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“"Tapas uncovered"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mo GastroTapas

Mo GastroTapas
Ranked #14 of 389 Restaurants in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $24
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Granada, Spain
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“"Tapas uncovered"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Having been aware of this place prior to our first visit we knew that this was the place to go for best food or tapas in Nerja. Be warned however, do not think you can go in for just one drink and a tapas like my wife and did, the temptation to keep trying another delicious course is just too great! Apart from the house red, it was difficult to fault anything. Fabian, our waiter was efficient and attentive throughout, giving us each a full description of every tapas dish that arrived. The 'on the house sampler' was the first taster to appear and it consisted of a delicious hot fish stuffed red pepper with an asparagus sauce and a pepper flavoured foam topping. Not expecting to be staying much longer I ordered Chistorra (spicey sausage) with Green Padron-Peppers (@€1.80) and my wife had one of the 4 daily "special tapas" on offer, which was camambert frito with fruit of the forest preserve (€3.90). The days ' tapas specials blackboard' looked very appealing indeed. They included, mussels in sauce, plus ribs. My advice to future first timers is to be aware that once you start on the tapas it is very hard to stop. Not surprisingly, we succumbed to the interestingly sounding 'crunchy snacks' menu options.The impressively presented Gorgonzola cheese, leek& bacon hot tartlet and the hot small mushroom with duck liver pate tartlet (both at €1.80) together with a portion pf patatas bravas which we shared and enjoyed..
Our defences had now been broken, so what the hell, lets try the "trilogy of the sea burgers" between us. (€5.70). Once again Monserat (the chef, not to mention being Fabian's step-mother) execution & presentation of the platter was superb. We were presented with a tuna mini bun, together with a salmon and a octopus burger both covered with fried julianed green beans, plus a pumkin sauce on the side. Once again a sublime combination. "Thats it" we said, but no, we were mistaken, Fabian inquired if we would care to peruse the a la carte menu for a postre and I immediately spotted a tantalising combo of tiramisu with caramalised apple..`We were just about to succumb to ordering this temptation, when our intrepid waiter announced that the "something else" shown on the menu today was apple strudel with vanilla sauce. All the superlatives have all now been exhausted on what our taste bud had experienced so far ,but suffice to say that when this dish arrived, we thought we were dreaming or had gone to heaven on tasting it. Awesome! By now we had started to disappear under the table, when that man once again appeared and presented both of us with another "on the house " surprise. This time it was a "chapita", consisting of a moscatel dessert wine base, with a whipped double cream topping. The latter having to be consumed by means of the accompanying skewered moscatel raisin. Absolutely gorgeous.

Suffice to say when I read their "a la carte" menu offering such diverse dishes as caramalised scallops on crispy rice cakes and citrus fruit aromas (€12.50), Iberian Pork Carpaccio & Pined Vinaigrette with Parmesan Flakes (€9.50) or Rack of Lamb, Sauteed Potatoes & Eggplant Timbale (€17.90) we regreted not having gone prepared to do some serious fine dining if the tapas dishes were anything to go by. But hey, now having now discovered, Mo Gastrotapas,,no worries, with a little bit of home eating deprivaition, to enable us to do true justice to the wide range of menu option available and the place being only a 20 minute drive away from home, we can eat and savour our way through their extensive inviting unique menu options at our leisure. We will return!!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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“Mmmmmmmm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

We went for my partner's birthday and we enjoyed it so much we booked a table for the last night of our holidays next week. The food and service were excellent. I can see why this is the top rated place in Nerja. The only slight thing I could mark them down on was the tiramisu - I just wasn't anything like a normal tiramisu. More like custard with an amaretto biscuit. Anyway, don't let that put you off. Everything else we had was great and we're going back for more.

  • Visited April 2013
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Northumberland
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“Excellent place to go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

As other reviews we couldn't fault it. I am a coeliac and they fully understood. We ate both tapas and full menu and both lived up to their reputation. Would definetly advise you to book as they turned loads of people away. The staff were really helpfull and fun. Would definetly go back!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Mo,s is not the easiest place to find in Nerja, however, it is worth hunting for.
Tapas is served in the front of house and it was packed full. We managed to get a seat in the small restaurant at the rear of the premises.
The menu, whilst not the largest, has a fantastic range, but quite fancy.
My tip would be to book if you want into the Tapas section.
Given the very high standard, the price is very reasonable.

  • Visited March 2013
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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“The reviews are right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Being a bit of a cynic, I didn't expect Mo's to live up to its billing: I was wrong.
It is excellent, well worth the Michelin recommendation.
We had Tapas for lunch, and all 5 variants lived up to expectations.
If there is a slight negative, the house wine (excellent quality) comes in small servings, so we tended to rack up a bigger than normal wine bill.
Best food in Nerja so far!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Chris B
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