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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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Almerimar, Spain
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table at this restaurant for a meal out with the husband and I can not begin to tell you how wonderful the food was. I was a little apprehensive as the restaurant is tucked away down a back street but when we got there at 7.30 the place was already buzzing so we ordered drinks and perused the... More 

1 Thank Wendy2511
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service. Still have wet dreams about the tuna with wasabimayo. New number one on my Nerja list

Thank Rickard B
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145 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxed dining, mixed canapés to start with were delicious, Tuna exceptional, Chicken in blue cheese sauce superb finished off with Irish coffees, good value for money. Thank you team La Joya

Thank ThewalkersScotland
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant ambience, Nice and relaxed. Owner is attentive and very friendly. High quality food including vegetarian. Deserts are excellent also.

Thank johnhoward580
Wicklow, Ireland
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122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had visited this restaurant before and had a bad experience, however the food was good (especially for vegetarians) and it was close to the hotel I was staying in so I thought I'd give it another go. The waitress does her best but the food does not live up to the prices they charge. I started with the homemade soup... More 

1 Thank Wicklawalker
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great house wine, beautiful food, caters for all vegetarian, non gluten. My son asked for another dish after polishing off his first one. Friendly people will definitely be back.

1 Thank Brunion
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

La Joya is chilled. Totally chilled... If it offends you to have to ask for the desert menu, or a second drink, then don't bother. But if you enjoy service from staff who care but are relaxed and happy, La Joya is perfect. Most importantly the food is full of flavour, healthy & homemade. The mixed seasonal salad included all... More 

1 Thank LOTTIE5119
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, food is delicious, service is attentive and friendly. Helped out while I was on a drip in nearby clinic. Food is exquisite. You will be in awe at how tasty the food is. Go😘

1 Thank Jan M
Arlington, Virginia
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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

La Joya has a definite hippie vibe to it, with some great vegetarian options (they do have meat, too), progressive music playing, and funky decor. Our server had a very laid back, friendly approach that we loved, too. Everything they serve is fresh.....the waitress even ran down the street to get more vegetables for another customer while we were eating!

Thank SB1123

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?