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El Nino

Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 83, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 42 26
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
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 5 weeks ago

We should have read the reviews before booking! I agree with others, we have had enjoyable meals here in the past, but not this time. Having booked the 25 euro Valentines Special evening 2 days previously at 20.00 hrs, we arrived to a confused face...More

Thank Annette P
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Our two starters were very good. Our main courses however, were inedible. The lamb was so hard you could not cut it with the knife and the beef stroganoff smelled bad and tasted even worse. The staff seemed uninterested and only wanted to take our...More

Thank SusieSanch
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We visited El Niño today for lunch with family and friends. We were recommended by the owner of an apartment we are staying in for the Christmas week. The restaurant owner was lovely, nothing was too much trouble, the food was gorgeous, and the wine...More

Thank SCE2140
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink and tapa and took family as we had been before and were impressed with the bar and the tapas selection. We did arrive early but from the moment we went in we did not feel welcome at all, the...More

Thank Vinuela1
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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 27 October 2017 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 17 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 6 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
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3 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
19 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, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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