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“Ditto to all the 5-star ratings”
Review of Mo GastroTapas

Mo GastroTapas
Ranked #20 of 395 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $26
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Heartland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ditto to all the 5-star ratings”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

for this restaurant. No ordinary tapas…
What Mo creates and serves is an exquisite expression of classic small bites of tapas… artistic, beautiful constructions of the most glorious food imaginable from split grilled shrimp on a fish cake with piquant sauce served on an artful pick to a wondrous meal of dorado wrapped in nearly sheer zucchini ribbons and bacon, stuffed with a tomato confit, and resting in a pool of buttery saffron sauce. Each plate is a stunning presentation of color, texture and flavor, evidence of the thoughtful consideration brought to every dish. And then there are all the little additions throughout the meal… did I mention those? from the welcoming amuse bouche of the croquette del dia to the finishing touch of a vanilla-scented buttercream cup over sweet wine… scoopable with a flattened, macerated raisin on a decorative skewer. You scoop out the cream with the raisin and then sip the wine. Sheer billance. As seriously big foodies, we have eaten at many great restaurants and Mo’s ranks up there with the best. We cannot recommend it highly enough; over the top unforgettable food, casual, warm, inviting, reasonably priced, what more could one ask? Eating at Mo’s was one of the highlights of our trip to Nerja. Not to be missed!

  • Visited November 2012
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Nerja
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mo's - Excellent!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Went for an evening tapas meal at Mo's. The food is delicious, excellent vino tinto de la casa, and a very warm, friendly welcome. The choice is yours whether you eat at the high-stool tapas tables or from the formal menu. Bright, clean and warm decor.

Menu is varied and the quality of the food is excellent. A special mention to both the 'Seafood Trilogy' (3 different fishcakes each with its own delicate flavour) and the Red Fruit dessert (light and creamy)

Always a good sign when the restaurant offers house hors d'oeuvres and digestifs to top and tail your meal choices.

All the food created and cooked by Mo herself (Mo being short for Montserrat!) and the wine choices are down to her excellent palate too.

Really worth a visit if you are ever in Nerja. We will be going back with friends and family!

  • Visited November 2012
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“wonderful”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

we went for lunch and really enjoyed the food and the great welcome we got. Really good quality and tasty if we had been stopping longer we would have definately gone again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tapas with a twist”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Having been to most ordinary tapas restaurants in Nerja this is certainly different. The tapas look amazing, and taste as good. This is not the normal sit at the bar and choose from the tapas on offer but ordered from a menu. We didn't know where to start so left it to the owner to choose. Certainly not the cheapest evening in town but certainly one to talk about. We will definitely return.
One last thing, don't get confused by the name, this is the old Udo Hiemers run but the same family.

  • Visited October 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
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“Tapas with a difference”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Formerly Udo Heimer, Mo's Gastrotapas offers customers a most enjoyable experience. You can have a drink and tapas at the bar or take a seat nearby. For bigger appetites a restaurant menu is available. The tapas are a delight and not to be found elsewhere in town. The fillet of beef was the best I have eaten. For lovers of really fine food Mo's is a must.

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Thank Palmley
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