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“Best little tapas place in town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Pulguilla

El Pulguilla
Ranked #31 of 383 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Best little tapas place in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

El Pulguilla (the little flea) is on the pedestrianised street a hundred meters east of the central Balcon de Europa square. It is a lively and noisy tapas bar with a restaurant in the back. No soft furnishings, just bright tiled floors and walls, and steel and aluminum bar stools and tiny tables.
But everyone comes here because the tapas are delicious and (one-for-one with a drink) great value. Ther are plenty of fancy restaurants in Nerja, but this place is the best ofr a drink, a nibble, and a chat.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best value and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Been here many times both in its current location and previous incarnations, quite simply amazing value and superbly fresh.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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rotterdam, netherlands
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Also a nice restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

When you walk through the bar of El Pulguilla you enter the area where the restaurant is situated, Walking towards the back you have a large outside terrace (bordering on the central parking of Nerja). We had lunch on the terrace and we ordered several fish dishes from the menu. The other time wet had dinner inside, a not so appealling room (bright lights and simple furniture) but, as was the lunch, excellent food. We especially liked the Kockels in wine/garlic sauce. Higly recommended.

Visited December 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very lively tapas bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

It must be good, most of the people who go there are Spanish. But don't let that put you off. The staff are very friendly and welcoming

Visited January 2013
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just come back having spent Christmas and New Year in Nerja and this bar was one of the many highlights of our holiday. It was always busy with a very Spanish atmosphere but don’t let that put you off as the staff are very welcoming and friendly.

The food is fantastic, very fresh and cooked in front of you if you are sitting at the bar, indeed try and get a seat at the bar as it is highly entertaining if just a little noisy. As stated the food (tapas) is excellent and comes free with every drink and at prices that are very reasonable. El Pulguilla is one many excellent tapas bars in Nerja and it is always busy with locals which, speaks volumes.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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