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Posted by ues resident on 04/08/2008
My husband and I have been going to Malaga for many years. The paella is the best we've ever had, and we've tried alot of paella. The white sangria is superb. Atmosphere is cozy and authentically Spanish. Highly recommended.
Posted by Ripped off consumer on 01/22/2008
It's quite perplexing that with the amounts of people with discriminating taste in the UES that this restaurant would still be in existence. Although the Sangria does has substance, the same cannot be said about their "cuisine". The tapas look lost for the eight dollar average price, and the ingredients are not very fresh. The shrimp appears to have come from a freezer bag, and their asparugus appears to have come out of a can. Tapas are meant to be small, but not microscopic. The entrees at an average of twenty dollars is ridiculous for the quality of the food being served. The ambience is cozy, and the staff is nice although they are a little too friendly. I like my waiters to come & go and not try to humor me with bad humor. I attended with a large party which was ok because they had the space, and that's truly all that is worth mentioning. Although it's convenient to Upper East Siders I say take a cab downtown where it's worth it.
Posted by UES dweller on 01/04/2008
Food was a bit below average - we had tapas. Service was...."amuzing". Not rude - it was "about" friendly, but quite unprofessional. For example waiter asked during the meal "how is everything" and we of course told honest answer. Everything else was ok but this tomato-garlic-bread is not good.. cuz...xxyyzz (it was really like old re-heated pizza). Waiter responded: "Well, that is how it is". And went away. LOL. We wont go back. It was not the worst possible experience, it was just... too "nothing". Overall the feeling was that this restaurant is like a very old dog. Has seen its best days, maybe was good many years ago but now after aging not interested to do anything anymore. Just sleeping on the couch...
Posted by UES Grad Student on 11/04/2007
I was a little suspicious of this place since it wasn't in Zagat's. However, I was surprised by the quality of the food. The atmosphere is far from modern, but it is gives off what I would imagine to be an authentic Spanish presence. Wait staff is attentive. Tapas were good (I'm not an experienced tapas eater but they seemed tasty), meals and seafood were very tasty. Would definitely go again.
Posted by Lucia (Valencia, Spain) on 08/25/2007
In the authentic Paella recipe, you cannot find sausage. But when I travel out of Spain , always i sausage, chorizo, salami and strange things like that. Are the ownwer-s of this restaurant Spanish? Are you sure? in the menu there are tapas i have never heard about too.... When I visit this restaurant i will give them the paella recipe at least...
Posted by rebeccaq on 07/24/2007
Came here early Sunday and there was one waiter waiting on 5 tables!! He was all by himself. Food: the only thing worth mentioning is the Paella. We ordered some tapas and entrees and they were not very appetizing.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/02/2007
Went to this restaurant around 6 pm on a Saturday night. Wasnt crowded (3 ample rooms), service was good, and food was FANTASTIC. Very authentic cuisine (i am from spain) as the tapas were packed with flavor at 2-3 bites each. I ordered the croquets, cheese, shrimp, ham stuffed mushrooms, and calamari. Loved everything. Equally as enjoyable was the sangria. I had regular sangria and mango sangria, both a bit strong, but delicious. You can skip on the dessert though, the flan was nothing special.