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“Great beach restaurant”
Review of Merendero Montemar

Merendero Montemar
Ranked #74 of 394 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great beach restaurant”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We always come to this beach restaurant when we come to Nerja, we have been to most of the others on Burriana beach but this is our favourite. The staff always remember us and greet us warmly and the food is always excellent, especially from the BBQ which is where we usually order from. There is nothing like having a late lunch right by the beach at this restaurants.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank jerrythemole
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average food, miserable staff”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Very average food, miserable and unhelpful staff. Charged me for food I hadn't ordered and then short changed me by ten euros (good job I checked and got my ten euros back).
Far nicer restaurants on the beach/road!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank LittleClareM
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London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
“Mixed experience compared to previous visits”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We've been visiting Nerja for some time now and invariably visit Burriana Beach and the beach restaurants, including Merendero Montemar. On our recent trip this summer we noticed the quality of the food was not as good as previous years, perhaps there has been a change of staff in the kitchen? The barbecue food though (prepared 'on the beach') I would stll rate as very good. Also there are two waiters in particular we found particularly grumpy, unhelpful, and totally disinterested. One of them has always been there and we just got used to it, but the addition of another makes it more difficult to ignore. There are several other good restaurants along the beach, my advice is to give them a go, or the cheaper restaurants that are just off the beach by the beach road.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank golfingmad_10
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Extremely Rude Staff...”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Six of us stopped off here for a lunch. We were met by a grumpy waiter but as it was so hot out we decided to stay anyway. Eventually the waiter came back to take our order. One of my friends wanted to order paella but the waiter advised his against it because it would take up to 25mins. So he chose sea bass instead and the rest of our party ordered their food (one of the meals been an omelette). We then waited and waited and waited. 45 minutes passed and we called over a waitress and explained how long we had been waiting. She was abrupt and walked away before returning and asking had someone ordered the sea bass. When we replied we had she told us that it takes 20 -25mins on the BBQ for it to be cooked (we could have waited for the paella if we had known that). She then walked away again and came back with a piece of paper and said that the order was only in 20 mins so basically we were over reacting. Now we are patient people but this was just wrong. I had used my phone when we first arrived at the restaurant and it clearly stated that by this stage we were waiting for well over an hour. Obviously the waiter had forgotten to put in the order when it was first given but instead of apologising or taking responsibility we were treated like impatient demanding customers. We would have walked out only our food arrived just at that moment. I cannot give you a good review of the food because we had such a sour taste in our mouths. Plus my friend who ordered the omlette was the last to recieve his meal (were the waiting for a hen to lay an egg). Will never be returning here.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank 2sue
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Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2012

We have tried most of the restauraunts on burianna beach - this is by far the best. The sea bass, simply barbecued is beyond words - simple food beautifully cooked. The staff are very friendly. As this is a popular spot you sometimes have to wait for a table and you go to the lady near the till and get a number which will be called in time. Paella we found to be excellent - the other review referring to the presence of sand was probably a bit of broken cockle shell. We love it and have been returning the for quite a few years - the staff are still the same - keep up the good work!

Thank ClaretJug
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