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Chiringuito Ayo

Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
952522289
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Ranked #153 of 310 Restaurants in Nerja
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Ayo's is an institution famed for its happy carefree atmosphere, yet in several visits this January Ayo and his team appeared subdued, rushed and serious. Apart from the best on Nerja gambas pil-pil and avocado salad we found the food and service disappointing.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My first experience of paella so its a bit hard to say if it was a good one but I enjoyed it. Watching it being cooked over the open fire in enormous pans is fun, Ayo dishes up obviously trying to make sure all the plates have a selection of prawn, clam and chicken without being over generous. €6.50 for... More 

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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130 reviews 130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

On the beach, perfect seting. The best place to go for Paella in this part of the world. As they say in real estate: location, location, location!!! On Burriana Beach, in Nerja there is not much better. And the food is good too!!!!! Enormous frying pans on wood fires, very fresh, well filled, prawns, chicken, rabbit, squid, mussels an white... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Beach is within touching distance and the service whilst a little archaic always good fun. Paella great value and when the roasts are on well worth the wait. Ayo and his Team are BUZZING!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I always like coming here. It's a no nonsense operation, still run by Ayo, and you sometimes have to almost throw yourself in front of one of the wait staff to get a table but it's always been worth it. Some would say you can't have paella 'sin gambas', but I must confess this is what I do. The fish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Ayo is very famous, but it is only the name. Worst Paella I ever had. very oily and you have to search to find some seafood. I was lucky and had 1 Gambas.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place is famous but that does not make it good instantly. The food was OK. Nothing special. Try the paella and get out, good to stave off hunger but don't expect anything exceptional.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A must place to visit when in Nerja. Located at the far end of Burriana beach you can watch them cook paella on these gigantic pans over a small bonfire then have as much as you can eat for 6 1/2 euros. Try the lamb shanks in tomato sauce with baked potatoes amazing !!

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Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

In my perspective, paella must be prepared big portion. Such a big fun of watching paella making scene and unlimited refill your dish. Not salty, not dry, simply best! Worth to drive 2 hours.

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Madrid
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a nice lunch here. Located at the end of Playa Burriana, with a large terrace. The service was quick - boquerones en vinagre were delicious (raw anchovies), as were the fresh fish and prawns.

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Additional Information about Chiringuito Ayo

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

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