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La Joya

Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 951 25 85 40
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“goulash” (34 reviews)
“veggie burger” (26 reviews)
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Polish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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11 - 20 of 341 reviews

Reviewed March 28, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at La Joya Restaurant in Nerja, Spain. The food was delicious and wonderfully prepared. The wait staff was cheerful and efficient. The restaurant was quite busy so we recommend booking a table.

Thank T K
Reviewed March 24, 2017

If this restaurant were a painting, then the owner Natalie would be the artist. Indeed, it is her creation, and unique in that sense. My wife and I had two lunches there during our recent stay in Nerja, lingering over the food, wine and relaxing...More

Thank Bigfish44
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Lovely evening, once again, at La Joya. Great welcome from Natalia and her team, great food (especially the Polish goulash/stew!), lovely variety of wines and (sometimes with notice) the chefs can help with vegetarian options in addition to those on the menu. Natalia and her...More

Thank John E
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Well, we have walked past this little gem several times and at last we went in and I am so glad I did,, veg tagines was lovely and my husband had the goulash which he thoroughly enjoyed. Other customers were coming in and asking for...More

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Just had a fantastic meal at this lovey homely welcoming restaurant. The goulash was beautiful, especially with mash potatoes, the chicken with blue cheese wow! Add a serving of chips ! Great place can't wait to go again.

Thank holly196223
Reviewed March 3, 2017

My meal was Baby Squid & exotic salad (NOT) Squid in tiny tapas dish and salad consisted of green salad leaves, 2 strawberries sliced, 1 or 2 slices of cucumber, 2 cubes of pineapple and that was it. 13 euro 50 cents Do not go...More

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gladdnatalia, Owner at La Joya, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2017

Stir-fried spicy baby squids is served with a large exotic salad and I don't understand why you decided in your description not to reflect that. One day one of our customers will surely attach a photo for those concerned. It's cost is €12.30 and you...More

Reviewed March 2, 2017

As always our visits to la joya were memorable again this year. Lovely fresh food, goregous puds and always the warmest of welcomes.

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed March 1, 2017

My wife and I visited this restaurant on Valentines night this year and were delighted with the reception and level of greeting by the Polish owner. She was very warm and welcoming and made us feel very welcome. we chose a main course of rolled...More

Thank JamesDillon1947
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Which is what you'd expect in a tourist location! But there are no views or pretty architecture around, so it's the food and the atmosphere people seem to come for. Service wasn't great to be honest, but I'll give the benefit as they were erecting...More

Thank marlowbilly
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Cosy restaurant with super engaged staff that guided us through a very nice meal. All dishes was very nice, we really enjoyed it.

Thank Rolf Verner J
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
ruth s
Hi can you please tell me your vegan alternatives please 😊
June 28, 2016|
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Response from gladdnatalia | Property representative |
We have three vegan main courses: Red curry wok dish with organic tempe, vegetables in ginger, chili and coconut cream on rice noodles/ Morrocan Vegetarian Dish with grilled sliced aubergine and aromatic chickpeas in... More
Does anyone know if the chef from Langham's, Franky, is still working here or anywhere else in Nerja?
June 22, 2016|
Response from Dianne J | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I don't know.
David E
Hi, My partner suffers from pancreatitis which means she cannot eat any food containing fat or that has been fried in oil ,also she cannot tolerate any alcohol,would you be able too cater for her,we are thinking of coming next Sunday evening.
March 31, 2016|
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Response from Jenny H | Reviewed this property |
i agree with comments made. I am sure you will find something to eat there and if not they will prepare something delicious to suit your requirements. The people that run the place are very accommodating. A bit of notice may... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Huertos 54 | Malaga, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 951 25 85 40
  • E-mail
'Food made with Love' ... 'Comida Hecha con Amor'. Culinary creations to nourish and delight. Also vegetarian options available as well as gluten free or lactose intolerant.
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