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“Convenient Tapas in the Heart of NERJA”
Review of La Mar Sala - CLOSED

La Mar Sala
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Bangor, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Convenient Tapas in the Heart of NERJA”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Always greeted with a warm smile and offer of Tapas with drink. One of the best placed Tapas bars in town next to the large Tabac shop near the Balcony Of Europe. Do not miss it!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank JJApartment
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Freshly fried fish from the freiduría”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Somehow, on every visit to Andalusia we get pulled back to Nerja. It is very popular with ex-pats and property prices reflect this popularity. However, we visit for the peace and charm, which might appear to be a paradox due to the town being thronged with tourists almost all year round; but there are plenty of spots from the beaten track to relax and enjoy la vida española.

Normally when in Nerja we dine at the restaurant underneath the Balcón de Europa. This time we fancied a change, especially given as we did not want a multi-course luncheon. We roamed the streets noting how reasonably priced the menús del día were at just under €10/head, excluding beverages. We opted for something we had not previously seen in Spain, La Mar Salá (Calle Pintada 3) which is a type of tapas restaurant, a freiduría which specialises in deep fried foods, but especially fish and seafood.

The salad in the photo cost €6.80 and was sufficient for two or more: tuna, avocado, white asparagus, egg, tomato, salad leaves AND prawns.

Our total bill was just under €35 which included the salad, a ración of albóndigas (meat-balls), three half raciones of fish dishes and beers. We were totally sated. The food was not oily, which rather suggests that it was cooked at a high temperature and quickly - the best way.

The service was spot-on, we never felt rushed, and was friendlier than one might expect in a tourist hot-spot. We were even advised on a better table to take so as to distance ourselves from the WCs. Bless them!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Colin-Roy H
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
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“Great place for an afternoon glass of wine”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Great place to enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine, be that before lunch or before dinner. With each drink you will be served (free of charge) a small tapa. In other words, if you stay for a few drinks you will actually also have had a small lunch, snack, appetizer. We also tried to order a portion (ración) from the menu which is also quite ok, but the best thing is to go here for drinks with a snack (a delicious snack!). The waiter is very nice and will remember you once you have visited a couple of times - he knew our standard order, so he automatically brought them to us :)

  • Visited July 2013
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