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Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
952522289
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
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After two meals in the winter sunshine we are happy to report that Ayo's is back on form, especially the gambas pil pil which is the best in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter B
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is superb! ALWAYS packed! Great pil pil, paellas, and salads! This place is cheap and every Wednesday night they are open late with music. Definitely some of the best food on the sea front. The tuna salads are super good and cheap. Nice to have one to take away if you're on the beach. Definitely recommend!

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Thank Emcintaggart
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found it interesting the polar opposite ends of the spectrum for the reviews of Ayo's... To me, it was delightful! But I tend to look at the whole picture. I had seen a segment about Ayo on a television food show over ten years ago, and watching him make the paella in the huge pan over the open fire... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been coming to Ayos for over twenty years whenever we're in the area. There's nowhere else quite like it. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Lesley E
Somerset, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After two meals in the winter sunshine we are happy to report that Ayo's is back on form, especially the gambas pil pil which is the best in town.

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Thank Peter B
Arlington, VA
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Ayo's is an institution -- delicious paella, and a long menu to please all in our big family. Even on a winter's day, we were warm enough under the big tent-like "roof." Cheap as well as quick service. Memorable!!

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Thank Kpanfil
North of London
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238 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Arrived for lunch on Boxing Day at 3.00pm and it was still crowded. Great atmosphere, great paella at only €7.50 each with free 2nd helpings.Long wait as so many people were there but well worth it. 21€ for two including wine and beer. Hard to beat.

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Thank BerkoBoy88
Taunton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The paella was good value at €7.50 and you can have second (or more) helpings. At that price you can't expect the best paella going. The restaurant on the beach had a nice ambiance but because it's outside then people can smoke. Shame they can't have an area for smokers ... I prefer my meal smoke free.

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Thank tictactoeherewego
Caerleon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We eat here as a family and choose chose various options from the menu,Paella, Sardines and Lamb Shank. I choose the Lamb Shank, cooked in tomatoes, garlic and it's own stock. It was more like a small leg of Lamb, beautifully tender with roast potatos.I couldn't finish it, so it was passed around. I found it a little to rich... More 

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Thank WalesShadwell
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Rustic dining at is best, paella cooked on open fires, huge pans of it, barbequed sardines and fantastic views while you are eating. The restaurant is situated right on the beach, what more do you want, Sun, Sea and Sardines, believe me this is a great place to eat.

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Thank Mike L
Frigiliana, Spain
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147 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Best paella in nerja? Maybe for the tourists who want a great location and want to go where the guide books mention. But in reality the paella here is nothing special at all. The dish lacks alot of content not much seafood etc unless you get lucky when its been served.many other places such as mauris at playazo beach serve... 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: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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