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El Refugio

Calle Diputacion Provincial 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 627 87 61 69
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (88 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (18 reviews)
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Steakhouse, International, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Calle Diputacion Provincial 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited this restaurant three times with my family and friends. The owner is friendly professional and good crack. I had steak and in my months holiday in Nerja going to many restaurants and hotels I judge El Refugio to be the best .The meat was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank johnkelleher4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the restaurant and staff so much we went 3 times in a week! We particularly liked the Pil Pil prawns and the rabbit casserole. Really friendly hosts

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TrailBlazer797952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wisited this restaurant twice this month. Very nice and friendly owner and staff. Good food and very spanish interior (in spite of a german owner). According to my wife the lamb racks are wounderful!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank UlfJ137
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful birthday meal. Great atmosphere,excellent food, entertaining staff and a very polished choral rendering of happy birthday by owner and his wife.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NorthStar581637
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided against another restaurant and came here.. ordered paella and Sangria and Fried Calamari.. and a couple of tapas.. sangria was great paella was great and tapas were great!! Glad we made the choice. Everyone made sure we were satisfied and checked on us several...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brndyss
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely orthentic Spanish restaurant. Great food, friendly helpful staff.. Owner is a bit of a comedian and he and his wife can really sing..

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sally s
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Went three times to this restaurant whilst on holiday for a week. It’s just so lovely, surroundings are well placed, you are not all crammed together, spacious, lovely Spanish music playing in the background, the house wine is fruity smooth and well priced, fillet steak...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank helen b
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This was a spur of the moment visit. On a warm night, we sat outside and were instantly made welcome by the owner. He chatted warmly and gave advice about wine etc. I had the sole which was gorgeous - simply but perfectly cooked with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adam F
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Food gorgeous and red wine fabulous too. We will Definitely be back!!!! The staff were very welcoming and entertaining

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ainemaeve
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Superb restaurant. Food was different and exciting. The proprietor was hilarious and he can sing. We were sitting out on the street (closed to traffic in the evening) It was a proper street restaurant. Lots of people passing by but not intrusive. As the temperature...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Philip S
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9 October 2018|
Response from Irene B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t help you maybe you should e.mail to find out.
21 August 2018|
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Response from colincock | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there was a huge selection of meat free food on offer, but my daughter is vegetarian and she was happy with her meal. They are such nice people I'm sure they would try to accommodate you if you ask. It may be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Diputacion Provincial 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 627 87 61 69
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The ambiance of rustic restaurants , with a score of feel-good character , reminiscent of a typical Andalusian restaurant . You can book the restaurant for a family celebration or other festivities.
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