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El Refugio

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Calle Diputacion Provincial 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 627 87 61 69
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18:30 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 18:30 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A lovely little find. The food was absolutely top class. The staff very friendly. Seems to be a family business and they care. Second night we went the service was a bit slow as it was very busy. Didn't really mind as the meal was worth the wait. The Tiramisu was one of the very best I have ever had.... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came across his place while wandering around and decided to try . So, we turned up with out a reservation ( we were out of season however). This place has a good atmosphere, nice space between tables. We decided on the paella and we were warned about the wait...that was fine we expected to wait for that sort of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to this friendly restaurant and will be back. We both ordered Prawn Pil Pil as a starter and the owner suggested we share one - a good introduction to the restaurant, as we felt the owner was not in the business solely to make maximum profit. We accepted his recommendation of... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing by, friendly looking place, we took a chance. It really paid off, a lovely dinner and we were treated like valued friends by the lively owner and the entire staff. Food was bountiful, but more notable it was well prepared and yummy. Surprise salad bar had many savory veg combos. My ribs and dear husbands fish kabob hit the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I found this restaurant on our last evening in Nerja which was a shame because we would have gone back ,lovely reception we hadn't booked, lovely friendly owner food great would highly recommend

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Alderney, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed two excellent meals during our stay and pleased that there were no changes from our previous visit last year. Same friendly and welcoming service and would recommend the Prawn Pil Pil, their rabbit dish in an unctuous sauce and mixed seafood paella with chicken. Good value and service and we look forward to returning again next February.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fresh food and friendly service by the owners. Busy on a week night out of season. Will happily return.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited 'El Refugio' on a friday evening in February and were delighted with the warm reception. We arrived without a booking at 7:30pm and by the time we left at 9:15 the restaurant was full yet the service was excellent. The surroundings are unbelievably spacious and with the beamed ceiling gives a feeling of intimacy. The... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had two excellent meals during our weeks stay in Nerja. Only found it because we were recommended the restaurant next door but that restaurant was closed that day. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Choice and service were great.

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1 Thank fairw27
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice over the last 3 days, the welcome is first class and the food equally as good. On the first visit I had the lamb shoulder and on our earlier visit tonight I had the monk fish and king prawn kebab and my wife had the sole which well presented and cooked to perfection all meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, International, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 23:00
Monday
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Diputacion Provincial 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 627 87 61 69
Description
The ambiance of rustic restaurants , with a score of feel-good character , reminiscent of a typical Andalusian restaurant .
You can book the restaurant for a family celebration or other festivities.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?