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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
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  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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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
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Walking past the rows of plastic restaurants on the seafront we were delighted to have found this restaurant. Huge paella pans where being cooked on a mixture of charcoal and broken up pallets. Spotted a menu so dashed in and had a look, real food, very reasonably priced. We sat down and ordered paella and prawn pil oil. The paella... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Right on the beach, Ayo is owned by one of the original " finders " of the caves at Nerja. This is ideal for daytime eating and specialises in all you can eat Paella for around 8 euros. Either sun or shade, you can grab a slice of Spain, or eat from the menu.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 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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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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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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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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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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