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Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 22 89
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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

I ate a paella yesterday at Ayo located on the fabulous beach - Playa Burriana. It was fresh and tasteful. I was alone, most restaurants require that 2 individuals order a paella but instead, I was allowed to get as many portions I wanted. It cost me 7.50 euros for a quality lunch. We see the chef cooking the actual... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

We came here for lunch after exploring Nerja. The place was busy - always reassuring! We tried the paella and the prawns were fresh and tasty! It wasn't the most amazing paella but nice enough and you could also go for seconds if you felt like it. It was also fun watching them prepare everything. This is a must if... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We always come here for Paella. We love the set up and seeing them cook on the huge pans. some look like family and you get a sense they have been doing this for years. It's a happy place with good service and of course lovely surroundings as it's right by the beach. Paella is simple, I love the checkered... More 

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Nerja, Spain
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Otherwise highly praised Ayo is a normal, middle class chiringuito. You sit in plastic chairs in the sand. Food is bland, service is non-caring.

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North East England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

We only called in a couple of times around 10 in the morning for coffee, which was very welcome on cold winter mornings. Friendly staff. We were planning to return for the famous paella, but decided against when we read reviews saying it was touristy and mainly chicken.

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Thank JM-IM
Nerja, Spain
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

This is so well known in Nerja. We usually stop for morning coffee and toast. Great view of the beach, and people passing by.

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Watford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We had lunch here and of course had to have the paella. It was great watching it being prepared and even better to eat! It was very busy and rightly so. That makes for a nice buzzy atmosphere, You can go back for more if you can manage it which makes it great value. It is a must to visit... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I love Ayo's Paella. I could eat it everyday. Always have it 3 or 4 times in a week when we are here. I love a cold beer with it. I never drink beer at home, but it's one of my favourite meals

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Thank juliaelizabethann
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

For their paella. Might not be the most authentic but it's still seriously good. Perfect for lunch!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We came here for the paella, which was tasty enough, but not that great compared to others we tried in Malaga. The pros: very fresh prawns, and free refills of your plate (appreciated by my teenage son!)The cons: no other seafood present in the dish, but lots of chicken instead. It did however have a nice vibe, and was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 22 89

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?