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El Nino

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Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 83, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 42 26
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was awful. Chicken wings not cooked. But the thing that annoyed our group most was the attitude of the female manager. She was confrontational and lacked any customer service skills. We visit Nerja a lot but will not go back ever to this restaurant. The manager actually said Eat somewhere else next time. Advice I will take and... More 

Thank Nicky P
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never suffered such poor service and bad food in a supposed 4 rated restaurant. Food was very poor. Chicken not cooked reduce loudly slow service and staff that simply don't value customer service. Supposed manageress is the most vile person I have ever encountered I will make a point of sharing this shocking place with everyone I know and as... More 

Thank mickholt3
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

I walked by many times and decided to go with friends for an 'upscale meal' after being impressed with the wonderful decor and great looking Tapas. Well, we were VERY confused with the menu as explained by the owner/waitress. We felt she did not welcome us, as was quite 'short' with her explanation of the daily specials. When all four... More 

Thank PattiHylkema
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The bar come restaurant is just off the main tourist drag and has much more of an authentic Spanish feel about compared to the other outlets in the area. We had tasty sausage and potato bravas tapas plus beers for just over 4 euros,nice! If your doing a tapas run then you must include this bar.

Thank Blair M
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We always receive a warm welcome from the owner and this time was no exception even though we had not visited Nerja for two years. We love the decor and the ambiance. We all enjoyed our pre - dinner cocktails, the beautifully prepared authentic Spanish food together with the excellent House Rioja. The service is always to the highest standard.... More 

Thank Dr John M
Dublin, Ireland
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92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Visited at Christmas booked Suckling Pig for following night (has to be ordered a day in advance) really disappointing not Suckling Pig as I know it. This was Pork Knuckle just above the foot . Steer clear unless your`e into jaw exercises.

Thank richardandgabrielle
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stumbled upon this restaurant and as it looked to be authentic Spanish we decided to have dinner. I had the suckling pig which was a disappointment. There was little meat on the joint and it wasn't very tender. We were overcharged for drinks which when pointed out was corrected and blamed on the "machine". It's the only time I haven't... More 

Thank covenette
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you want to get some great fresh, local Spanish food that is perhaps a little better than some other places quality wise, then this is a great choice. Lovely atmosphere inside, staff are really wonderful, feels warm and makes you want to stick around for another round of drinks after you eat. Tapas also. No pressure, you can either... More 

Thank Glenn E
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

NO patatas bravas (how is it possible?)and all other dices are finished. Not ferry friendly staff NO locals!

Thank Sebastian W
Nerja, Spain
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Just back in Nerja after a 2/3 year break . This Spanish restaurant hasn't changed. Looked after by Bibi and staff ,this restaurant is still as good as ever. Tapas at the bar ,and a full restaurant as well ,the food is good ,the wine is good ,and you really must try this restaurant when in Nerja

Thank MIreland200810

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 83, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 42 26

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?