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

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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
Not the best Paella in town

This place buzzes - especially Sunday lunchtime when it is heaving from about 14:00 to 16:00. in fact it is so busy you should avoid it unless having anything other than paella as the serving staff get increasingly stressed, forgetfull. So, on to the paella. This is the best place to watch paella... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place buzzes - especially Sunday lunchtime when it is heaving from about 14:00 to 16:00. in fact it is so busy you should avoid it unless having anything other than paella as the serving staff get increasingly stressed, forgetfull. So, on to the paella. This is the best place to watch paella being cooked with massive pan after massive... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is right on the edge of the beach. Paella is cooked outdoors in huge pans and is very good . There is also a full menu but the paella is the most popular.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ayo's is a well known restaurant on Burriana beach famous for lunchtime paella cooked by the owner in huge pans over burning wood. Open every day lunchtime/afternoons and always busy - popular with the locals. Wednesday is the only time they open in the evenings when they have a flamenco night. Make sure you book to guarantee a table -... More 

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Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ayos has been going for years and years!! Great to watch him cooking the paella and although he must be one of the richest men in town he still works here every single day with cardboard strapped to his knees at 80 years old cooking paella after paella. Highly recommend the berenjenas too (like lasagna with aubergine). Best by far... More 

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Greystones, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Good value traditional Spanish fayre. Paella cooked in enormous pans on a wood fire with free second helpings cooked by a chef that has been on the job since 1969!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Okay, maybe not the best paella I've ever had, but certainly very delicious for lunch, which is when it should be eaten anyway. Generous portion with second filling for only $7.50 E. Great atmosphere and on the beach. Can't go wrong. Next time I'll try the fresh fish!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The setting alone is well worth the visit. Watching Ayo cook paella in his massive pans over a wood fire - enough to feed 100's an hour - is a site to behold.......and of a very good quality.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A small plate of yellow rice, a chicken wing, two empty shells and two prawns all for 7.50 euros and a jug of water oh sorry sangria all served up by a miserable old man. First visited here 20 years ago and enjoyed the paella and sangria, perhaps it was because I'd never tasted paella before or visited Spain. We... More 

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Gibraltar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Went there on our 1st day whilst our room was been made up. Fantastic tapas and delicious paellas made on huge "paelleras".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As many people have said, this is certainly NOT the best paella you will find. We came a bit late for comida and they served us after 4. I am sure it tastes much better around 2:-). Also, once you have made it onto Rick Steves "list", you are bound to be busy no matter what you are serving. We... More 

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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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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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