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The Spanish and English chefs at El Avalon pride themselves in providing modern European food that is influenced by their extensive travels in North Africa and South East Asia. Service at El Avalon is professional and relaxed. We have a fantastic terrace with stunning views, and a cosy restaurant with an open fireplace for Wintertime.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have eaten in Avalon several times now and every time had a wonderful experience. The staff are really friendly, welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The food has always been consistently delicious, well cooked and presented beautifully. On this occasion it was my...uncle’s 80th birthday and we asked for a cake to be provided, everything was faultless and the cake was amazing! There are some really nice vegetarian options on the menu, all really flavoursome. This is the sort of restaurant you can confidently order anything from the menu and you just know it’s going to be good. My uncle was with us for a week and we ate in various restaurants but this was the absolute highlight of his holiday. Thank you Avalon for making my uncle feel very special!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent views of the sea and mountains Excellent service Excellent food and wine Great peaceful Ambience Beautifully presented

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022 via mobile

We ate at the Avalon last night to celebrate my birthday, having eaten here several times previously. The service is always excellent, polite and helpful staff. We both opted for the lamb shank as our main course, it was served with crisp seasonal vegetables and...cranberries, it was perfectly cooked. For desert we chose the sticky toffee pudding, served with ice, absolutely lovely. The views from the terrace are beautiful, it’s a really nice dining experience at this restaurant, I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022

Where do I start! Avalon Restaurant has got to be one of my favourite restaurants in Nerja. The staff are very polite and the food is always presented impeccably and tasty. We visited twice during our holiday once with our family there were 8 of...us and I had the pig cheeks which were devine . The service was second to none. We went a week later just me and my husband and we simply had the haddock and chips. This was cooked to perfection and we enjoyed the quietness of the restaurant away from the busy madness of Nerja during August. The prices are very good for the food and service you receive here. I would just like to thank the staff for their attentive manner during our visits. By the way I have to mention the view is amazing. Thank you Avalon see you next time.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022 via mobile

Good price, fine dining and a romantic restaurant. Staff is pros and know what kustomers expects in service. I Highly recomend this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

The special chicken starters really weren’t good. The tandoori chicken one was frankly inedible. Everything else was fine but not amazing. Not special enough to return to.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

We first discovered Avalon in 2014. It’s taken a global pandemic of epic proportions to keep us away for three long years. But, we’re back! A warm welcome awaited us last night from the magnificent staff. The food, as ever, was amazing. Not even five...minutes’ drive from Nerja, this restaurant is a must. And I defy anybody to find a more picturesque spot, with its elevated position overlooking both mountains and the sea. We shall be returning many more times over the next two weeks.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

Our party of 13 (!) ridiculously tried to make a reservation for our final dinner of our holiday the morning of our final day! Alix didn’t hesitate in trying to accommodate us and even juggled covers around to get all 13 of us sat together...out on the terrace. From the second we walked in we were so well looked after, all the waiting team were so great, attentive and diligent. The views are amazing, great to see the mountains and the beach from your seat! Food wise, it lived up to the hype, every single one of our party agreed it was the best meal of our holiday. We all had starters, mains & desserts it was all that good and we had a good mix from the menu across the table so there was little we didn’t try. The wild boar was a particular favourite! Don’t hesitate in booking, you won’t be disappointed. Practical points; there is parking on site, if the car park is full you’ll find a spot on one of the nearby streets. Note it’s not in central Nerja so be sure to check location on the map before committing, will only take you a couple of mins in a car/taxi but something to consider.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

It as got to be the best terrace in Nerja for dining out with the views. The welcoming is very good, superb service and the food is to die for. Going to this restaurant is a must , should try it once if possible, it...won’t be your last. It won’t be ours looking forward to the next time already.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

We had the pleasure of eating here again on 10th June 22. We reserved a table in advance and were delighted with the views from out table. The service and food here is fantastic. We were treated to a glass of Cava each on arrival...and were both delighted with our meals. There is a really great choice on the menu along with some specials as well. It was reasonably priced as well. We would fully recommend this restaurant. It was our second time here but will always return and recommend to otheres when we are in Nerja.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022

Location is beautiful restaurant is spotless food very good and service is super. I am giving 4 stars as we felt the meal was a bit rushed. We were given a lovely amuse bouche however we hadnt even finished it when our starters arrived, equally...so our mains arrived minutes after we had finished our starters. Dessert menus were handed very promptly after our mains out but we asked for a bit of time . This is a high end restaurant and we feel service should not be rushed. I would recommend, but please slow down the service as most people who dine here are foodies and not rushing to get to a bar.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

We ate here twice during our stay in Nerja. The food was amazing and the service from Paulina fabulous!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022 via mobile

First off, let me get the only borderline negative out there….and done with ! Whilst the Owner ( Alex ? ) certainly knows how to run a fantastic business, her personal approach to customer service needs some reflection & refining. She’s direct ( OK ?...), and with that in our experience comes a sense of ‘entitlement’, a ‘we’re doing you a favour’ attitude. Irritating ! Fortunately we saw beyond this… It’s the vista from the Terrace that impacts first. The majestic mountains in the background, Frigiliana and Nerja closer by and then the sea ; seriously impressive, particularly in the context of a setting sun and it’s corresponding kaleidoscope of colour gently illuminating everything in its sphere. The menu is superb ; a balance of some favourite staples alongside a number of more creative offerings. We were genuinely spoilt for choice. What transpired in terms of our selections was faultless. Excellent presentation. Excellent quality. Excellent taste. Expert cooking ! Full marks to the chefs. - you’re world class ! The red tuna dish was standout. But it’s probably ill-judged that I suggest a preference pecking order to what we indulged. Ciaran and Christian provided the very best service. Relaxed and ‘on it’. Professional and friendly….both very willing to advise and steer. Both ‘spot on’. So…it’s hats off to Alex. We’ve had a terrifically memorable night and Avalon comes now with the strongest recommendation.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

I have eaten at the Avalon on many occasions: dinner and lunch and have always loved it, yesterday I had a late breakfast and it was THE BEST! the food is delicious, beautifully presented, service impressive and very stylishly designed venue . It's a must...'go to' when you are in Nerja. Don't miss out on dinner, lunch or even 'brunch'.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022

Beautiful surroundings, views to die for and food excellent, cooked to perfection, presented well. Staff friendly, open for breakfast lunch and dinner, recommended to book ahead to avoid disappointment .

Date of visit: April 2022
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ElaineG32
December 23, 2019|
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Response from elavalon | Property representative |
Avalon is 2.5kms from Balcon de Europa. You can walk along Playazo beach! It's a very lovely walk. Otherwise you can catch either the blue town bus to Punta Lara or the Malaga bus. It will cost 1€. A taxi will be 7€....
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Response from 200Susie | Reviewed this property |
Yes Avalon would be a great choice, assuming they can accommodate 60. Fantastic food, great staff and lovely views!
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Hi, you must mean Maro, it does have some hills but a gentle stroll you should be ok
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