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La Joya

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Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 951 25 85 40
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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19:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely evening, once again, at La Joya. Great welcome from Natalia and her team, great food (especially the Polish goulash/stew!), lovely variety of wines and (sometimes with notice) the chefs can help with vegetarian options in addition to those on the menu. Natalia and her team really do deserve every praise for creating such a warm ambience at this gem... More 

Thank John E
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, we have walked past this little gem several times and at last we went in and I am so glad I did,, veg tagines was lovely and my husband had the goulash which he thoroughly enjoyed. Other customers were coming in and asking for their favorite dishes without even asking for the menu, excellent food and good value,, we... More 

Thank Elaine R
Keswick, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a fantastic meal at this lovey homely welcoming restaurant. The goulash was beautiful, especially with mash potatoes, the chicken with blue cheese wow! Add a serving of chips ! Great place can't wait to go again.

Thank holly196223
Blyth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My meal was Baby Squid & exotic salad (NOT) Squid in tiny tapas dish and salad consisted of green salad leaves, 2 strawberries sliced, 1 or 2 slices of cucumber, 2 cubes of pineapple and that was it. 13 euro 50 cents Do not go to this restaurant if you are hungry not even enough if you were on a... More 

Thank Vivian D
gladdnatalia, Owner at La Joya, responded to this review

Stir-fried spicy baby squids is served with a large exotic salad and I don't understand why you decided in your description not to reflect that. One day one of our customers will surely attach a photo for those concerned. It's cost is €12.30 and you can order hand-cut fries etc at additional €2.50. We use 8 baby squids to make... More 

Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always our visits to la joya were memorable again this year. Lovely fresh food, goregous puds and always the warmest of welcomes.

Thank Maureen B
Stroud, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant on Valentines night this year and were delighted with the reception and level of greeting by the Polish owner. She was very warm and welcoming and made us feel very welcome. we chose a main course of rolled pork which was exquisite followed by a homemade cheesecake. All washed down with excellent Spanish... More 

Thank JamesDillon1947
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182 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Which is what you'd expect in a tourist location! But there are no views or pretty architecture around, so it's the food and the atmosphere people seem to come for. Service wasn't great to be honest, but I'll give the benefit as they were erecting a pretty substantial canopy when I went.

Thank marlowbilly
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy restaurant with super engaged staff that guided us through a very nice meal. All dishes was very nice, we really enjoyed it.

Thank Rolf Verner J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty food and good range of vegetarian dishes. I had a tasty beetroot dip. Relaxed atmosphere and keen to return

Thank helen m
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service with a smile. Food lovely and fresh. Large vegan menu. Good value for money Off the beaten track.

Thank Ron H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Polish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 951 25 85 40
'Food made with Love' ... 'Comida Hecha con Amor'. Culinary creations to nourish and delight. Also vegetarian options available as well as gluten free or lactose intolerant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?