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Reviews - Helena

Calle Niño de Guevara, 3, 29008 Málaga
Average price €20

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Good value for money
Short waiting time
  • Danièle V.1 review

    June 14, 2024


    Very good dishes but service is too fast. No time between apero and dishes !


    Thank you very much! We will take your comment into consideration for future improvements.

  • Andrew T.3 reviews

    May 20, 2024


    Food was tasty and good value. Portion size for Tapas was very good. Salads are large! Service good. Definitely one I would return to.


    Thank you very much Andrew!! Knowing from our clients that they have enjoyed Helena is very important!! We are waiting for you again!! Best regard

  • Lawrence M.6 reviews

    March 5, 2024


    Service was very good as was the food. Would definitely return to try some of the other dishes.


    Thank you very much! We are looking forward to seeing you again!

  • Agnieszka N.

    Agnieszka N.1 review

    February 26, 2024


    It was great and delicious


    Thank you so much!

  • Philomena H.5 reviews

    January 11, 2024


    Only 2 people in restaurant Food average


    Hi Philomena. The number of people in the restaurant depends on many things, but gladly we can say that most of the days our restaurant is full with customers that really enjoy our food and service. We hope you can see this in your next visit! Thank you for commenting.

  • Rick B.1 review

    October 25, 2023


    This was an excellent restaurant: the food was delicious and had dishes that were local fare; the wait staff was incredibly helpful in recommendations and service. And it was affordable as well. We would certainly dine here again.


    Thank you so much for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed everything we have to offer. We hope you visit us soon again.

  • Malcolm H.68 reviews

    October 9, 2023


    Lovely little restaurant with really good food and service


    Thank you so much for your visit and review! We hope you come back soon.

  • Matthew B.5 reviews

    October 2, 2023


    Lovely food and great service


    Thank you very much! We hope you visit us soon.

  • TERESITA G.4 reviews

    September 11, 2023


    great food and excellent service


    Thank you so much for your visit! We hope you come back soon.

  • Pedro C.1 review

    July 16, 2023


    It was a ver nice restaurant. We are indoors since it was a warm evening. Staff was pleasant and attended to us with respect and answered all questions. Food was good.


    Thank you so much for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed our food and service, and we hope you visit us soon again.

  • Ryan T.2 reviews

    July 6, 2023


    Starters were great. Chicken paella was bland and the rice was undercooked a bit


    We are sorry for your comment. It will be taken into consideration for future improvements. Thank you!

  • Paul M.2 reviews

    April 18, 2023


    As someone with Spanish heritage, I like to think that I am more familiar with a good paella than the average American. After all, various members of my family have made it for family gatherings over the years. The paella at Helena’s was very sparse with only slightly more than a hint of seafood. The quality of the food was more in line with what one would expect from a Spanish restaurant located in a mall, not one operating in the heart of Madrid. There are so many better choices.


    Thank you for your comment. First of all, we are in Malaga, not in Madrid. Second, paella is the most popular dish in our restaurant, we are sorry if you didn’t like it. We hope you come back and try many more dishes.

  • Ciprian A.7 reviews

    April 10, 2023


    Helena is on a side street and this gives it a quiet location, away from the noise of the main shopping street, Calle Granada. The service was good, waiters with a nice attitude although a bit inexperienced. Food tasted great, we had ribs, steak, garlic shrimps, grilled octopus, octopus and mussels salad (in 2 different visits!). Good price / quality ratio!


    Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our food and service and we hope you visit Helena soon!

  • Brian T.5 reviews

    March 9, 2023


    Nice food.


    Thank you!

  • Jill G.4 reviews

    March 8, 2023


    What a gem! The service was superb and the food amazing. Our paella was one of the best we’d ever had and the tapas, including tortilla, garlic shrimp, and anchovies, were wonderful.


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    What an honor! Thank you very much for your great comment. We hope you come back soon again and try new dishes.

  • John W.2 reviews

    March 5, 2023


    We had a lovely evening at Helena. The Taoas we ordered arrived promptly, were hit an delicious. Our mains (Helena Salad and Mushroom risotto) were equally well prepared, and generous portions.


    Thank you very much! We are glad you had a good time in Helena and we hope you come back soon.

  • Marek M.17 reviews

    February 14, 2023


    They did not have all dishes we wanted as per Menu. Unfortunatelly 2 out of 4 we wanted were not available. The rest was ok.


    We are sorry! Thank you for understanding. We hope you come back and have a better experience.

  • Mark D.10 reviews

    December 12, 2022


    Overcooked iberican pork served only with fries ! Sent it back and did not want another - had to ask for it to be removed from the bill. Chicken and chips again ( thigh meat) and apparently was not possible to substitute the fried for vegetables yet the salmon is served with vegetables - this suggests some of the food is pre prepared / frozen? No atmosphere as there were no other diners and too many waiters with nothing to do except remove a plate every time it was empty. Avoid - overpriced rubbish.

  • Ioana G.1 review

    November 20, 2022


    There was some kind of a fly in the bread basket, this was not nice at all. The paella with seafood was ok... The prices are ok. Not the nicest restaurant.


    We are sorry for the inconvenience. We hope you come back again and try more food to see we are a really nice restaurant!

