The Las Chinas restaurant is in Frigiliana.
The restaurant is below a small hotel of the same name and as well as seating inside, it has three or four tables across the street opposite it. The restaurant does not look fancy or anything and is basically on the side of a street but the food is excellent and very reasonably priced with good-sized portions. The street is not very busy but there is a bus stop close by.
There is a variety of set menus at an unbelievably cheap price including a set for vegetarians and a several seafood ones but you can order a la carte as well. The food is Spanish but there is an English menu. The fish is a great choice.
The restaurant seems to be well frequented by the locals.
The waiters are very good and very friendly. One lunchtime we were accompanied at our table by a dozing cat in one of the seats.
Favorite Dish: Basically any seafood including the fried squid.
The best value lunch freshley cooked Paella in a great setting on Burriana Beach. It is very cheap and if you are still hungry you can go back for more!
The best day to go is on a Sunday when all the locals visit.
Favorite Dish: Paella
One of Placido's restaurants is the REDONDO ROUND BAR. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the Redondo features Tapas set in dishes around a circular bar with cozy booths surrounding the bar. The Tapas looked and smelled delicious.
A lovely restaurant with rustic settings where you can eat inside or outside on the large terrace at the rear.
A wide menu is available for you to choose from and eat indoors or under the stars in warm weather.
Favorite Dish: Pizza Americano and many others.
Level access and level inside.
From the list of "Appropriate Themes" for "this" restaurant I could have ticked every one because the variety of eating places in Neja is so great.
Even 20 years ago there were dozens - - some said hundreds -of restaurants to choose from. We always looked for local and preferred Spanish owned and run.
Our very favourite was El Punte, on the old bridge across from Supersol supermarket - when it was a posh transport caff,with a bar for locals and a terrific value, everyday Spanish restaurant.According to one of the family it is still there (June 2009) but they did not go there this timeMore and more restaurants now seem to cater specifically to the Brits - many are British owned.
Several of the restaurants on Burriana Beach were excellent on a winter holiday for lunch - cheap and cheerful Salad with - whatever you chose. One of the beach restaurants used to do enormous paellas - always very popular for Sunday lunch. It was a way along to towards the end of the line of restaurants furthst from the town centre. In late summer and early autumn it was fun to eat there too but more crowded. And very crowded from June -September.
Another favourite was Merendero Moreno, Playa Burriana.
In town we liked best the following (all still in business,according toour daughter who recently returned from her 12th visit to Nerja)
Casa Luque, Plaza Cavana, 2, Elegant Spanish dining not cheap.
Marisquería la Marea, Plaza Cantarero. Good fish and sea food . Moderate prices+.
El Gato Negro, Calle Hernando de Carabeo, 19. Pasta and pizza.Moderate.
English Fish & Chip Bar
Civilised isn't it ? Why can't they do one of these here in England ? A fish and chip restaurant with a drinks bar. Heaven !
There is terraz outside at the rear and usually tables outside at the front as well as facilities inside.
Closed on Sunday evenings and all day Mondays.
Favorite Dish: All good.
We found this restaurant with the most beautiful of views and excellent food by chance on a drive along the old coast road.
It was then run by a Swedish family and after our first stop there we went back several times -not only for the views but the excellent food.
It is now English owned with a very good reputation. We have not eaten there since it changed hands though another member of the family has and recommends it - particularly for a special occasion.
This restaurant is beautiful located
right near the Nerja Cave exit ,it has a great vieuw and you can dine inside or outside on a balcony.
Favorite Dish: We had the ''Paella''a very well known
Spanish dish , it was very good .The service was good also.
Great atmosphere in the place.
La Taberna del Sacristan is a lovely restaurant right in the centre of Frigiliana right in front of the church. There is outside seating in the Plaza with a view of the church front.
The food is excellent and the staff are very good. The menu is in English as well as Spanish and the waiters speak good English.
