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La Puntilla

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Calle Bolivia 1, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 89 51
11:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 00:00
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place, delicious lunch of mussels, mixed fish & salad on Friday, service excellent. Roll on March & next visit!

Thank Arnold68
Camlough N Ireland
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perhaps this restaurant is better as a lunch venue. We went for dinner as we were influenced by the great reviews but such a different experience we had. We had difficulty attracting staff attention to order.Neither of the two members of staff were friendly or helpful. Food was average.Salad was poor,fish too deeply fried and although we ordered a pint... More 

Thank Camlough1
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfriendly staff cant be bothered unless you are Spanish. Owner's children and friends not discouraged from using dining area as a playground. But the food was mediocre, served too fast (unless you are Spanish). Ads declare free tapas with drinks, but we saw no sign of anything free. One of the few times in many years we didnt leave a... More 

Thank piper52
Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here many times and never been disappointed. The staff are friendly and eager to help you decipher the menu. Fantastic atmosphere and the locals are incredibly friendly. Would encourage you to give it a try.

Thank Debbie D
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in while passing shortly after 5pm and were told the kitchen would not open till 7pm. After seeing the disappointment on our faces and following a brief discussion amongst themselves, the staff decide to take our order . It was excellent service and the food was a good standard.

Thank petecable
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many tapas bars in Nerja but none are as authentic and classic as La Puntilla. The food is all incredibly fish, brilliantly prepared and cooked and you never have an empty glass or plate. As is the case all over Nerja, one Caña gets you a plate of tapa so you barely spend a penny. The gambas... More 

Thank curtisofgeorge
Frigiliana, Spain
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This little bar deserves recognition for serving some of the best tapas in Nerja. It is always busy and noisy, as it is always full of locals. We love it here and come regularly. The tapas is fresh, and much of it cooked to order. The drinks are reasonably priced, so 3-4 tapas with drinks at lunchtime makes for an... More 

Thank SpanishSen0rita
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Difficult to find but really worth it if you are after spanish laid back atmosphere. The owner ignored us at first when we started to order in english (no English translation on menu) but i wasnt surprised. But after i started to speak my very poor spanish he was really helpful and we really enjoyed all the tapas. All fresh... More 

Thank patima79
Port Sunlight, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you like fresh fish fried or a la plancha then this restaurant is a must visit. The tapas are great too !!

Thank Lilo Phil L
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Best tapas in Nerja an absolute must visit!! Food was amazing and the best service! Will definitely be returning and the price is really reasonable! X

Thank Debbie377

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 17:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Bolivia 1, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 89 51

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