I have visited Ayo before when I was in Nerja with friends. I was now here with the family and wanted them to experience this lovely restaurant.
Firstly the location, it sits on the beach at Playa Burriana in Nerja. Basically it is at the end of a long line of restaurants and cafes at the further point from the access road.
The paella, the speciality I suppose, is cooked in front of the restaurant in huge circular pans on an open wood fire. Paella is 6.50 euros for an adult portion and you can make return trips. They also have an extensive menu of other main courses and plenty of salads and side dishes however I have only had the paella. The rice is well cooked and theres plenty of chicken, massive prawns and clams etc.
We visited on a Sunday and got there just before 1pm when it was about 3/4 full. Ten minutes later there was a massive queue with customers waiting for a table to become free. My wife found this a bit irritating but It didn't really bother me. I don't think you can fault a restaurant where they are queueing out the door!!
We had 3 x adult portions of paella, 2 x childrens portions plus drinks, bread, tax and tip for 44 euros and we were all stuffed! Not bad really. The only downside is because it is very busy service is a bit chaotic. We didn't have to wait long for anything as there is plenty of staff but they were rushing all over the place which made it seem a bit disorganised, although I'm sure there's a system there really!
As we left we walked along the beach passing all the other restaurants and cafes. Lunch service was well on the way but Ayo was the only full restaurant, none of the others even came close (there were a couple that were half full). I guess that speaks volumes.
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