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La Joya

Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 951 25 85 40
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“goulash” (33 reviews)
“veggie burger” (26 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
All hours
Polish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

La Joya is a lovely family run restaurant. Owned by Natalia and Mikhail, they have created a warm, friendly personal setting with a magnificent menu. I always make sure I get a couple of evenings in when I'm in Nerja. They often host exhibitions so...More

Thank Impossible_Mossy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family have been coming here years and on this trip it's my parents 3rd trip. We always find this place welcoming, comfy with good food. I was disappointed to find they no longer did my favourite vegetables and prawns in tempura batter - but...More

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On passing La Joya we liked the look of the menu so decided to return the following day for lunch, & we were not disappointed! The interior is bright & fresh & there's plenty of seating inside & outside. There were good choices on the...More

Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Our second visit to this restaurant and it didn't disappoint! Lovely relaxed atmosphere, never feel rushed even though it's fairly small. Service is excellent, the staff are so nice and the food is amazing as usual, especially if you're vegetarian like me, there is a...More

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Really interesting menu with lots of variety and a welcome alternative to the usual pizza, chips tourist fare around Balcon de Europe. The staff are very welcoming and the mojitos are 1st class!

Thank andy_c1005
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious gluten-free meal here. Service was personable and efficient; food was freshly-prepared and nicely presented. Dessert was the highlight: a specially prepared g-f crepe with almonds, oranges and chocolates. Next time I'll start with dessert! Highly recommended.

Thank D2quilt
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I always visit La Joya when I go to Nerja. It is just so relaxed, warm and friendly, then there's the food which is a delight. Home cooked puddings to die for are served up, usually a fruit cake all just yummy. I love it

Thank foody573
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Situated just off the main drag La Joya is the place to visit for decent quality eats with a peaceful ambiance,comfortable seating and tasteful décor. Its more suited to couples as opposed to families. Prices slightly above average but certainly worth a visit.

Thank Blair M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This was a hidden gem which I'm so pleased we found. I want to shout about this place it is so good. Great options for vegans including dessert and non dairy milk for coffee. The vegan burger was outstanding literally the best burger I had...More

Thank msteresabarker
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I am not sure why this restaurant isn't rated in the top ten . The food was delicious, well presented and served by friendly staff. It represents good value and the helpings are more than adequate. Highly recommend it for a visit during your stay....More

Thank timbo49sail
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
ruth s
Hi can you please tell me your vegan alternatives please 😊
28 June 2016|
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Response from gladdnatalia | Property representative |
We have three vegan main courses: Red curry wok dish with organic tempe, vegetables in ginger, chili and coconut cream on rice noodles/ Morrocan Vegetarian Dish with grilled sliced aubergine and aromatic chickpeas in... More
Does anyone know if the chef from Langham's, Franky, is still working here or anywhere else in Nerja?
22 June 2016|
Response from Dianne J | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I don't know.
David E
Hi, My partner suffers from pancreatitis which means she cannot eat any food containing fat or that has been fried in oil ,also she cannot tolerate any alcohol,would you be able too cater for her,we are thinking of coming next Sunday evening.
31 March 2016|
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Response from Jenny H | Reviewed this property |
i agree with comments made. I am sure you will find something to eat there and if not they will prepare something delicious to suit your requirements. The people that run the place are very accommodating. A bit of notice may... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 951 25 85 40
  • E-mail
'Food made with Love' ... 'Comida Hecha con Amor'. Culinary creations to nourish and delight. Also vegetarian options available as well as gluten free or lactose intolerant.
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