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El Pulguilla

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Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 26, 29780 Nerja, Spain
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Nerja, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here twice now - only to restaurant at back bit both times very good food and service. Paella and prawn pil pil delicious.

Thank clodagh72
Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Depending what you want you can get it here, genuine tapas or a "sit down" meal. The front was filled with locals standing enjoying tapas. We went to the back and were amazed how many tables and people there were. It's a very popular place. We were seated quite quickly. The staff here definitely earn their wage they don't stop!... More 

Thank Julie T
South East England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy tapas bar in the heart of the old town. On our first visit we sat out the back in the large garden, great food and good service. We also went back another night for tapas in the front bar (free dish with every drink), it was very busy, difficult for four of us to find somewhere to base ourselves.... More 

Thank moveonup
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a couple of hours you cannot beat this tapas bar as the atmosphere is loud hectic and buzzing but you get cold beer good food In a air condition bar like nowhere at home for a good price as well

Thank Stevethesweets
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is always excellent! I love it and go back over and over again! Stand (or sit if you can grab a stool!) in the front - enjoy the buzzy family atmosphere - and you will be attended to by the wonderful staff who will being you delicious cool beverages with a free Tapa of your choice from... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the Vietnamese prawns for starters, they are large prawns in spring rolls, absolutely delicious -

Thank ValerieAW1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, good service and delicious food. Spanish people eat their tapas standing at the bar, behind the bar there is a terrace where you can seat and eat comfortably. Send the bread back, they charge it!

Thank Alice B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best tapas I have ever had. The kitchen (all women) bark orders to the waiting staff and you are in a fully authentic and traditional tapas restaurant. The prices are brilliant and the fact you can order half portions of the tapas allow you to try more of the menu. Everything we had was amazing but special mention to... More 

Thank Yac3000
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, fish was excellent. Large outdoor seating area, staff were very efficient. There were eight of us, three of which were children, all of us enjoyed the food . Tapas bar at the front was extremely busy.

Thank Sophie009
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Nerja for 15 years and el pulguilla is my favourite tapas bar in town. It is modern with glass and stainless steel unlike the majority of bars. The same staff have been there for years and we always get a warm welcome in our return. Tapas is free with each drink. The baby squid al... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $22
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 26, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: 952521384

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?