Antonio Martin: "Beach view with local menu" Antonio Martin Tip by rluedeka

Antonio Martin, Málaga: 1 reviews and 0 photos

When in Spain, be sure to check restaurant hours and days of operation. We wanted to go to Casa Pedro, but it was closed Monday's. Our hotel recommended Antonio Martin. We fifured it would be good based on a number of reviews in other publications. It was large, modern (under a canvas top) and on the beach in downtown Malaga. The clientele were mostly business people dressed as if they just came off the beach (we were dressed for dinner in Spain). The menu offered a good selection of classic Spanish dishes. We selected lamb chops and seafood paella. I guess it is expected, but the lamb chops were par boiled, gristly and cooked to obivion. The paella (you must order for two doubling the menu price, even if you want one order) on the otherhand was superb. It included muscles, small shellfish, whole prawns and a small, delcious rock lobster with saffron rice. We ordered a bottle of a familiar rioja that was reasonably priced. While we were waiting for our wine, I overheard a gentleman several tables away tell his waiter, "We did not order a reserve." I should have paid note. They presented to us a 1999 vintage and it was typically rioja with an initial tart, sharp edge. It mellowed after airing a bit. When the check came, the wine was more than twice the price of what we ordered, and sure enough, looking at the label, they served a reserve to us. It was not worth the extra price, but having consumed the bottle, it was too late to complain. I'll be more observant next time.

Favorite Dish: The seafood paella was outstanding. We saw salt baked sea bass being served. This can be a delicious dish. The gentleman who ordered it reported that the bass was moist and very flavorful without the slightest hint of a salt taste.

Address: Paeso Maritimo 4
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Center of the city, on the beach
Phone: 222 2113
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 3
Theme: Local

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  • Written Jun 22, 2004
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