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Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
952522289
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Iconic Nerja Venue- gotta try it!!

Ayos was on our list of must do' s while we were in Nerja, and we were glad we did! Was the food unbelievably good? No... But it was quite acceptable.. Was the sangria the best we ever had?... No, but it also was very good... Lots of fruit, and a delicious flavor.. Service was exceptional from a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Kelowna BC Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ayo's is an institution famed for its happy carefree atmosphere and cheap food. Apart from the gambas pil-pil and the avocado salad we found the Sunday roast pork dry and the paella (containing one prawn, one piece of chicken and dry rice) extremely poor, and not cheap!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have been going for many years, but not since I started doing reviews. He (Ayo) only opens for lunch. You either get there early or you are prepared to wait for an empty table and then push and shove to get squatters rights. I believe he serves other dishes as well but everybody goes for the atmosphere and the... More 

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Kelowna BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ayos was on our list of must do' s while we were in Nerja, and we were glad we did! Was the food unbelievably good? No... But it was quite acceptable.. Was the sangria the best we ever had?... No, but it also was very good... Lots of fruit, and a delicious flavor.. Service was exceptional from a happy and... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This restaurant is right on Burriana Beach. Best paella I have ever tasted. The sangria was just as tasty. Lots to eat and nice scenery as well. Will be back next year.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Of course, I had to try tastier paella. However. Firstly, this restaurant on the beach. And it's convenient. Second, you can see how old Spanish man making paella in a huge pan on open fire. And it's beautiful. And third. This is really paella. Good rice, prawn and chicken and it smells like fire. Yes! Huge portions - it's enough... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to eat here by the owner of our apartment. Dutifully trekked the length of the beach to Ayos. The paella was covered over with tin foil as we walked in. Sparrows were walking over the uncovered pans eating the rice. We were shown to a filthy white plastic table where we were told paella was possible. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A great lunchtime atmosphere with the large pans of paella a great attraction and a bit of a novelty for tourists, but it's all let down by the mediocre quality of the paella. The other items on the menu might be OK, but for a decent paella try somewhere else.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Possibly the best place in nerja. Positioned on beach so pretty casual but food is exceptional, particularly the paella. We also went on Sunday and there's also a Sunday special roast pork dish which was ultra tasty. Swordfish was cooked to perfection and was massive! Amazing atmosphere due to the biz and the staff so efficient. Great value for money... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Top quality Paella, perfectly cooked rice, chicken and shell-on prawns. And free refills. What's not to love? This is a Sunday must for all Nerja visitors.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

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