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Posted by Maya on 08/05/2009
I dont even know where to start.. Horrible experience I picked this location based on so many high reviews what a dissapointment .. Horrible food ,, Horrible service .. Unbelieabable one waiter for whole restaurants.. Soda was flat no water ,, ohh and let me not start on the imaginary best white sangria .. Can that be considered a sangria all it was was waterdown wine with apple slices..
Posted by UESfoodlover on 05/30/2009
I've been eating at Malaga for nearly 20 years now, and the food is still terrific and has barely changed at all. The service is warm and accomodating; they always greet you with a smile and remain attentive -- but without hovering over your table. Shrimp a Chef Grilled is still garlicky and sizzling as they serve it... wonderful paellas, appetizers, the best sangrias (red and white) that I've had in any Spanish restaurant in NYC... great Chicken Riojana, and on and on. The poor reviews by some here are baffling. Maybe they brought attitude in with them... because the wait staff is lovely and food wonderful. I hope they stay in business for another 3o years -- or longer!
Posted by NYCFoodie on 04/21/2009
I am puzzled by some of the other reviews because my family and I always find the service at Malaga warm and friendly. It is one of our favorite restaurants. We LOVE the shrimp in garlic sauce, the mariscada in green sauce, shrimp a la chef, broiled chorizo and the uber-garlicky garlic bread. The white sangria is the best I've ever had. We always enjoy ourselves at Malaga. It's the perfect place for a family celebrations, and we often go there for birthdays, anniversaries and Mothers' and Fathers' Days. Our children always beg us to go there.
Posted by Hungry and love it on 10/23/2008
Absolutely do not agree with many of the prior post for this restaurant. Every neighborhood needs exactly what this place is........unassuming, value oriented good food! You can split dishes here, no problem. Great sangria, attentive service. I try to go here at least once a month. There's something to be said for a small authentic restaurant being around since 1972. I'm happy every time I walk out of this place.
Posted by foodjunkie on 09/21/2008
As an old customer of Malaga, i'm surprised to see how poor the service has become. It took 20 minutes for the hostess/manager to greet us as we stood in the bar area and the restaraunt wasn't even packed. It took another 20 minutes to get the attention of the waitstaff for our drinks and another 15 before we physically caught hold of someone to take our order for food. At the end of the night, we were surprised to see our entire credit card numbers and details on our pay-slips and as per habit we all crossed out the digits but the last 4..who wants to risk identity theft right?..And we had a literal meltdown from the hostess/manager who stormed over to our table and preceeded to scream at us about how we were ruining her business by crossing out the digits and how we didn't understand how to run a business... Been going there for years..love their patatas bravas..and mushrooms..but...the quality of food is sinking and service has neared rock bottom! After all these years...I'm finding another spanish restaraunt to frequent.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/25/2008
My snobby Spanish in-laws have loved Malaga since they came to the USA from Spain in the 1980s. The waitstaff is so nice and friendly, it is as if you just walked into their dining room in their home. The food quality is good and my in-laws swear it is as authentic as their family's cooking in Spain. That's quite a compliment coming from them. As for me, the food is ok, but you go more for the friendly service and nice atmosphere.
Posted by Papiboy on 06/07/2008
I was very pleased to see the good amount of tapas on the menu, but I'm sorry to say that they were not up to par. "Pulpo a la gallega" was very bland, "Pan con tomate" was a sorry excuse, Boquerones were very fishy and salty (although the menu says "unsalted", "Manolitos fritos" were so fishy we only ate a couple. Needless to say I will not go back, at least for tapas anyways.