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Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
952522289
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sea Food By The Sea

Paella to die for cooked in a huge dish over an open fire. Wonderful and extremely reasonably priced experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is hard to beat for its location and the authentic Paella served on the beach of Playa Burriana. We opted for the Paella for lunch cooked in the open air on a massive fire. Tremendous atmosphere eating on the beach with the local Spanish people. We paid 6.75 euros for a large plate of freshly cooked Paella. Roast... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Fantastic local basic beach restaurant. Paella cooked by owner in large pans heated by an open wood fire. Very popular with local people. As much as you can eat.

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Shropshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had not been to Nerja for about 6 years so were delighted to find this beachside restaurant still going strong. Wonderful atmosphere, excellent staff and amazing food. So worth a visit if you have never been. Freshly cooked paella with free refills - watch the chef at work - really good sangria and excellent salads. We will be back!!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Cash only, but as many refills as you want for your paella. Enjoy as much as you want and some coffee in the sunshine on the beach. If you come early you will get to see the biggest pan of paella being made!

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you like Spanish Pallea and the beach with a very tense but relaxed setting and you happen to be in Nerja, then there one place for you and it has been there for many years, its Chrinigito Ayo. He is the" Guy " and they say that he was one of the boys who by accident discovered the Cuevas... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My first experience of Ayo's was walking past, fully kitted up in scuba diving gear on my way to get on a boat from the beach. They were preparing the first huge pan of paella, with a ridiculous amount of chicken cooking over the open fire. The smell was incredible. Yes, it's a basic place. Plastic tables and chairs on... More 

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Essex
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Paella to die for cooked in a huge dish over an open fire. Wonderful and extremely reasonably priced experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went to Ayo restaurant after reading about it in Rick Steves book on Andalucia. It was highly recommended, so we wanted to give it a try. We were very disappointed with the quality of the paella . We had much better and much authentic paella in Marbella. We were not eating paella, we were eating rice.....had two shrimps, two... More 

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Toronto
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265 reviews 265 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

What a great paella....the shrimp, the meat, the flavour, the smells. We also had a salad which was tasty and fresh. They bring you the first plate and if you want more you go up and get it. Yummy!!! There were folks ordering off the menu but why? It is small tables and plastic chairs so definitely not fancy. Cheap... More 

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Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a must for visitors to Nerja - the last beach restaurant where you can watch the team making paella over an open fire. Good value and tasty food. Recommended for Spain's national dish.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: 952522289

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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