El Jardin

Price guide: Budget

Calle Cister 4, Malaga, Costa del Sol, 29015

Price guide: Budget

Terrace and entrance

By George Prior, your Malaga expert

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#4 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Malaga
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.7
3.7
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
3.7
3.7
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Singles, Design and architecture, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of El Jardin

This opulent Malaga icon is set in a stunning 19th-century building.

Set opposite the grand cathedral and some of the city’s most beautiful, orange tree-lined gardens, El Jardin is where I take out-of-town friends to give them an instant Malaga shot in the arm.

Food and drink: 

El Jardin is open all day and well into the evening so you could, if you fancied, have breakfast, lunch and dinner here. What about an espresso and freshly toasted, olive oil-drizzled pitufo (soft roll) with sweet tomato, before tapas and pescaito frito (small, fried fish) for lunch? And some Iberian hams or oven-roasted chicken for supper?

Ambience: 

Both the restaurant, with its high ceilings, marble pillars, statues and elegant bow windows, and the sun-trap terrace remind diners of what a joy Malaga can be. The interior's palms and bronzes give it a turn-of-the-century, imperial feel.

Service: 

The staff are cheery, but sometimes patience is required when it’s busy.

Location: 

It's opposite the imposing cathedral in the historic centre.

Price advice: 

A tapas selection at lunch is 10 euros.

More information on El Jardin:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Spanish
Address:
Calle Cister 4, Malaga, Costa del Sol, 29015
Telephone:
+34 952 220 419
Website:
http://www.eljardinmalaga.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thurs 9am-11pm; Fri-Sat 9am-2am. Closed Sundays. Open bank holidays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

Have you been to El Jardin? Would you recommended it?