In the evening, it is a lovely place to have dinner. It is also open at Lunchtime. This is my favourite restaurant. It is dearer than average but not exceedingly so. Our last meal for two with three courses, water, house wine and coffee came to just under 60 Euros.
The female diners always get a flower on leaving.
Favorite Dish: They have a great grilled vegetable selection for starters and the fish dishes are good. All main courses are served with a baked potato.
An excellent place to dine if you like Chinese food is Chinese House. This is a truly large and popular restaurant.
All the usual Chinese items are on the menu plus a few more that you (certainly I) may not have heard of.
For those who like to eat their Chinese at home, (for home read apartment or Villa), they do a take away service. (Last take away orders 11.45pm). They will also deliver.
Favorite Dish: Spare ribs, Beef Chow Mein, Chinese beef Curry, Chop Suey, Beef in Black bean sauce, Spring Rolls.........The list is endless and all good.
One thing only. Sauces are a lot thinner than we are used to in the UK.
This is not a reflection on this particular restaurant. All over Spain, Chinese sauces tend to be thin.
Level access but pavements very narrow for wheelchairs.
It is close to the pubs area.. (as usual i know how to go, but never remeber the names lol)
Favorite Dish: is a nice pasta palce, but nothing special, apart of ebing close to the area of going out, our friends house and our hostal, so enough reasons to go.
Also i think that a palce that locals go, must be good, and most of the people there, were locals...
A trip to Playa Burriana would not be complete without a trip down the boardwalk to AYO, a good paella restaruant that's been around for more than 20 years. The restaruant used to be out on the beach itself and was quite rustic. It is now back about 20 yards and a bit more refined, serving delicious paella and seafood under a shady canopy.
Best of all, still working the paella pans each morning and afternoon is one of the founders of the Cave of Nerja. We sat down and spoke to him about his adventures back in the late 1950's and spoke long enough to get him to bring out a beautiful photo album of he and his friends exploring the dramatic cave in those early days.
However, we never had a bad meal at the beach restaurants. Try a different one each day and compare the fresh grilled catch of the day. The guys all know how to barbecue a fish!!
Favorite Dish: Paella, sangria and fresh caught fish of the day!
Fabulous food as well as a first class presentation. All dishes are properly plated and the food is fresh and good. Servers are friendly and very efficient. A little off the main drag but very easy to find and only a ten minute stroll from the Balcon De Europa. This restaurant was started in October 2006 by two British ladies that are doing an outstanding job at providing a wonderful dining experience at a fair price. We ate there two nights on a three night stay in Nerja and almost went back the third night, but had a craving for pizza. We were really made to feel comfortable and the ambiance was very friendly.
Favorite Dish: Had the three course menu of the day that was a fine mixed salad, chicken fettucini, and choice of dessert. Second time we tried the Sunday lunch special and chose an avocado w/blue cheese, roast of pork, roasted new potatoes and a dessert. It was all very tasty and the prices weere incredibly low considering the quality of food, service and ambiance. The meals came with warm bread and a free brandy presented with the check. Prices were 13 Euro each not including the wine. Check out this place, you won't be sorry.
The churros in La 4 Esquinos Café are the best in Nerja. The hot chocolate is divine, extremely thick and chocolately. The coffee is pretty good too.
This café is well used by Spanish locals and Spanish tourists providing a noisy but great atmosphere.
It's also very cheap. The churros are served up to 12.00 noon.
Favorite Dish: Churros and hot chocolate.
Thelma's Kitchen is just out of Nerja at the El Zoco complex. This is only a small restaurant but the food is great. Th efood is cooked fresh so you may have to wait a little longer than in the ordinary Indian restaurant.
There are only a few tables inside but there is an extra area for eating outside under a canopy in the summer.
There is a reasonably sized area for parking but it does get filled up quickly.
Favorite Dish: Goan Chicken is the best I have ever tasted.
Many steps at 'El Zoco', so not good for wheelchairs.