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La Mariposa

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Calle Cristo 120, Nerja, Spain
+34(0)627504840
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good tapas bar, locals bar. Beer is good, house wine was decent, tapas were tasty. If you want a Spanish tapas experience this is as good as any. Friendly service, nice to sit amongst locals, ticked all the boxes.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent busy tapas bar. Offered tapas each time you buy a drink. The staff work very hard with a smile all the time

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1 Thank Shirley N
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A small tapas bar on the edge of town really friendly barman excellent chile prawns served with canna of beer €1 .50 my wife's favorite tapas you can have wine with it for same price a nice riocha

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2 Thank John M
Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Whenever we visit here we are greeted with a huge smile and great service. Not sure how he does it but the tapas is always fresh and tasty and served quickly. It's been over a year since we have been here but we were recognised and greeted warmly. Highly recommend a visit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Nice place off the beaten track, local & friendly run by a young couple. Extensive free tapas menu (i like places where you have a tapas menu to look at!), i had prawns pil pil the first time (spicy!) and then cazon (dogfish) slightly curried, which was nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Went in on our last night and wish we had visited before. Tapas were amongst the best we had tasted in Nerja, very fresh, great flavours. When we return to Nerja it will be one of the first bars we go to.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

this was our first stop on a six man tapas run. the staff here are very friendly and cannot do enough to assist. we obviously had cerveza and had the black Pudding tapas which is served in a mini bread roll. Great selection of Tapas and very Spanish bustling setting.;

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2 Thank NerjaGrizz
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Fabulous little bar run by Jose and his wife Esmeralda with a great choice of tapas,lovely atmosphere good prices.

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Hull uk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

It's rustic , not easy to find . Very Spanish as you would expect . Off putting for the ladies as usually has a lot of Spanish men but there a nice lot friendly and helpful . Seats outside now ,admit on the street. The food lovely & staff give good advise on what to try . €27.50 for 4... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Fantastic!!!! 7 of us did a classic tapas run (4 adults and 3 late teenage children ) and this was one of the best we visited, so friendly and great food fast service and amazing atmosphere unbelievable value absolutely 5 star experience, come and see the real Spain.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cristo 120, Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34(0)627504840

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