Things to do in Nerja
There are lots of excellent bars and restaurants in Nerja, and for those who are extending their stay and are looking for some late night fun, the Plaza Tutti Frutti (a square consisting of many different late bars) is open until the early hours of the morning.
Nerja is relatively cheap, and some bars offer free tapas with every drink.
Located Calle Cristo 51
Our favourite family-run Italian - beautiful food, staff and the best Sangria!
Meson de Antonio (traditional Spanish)
If you want chateaubriand for one, this is the best. Tapas at the bar is also a great option!
Antica Roma (Italian)
Lovely Italian pizza/pasta place looking out onto the sea and the Balcon. Ask for a seat at the front, looking out on the sea. Can be a bit chilly with the sea breeze but pleasant (bring a wrap/jumper)
El Nino (traditional Spanish)
Old school Spanish place. Lovely go in for a drink and tapas before heading into the centre of town but also great for a full meal. Again, as it's quite traditional, the food is quite substantial. I'd definitely recommend going for tapas. Also, you get a free tapa with every drinks so sometimes we just go in and end up staying drinking but eating so much!!! Deadly gin and tonics.
Thai- Lan Sang (Thai)
In the middle of a lovely square. They also have a place on the beach (Burriana) which people seem to get for a takeaway lunch on the beds.
A beautiful rooftop terrace restaurant in the bustling centre of Nerja. We recommend booking in advance as this place is very popular.
El Pulguilla (traditional Spanish tapas)
Tapas where you can sit outside in the back. We usually go inside to the bar (doesn't look anything special, full of Spanish) and get drinks. Drinks are v cheap, and you get a free tapa with your drink- chorizo one is amazing. Nice to get drinks and the free tapas and then order a couple of larger tapas (paid) to share. Aubergine with honey is fab. Always buzzing.
Located in Hotel Hotel Carabeo, C/ Hernando de Carabeo, 34, Nerja
It's pricey but fab. Known as one of the best restaurants there.
Ayo's, Burriana Beach
There are many places to have Paella in Nerja, but there's only one Ayo’s and only one Burriana beach. The winning combination of an ideal location and great food provide an undisputable location to enjoy a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine.
Open 365 days a year and founded in 1969 if one man knows Paella, it’s Ayo having spent close to 50 years preparing fresh Paella (over a wood fire) on a daily basis.
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