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La Joya

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Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 951 25 85 40
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Thu - Tue 12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really tasty food and good range of vegetarian dishes. I had a tasty beetroot dip. Relaxed atmosphere and keen to return

Thank helen m
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service with a smile. Food lovely and fresh. Large vegan menu. Good value for money Off the beaten track.

Thank Ron H
Kent, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner after spotting it while wandering back to our hotel one evening & enjoyed it so much we went back a second time later in our holiday. The interior is quite small but very pretty and when we were there, in February, cosily heated. The staff/owners were sweet and slightly eccentric which only added to the... More 

Thank Sue O
Fremantle, Australia
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98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I only went in here because it was a cold night and I didnt want to walk far and was staying very close by. It doesnt look much from the outside but what a pleasant surprise. I had a lovely meal (chicken with peaches and blue cheese). Excellent service too. Medium price range. I will definitely go back.

Thank Ruth093
Ottawa, Canada
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159 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at La Joya. The food and service were excellent. I had a Moroccan casserole which was amazing and I would highly recommend...it was the best food we have had in Nerja.

Thank CanadianJourneywoman
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and friendly. Portions a touch small for me....but that's personal. 3 of us had drinks main and 2 desserts, it came to 78 euros. Service was excellent. The music was interesting euro jazz which I liked. The other diners were mixed nationalities and we all experienced a great atmosphere. I will go again.

Thank klayuk
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's decent fresh good food for sure! But i can't really see it should be as outstanding as 4.6 which is the current rating. I had the skewer with brown rice, the rice was highly recommended to me by the very helpful friendly waitress (owner? ). I found the dish nice, the taste was good, but nothing special. The rice... More 

Thank Marejka
Stouport on Severn
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208 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Searched out this restaurant based on previous Tripadvisor reviews. Unusual and interesting menu. Great to find something more than the vast majority of restaurants in Nerja. Menu is limited, but you should find something to your taste. Food was very flavoursome and freshly cooked. Choice of deserts was disappointing, but that's common in Spain. Service was very friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank Morrie
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was our first visit to La Joya - we passed it on the way back from the market and we popped in because the menu looked interesting .... the food is "international" and offered some interesting dishes. I do have to say that, in general, the quality of restaurants in Nerja is very good indeed ... La Joya was... More 

Thank ProfessorClements
Almerimar, Spain
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We hadn't been to the restaurant since October 2015. Again we were very impressed with the quality of food. The Polish dumplings to share were exceptional as was the goulash and chicken to follow. Our only slight reservation was the Navarra rosado wine we chose at best was just about ok. In previous years the owner had always popped round... More 

Thank Brian T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Polish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 951 25 85 40
'Food made with Love' ... 'Comida Hecha con Amor'. Culinary creations to nourish and delight. Also vegetarian options available as well as gluten free or lactose intolerant.

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