Tried and True Tapas at Malaga

08.26.2015 by: Leah McGarry
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Malaga was one of the first tapas restaurants in Austin and continues to serve up delicious small plates. They moved locations to the 2nd street district a few years ago and the large open space serves as a great gathering spot for small and large groups alike.

Going out for tapas always makes for a fun dining experience for a large group because you're able to try so many different dishes. I would recommend somewhere around one and a half to two dishes per person. We chose a selection of meat and meatless dishes to round out our meal.

Some highlights included:

Pan con tamate (similar to bruschetta, with tomato, garlic and olive oil topping)

Empanadas salamanca filled with spinach, mushroom and pepper

Patatas Bravas (Yukon gold potatoes with house aioli)

Caramelized Brussels sprouts

Beef tenderloin served with pita wedges and house aioli

The beef tenderloin was the clear winner for the table. The meat practically fell apart and the aioli provided just the right kick. We wished we had ordered several more of those!

When you’re enjoying Spanish tapas, let’s not forget the drinks to go along with it! Malaga offers an interesting cocktail menu, including several sangria options. I went with the “old fashioned” sangria that had a bit of a spicy kick, a nice take on the more traditional drink.

Several varities of sangria offered at Malaga {Photo via Facebook page}

Malaga accepts reservations via Open Table so if you’re looking for a gathering spot for a big group or special occasion, check them out!

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TAGS : Downtown , Malaga Tapas & Bar