Café de Paris

Price guide: Expensive

Calle Velez Malaga 8, Malaga, Costa del Sol, 29016

Price guide: Expensive

Dining room

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#3 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Malaga
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Romance, Shopping, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Café de Paris

Enjoy a very special dining experience, albeit with a reasonably hefty price tag.

I cannot find fault with this restaurant’s French-inspired food or ambience. As this incredibly popular, boutique restaurant is quite expensive though, I usually only visit when I’m willing to splurge or I’m celebrating something special.

Food and drink: 

The owner, José García Cortés, is one of the best chefs in the industry, and now his son is in charge of the kitchen. Together, they’ve created a menu comprising mainly of French dishes which have been given an Andalusian twist. The stroganoff, made using local brandy and oxtail, plus the whisky foam and caviar, are among my favourites. Make sure you leave room for the champagne and citrus sorbet too.

Ambience: 

This is definitely a foodies' place. Although the atmosphere can initially come across as quite pretentious, it is thankfully offset by the classic French-bistro-style décor made up of brown café chairs, simple white tablecloths, and beige and chocolate-coloured stripped walls.

Service: 

The service is impeccable, if a little serious.

Location: 

It's practically next door from the imposing Malagueta bullring.

Price advice: 

Most main courses are between 20 and 28 euros each.

More information on Café de Paris:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French, Fusion, Spanish
Address:
Calle Velez Malaga 8, Malaga, Costa del Sol, 29016
Telephone:
+34 952 225 043
Website:
http://www.rcafedeparis.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Lunch from 1pm, dinner from 8pm-11.30, daily.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Café de Paris? Would you recommended it?