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La Mariposa

Calle Almirante Ferrandiz | Antes Calle Cristo, 124, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 688 49 13 46
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (33 reviews)
“swordfish” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Italian, Venezuelan
Calle Almirante Ferrandiz | Antes Calle Cristo, 124, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in here just for a drink, and the lovely tapas kept coming! Only small and a run by husband and wife. A little out of the way, but worth a visit. Exceptionally good albondigas!

Thank annieandterry
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit a wonderful warm friendly tapas bar run by Josephine and Antonio. They sever authentic tapas and will make it to you taste and preference all the food served was tasty. The sword fish with garlic sauce was worth going back for....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Best bar in Nerja, so friendly, great tapas, can't wait to go back.... Antonio is also a great Spanish guitarist and often plays in the bar.

Thank bigv1
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I liked this place because the tapas were good and it has the atmosphere of an authentic Spanish bar. Welcoming staff.

Thank Americanuak
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Mariposa now has new owners. A lovely couple serving excellent tapas and good quality wines. A definate tapas bar to go on anyone's tapas runs.

1  Thank karen t
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Stumbled upon this place by mistake. Would definitely return. Great tapas and a friendly welcome. Very much a locals bar and all the better for it. \if you want to experience the real Spain and enjoy the locals this is the place for you

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Used to come here before the new owners arrived and its still as good if not better. Nice tapa and wine and friendly Italian and South American couple now the owners. Toni is trying to get a music license to play his classical guitar that...More

Thank IAN B
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Mariposa has changed hands since the last time we were in Nerja and is now run by (I think) an Italian couple. The service is not particularly efficient, but the food is excellent. The tapas is a little bit out of the ordinary, appears to...More

1  Thank SandyNerja
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

As soon as I stepped in there was a lovely welcome from Toni and Fina who run the bar. The food was great, from the wide range of freshly prepared homemade food: tapas, to the main meals, whether swordfish or pork. I had such a...More

Thank barney o
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This bar was the first we went in in Nerja and is still the best. Antonio and Josefina have been here since March and are working hard to make the bar as friendly and good value as possible. Beer and wines are excellent and if...More

Thank malcbuckley
Antonio G, Propietario at La Mariposa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you Malc , we are willing to serve you as you deserve ;), don´t forget: "Nerja loves you"

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20 October 2016|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
The bar opens at 12 30 lunch time and it stays open till around mid night sorry I didn't respond earlier enjoy pi pi prawn tapas
27 February 2015|
Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
If you ask the owner who serves and cooks for a selection of tapas you will be well fed and watered € 1. 60 each tapas fantastic value for money
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
12:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz | Antes Calle Cristo, 124, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 688 49 13 46
  • E-mail
Ofrecemos platos pescado carnes y pastas. Nuestros platos son muy simples,pero los hacemos siguiendo la receta magica del efecto “wow”. Pese a la intencion (que es lo que cuenta) no es garantia que siempre salga el “wow”, porque ,porque...somos humanos y no todo depende de nosotros al 100%, y aunque asi fuera; seguimos siendo humanos.Nuestros platos y tapas son basicamente espanolas. Las tapas mas populares son: los pinchitos, langostinos pilpil, quesos, aros de cebolla natural, pescadito frito, tortilla. La ensalada de pollo y el quiche de espinaca gustan mucho, ademas de los miniburguer y las arepas rellenas de queso, que las solemos ofrecer los domingos. Bebidas con tapa incluida,pero se puede pedir una tapa sin bebida pagando 1 euro. Comidas tambien para llevar. Ofrecemos zumos naturales, si la operacion lo requiere, incorporamos un poco agua mineral a la pulpa.
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