El Jardin

Address: Calle Cister 4, Malaga, 29015, Spain
Telephone: +34 952 220 419

- Budget

4

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
3.7
90%
Service
3.7
90%
Food and drink
3.7
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.1
90%
Location
4.3
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

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