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El Candil

Plaza Balcon de Europa, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 07 97
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Plaza Balcon de Europa, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with friends here , we initially sat outside but it was a bit cold. We asked the waiter could we move inside and he told us to choose whatever seats we wanted and brought our drinks inside for us. Our friends...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Having had a week of rain every day we decided to return to El Candil for a lunch of tapas. We have been coming to Nerja for over 20 years so we know this place and used to bring the children. It has always been...More

Thank Kim H
damian m, Gerente at El Candil, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016
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siento que las tapas no hayan sido de su agrado pero tengo que decirle que hay mucha variedad y la...More

Reviewed 24 May 2016

My sister and I were on holiday and made some new friends. We were in this lovely, friendly restaurant for lunch one day and decided to book it for the Friday night to celebrate a birthday. When we arrived there was a "Happy Birthday" banner...More

Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We always eat at El Candil when in Nerja. This time was no exception. Nice little Spanish restaurant in the heart of the town. Friendly service and reasonable prices.

Thank Josephine F
damian m, Gerente at El Candil, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016
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gracias por venir al candil

Reviewed 18 May 2016

El Candil, architecturally looks rather like a conventional British pub inside, although the feel of the place is definitely Spanish. The place has more of a feeling of permanance than the places that have food outside and serve from a hatch. We had just one...More

Thank Stuart B
damian m, Gerente at El Candil, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is a place we visit from time to time. The restaurant has a good position on a small market place together with other restaurants. Pizzas are great, but pastas is not good at all, taste "watery". They do have takeaway if needed. Takeaway pizzas...More

Thank EspenEkeroth
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Relaxing lunch at El Candil. We opted for Spanish Omlettes, Prawn Salad, Pizza and drinks. Food okay but nice and relaxing enviroment.

Thank Tatsabootsie
damian m, Gerente at El Candil, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016
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gracias por vuestra visita

Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I came to this restaurant last week and had the "menu del dia" which was great value for money, today me and my mum had 8 tapas not a bad tapas was served 10 out of 10 for quality and service. 😄

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Poor pizza and poor service. We were the first people to take a seat inside the restaurant which then gradually filled up with more people. After being served the main course we were totally ignored. No follow up for dessert or coffee.More

Thank onthecruise
damian m, Gerente at El Candil, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2016
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siento que no haya sido de su agrado nuestras pizzas,tengo que decir que son hechas con productos italianos y 100%mozzarella...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I recently visited here with my family (11 of us) and they were brilliant! They didn't initially have a table to seat 11 but quickly put one together! The menu is varied and they offered a children's menu (children's portions were large) the food was...More

Thank Ashleigh C
damian m, Gerente at El Candil, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2016
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un placer atenderos, restaurante el candil siempre hace todo lo posible por complacer a nuestros clientes, muchas gracias por vuestro...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Balcon de Europa, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 07 97
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