Nerja is one of Spain’s top and sought-after destination. Over fifty years ago, folks with spades and buckets travelled for many miles just to explore its sunny shores, meaning Nerja started being an attraction many decades ago. To this day, the place hasn’t changed much; it retains its old character.
Nerja has breathtaking structures that date back to its old times. In fact, the majority of the architecture in its old town retain their fresh looks and feel.
However, rising tourist numbers and activities necessitated the need for amenities and today, the area has just about anything you need to make your stay here worthwhile. This includes well over 300 restaurants.
We sampled customer reviews, food varieties, customer service and a host of other factors to arrive at our list. Put simply, our list comprises just a portion of the best restaurants in Nerja you might want to pop in for a meal or drink as you explore the town.
Bakus (Restaurant, Pub & Bar)
The menu at this restaurant is varied and some of the excellent meals offered here include lamb shank, octopus ceviche, mushroom soup, and chocolate fondant. You can as well request for coconut milk or glass of their scrumptious house wine. They also have the ever delightful chardonnay as well as sauvignon blanc. The foods and drinks are delicious, the presentation great, and the customer service really friendly. The bar has a modern menu and it’s the perfect place you will want to spend the night out. Its terrace is incredible and the entire place offers a beautiful view of Nerja.
Established in 2011, Olivia is one of Nerja’s few restaurants that has scooped awards for its excellent services and cuisine. It’s minutes away to the promenade near the Church of El Salvador. Once here, ask to be served some intensified traditional Mediterranean cuisine and you will never regret. Specific meals on their varied menu that you will want to try out include fillet steak, foiegras, tuna tartar, mille-feuille, and crème Brulee. The meals are fine, gorgeous, yummy and so delicious that you will want to come back again and again. Customer service is good and the atmosphere friendly enough to make your stay here memorable.
Maria Bonita is popular for so many reasons, top amongst being its superb food, reasonable prices, unmatched sea views, and friendly atmosphere. It’s just a few minutes away from the beaches and the Church of El Salvador. Its menu includes sumptuous meals such as grilled vegetables, salads, delightful fried potatoes and of course it’s ever fresh and sweet chocolate. The majority of the visitors come here just for fine chocolate. The staff are ever warm and friendly and the restaurant itself has a nice décor that easily pleases the eyes.
Good Stuff restaurantsits just minutes away from the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja. They have a diverse menu that includes not just Spanish but also Italian drinks such as Italian coffee. But what’s sure to keep you coming back at Good Stuff is their fresh and sweet potatoes, delicious sandwich and salads. You can as well go ahead and sample their tasty lemon cake, carrot cake, and scones. Their prices are friendly and by looking at the smiles visitors often wear while visiting here, it’s easy to tell that their staff are pretty good at they do.
La Puntilla is the perfect spot to drop by after your visit to the Museo de Nerja. Their menu comprises Spanish, Mediterranean and plenty of other European foods. They also serve sea food. One meal you never miss to order from here is their ever tasty fish tapas. Accompany it with appetising wine for a finer experience. Inside the restaurant, the atmosphere is pretty fine and they have really decent and friendly staff.