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Calle Pintada 7, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 29 88
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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Numansdorp, The Netherlands
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely service, great tasty dinner and very nice wines. We enjoyed it so much. Will come back in September

2 Thank VanDelden
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a hard time finding it but once we did it was well worth it. Great food, good house wine and wonderful service. Highly recommened.

1 Thank CarmenVeen
scottish borders
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal with good service on Thursday evening. Would recommend booking in advance as people were getting turned away whilst we were there. The food was tasty,well presented & not rushed, Service was friendly & attentive. Not the cheapest but you know that before you go.

1 Thank klsgi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is truly a good restaurant and among the very best in Nerja. Worth the visit, you will not be disappointed.

1 Thank Peter H
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food ok Service terrible Would never go back Starter was fine main course ok and trying to get a desert was nearly impossible once we had the main course we turned invisible. How this place is so high on trip advisor worries me

Thank garyfH1056JP
Risskov, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, Nice place good service everything good. Famile with old children trvelling to malaga and nerja

2 Thank birgittegeertjensen
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is almost fine dining. Beautifully prepared dishes in a lovely setting. The menu is exciting and offers more unusual dishes. Will definitely return.

1 Thank 1moray
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pre-booked by emailing the restaurant in English and had no immediate response, so resent translated into Spanish and had a very quick confirmation. The food at every level was amazing with wonderful presentation and taste. Attention to detail was superb, as on mentioning a food allergy to our waiter everything was adapted without any fuss to accommodate my requirements... More 

2 Thank Caravansera
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nothing bad to say about this Resturant, great food and beverage, also a great staff working also fully understanding the challange of dining with an infant. We actually visited this place two Times' during our stay in Nerja. First time a are the tuna which a highly recommend also interesting to pare this with a localy Brewers pale Ale.

1 Thank Christoffer B
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here on Friday evening and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was first class and food exceptional. We shared a starter and then had main courses with a few surprises in between. Good value for this standard of cooking.

1 Thank Doug S

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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$35 - US$51
International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, European, Spanish, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pintada 7, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 29 88
Restaurant with a modern creative Andalusian cuisine, with a solid traditional base but constantly experimenting with new tastes, textures, techniques and products. The wine list includes wines from all around Spain. The restaurant is very close to Balcón de Europa, in the center of Nerja and has a private sunny terrace.

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