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“Rave reviews again - As the Merendero Pepe Mesa!”
Review of Chiringuito El Breine - CLOSED

Chiringuito El Breine
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Nerja
Level 6 Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Rave reviews again - As the Merendero Pepe Mesa!”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

I'm afraid Antonio went down the slope I referred to in an earlier review and the premises lay empty for a while. It re-opened last year and didn't get the best of reports in the forum at the beginning. Merendero Pepe Mesa as it is now known has received some great reviews of late, so it seems that things have gone back to where they should be, and I'm looking forward to visiting the place as soon as I can.

Visited March 2012
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17 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
UK
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yes - it has indeed changed hands”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

You're right - so Chiringuito El Breine no longer exists. In the same location is the Pepe Mesa Merendero. The paella is excellent, and the waiting time (at least in January, although it was still fairly full) very short. Much better than Ayo's.

Visited January 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“changed hands”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

Since I last wrote about Breine it has changed hands.
Have not visited it since but local opinion when I was in Nerja in June 2011 was that the new onwers were keen to re-establish the reputation that it had when it was at its best.

Would be interested in hearing from anyone who has been since the change of ownership.

Visited June 2011
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Gourdon, France
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“FAST FOOD.. GENERALLY OK BUT.......”
Reviewed November 21, 2010

Basic setting on pebbled beachside plot. BBQ food and paella are the mainstay. Paella OK and of good content. Barbeque pork ribs can be excellent but spoilt by an homogenous 'gloop' of overcooked veg. When a 'chip' alternative was asked for it was refused.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent food - and plenty of it - and all served in good time”
Reviewed September 18, 2010

When we visit Nerja we always head to the famous Ayo Paella restaurant on Burriana beach on the east end of town.
Last June (2010) we tried Breine's at the far end of the Playazo beach at the opposite west end of town from Ayo. Actaully I think both men are cousins and perhaps agreed to keep away from each other. Just as well for Ayo! Breine's was briliant - tasty food piled high on your plate and excellent service (on an admittedly quiet day)

Only drawback for some wil be the 15 - 20 minute walk to Breine's as I gather that taxis are not keen to drive along unmade surfaces to the venue.

But if you are fit for Breine's, then Breine's is certainly fit for you.

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