If you ever desire a great steak while in Malaga, l can definitely recommend one. It’s called “The Grill Club”. This wonderful eatery is located in the Centro district of Malaga. The centro is full of little narrow streets packed with shops, tapas places, outdoor cafes and hawkers selling roasted chestnuts. It is just a stone’s throw from the Thyssen museum. We had first spotted it a couple of weeks prior to visiting. Then, we had been looking for a tiny little Mexican restaurant, which we found closed on that particular day. The picture outside had caught my eye. The look on the cow’s face made me laugh so much. It was sort of defiant, angry, and intimidating, all at the same time. I think it struck a chord with me because that is a look l used to have on my face as a kid when l was frustrated, meaning my parents had disciplined me for something or the other. It’s like it’s saying “Piss off and go get your frigging steak elsewhere”.
We chose to visit for our anniversary dinner, eight years of marriage. We were not disappointed with the food, it was fabulous. The restaurant is decorated in a shabby chic style, with distressed furniture, all in a white and silver. It was all very inviting. They have a full wine bar. We were seated by a very nice waitress who practiced her English on me, while l attempted the same with her in Spanish.
We ordered the house red wine. It was absolutely fantastic. I should have asked the name. I have no doubt the same generous glass of wine would have cost at least $9 in an American restaurant. They brought out a basket of bread, salt and extra virgin olive oil. It was really good. I would have eaten more, but l did not want to ruin my appetite. We ordered pork rolls with mango chutney as a starter. Wow! Just wow! It was absolutely delicious. Had l known how big the main plate would be, l probably wouldn’t have ordered it. Nonetheless, we finished every last crumb.
For the meal, we both had the Argentinean Steak, his medium rare, mine medium. It came with fries, a piece of garlic bread that was to die for..really! and a salad, all on a huge wooden plate. It was a very rustic meal. A really big portion. I was pretty full at this point, so l did not finish my steak. I liked mine, but l did not love it. I usually have my steak medium rare as well, but my tummy was a bit distressed from traveling, and thought it safer. It was a little too “done” for me. He loved his, and finished the whole thing.
The music and the atmosphere is really nice and romantic. I highly recommend this place for a special meal. They also offer other things on the menu, not just steak. Our bill came to €60 for the 2 glasses of wine €3 each, starter (€9) and 2 steaks at €21 each. A bit pricy, but l think at lunch time, the same steak, only smaller of course is €13. All in all, it was worth it for us. A special day, a special dinner! We plan on visiting soon to sample other stuff… :-)