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Malaga Restaurant

3.7
36 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Neighborhood Gem (53)
  • Fit for Foodies (31)
  • Good for Groups (24)

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Family-run restaurant located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, offering the finest in Spanish cuisine since 1972. Tapas and Wine Bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 737-7659
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party contact
Ana: (201) 280-6925
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Catering
Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st. Avenue & York Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 36 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.7
  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.6
service
3.3
ambience
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2014

Malaga remains a true Spanish culinary gem. We have been coming the restaurant for
years and the quality has remain consistent. Whenever we are in New York, we frequent
Malaga.

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Eponymous66 (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on June 1, 2014

This was our second and last visit to this restaurant. The first time we ate there, our meals were delicious. This time, the food was soaked in oil and fat. Squid consisted of greasy but otherwise tasteless rings; no tentacles. Fortunately, garlic overpowered the pool of oil in which the gambas al ajillo were presented. The tortilla a la española was inedible due to the overwhelming taste of fat. The albóndigas and the croquetas were satisfactory. The salad was tasty. My wife's mariscada al ajillo was swimming in oil. Her spinach was difficult to eat due to the oil dripping from the fork. When I told a waitress that the tortilla was greasy, she agreed! The Spanish wine and sherry-based brandy were excellent. Service was courteous.

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viparlene (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on May 17, 2014

The food good. Something very wrong Sat. nite. Had to wait one hour for food! Waiter hassled

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vipFoodLover (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on May 11, 2014

Yum! Everything we ate was delicious. We'll be back!
Always out go-to spot for large family celebrations.

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vipnolactosenomeat (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on May 6, 2014

This place has been a favorite of my dad for over 40 years. Came here on a Tuesday night so it was pretty empty, but despite that we were still able to have a leisurely dinner. Felt nice to not rush from one dish to the next. The gazpacho was probably the best I've ever had. Enjoyed the sangria and had some delicious paella. Friendly and attentive staff... Could have used a little more water refills but that is nothing to complain about.

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Lindy (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on May 3, 2014

Excellent food, very efficient and helpful service with no feeling of being rushed. The noise level can be a little high when the room is full.

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Jwireless (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on April 26, 2014

Very generic and rather bland Spanish food that was constantly under seasoned. Food tasted as if it were mostly pre prepared. Sangria was pretty good as was the chorizo but that was pretty much the extent of the positives.
Paella was very bland.

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Lisac4 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on April 20, 2014

I used to go here 20 years ago & was happy to go back. Everything was delicious from the dressing on the salad, sangria, to the chicken bechamel. My son had the skirt steak which was also delicious. The portions were plentiful and service was good. Looking forward to going back.

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vipCold (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on April 18, 2014

Great tapas menu

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frenchy (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on April 12, 2014

For people who enjoy Spanish food.

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