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Maria Bonita

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Calle Castilla Perez, 21 | Plaza de los Cangrejos, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 02 13
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cheshire, UK
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate here last night quite by chance as they had a table available and not many places were open. So glad we did, the food was one of the best tasting meals we've ever had. It was unexpectedly good. The restaurant is nice but to be honest doesn't look much different to the places next to it, but the... More 

1 Thank AndreaCheshire_UK
Rothesay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this place for lunch one day. Very good quality food, but the portions were huge. Emmbarrassed to leave so much, but enough is enough

Thank OldManofBute
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to nerja for over ten years now and usually visit 3-4 times a year. I make it my mission most times to make it to Maria bonitas. They do a prawn and pumpkin curry to die for that I get every single time and look forward to it for weeks before! ! Restaurant is pretty standard, staff... More 

Thank Ger R
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after reading reviews about their dishes with many saying portion sizes are great. We want for the seafood paella which we were informed was their signature dish. We were not disappointed when we eventually got to eat there. We tried on a Friday around 6 and were told it was booked out for the evening, so if... More 

Thank Yogs70
Limerick, Ireland
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attempted to book this restaurant during the day but said they were full. However with a friend who does not know what no is and so we bluffed our way in. With a full house they appeared to be under severe pressure and barely coping. Eventually after twenty or so mins we got to order. Prices were on a very... More 

1 Thank Inahaze
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I have lived in Nerja for 9 years and had only ever been here once before. Went last night with friends. The food was amazing, we all had different meals, but all said how lovely it was. The service was very good. When the bill came was so surprised that it was only 50 euros for 2 people. for mains.... More 

Thank debbieYork
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and we were so pleased we were as it is the best restaurant we have eaten in since being here in Nerja. It gets busy so you have to book. We were lucky on our third attempt to get in without booking - it was a Sunday and everywhere is a little quieter - so... More 

1 Thank Susan C
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have been using this restaurant on and off for the past few years and have found it to be one of the best Nerja has to offer. There is a very varied menu with some interesting twists to the dishes. Great value for money.

1 Thank bgee123
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Came here and had an excellent meal. Portions were large and the quality and presentation was excellent. Service with a smile and really recommend this place, well worth a visit

Thank Kev P
Aliso Viejo, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Yummy, fresh, nicely prepared dishes. Finally found a big bowl of salad loaded with crisp lettuce, fresh veggies, protein (tuna) and a nice vinaigrette! Not easy to find in Spain. We ate while looking at the blue Mediterranean, sipped sangria and beer. Portions were really big -- we should have ordered less and/or shared. Make reservations ahead for the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 64
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Castilla Perez, 21 | Plaza de los Cangrejos, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 02 13
MARIA BONITA was born with the idea of doing an authentic food to make you feel like at home ... aromes, fresh fruits, citrus senses, creation and love into your plate. Since 2009. Here you will eat fine. It's a place where we have clients but also friends, like a real family, here in Nerja, the Costa del Sol's Paradise !!!

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Frigiliana, Spain
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?