  • Victoria R.1 review

    October 14, 2022


    Really lovely restaurant, just off the main streets in Malaga for those who like something slightly quieter. Friendly polite service, would recommend!


    Thank you very much! We hope you come back soon.

  • Maire D.2 reviews

    October 4, 2022


    Super spot great food great staff . We went twice this trip. Will recommend to friends and family. Nothing disappointed. Portions are very substantial


    Thank you very much for visiting us twice! We are glad you liked our food and hope you keep on coming!

  • Donnelly J.1 review

    September 4, 2022


    Very nice yet again, service and food was very good, we were early and had reserved a table so we're able to pick where we wanted to sit without any problem. It was nice to see the lady who we had met in May and she remembered us. Booked again for tomorrow with friends for lunch.


    Thank you very much for coming again! We are really glad you keep on choosing us. We hope you enjoy you lunch. You are always welcome!

  • Richard M.8 reviews

    June 23, 2022


    Great little restaurant. Great staff, service and food. Had a few tapas to start and paella for main course. All really good! Had a lovely seat outside.


    We are so glad for your review. We hope you come back soon again! Thank you.

  • Lena L8 reviews

    June 21, 2022


    Lovely restaurant!


    Thank you very much! We hope you come back soon!

  • Alexandra A.

    Alexandra A.8 reviews

    June 15, 2022


    Have been here many times before and everything was so delicious but this was totally my last. I asked for a steak ( same dish I always take, that’s why I actually come here) and I got a almost white chunk of more fat than meat with no taste next to 3 slices of potatoes for 25€. As I found the menu different than the last time I went, I asked the waiter if the menu has changed and she said she is new and doesn’t know but she served me before several times… this shows a horrible customer service and treatment from their side. Also we got a plate of Gambas pil pil for 12€ and came with some super tiny 10 pieces that fit into a tapas plate. It’s clear that they now target the foreigners that come in vacation. I would not recommend going to this place and this comes from a client that left 5 star review before

  • Mario Z.

    Mario Z.6 reviews

    June 16, 2022


    Very good food and Services


    Thank you very much for your review!

  • Diego V.1 review

    June 10, 2022


    Everything was remarkably tasty!


    Thank you very much! We are looking forward to your next visit!

  • Russell E.18 reviews

    June 8, 2022


    Pleasant enough restaurant serving the usual dishes. Service was a bit haphazard. We sat outside and watched the world go by. 30 euros a person was ok for two courses and drinks. Sad to say the waiter said that tap water was not available, so we we obliged to buy mineral water at 2 euros a 500ml bottle. We won’t be returning.


    Thank you very much for your visit. We are really glad you enjoyed our food. You are always welcome.

  • Stephen R.2 reviews

    June 4, 2022


    Walked past earlier in the day, saw it on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a go. We weren’t disappointed, very friendly service and the food was excellent.


    Thank you very much, Stephen. We are really glad you enjoyed our food and hope you come back soon!

  • Nicola j.1 review

    May 20, 2022


    Fantastic restaurant! We were a party of 8 and found the food and service to be excellent. Menu has a great selection of food and would highly recommend this restaurant . Prices are very reasonable also. Well done Helena staff and management!


    Thank you very very much, Nicola. We are really thankful for your visit and suck a great review. We hope you come back soon!

  • Bo A.15 reviews

    April 28, 2022


    It was an ok experience, but not a place we will come back to visit.


    Hello, Bo. Thank you very much for your review. We would like to know what was wrong so we can improve! Thanks.

  • Sandra G.12 reviews

    March 28, 2022


    Ordered the ribs. Smothered in barbecue sauce that I don’t like.


    Hello, Sandra. We are sorry to read this. You could have told us and we would have cooked it without the sauce! Hope you come back and try different dishes.

  • helle s.65 reviews

    March 3, 2022


    God food and great service. Not fancy - but good ingredients. Had a couple of courses, which were very satisfying. The personel did ALL to make this a good night. Can really recommend this restaurant.


    Thank you very much. We are really glad you enjoyed our food and hope you come back sometime soon.

  • Mark Andrew George P.80 reviews

    March 2, 2022


    Food good, nice meal

  • Vibeke M.80 reviews

    December 23, 2021


    Very good salad and ribs. Waiter was friendly and professionel.


    Thank you very much for writing this review. We are really glad you enjoyed the food and hope to see you soon again.

  • Christian H.

    Christian H.15 reviews

    December 12, 2021


    Fabulous food, great service and lovely design and atmosphere..


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  • Zeno P.

    Zeno P.3 reviews

    December 5, 2021


    Food was delicious, we had to wait a bit for the check, but it's ok


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    We are sorry you had to wait! But we are glad you enjoyed our food, hope to see you again soon.

  • Philip A.5 reviews

    November 28, 2021


    Extreme friendly service. Nice food. Good taste. Good quality steak. Nice setting.


    Thank you very much! We hope to see you again soon.

  • José David Á.100 reviews

    November 27, 2021


    100x100 recomendable volveremos


    Muchas gracias José! Lo esperamos con ansias

  • Michael B.3 reviews

    November 15, 2021


    We enjoyed the food!


    Thank you very much!

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