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“great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Puntilla

La Puntilla
Bolivia,1, 29780 Nerja, Spain
952528951
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Ranked #46 of 330 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Addingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Very tasty dinner, served efficiently even on a Saturday night. Clams, aubergines in honey, grilled meat, sweet peppers, calamares, octopus - all washed down with cold white wine, what could be better?

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Best calamares we have eaten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

FIrstly it is important to note that this is a noisy, busy tapas bar, not a restaurant, though there are some tables and chairs outside if you wish to eat something more. We ordered calamares with our drinks at the bar and they were excellent, absolutely fresh in a feather light batter.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Typical tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

For great tapas and a very Spanish atmosphere go to La Puntilla. Always busy, very popular with locals as well as holidaymakers.

Visited June 2013
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Hertfordshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It is not a top restaurant, but a great bar that does simple, local food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Do not expect fancy dressings, or anything that you would expect at an expensive restaurant. Simply eat the way the locals do, cheaply, and with a friendly fun atmosphere.

A free tapas is given with each drink and may be chosen from fish & meat on display. You may also order 'raciones' which are a large serving of a dish chosen from the menu. Many people choose 3 or 4 'media raciones' (half as much as 'raciones') to share between two. Tomatoes are served simply chopped to enjoy the full flavour of Spanish tomatoes that have ripened in the sun.

There are two owners who also serve in the bar, and two waiters. One of them always looks quite serious, but the other three are a helpful and friendly bunch. Get to know them.

Cockroaches are to be seen everywhere in this part of Spain, but the Spanish people are scrupulously clean and are always bleaching everything in sight!

By the way, it was always traditional in local bars for the customers to throw their paper napkins on the floor, so you may still find this. All part of the ambience!!

Stay away if this is not your scene and leave more space for those of us who love them.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sussex, UK
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Unless you are on a seriously constrained budget - stay away. We ate here expecting it to be rustic, traditional Spanish and took a risk based on some of the reviews. It was dirty, cheap and unwelcoming. We saw at least one cockroach scuttling across the seating area outside. The food was very poor and tasteless and a lot of dishes were unavailable and you get a very blunt "no!" from the waiter in response. We had squid that had been deep fat fried and there were pieces that contained no squid and just batter. We ordered a tomato salad which was just a few tomatoes quartered - no dressing or basil etc - very misleading. We were brought huge plates of food which is not what i consider to be "tapas" and there was no suggestion or help from the waiter that we might have ordered too much or should try half plates. I also felt that foreigners were not particularly welcome as we were sneered at throughout our meal by the chain smoking Spanish couple seated next to us. Whilst this is not necessarily the restaurant's fault it just added to what was, all things considered, a thoroughly unpleasant evening.

Visited May 2013
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