum, okay?". Later that hostess appeared to be the senior staff present. Our waitress was excellent, both attentive and pleasant.
The menu has some changes, portions seemed larger, tapas were mostly good, inconsistent warmth, waiting maybe. There were at least 3 instances of going down the menus with the waitress, needs to make another choice because items were not in stock. The waitress did not seem flustered with not being able to deliver; that can't be a good sign. The desert menu was also reduced with what seemed premade items.

Its a significant downgrade in appearance, service, quality of food, and overall experience.

AnnP (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

We were seated right away but then had to sit and wait and wait and wait....then we ordered and they were out of 2 of 5 things we ordered. Then we waited again....and waited....then they came and asked us what we ordered. The food is truly delicious, but bring someone you can talk to for hours.

callie (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

Restaurant accommodated 10 people but the one server was extremely slow. There was no one else in the dining room two couples outside small plate menu was interesting and the foodwas very good. Small plates came for one or two but even the second for one were enough for several people to have a nice taste we heard it was going out of business. Sorry to lose a tapa restaurant, but there might not have been an audience for unusual food, or people may not have endured the slow service I would go back

vipFoodluv51 (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

Service was a little slow and there were no scallops that evening. Also bacon wrapped dates were a little over done as the shrimp. Been there before and it has been better.

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

Sitting outside is nice but the owners could spend a little money cleaning up the yard area and reducing the flies. Bathrooms are dirty too.

TXAggie93 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2016

The food is great! It reminds me of our trips to Spain.

brians (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

This is usually a great restaurant but this was really an off night. Something was wrong, I think the chef did not turn up

BrennaW (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

It would have been perfect had we not been sat outdoors. It's unfortunate that the waiter didn't tell us there would be a mob of mosquitos due to the stagnant water sitting in the unused fountain. My friend and I would have enjoyed ourselves much more were we not being eaten alive

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

Food was excellent as always. Great place to go with friends or family

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

We (6) ate indoors as it was still hot at 6:30. The food was good beginning with a few tapas and ending with a single desert to share. Service was attentive without being annoying. A pleasant experience.

ErinB (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

One of our favorite places to go on a nice weekend evening. Don't ask for Jose, he's ours...;0) In all seriousness, he is awesome!

RuthieP (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

The outside property could be cleaned up and areas could be painted, plants in pots...instead of weeds. The patio cover needs cleaning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Overall area needs HELP!

DonnaG (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Great place ... Ask for waitor Jose... 'HE ROCKS. ' We loved it !!!!

vipLoLa007 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Cafe Malaga is one of our favorite go to places for a great dinner and racion of tapas! Took some new friends over the weekend and they loved it! We'll be back.