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El Pulguilla

Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 26, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 13 84
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (75 reviews)
“fresh fish” (22 reviews)
“grilled squid” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 26, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food served by very pleasant staff, my only negative point was the chefs put too much salt on the fried octopus. Apart from that the rest of the meal was spectacular. Many thanks.

Thank James M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unbeatable quality of the fresh fish cooked to perfection. Unbeatable service especially from Fernando Sarmiento Bono, such a happy man! What more can I say? Perfection!

Thank Bogracersdad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have used El Pulguilla a number of times and have always come away very impressed. It can have a lot of "tourists" especially early in the evening but also lots if locals when its a more "Spanish" hour! The staff are always polite, fun...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to El Pulguilla for over 10 years now and it's on the must do list everytime we go to Nerja in fact we go most nights except on a Monday when they are closed. Their specialty is seafood but do meat...More

2  Thank Marsella B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Pulguilla is our favorite bar/restaurant in Nerja. My wife and I have eaten here many, many times over the past five years. You can come to the room up front for a tapa with beer or wine for under 3 euros or you can...More

2  Thank plgrd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time my husband & I have visited this restaurant & both times been bowled over by the quality & value for money of the food & drink. As we are in Nerja for 1 week we will certainly return. The staff...More

1  Thank Aileen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for fish and tapas. The service is prompt and friendly and the food is fresh and tasty. You can enjoy tapas with a drink in the bustling bar, or sit out back on the terrace for a sit down meal.

1  Thank LizPlumpton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our house host had recommended it, so we went with our friends who joined us last night. A great choice and chance to introduce them to some authentic Spanish flavours. Deliciously chewy rolls...Manchego slices...patatas bravas... octopus done two different ways...pil-pil shrimp and really nicely crispy...More

1  Thank Abcdefxxx
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Drinks and tapas at lunchtime, in a busy bustling environment, full of Spaniards and a great atmosphere!

2  Thank AndyHobbs
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

After reopening recently we couldn't help but notice how busy this place was so the three of us decided to check it out. Were we ever glad we did. After ordering our bottle of local white and receiving our free tasty tapas we ordered three...More

3  Thank LynnJohn333
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Questions & Answers
11 July 2016|
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Response from plgrd | Reviewed this property |
Most of the tapas are seafood. The clams and mussels are steamed and should not have gluten, nor should the chorizo. Much of the seafood, however, may very well have gluten. You can ask what items are cooked in flour... More
Janet W
1 November 2015|
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Response from PatriciaT502 | Reviewed this property |
its a restaurant
John C
4 October 2015|
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Response from Ron A | Reviewed this property |
No, like a lot of places in Nerja, It closes for staff vacation or internal work during the year, generally during the off-season, like in January.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 26, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 13 84
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