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J.J.'s Cafe del Mar

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Burriana Beach, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 51 94
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 111
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fits the BIll

A superb "no fuss" place to eat, fine food, lovely staff and great atmosphere along with value for money make this a place for a great night out. Will definitely be back in 2015.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Brian H
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A superb "no fuss" place to eat, fine food, lovely staff and great atmosphere along with value for money make this a place for a great night out. Will definitely be back in 2015.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went twice as the food was so good. Only small so never gets overcrowded. Plenty of choice plus a specials board hard to choose as all looked delicious.Need to book in evening as gets busier then. Only downside not very good toilets.

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Coventry
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Another of the excellent restaurants at Burriana. As soon as you enter you receive a warm welcome from Jesus and his wife Jane. A family run restaurant which offers excellent service and a pleasant atmosphere. The menu has a wide range of options at reasonable prices. The fixed price 2 or 3 course deals are good value.

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Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were in Nerja for Christmas and had our Christmas dinner at J.J's, from the moment we arrived we were seated at our lovely decorated table, and given a glass of Kir Royale and some tasty nibbles. Then we were treated to a wonderful 6 course meal, which was just magnificent. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our afternoon... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times over the years and still feel it one of the best in Nerja. The food is delicious and service is faultless. Their vegetables are wonderful and not mushy and I have never had a bad meal there. Set menu value for money and pork shank is wonderful.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

JJ's is the place to visit. Across the road from Burriana beach. Delicious meals, breakfast through to dinner, served with a smile. The set menus are excellent value for money and the portions are large. Good wine, good atmosphere, comfortable. Well worth a visit.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Returned to this restaurant having visited several times over the years and we weren't disappointed. Went with my son and daughter in law and I can honestly say the food was as good as ever. The steak and ale pie was excellent and by the time we had finished every plate was empty even my grandson's who is a fussy... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Superb food, wine & atmosphere. Had to book even in October due to the high demand for tables at this consistently excellent restaurant down on the Burrianna. Place was full as usual, several parties had to be turned away due to capacity. Very unfortunate as the chef is exceptional and they will only be disappointed elsewhere! Truly wonderful! Booked in... More 

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Hertfordshire
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117 reviews 117 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We only came here due to other reviews. The fact of the matter is, it's just as average looking as many other similar cafes/restaurants. The Spanish owner is very friendly but the English waiter never cracked a smile although he was never rude. The food was poor and bland. The 'ribeye roast beef' was chewy and the vegetables were undercooked.... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went for tapas but none on menu so opted for pilpil prawns what someone reqemended on here we didn't get the free tapas that everyone got we got our prawns it was nice but not fresh prawns we look at other peoples food and it did look nice off the set menu fresh veg and potoes and big lumps of... More 

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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 - 22
  • Cuisine: International, Spanish, British, English

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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