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El Pulguilla

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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: Late Night, Drinks, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 330
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    Very good
  • 70
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  • 18
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  • 18
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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
Typical Spanish Tapas Bar

This is the place to go if you are looking for a real taste of Spanish tapas. We have eaten our way through the full menu (over several visits!) tasting the full range of the Tapas range. High quality, fresh ingredients, well cooked and efficiently served. Also, the real treat is just to visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
BRIAN P
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the place to go if you are looking for a real taste of Spanish tapas. We have eaten our way through the full menu (over several visits!) tasting the full range of the Tapas range. High quality, fresh ingredients, well cooked and efficiently served. Also, the real treat is just to visit for a glass of wine or... More 

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Frigiliana, Spain
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love this place. We usually order half the menu. Each dish a tasty pleasure to enjoy and this is a typical Spanish seafood, dining place. Plenty of space for the children to play when they finished eating. Friendly staff and we always laugh a lot here.

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Thank VictoriaAhlen
Nerja, Spain
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tapa free with a drink cooked to order. lovely restaurant out the back. This place is spotless & we love going here Very friendly staff.

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Thank linda s
Nerja, Spain
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

What fun it is at El Pulguilla. The freshest of tapas, the cleanest of bars and the friendliest of staff. Enjoy being with the Spanish at this free tapas with a drink bar.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are in a hurry and need to eat decent tapas this is the place. It doesnt have romantic ambiance, its noisy and not great for deep conversation, but they know what they are doing and they do it well and very affordably. Very popular with locals as well as tourists .

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Thank grumpy666_10
Motril, Spain
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is supposed to be a good fish restaurant, supposedly always fresh fish but in high season they use a lot of frozen fish. But it is good anyway. The tapas are good. But it is not an elegant restaurant. the service is not always the best, this in high season of course. The prices are rather cheap.

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Thank DenVi3549
Madrid, España
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

What you can expect here is good quality food, fresh fish. Good enough, but don´t look for good presentation, details, etc. Price/quality VERY good

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Thank Jon095
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the different tapas on offer here.You buy a wine or beer and the tapa is free! Although small tasters,you fill up easily! I think being in a hot country makes you realise you don't need buckets of food,so they were adequate! Thoroughly recommend this place!

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Thank 797laurine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

If you like fish and seafood - its your place. Amazing service, amazing food. I was not fan of fish and seafood but this bar changed my taste . I cant wait to visit again and try more

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Thank Kamilija T
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Fantastically run tapas bar. Come on in. Don't let the babble put you off. Find a pillar or table and the waiters will come to you for your drink and tapas order. Mainly fried seafood but also good pinchitos, lomo and mini burgers for meat eaters. Last year no choice of wine except for house but now serving superior Ribera... 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: Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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?