Calle Hernando Carabeo, Nerja, Costa del Sol, 29780
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Romance, Special occasions
Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Restaurante 34
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.
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.
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.
The staff are so good at their job you feel you’ve known them for years.
It's in a quiet backstreet in the heart of the old town.
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:
- Fusion, Mediterranean, Spanish
- Calle Hernando Carabeo, Nerja, Costa del Sol, 29780
- +34 952 525 444
- Opening times:
- Daily from 7pm-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times