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J.J.'s Cafe del Mar

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Mediterranean, British, International, Spanish
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Burriana Beach, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 51 94
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: JJ's Cafe del Mar offers good value food in a comfortable setting on...
JJ's Cafe del Mar offers good value food in a comfortable setting on Burriana Beach - for lunch, snacks and dinner. Reservations recommended.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Looks like a café but have to say this was the best place so far that we have eaten in Nerja. Service was excellent and the food is excellent, would recommend without a doubt. We ate there in the evening and it was very comfortable. Menu is varied and all homemade. My husband had the steak and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Dorset
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looks like a café but have to say this was the best place so far that we have eaten in Nerja. Service was excellent and the food is excellent, would recommend without a doubt. We ate there in the evening and it was very comfortable. Menu is varied and all homemade. My husband had the steak and ale pie which... More 

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N.Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited restaurants all around the Nerja and Burriana area and JJs by far has the best food and service. With ample choice of meals both for lunch and dinner all food is cooked to perfection. Miguel and his team are true professionals. Ps. Closed on Wednesdays.

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Wokingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on the spur of the moment early on a Sunday evening. There was a really good ambience and welcoming feel about the place. There was a good choice of meals - we went for 2 courses on the menu del dia. Both the avocado with tuna and the 3 cheese tart were well presented and delicious. The lovely... More 

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Liverpool
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We eat in here last night and can honestly say it was one of the best meals we have had in Nerja. The restaurant is on the seafront at Burriana Beach and is very homely inside with lovely soft cushions on the chairs, however, where this restaurant excels is the food. The starters of homemade fish cakes and prawns and... More 

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High Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and top notch service. We came on the later side and were greeted by the restaurateur who apologized for not having much of the items left on the menu. It was January 1st and he hadn't been able to do much shopping. We sat and his British wife and chef came and personally made suggestions from the remaining... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We always have at least one meal at JJ's when we are in Nerja. Someone else said they do not do ENGLISH in Spain but JJ'S has to be the exception, although Miguel is Spanish but has worked extensively in England. We had a beautiful Sunday lunch there and sadly there was only one other couple in the place. Everything... More 

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kearsley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We went here for our Sunday lunch and let me tel you !!!! It's fantastic food we had a 3 course meal off the specials board ' which I had a chicken liver pate ' then roast beef with all the trimmings Yorkshire puddings gravy ' then rhubarb and custard to finish my mrs had fried Camembert then turkey dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I've eaten here lots of times and always visit at least twice when we holiday in Nerja. The food is gorgeous and always homemade and freshly prepared. It's got a lovely friendly atmosphere and the seating is very comfortable as it has big squashy cushions . They always bring tapas before the meal and once the owner found out I... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We never go English when we are in Spain but JJ's was worth breaking this rule for. Top quality food freshly made.... the waiter could do with a personality but was very attentive

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London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

What a lovely summer or winter venue friendly good value great food comfortable some great home made food and I can honestly say when ever I am in nerja which us quite often I will be there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Burriana Beach, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 51 94

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, International, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

JJ's Cafe del Mar offers good value food in a comfortable setting on Burriana Beach - for lunch, snacks and dinner. Reservations recommended.

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