Calle Gloria 15, Nerja, Costa del Sol, 29780
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Relaxation
Expert review of Bistro Sevilliano
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just off the main drag, it's down a pretty side street, in the centre of the picturesque town.
Expect to pay around 20 euros ahead for two courses.
More information on Bistro Sevilliano:
- Price guide:
- Restaurant, Tapas bar
- Spanish, Tapas
- Calle Gloria 15, Nerja, Costa del Sol, 29780
- +34 952 521 955
- Opening times:
- Daily lunch from 1.30pm-4pm, dinner from 8-30pm-11.30pm
- Accepts Credit Cards: