The local cuisine of a place is usually a reflection of the age-old traditional recipes of the area. Nerja has been a favourite vacation hideout for travel buffs for years. Known for its exquisite scenic beauty, Nerja has a plethora of restaurants and bars serving out the best of local cuisines in the area. If you have recently planned a vacation to the Spanish land, you might want to pamper your gastronomical urges with some authentic local cuisines at the finest food joints in town.
Inaugurated in 1970, El Refugio is an authentic restaurant that believes in serving organic food at its best. Most of the raw produce used in the restaurant is home grown. One of the finest local restaurants in Nerja, El Refugio boasts of a great ambience, exceptional atmosphere, and lip-smacking platters reflecting the taste and preferences of the area. Summers are usually one of the best times you can visit the restaurant since you get to revel in the cool surroundings of a large street terrace.
Sollun Restaurante – Pintada 9
Sollun Restaurante emanates a sheer modern aura with exquisite interiors decked to perfection. The chef, with experience in top-rated Michelin restaurants ensures that the restaurant serves some of the most amazingly cooked modern-day Mediterranean cuisines to the customers. Situated in the centre of the town among the bustling shopping streets, the restaurant is easily accessible to tourists in Nerja.
Taberna de Pepe
Taberna de Pepe is one of the oldest food hubs in town. Having been in the business for over 30 years, the restaurant might have transformed in terms of décor, but continues to dish out best quality food to both tourists and commoners alike. An excellent service, a friendly and welcoming staff and some finger licking food makes the restaurant a much sort after place among the visitors in Nerja. The Prawn Cocktail and Rabo de Toro are two specialities of the place that you can take a dig at when you visit. Your favourite dishes come at the most reasonable of rates and rest assured, the portions are quite filling!
La Posada Iberica
Located in calle Nueva, Inerica is placed in a side street that is about half way on the road to calle Pitanda. A visit to the place will make you realise that the place was worth the find. As you take a step inside the eatery, you are welcomed by an old-world charm emitted by its amazing traditional décor. Comfort is all the you feel right from the moment you enter the restaurant. Nevertheless, what sets the place apart from most local restaurants of the area is the varied collection of tapas at their disposal. If you have a sudden urge of indulging in a tapa run as you explore through the city, La Posada Iberica is the joint to consider!
Scarletta’s is a centrally located local restaurant in the coastal municipality of Nerja. Backed by a cosy atmosphere and top-notch professional service by the staff, the restaurant is a pleasant food stop for tourists during their visit to Nerja. If you are tired of those extra spices in your platter and crave for something simple yet tasty to gorge on, you might fall in love with the menu here. Hot noodles, tempura prawns, gourmet burgers and chicken and mushroom are some of the names up the menu that you might like trying. What better? You get to enjoy your food in an area of your choice, be it outside, inside or even on the breezy rooftop.
Often referred to as the home of the ‘fiery sausage’ by the local masses, Los Barriles is situated at the starting point of calle Carabeo and is one of the most appealing of tiny tapas bars in Nerja. What might interest you the most is the vivid interiors of the bar. The tables have been created to resemble barrels. You can move out to the streets and sip your favourite drink as you enjoy the fresh air outside relaxing on little wooden stools. Rafi and Mari Carmen are the owners of the place and run it quite efficiently. ‘Fiery Chorizo’ is the main speciality of the house. Amazing as it sounds, you can prepare the entire dish for yourself atop your barrel (table) using a small pig shaped pot. The place is complemented by a combination of great ambience, friendly staff and pocket friendly prices.
In lookout for a local food joint in Nerja serving both fish and meat? Meson Antonio is the place to be. The restaurant serves top quality food in an absolute friendly ambience. The place is known to serve the best beef steak in town. Offering customers with a seating at the street terrace during summers, the food joint serves out an attractive collection of tapas as well. The list does not end here. If you harbour a love for the most exquisite of wines, Meson Antonio makes sure you get what you want. Last but not the least, all the above some with a bit of additional entertainment. The bar does at times hosts flamenco shows, with the finest of singers taking care of your enjoyment.
The list does not end here. The Spanish municipality has many more names to add up the list. Nevertheless, the excitement lies in exploring them yourself. So, pack your essentials, get your bookings done and set off with for a vacation at Nerja!