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c/Almirante Ferrandiz | Antes C/Cristo) 124, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 688 49 13 46
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little bar without any frills serving simple but very tasty tapas! New owners Antonio and Fina will ensure you will have a great entertaining night as Antonio plays flaminco guitar and man he can play...! Fina originates from Venezuela and runs the kitchen where she creates the nicest tapas. Please come and visit to see for yourself the true... More 

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Thank MrPlants
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came by La Mariposa accidentally. One of those fortuitous moments in Nerja. The owners, Toni and Fina are an absolute delight. What started out as just one drink, ended in the whole evening being spent there.

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Thank Michael S
Antonio G, Propietario at La Mariposa, responded to this review

come again "accidentally", we´ll try to do our best again. Thank for your comment.. More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Just been to miraposa to find it has new owners. Josephine and antoin are a lovely welcoming couple who provide a good variety of tapas as well as some good healthy alternative. Highlight of our afternoon was antoin playing his Spanish guitar for us while we enjoyed our tapas Not had a meal there yet but menu looks very inviting... More 

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Thank Gillian L
Antonio G, Propietario at La Mariposa, responded to this review

Gillian we love you.. thank you a lot More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It is our first time in Nerja, and I had heard that there were original and Authentic Bodega/Tapas bars still to be found in the town. Having used such back many moons ago I doubted that such places still existed without conforming to the usual tourist trappings. How wrong was I? This little gem of a bar La Mariposa is... More 

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Thank moldevite
Antonio G, Propietario at La Mariposa, responded to this review

You are a pair of gems to us, thank you from the bottom of our heart .¡¡ More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This little bar is definitely worth seeking out. There's nothing special about it as a bar, very unassuming to be honest. What's special is the genuine hospitality of the couple who run it.

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Thank john k
Antonio G, Propietario at La Mariposa, responded to this review

lovely ¡¡, thank you from the bottom of our heart More 

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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Good tapas bar, locals bar. Beer is good, house wine was decent, tapas were tasty. If you want a Spanish tapas experience this is as good as any. Friendly service, nice to sit amongst locals, ticked all the boxes.

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Thank Glenn E
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent busy tapas bar. Offered tapas each time you buy a drink. The staff work very hard with a smile all the time

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A small tapas bar on the edge of town really friendly barman excellent chile prawns served with canna of beer €1 .50 my wife's favorite tapas you can have wine with it for same price a nice riocha

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2 Thank John M
Scotland
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Whenever we visit here we are greeted with a huge smile and great service. Not sure how he does it but the tapas is always fresh and tasty and served quickly. It's been over a year since we have been here but we were recognised and greeted warmly. Highly recommend a visit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Nice place off the beaten track, local & friendly run by a young couple. Extensive free tapas menu (i like places where you have a tapas menu to look at!), i had prawns pil pil the first time (spicy!) and then cazon (dogfish) slightly curried, which was nice.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 3 - USD 11
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean, Venezuelan, South American
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: c/Almirante Ferrandiz | Antes C/Cristo) 124, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 688 49 13 46
Description
Years ago this was known as a special place to taste hams and chacinas, that's why the street sign mentions it, but now we offer varied dishes of fish, meat and pasta. The tapas here are a claim, we have 20 different tapas and every day can change ..

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?