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J.J.'s Cafe del Mar

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Burriana Beach, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 51 94
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and the food were exceptionally good. Quality and inventiveness that would be difficult to find in the restaurants listed in the michelin guide. Certainly the best we have found in Spain so far, and it would be difficult to beat especially given the prices. We went twice and the same standards and attention to detail were evident. Well... More 

1 Thank duvetdave2002
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places to eat in nerja day or night. During the day it is an excellent cafe come restaurant with extensive menu from snacks to a full 3 course meal, at very reasonable prices and good sized portions , in the evening it is more a restaurant setting with a nice atmosphere. We have Just... More 

1 Thank simon b
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The food at JJ's is homemade and it really tastes it! Their chef can seriously cook. It's location is perfect for lunch on Burriana beach and it is a café more than a restaurant, in my opinion. No special decor/dinnerware but the focus is on the food. Prices seem on the more expensive side for some dishes but they also... More 

1 Thank LOTTIE5119
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent place despite look from the front. If it wasn't for TA we'd have never have visited, so glad we did. Huge food but expertly cooked and good attention to detail. Waiting staff as good as the chef, highly recommended

1 Thank RussHarvey
Leicester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ate off the menu of the day. The food was brilliant, the service was friendly, the portions were huge given the price. The menu is very british, if you're after something more traditionally spanish look elsewhere. But otherwise brilliant.

2 Thank JamesL1988
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Booked ahead a couple of days before as always busy at peak times in the evening. Staff very efficient and polite, 2 and 3 course menus offer excellent value for money. Steak and ale pie was very tasty , my partner had lamb cutlets which he also advised were delicious.

2 Thank rugbyfan1999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great food at reasonable prices. Probably one of the best little diners on Burriana Beach. Steak & Alex Pie highly recommended.

3 Thank theballs0405
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

One of if not my favourite restaurants in Nerja, food and service is always excellent and good value for money. There filet steak was cooked to perfection. Always book a table to avoid disappointment

2 Thank BluemoonMod66
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The nicest Pate I have ever tasted... quick service, good food... 2 courses for 14 Euro We visited this restaurant when we arrived with friends. This was a lovely start to our holiday.. thank you.

2 Thank paulapurplecurran
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

You must try the steak pie yummy! Lots of potatoes come with it and although the veg tasted like it had been frozen overall food was brilliant. The calamari was cooked just right. The review was worth 4 stars for the food.... However service well this was terrible. I felt like a nuance asking for another drink and the bill.... More 

1 Thank Charlotte R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Mediterranean, European, British, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Burriana Beach, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 51 94
JJ's Cafe del Mar offers good value food in a comfortable setting on Burriana Beach - for lunch, snacks and dinner. Reservations recommended.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?