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J.J.'s Cafe del Mar

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International, Spanish, British
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Burriana Beach, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 51 94
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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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
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Ate twice here during a recent trip to Nerja. Food was excellent and the portions were very generous. The menu de la dia at 14 euros is excellent value. On both occasions I had the fish of the day, salmon and cod fillets, both excellent particularly the cod. My children had the homemade burgers and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
decky69
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate twice here during a recent trip to Nerja. Food was excellent and the portions were very generous. The menu de la dia at 14 euros is excellent value. On both occasions I had the fish of the day, salmon and cod fillets, both excellent particularly the cod. My children had the homemade burgers and raved about how good they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We saw great reviews for this place and decided to check it out for evening dinner. We walked past earlier in the day and saw that it opened at 6pm, we arrived back at 5.50 and saw it was open and a member of staff was at the bar, I asked the guy if we could grab a table to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and fantastic service. This is a must visit. We come every year and it never disappoints. The puddings are amazing

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had another excellent meal at Cafe del Mar. The service is first rate and the dishes are very good. I can highly recommend the steak & ale pie and the lamb shank. All served with a generous portion of vegetables. Good value menu-del-dia also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

May look like a café from the outside but the food was excellent, They have a set 2/3 course menu for 14/16 euros and al la carte and a kids menu. Food was excellent quality and great portion. The best bit was the fresh vegetables that came with main courses, English veg cooked perfectly. no sogginess!! Would recommend for an... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Cannot fault JJ's - a perfect night out. The menu is varied offering a wide choice of dishes as well as a Daily Specials board. Portions are very generous - I can highly recommend seafood platter for 2 (although it could feed 3 or more!) There are a number of places to eat along this strip next to Burriana Beach... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

we had two evening meals here during our weeks stay in Nerja and the food and the service were excellent. The menu is big enough without being daunting and the quality of the ingredients and cooking is first class. We had the cod, fish of the day, gammon and choices from the children's menu and the standard was universally good.

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Hebburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Nice small welcoming restaurant, Serrvice excellent varied menu with daily specials. only drawback is there is no air conditioning so if visiting make sure you get a table next to the fans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fantastic food geared towards british taste, however there are other menu options. Try the steak pie but go in hungry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A nice place to spend an evning. The food was really tastefull and thow the reviews on TripA were great there was still guite a surprice. Big portions so preper to share and when the bill comes you will have another pleasant surprice B-)

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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