Bistro Sevilliano

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Gloria 15, Nerja, Costa del Sol, 29780

Price guide: Mid-range

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#4 of 5
expert-rated restaurants in Nerja
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.8
3.8
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
3.6
3.6
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Relaxation

Expert review of Bistro Sevilliano

Enjoy authentic southern Andalusian cuisine and the tastiest tapas in town.

This is always a must for me when I’m in Nerja with my Spanish friends. This is definitely where the locals meet up for proper, Spanish food. ‘El Sevilliano', as the locals in-the-know call the restaurant, never fails to offer a hospitable welcome, which is always led by the larger-than-life owner, Joaquin. Everyone I have taken there has gone back at least once.

Food and drink: 

The food is comforting and soul-satisfying, and far from being stodgy and deep-fried. Think fresh calamari, mussels, osso buco (veal shanks), lean cuts of meat, enormous oven-roasted jacket potatoes served with any number of toppings, fresh Mediterranean salads, and home-baked tomato and onion breads. My only criticism would be the somewhat limited pudding menu, which largely consists of crème caramel and profiteroles.

Ambience: 

If I had to sum it up in one word it would be ’jolly'. It’s a non-contrived, convivial atmosphere where people get on with the serious business of relaxing with good friends and good food. Exposed brickwork and wooden furniture capture the familiar, homely feel.

Service: 

Joaquin, who is from Seville (unsurprisingly), and his team make you feel at ease and seem genuinely pleased that you’ve chosen their restaurant over the dozens of others nearby.

Location: 

Just off the main drag, it's down a pretty side street, in the centre of the picturesque town.

Price advice: 

Expect to pay around 20 euros ahead for two courses.
 

More information on Bistro Sevilliano:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Spanish, Tapas
Address:
Calle Gloria 15, Nerja, Costa del Sol, 29780
Telephone:
+34 952 521 955
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily lunch from 1.30pm-4pm, dinner from 8-30pm-11.30pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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