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“great restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Candil

El Candil
Ranked #134 of 383 Restaurants in Nerja
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
169 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“great restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We are here one night whilst staying in Nerja. Had a very nice meal, with good service & reasonable prices. We thought the bloke playing the clarinet was very good & despite the other reviews thought it added to the ambience

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Went twice last week, and had great service and good quality food. Very busy, but this did not effect the experience

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Holland106
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
199 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Hit and miss...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

A really mixed experience...service friendly and lively location near the Balcon, but the food was mixed (starter out of a packet, salted peanuts instead of bread and overcooked veg, but the steak was very good).
Another first - during the meal we were approached not once but three times for money - a couple of buskers and a disabled man. I know times are hard, but being asked for money whilst you're eating (with the staff seemingly oblivious) is a trend that I hope is not going to become commonplace.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Dave B
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Kristiansand, Norway
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

My wife and I visited twice last week.The food was good quality, and the house wine red is a very good choice. Great location if you except a lot of people around. Nice waiters too. Watch the Balcony sunset and make a try - that's my advise to all you lucky Nerja tourists. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KnutN
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Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

It was a shame as this restaurant has the potential to be great as it is in a lovely location with music being played as you eat, but the food was awful. Our starters weren't too bad except for the burnt garlic bread but our main meals were dreadful. 2 of my children had pasta carbonara and it just tasted of greasy oil and my third child had pizza but it only had cheese right at its centre and then a very crusty burnt outside. Myself and my husband both had chicken but these were just like eating a dish of salt. It was a shame as this was our last night in Nerja.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Emmaho
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