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Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 32, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 18 90
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good19%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible19%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, European, Italian, American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 32, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Reviewed July 8, 2009

We recently visited Nerja and were introduced to California by new friends we met in Nerja. They made reservations for rooftop dining and we all ordered one of the two dinner specials. The food was excellent and the service very attentive. The cost was very...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2009

The food is not great (didn't seem fresh, was stodgy, boring, deep fried etc), but it is cheap and extremely plentiful; so if you’re after a mountain of average pub grub then this is the place for you. Personally, however, in the future I wouldn't...More

Thank DaithiDathuil
Reviewed June 28, 2009

We´ve been coming here for the past 8 years and can honestly say that it gets better and better. Try the specials...fantastic.

Thank DorsetTraveller9
Reviewed June 22, 2009

We've been going back to Nerja for over 12 years now, and every year we make a special effort to dine in the "Cali". There is no better family restaurant in the town. This is borne out of the fact that there are always people...More

Thank andygilbert
Reviewed June 10, 2009

I returned to this restaurant several times during my stay. The welcome was second to none and they managed to find me a table even when the place was packed. The courtyard is very pretty and a lovely place to linger over an excellent meal...More

Thank welsco
Reviewed May 3, 2009

Very friendly Brits run this restaurant, home from home, Hello Darling stuff. House wine not uncorked in front of us so must assume bought in bulk. It tasted uninteresting. Chips were usual boring out of a packet dry (but most restaurants in Nerja serve this...More

Thank misslawbore1
Reviewed October 1, 2008

Visited Nerja in 2000 and had many excellent meals in the California. Returned in Sept 08 and once again eat often there, where the food, friendliness and good value can't be equalled. Thanks to Jennie, Stephen and staff for the welcome, particularly the 'craic in...More

Thank PatcDublin
Reviewed August 17, 2008

Hi we have just come back from nerja and went to this resturant 3 times everytime we had a lovely meal excellant service and cheap bill .We would def go again .

Thank OLMI0402
Reviewed June 1, 2008

we have just returned from a week in nerja, and found the restaurant california just fantastic. There was a choice of food for everybodys taste, from steaks to currys to seafood. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. I would highly reccommend this restaurant if...More

Thank greatfoo
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Restaurant Details

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Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 32, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 18 90
Italian cuisine restaurant
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