Restaurante 34

Price guide: Expensive

Calle Hernando Carabeo, Nerja, Costa del Sol, 29780

Price guide: Expensive

Dining room

By George Prior, your Nerja expert

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#1 of 5
expert-rated restaurants in Nerja
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Romance, Special occasions

Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Restaurante 34

If you only visit one restaurant in Nerja, this must be it.

This charming restaurant and garden are the in-house dining facilities of Hotel Carabeo. If you want creative, Mediterranean-inspired food, made using local, seasonal ingredients this is the place for you. Don’t just take my word for it; those lovely people at Michelin think it’s pretty special too.

Food and drink: 

The tantalising à la carte menu has gem after gem. For a starter, I normally choose a walnut and pear salad with blue cheese dressing; for mains I’d go for the traditional Spanish dish of confit pork cheeks, cauliflower purée, asparagus and a Malaga wine reduction; and for dessert, a liquid centre chocolate cake served with coconut ice cream. There’s an extensive, and not-overly priced, cellar too.

Ambience: 

People are genuinely excited to be dining here so there’s always a real buzz in the air. The decoration is simple with exposed stone walls and beams, brightly painted walls, and large terracotta tiles. The tables are a little close together for my liking. If you can, opt for the garden as it has wonderful views down to the beach.

Service: 

The staff are so good at their job you feel you’ve known them for years.

Location: 

It's in a quiet backstreet in the heart of the old town.

Price advice: 

A meal from the à la carte menu is about 45 euros a head. There’s an additional set menu if you prefer, and the wine is good value.

More information on Restaurante 34:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Fusion, Mediterranean, Spanish
Address:
Calle Hernando Carabeo, Nerja, Costa del Sol, 29780
Telephone:
+34 952 525 444
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily from 7pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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