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Review of Puerta del mar

Puerta del mar
Ranked #69 of 422 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

By far the best restaurant I have tried in Nerja. Clean setting, great view, only downside being the glaring lighting at night that could be more subdued. Fabulous fresh food, of note being the coquinas, the pulpo a la gallega and the fresh fish cooked in a salt crust. Service is fast, efficient and attentive. Reasonable wine prices.

1  Thank fearlessbob
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We had lunch here. The fish was superly fresh and the staff were attentive and accommodating suggesting we have half portions of fish so that we could sample more. The tables had lovely white cloths and the glass ware was immaculate. Overall a place we would go back to again and again.

1  Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The view from this restaurant is fabulous - the best view of the Balcon de Europa you can get. The food is just great and not too expensive - we had Ajo Blanco (my favourite almond and garlic chilled soup); bacalao (the house version of oven baked cod) which was a very generous portion - too much for my wife; and a bottle of good wine for 70 euros for two - great value, ambience. We will certainly go back next time we are in Nerja!

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1  Thank c0linf0ster
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

This restaurant is not obvious amongst the tourist restaurants which swamp the Balcon area of Nerja. It moved to this location some years ago from its not very auspicious location near the bus station. However, in its former location it was the best seafood restaurant in town and it still is. We ate there last night and were the only people in the restaurant who were not Spanish; this says all you need to know. The decor is minimal and stylish and the restaurant overlooks the Calahonda Beach and The Balcon. It is helpful to be able to order in Spanish, the restaurant does not target the typical tourist. However, the food is excellent.
With our aperitif we enjoyed a small complimentary seafood salad followed by ajo blanco. The sharp taste of this soup was perfectly balanced by the grapes and ground almonds. For our main course we selected a seafood paella which was magnificent and plentiful. We both had two helpings and there was still some left over. We finished with creme caramel and a sharp lemon sorbet. The whole meal was beyond good, all freshly prepared; if you know your fish you are invited to chose which one you want and to what weight.
This restaurant is not cheap but very good value; our meal, with aperitif and half a bottle of wine was 80 euros including sales tax and voluntary gratuity, well earned by excellent service.
This is our "special occasion" restaurant in Nerja.

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3  Thank mgsnorwich
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Good quality seafood set in an upmarket restaurant, with exemplary service. Reserve a table if you want a great view, and its not cheap, but very good and ideal for a special occasion.

1  Thank dexporter
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