Citron

Price guide: Mid-range

Plaza de la Merced 5, Malaga, Costa del Sol, 29012

Price guide: Mid-range

Dining area

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#1 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Malaga
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Art, History, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing

Best for Value for money - Expert review of Citron

A sure bet for great fusion food and a funky atmosphere.

This is the Malaga restaurant I always fall back on when I don’t want to risk having an average meal with friends who come to visit. With a youngish, hip waiting team, imaginatively presented Mediterranean/Asian/Scandinavian-fusion food, and trendy/arty atmosphere, you’re always guaranteed a good time at Citron.

Food and drink: 

The menu is not extensive but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in quality and taste. Personal favourites include the oven-baked, chilli-seasoned provolone cheese with fresh bread as a starter; and either the chicken or prawn wok for a main. Do not leave with out trying the Death By Chocolate brownie, which is served with red berries and cream. The wine cellar specialises in Spanish and New World wines. The Basa sauvignon blanc comes highly recommended. There are daily specials too.

Ambience: 

It reminds me of the restaurants you’d find in New York. The stripped oak floorboards, the ingeniously painted walls (which blend seamlessly from emerald greens and sunshine yellows, to ruby reds), and the reclaimed wood furniture make it feel timeless and very hip.

Service: 

It's informal yet professional from a cool, urbanite team.

Location: 

It's in a corner townhouse on Plaza de la Merced - where Picasso was born.

Price advice: 

A two-course meal will cost around 40 euros a head.

More information on Citron:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Fusion, Scandinavian, Spanish, Thai, Vegetarian
Address:
Plaza de la Merced 5, Malaga, Costa del Sol, 29012
Telephone:
+34 952 226 399
Website:
http://www.grupocitron.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 1pm-12.30am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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