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El Nino

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 83, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 42 26
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (77 reviews)
“pork” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 83, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes it's best to visit venues such as this without the memories. When we first visited in 2004 El Nino was one of the 'hottest' restaurants in Nerja - absolutely packed out with locals, with the odd tourist thrown in, the tapas undoubtedly top notch....More

Thank golfingmad_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited once intending to have the recommended tapas. Had steak instead which was ok. Had better though. Service was lovely and would definatly go back

Thank gillhealey
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Last night of the holiday myself and amy buddy walked past all the restaurants on the busy strip just below El Nino. First time I had visited it and let me say now, it won't be the last. I went for the warm goat cheese...More

Thank GreggDublin
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent tapas go for half portions as they easily feed 2 Black pudding with peppers was exceptional and very inexpensive

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We have been coming to El Nino snce 2000, not every year but usually once a holiday. Despite one of the most attractive and authentically Spanish interiors in Nerja and some of the most appetising tapas, it was almost empty on our last visit, 8.30pm...More

3  Thank TedSManchester
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We were really quite disappointed having read the previous reviewers comments, initially we called in on Wednesday at about 9.30 pm and told that they were fully booked so we immediately booked for Thursday at 8. For some reason we were relieved of our napkins...More

1  Thank Rus C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Found this place on our last night and by far the best and varying tapas in nerja , lovely old quaint Spanish restarant with a lovely friendly owners , can't believe its position on trip advisor people need to visit for themselves . Would definitely...More

Thank Strawy123
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We used to come in here for many years over a 20 year period and knew the original owner manager...we came back to visit the restaurant bar after a 4 year gap from Nerja and man its really bad....the building is still wonderful but the...More

2  Thank Clive M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We have eaten all over the world but have to highly recommend this restaurant. Host Bibi was fantastic with recommendations about what and how much to order and all dishes freshly cooked and delicious. We had tapas and 4 and 6 year old happily munched...More

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

2 weeks holiday pretty much meant 14 visits to our favourite restaurant. Bibi was as welcoming as ever and looked after us every visit, she was over the moon to see our 6 month son and couldn't stop cooing over him along with the rest...More

Thank Simmo_Austin
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2 October 2015|
Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
eI'm sorry but I can't give a proper answer. I have always been in the evening and it is always open whether I fo earlt, 8 ish, or later. I suspect it stays open until the customers leave. I have only ever been in The... More
18 August 2015|
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Response from Ruth M | Reviewed this property |
Hello again Glenda, If you are looking for a decent pot of tea with a freshly baked scone, do try the Good Stuff Cafe on Calle Castilla Perez. It is owned by young Irish couple, everything is home baked. Enjoy Ruth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 83, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 42 26
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