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El Refugio

Calle Diputacion Provincial 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 627 87 61 69
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shoulder” (16 reviews)
“steak” (63 reviews)
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Steakhouse, International, Spanish, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Calle Diputacion Provincial 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely restaurant this is. We were greeted by the owner with a big smile and shown to a table outside. Please note we got there about 6.45 as we knew how busy it gets, so if you want a later table then you...More

1  Thank monkeymagic333
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to eat but you MUST book, they turned away at least 20 people whilst we were eating because they didn't book

Thank Les A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this little gem just a bit away from the Balcony of Europe. The owner was a character that kept everyone entertained with his jokes and friendly chat. He recommended a lovely red wine which we really enjoyed with our fabulous beef fillet...More

2  Thank Caroler55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant based on Trip Advisor rating, and.I have to say it was worth it. The owner was friendly but not intrusive, just making sure we were happy. The food was beautifully cooked and both of us were very happy...More

1  Thank Patrick_at_Sheffield
Reviewed 1 week ago

A tripadvisor review brought us here to seek out the slow roasted lamb. It was on the menu and as described in the review the meat had fallen off the bone. However it lacked seasoning and flavour. The addition of salt, black pepper and some...More

1  Thank Noel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a family we thoroughly enjoyed our meal in El Refugio. We had a mixture of starters they were very well priced and for main courses we had steak and ribs which was to die for. Over all the meal was very tasty and the...More

Thank Sconr091
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we tried to get a table here on a Tuesday evening but it was booked up, the owner Reiner was very apologetic and suggested we try again or ring to book, we took a chance on the Thursday and although very busy he found us...More

Thank djhoneytruffle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice over our 2 week holiday. Read the reviews online and decided to give it a try as they were all so positive. We were not disappointed. The food is fabulous. The owners are German. Very funny and friendly. Reiner is...More

Thank Ciara M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times over the last couple of years (twice in the last 10 days!) we always have excellent service and the food really is the best in Nerja. We love the monkfish kebab, pork pirata and spare ribs to name a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In agreement with last review. The food is ok, not bad but fairly run if the mill. The owner is very friendly and the service good. Quite a nice setting being in the road watching the people go by. But the food is nothing to...More

2  Thank Richard F
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April 22, 2017|
Response from Emer M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't own the restaurant!
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February 16, 2017|
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Response from Laufrau03 | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks a lot four your inquiry, It will be a pleasure for us to welcome you and your guests to our restaurant, If you would like to discuss the menue in advance please contact by email. Kind regards Stefanie Laumann... More
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Hello, thanks for your booking for New Years Eve. Please let us know your email address so that we can send you the menue when fixed. Best regards Stefanie Laumann
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Diputacion Provincial 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 627 87 61 69
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The ambiance of rustic restaurants , with a score of feel-good character , reminiscent of a typical Andalusian restaurant . You can book the restaurant for a family celebration or other festivities.
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