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“Not cheap but top quality”
Review of Puerta del mar

Puerta del mar
Ranked #67 of 400 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Undoubtedly rated as one of the best restaurants in Nerja. Situated only some 50 metre from the Balcon de Europe, it is very easy to find.
It is seriously a fish restaurant, the variety of product is outstanding, but, if on your pre meal booking you do not see your particular choice, they will do their very best to source that which you require.
For meat lovers, however, there also some top cut meat dishes available.
There were four of us went, we all went for the fish dishes.
A small dish of olives was presented whilst we considered the menu, followed by warm bread rolls and a large dish of mixed salad to pick at whilst our meal was being prepared.
The two ladies went for Prawn Cocktail and us two fellars went for the Gambas Pil-Pil. I prefer Gambas al Ajillo, which is less spicy and more garlic but that which we had was delicious with plenty of the bread so as not to leave the olive oil juice!!
Again, there was a split in choice, the two ladies went for the Merluza ( Hake ).Rebozada. By their comments, it was outstanding, but the portions were too large.
We men had no problems with the portions, we managed to cope! We went for the Lubina ( Sea Bass ) which was de-boned at the table. Absolutely brilliant.
To finish, our sweets were generous and very enjoyable.
The service we were given was one of the best I have enjoyed even during my world travelling working life.
It is not cheap, but if you want the best, try this for size!
Whilst you eat, do not forget the lovely view through the end of restaurant windows of the ocean.

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Thank Jopita
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Without a doubt this is the best restaurant in Nerja for a number of reasons. First, the view directly above the sea, location close to the Balcon de Europe, quality of service and of course the seafood. It has quite a formal atmosphere, but very friendly and professional service and a great choice of fresh fish and shellfish. There is a lobster tank and also glass enclosed counter displaying the large selection of fresh fish. The salt baked seabass was very good value, as well as the local small clam platter, prawns, hake and of course the lobster. It is not the cheapest but the quality makes it well worthwhile.

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Thank xenabelle
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Another excellent seafood experience in Nerja. Small and intimate with a lovely view (worth booking in advance to sit at one of three tables by the window) and a delightful waiter! We had a mixed platter of langoustines, prawns and razor clams to start and then shared a beautiful local fish (can't remember the name!!). For what you get, although more expensive than the run of the mill restaurant, it is very good value.

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Reviewed 3 April 2012

We understand that this restaurant is an off shoot of the main fish wholesaler for Nerja. All the fish are on display in a large glass fronted cold counter and there are lobsters in an aquarium as well. We had a plateau of shell fish with an amazing selection of Prawns of differing colours and sizes with a couple of scallops, some crab and lobster pieces. It was really enjoyable but probably a little too much for our appetites - next time we'll order something more modest! The only thing that let the restaurant down was its deserts. They were pre-packaged Nestle Ice cream items and certainly not what one would expect in such a classy restaurant. We should also mention the view - reserve a window table overlooking the beach below and a beautiful sea view.

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Thank Jeff074
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