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Chiringuito de Ayo

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Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 22 89
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From we sat down and we had our drinks on the table we counted less than two minutes. They give you attention immidiately After entering. Wow! We ordered 4 paellas, served instantly. And what a paella! This is a must-visit lunch/dinner place in Nerja! Located next to Burriana beach.

Thank Kristin W
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Knew about this place from many recommendations. Large pans of paella served up in front of the Playa de Burriana.... Paella was very good and for the price you can go back for more. An alternative of a meat and potatoes dish was equally as good but probably not worth the 12 euros.. all in all though, it's really very... More 

Thank Paul W
Gatineau, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate a paella yesterday at Ayo located on the fabulous beach - Playa Burriana. It was fresh and tasteful. I was alone, most restaurants require that 2 individuals order a paella but instead, I was allowed to get as many portions I wanted. It cost me 7.50 euros for a quality lunch. We see the chef cooking the actual... More 

Thank h0riz0nbleu
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch after exploring Nerja. The place was busy - always reassuring! We tried the paella and the prawns were fresh and tasty! It wasn't the most amazing paella but nice enough and you could also go for seconds if you felt like it. It was also fun watching them prepare everything. This is a must if... More 

Thank voodootaz
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come here for Paella. We love the set up and seeing them cook on the huge pans. some look like family and you get a sense they have been doing this for years. It's a happy place with good service and of course lovely surroundings as it's right by the beach. Paella is simple, I love the checkered... More 

Thank RosafleurT
Nerja, Spain
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Otherwise highly praised Ayo is a normal, middle class chiringuito. You sit in plastic chairs in the sand. Food is bland, service is non-caring.

Thank Viggotje
North East England
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only called in a couple of times around 10 in the morning for coffee, which was very welcome on cold winter mornings. Friendly staff. We were planning to return for the famous paella, but decided against when we read reviews saying it was touristy and mainly chicken.

Thank JM-IM
Nerja, Spain
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is so well known in Nerja. We usually stop for morning coffee and toast. Great view of the beach, and people passing by.

Thank Joan A
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had lunch here and of course had to have the paella. It was great watching it being prepared and even better to eat! It was very busy and rightly so. That makes for a nice buzzy atmosphere, You can go back for more if you can manage it which makes it great value. It is a must to visit... More 

Thank Alice-Mick
Orpington, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I love Ayo's Paella. I could eat it everyday. Always have it 3 or 4 times in a week when we are here. I love a cold beer with it. I never drink beer at home, but it's one of my favourite meals

Thank juliaelizabethann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 22 89

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?