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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (73 reviews)
“fresh fish” (21 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 1 week ago via mobile

A very busy locals tapas bar, (and restaurant out the back). Quick service and with a good selection of meat, fish and seafood tapas. You know you’re in Spain when you’re in here. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed by this place a couple of times but were not drawn in - looked too busy, cafe style tables and chairs, not particularly attractive etc. However after checking Best Tapas Bars section of Tripadvisor, we decided to give it a go. We ate...More

Thank JackieRMark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's noisy, it's crowded, it's nigh on impossible to get a seat but this is a GREAT tapas bar. The food is excellent, it feels really Spanish as there are more locals than tourists (who presumably eat in the terrace part). Stay at the front...More

Thank catwoman55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In nearly 30 years, I've been all over Spain and this is just the type of place that springs to mind when you are thinking of tapas in an Spanish bar. Stainless steel bar up front, stools, tiled floor, people shouting, plates crashing, a smell...More

2  Thank amyris
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Great to visit El Pulguilla at least once when we are in Nerja for a cana and a tapa. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Very good choice of tapas.

Thank c b
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Very Spanish, very cheap and very good. This is a must for the real Spanish experience. Busy, noisy and bit chaotic but should not be missed. We arrived at 1.55pm and there were four people at the bar. By 2.05pm there were eighty and the...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Fantastic tapas bar in the centre of Nerja. Always busy, with locals and travellers who know where to go for great tapas, and seafood and very reasonable prices. Nice large patio out the back so don't get put off if it looks packed out -...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

This is the busiest restaurant in Nerja, and with good reason...its hugely popular with locals and tourists alike. As you stroll up "post office street" you will notice an increase in noise on the right, which reaches a peak when level with this restaurant.. on...More

Thank KevinlMeade
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Had a great meal here, service very friendly - we sat on the rear terrace which was spacious and comfortable. Ordered the Fritura Mixta of assorted fried seafood, very good indeed ! The grilled squid was also awesome

Thank gary w
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

El Pulguilla is nestled in a side street, just off the main square of Nerja, and appears to be a very popular place both for tourists and locals alike. But it was a tourist, (an Englishman looking to buy property in the immediate area), who...More

Thank Exocet1
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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