Bistro Sevilliano

Address: Calle Gloria 15, Nerja, 29780, Spain
Telephone: +34 952 521 955

- Mid-range

3.8

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
3.8
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Service
3.8
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Food and drink
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Value for money
3.9
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Ambience
4.1
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Location
3.6
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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.
 

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out

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