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Maria Bonita

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Calle Castilla Perez 21 | Plaza de los Cangrejos, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 02 13
12:00 - 23:00
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have used this restaurant each time we visit Nerja over the past three years. This year was no exception. The atmosphere, the service and the food are all excellent. We took some guests with us on one of this year's visits and they were just as impressed. We will be back again.

Thank davidhelen2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommended by the MB hotel. Good position near the sea. Amazing sangria, the highlight of the meal. Fish kebab was actually two kebabs but the fish wasn't the freshest in the world. The chicken Ina pineapple dish was the best thing on the menu, and my friend really enjoyed that.

Thank Davidm1961
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food - very well cooked and presented. Would recommend that you need to book before hand especially in the summer months. Excellent service.

Thank Kazylaz
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used this restaurant for lunch on the 12th of February. Ordered a mixed paella that came presented very much as the one on the web photo. Everything lacking on flavour. The rice had hint of curry taste. In my estimation everything was pre-cooked separately and assembled together just before serving. In any case, not a place I would use... More 

Thank Antonio L
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Just walked in without booking which was not a problem given it was off-season and slightly rainy. Lovely little coast side venue with comfortably spaced seating; there wasn’t really anything to set it apart ...except the food was truly excellent! The Sangria is the best I’ve ever tasted and the meal was well proportioned. We were served promptly and politely... More 

Thank Alexandra C
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went back here two weeks ago and expected same quality as before but disappointed. Fish kebab, my previous favourite was minute compared to the plate of chipped potatoes that came with it. Having given this a great rating before I shan't rush back. My friend had the massive Rib Eye but it was severely overcooked. Not worth the money.

Thank DavidN09
Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you want well cooked, good tasting food at a reasonable price this is the place to come. I had a great monkfish(rape) in a sauce with potato, squid , prawns etc and my wife had the succulent lamb.We had to wait awhile as it is cooked to order but we enjoyed the excellent house,Rioja wine. Both meals were a... More 

Thank janward27
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

One of the restaurants on this square but surely the best one. Very friendly staff and good fresh prepared food of excellent quality. Not at all a tourist formula.

Thank NoutMillingen
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My friend was right - she claimed this is fresher and better than average food, and now I'm here, i can see what she means! This is really tasty enjoyable good fresh food. Salad garnish for instance includes slices of fruit and advocado which is definitely rarely seen in the restaurants around here. If it wasn't my last day I'd... More 

Thank Marejka
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have visited this restaurant twice and the food has been excellent. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The portions are generous and the meals are imaginative. The ice cream with fresh fruit is a delight.

Thank Dennis L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$65
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Castilla Perez 21 | Plaza de los Cangrejos, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 02 13
MARIA BONITA was born with the idea of doing an authentic food to make you feel like at home ... aromes, fresh fruits, citrus senses, creation and love into your plate. Since 2009. Here you will eat fine. It's a place where we have clients but also friends, like a real family, here in Nerja, the Costa del Sol's Paradise !!!

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Frigiliana, Spain
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Hitchin, United Kingdom

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