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Bar Dolores El Chispa

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Calle San Pedro 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 36 97
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Southampton, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar Dolores will put you elbow to elbow with the locals. It is primarily a tapas bar that draws big crowds in the evening and on weekends, lots of lively atmosphere. Tapas is primarily focused on fish and seafood. Great stop on a tapas tour.

Thank Barry B
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to this restaurant and bar for many years, and it never disappoints. It is a typical Spanish bar, noisy, lots of locals, televisions showing the football: don't expect four-star comfort! Service is brisk, food comes quickly - mostly seafood, fresh as you like, lots of it. Advice: go for half portions! Value for money: excellent. In... More 

Thank Warwick D
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

cheap good quality tapas friendly atmosphere and helpful staff actually tapas free at bar so extremely cheap check tapas runs one raj today site

Thank Marie O
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just love this fantastic place. First: Nice, fast, kind and relaxed service. Second: delicious seafood and vegetables. The peppers with onion and tomatoes with garlic, the fried aubergine and the fish! And the pil pil. Mmmm. You get whatever you want to drink on your table within 5 minutes. And the athmosphere! Very nice. This is not a fancy place,... More 

Thank Kristin W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We followed a tapas trail that recommended this bar but pointing out it was away from the centre of town. What a great find! Very friendly and our drinks were accompanied by free tapas. First, grilled chicken on a skewer, then fish, then meat. My wife eyed the lovely fresh prawns in a chill display. I asked for some and... More 

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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great local experience if you are there in the late afternoon, early evening. You can get decent beer at decent prices and always a free tapas plate to go with, usually seafood, or a skewer of meat with a slice of bread, simple spanish beer tapas, great value. We got chatting with a few locals as well because we sat... More 

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

In a back street but well worth searching it out for lunch. Tapas served at the bar and tables inside for cooler days; huge outdoor dining area for the season. Small kitchen "in" the restaurant, and a wide range of seafood cooked tor order Not fast food, but pretty quick nevertheless. Brilliant experience, hardly anyone there except locals and little... More 

Thank OldManofBute
Leicester UK
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357 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stopped here for a glass of wine each and enjoyed the included free tapas. Only 8 euros for the whole lot - a bargain!

Thank Rich52
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly bar, was recommend to the this bar from friends. The pork tapas was raw pink inside and hardly looked like it was even put on the grill... Would not return.

Thank Charlotte R
kingston upon thames
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Local bar and a kind of "restaurant". We just walked in because of the specific decor of this place. Plastic chairs and paper tablecloths. Looks like a kind of old garage adopted for a restaurant. Was not very busy, but started busier later, mainly Spanish families with kids. Very friendly staff, but if you need constant attention it is not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Pedro 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 36 97

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?