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El Pulguilla

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Chowder, Seafood, Spanish
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Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 26, 29780 Nerja, Spain
952521384
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 205
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  • 128
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  • 39
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  • 12
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What A Find!!

Set on a busy street among many other restaurants, we'd wlaked past El Pulguilla many times and not gone in because it was too brightly lit and looked a little "canteeny". Boy were we missing out! The place is buzzing (mainly with Spanish people - always a good sign) and has a great, fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent service,friendly staff,good food value.A lot of the fish is deep fried,would like healthier choices.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Set on a busy street among many other restaurants, we'd wlaked past El Pulguilla many times and not gone in because it was too brightly lit and looked a little "canteeny". Boy were we missing out! The place is buzzing (mainly with Spanish people - always a good sign) and has a great, fun atmosphere. The guys serving in there... More 

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London
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130 reviews 130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Mixed feelings, more towards disappointment. we went there with great expectations and left feeling disappointed. positives: the half portions are quite big, if you order two each, you will have enough food. however, almost everything that comes out of the kitchen is deep fried with thick batter on it.. also, for example grilled squid comes out uncleaned and with all... More 

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Merseyside
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit to La Pulguilla. We came on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. Very large and busy terrace restaurant but with plenty of staff to cope. We had mainly fish and seafood tapas and our waiter was very helpful in both describing dishes and advising on quantity. The quality was excellent and the service very... More 

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Coulsdon, England
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13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Another resturant recommended by our rep when told that my wife loves sea food.As others have said although on one of the main tourist through fares it's easy to miss as it's not as in your face as some places are. You need to walk through the tapas bar to the resturant at the rear.Three of us went for lunch... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Always a favourite with our family. Nothing fancy, just great quality seafood & meat cooked well and very reasonable prices. For small groups & couples I'd recommend getting half racions of different dishes to get a real sample of what's available.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is an unassuming restaurant, you could easily walk past it, but that would be a mistake. The interior is huge, the staff very friendly, and the food is plentiful and tasty. My husband and I didn't have seafood, but our meals were very good. Our friend ordered seafood, and was very pleased. A couple at a different table ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

if you want to eat proper fish grilled, deep fried or a la plancha... this is the place to be. This is not a posh or trendy restaurant, it is a very busy canteen, where the waiters are running around, spanish guests are talking out loud as they usually do, the kitchen is opened and you can see a team... More 

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Dublin
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

You could easily pass by this restaurant as it does not have the usual tourist bling and advertising outside but what a fine place it is nonetheless. We had a very nice lunch here and the waiter was most helpful in advising what we might try. We had the grilled squid and chanquetes which we discovered were very small anchovies... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to Nerja for many years and have eaten at the resturant to the back of this tapas bar. This visit and due to the smoking laws changing (was always to smoky for us to bare eating food in) we decided to enjoy lunch time tapas......wow amazing atmosphere and super fresh food! Tapas with every drink and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 26, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: 952521384

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?