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Chiringuito Ayo

Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Ranked #140 of 300 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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B.C.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I am embarrased to say I fell for the ALL YOU CAN EAT paella lunch on a beach at a tourist trap. This meal was terrible, terrible, terrible. Not a thing to recommend this experience. Tripsadvisor needs a new category called HORRIBLE that can only be used a few times in the life of a reviewer. This would be HORRIBLE.... More

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Bracknell
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Have been a couple of times to ayo on Wednesday evenings as our children want to see the flamenco dancing. Booked early and got a great seat. Food ok and service ok. Unbelievably busy.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was highly recommended by a friend for the food and atmosphere although a good atmosphere it lacked quality and finesse. Resembled more of herding cattle then a restaurant. Seating was cramped and service slow, we visited just after midday and had to queue, the paella was good (but no more) with as much as you could eat - definitely... More

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Ballerup, Denmark
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went to Ayo to what people are standing in line for every single day, and if you come around 2pm the place is SUPER crowded and it is a struggle to get a table. The paella comes at a price of 6.75€ and consist mostly of rice approx. 2 prawns and 2 pieces of chicken. I have tasted a fair... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I had my first paella here almost 20 years ago to the day. I was delighted to return to Burriana Beach in Nerja and after walking past several half-full ocean-front restaurants, was delighted to see Ayo himself, still coordinating the production of giant paellas. We had to wait for nearly 40 minutes for a table and despite the seemingly haphazard... More

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Longview, Tx
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This restaurant is the whole reason we came back to Nerja on our trip to Spain. Spent 2 days on the beach watching them cook paella. I don't what is else is good on the menu because the paella is so good. You won't get a more authentic paella. It is so fun to just sit and drink Sangria and... More

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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just at first line of the beach, we can find this "chiringuito" where hundred or even thousand portions of paella are served each day. Nothing luxury, quick service and good price-quality. Order a portion of paella with a jake of Sangria and enjoy the wonderful sunset of Nerja!!

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England of course !
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

You go to Ayo's for one thing- PAELLA! This was our fourth time visiting Nerja and we visited Ayo's three times during our week break for lunch. Don't expect anything posh, you will not get that for your less than €7 per person but what you will get is the best paella anywhere.

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coventry
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It’s been awhile since I’ve had decent paella so having scanned the pages of TA, I selected here. What a mistake; this was awful on an epic scale. Firstly let me say that it is quite a spectacle with giant pans cooked over an open wood fire, and the setting is fantastic being close to the sea. The place is... More

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Granada, Spain
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have been there several times these past two years. The concept of "all you can eat" paella is indeed very attractive but maybe they have gone too far with this argument and have started to have second thought : last time, the waiter said we could not refill it if the plate was to share... It is not like... More

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