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Bar Dolores El Chispa

Calle San Pedro 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 36 97
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork skewers” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle San Pedro 12, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We called in for a quick drink and had some fresh fish tapa with bread. Cheap tasty and cheerful! Authentic locals place, we sat at the bar and tried our Spanish out with the staff. Try it, don't be afraid to visit the true tapas...More

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent tapas in a local bar, typical spanish bar where lots of locals use. Situated in the old part of town. Excellent fish and meat tapas. Large portions of wine.

Thank holly555326
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We visited this Bar a few times whilst on our Nejra break, totally Spanish atmosphere excellent, drinks and tapas very good, this is just a good honest bar nothing flashy, so if you're looking for a traditional place to eat and drink try El Chispa

Thank JohnSpain
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of our Hostal and Loved this place. It is where locals go for seafood Tapas. We had Gambas pil pil and Boquerones. Both were great and the Boquerones were a stand out. Without doubt The best we have had...More

Thank trev513
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We all had a great meal here,good friendly service,tasty well cooked food in a lovely environment. Can't wait to return.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Come here every year and always enjoy the visit. This is where the locals go for Tapas. Notice another British dummy giving a bad review recently because they don't speak English... just amazing. Try going down the local chippie and ordering in loud Spanish. No...More

4  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Was here a couple of years ago and loved it. Very friendly and helpful to non-Spanish speakers. In fact, it helped influence our decision to return to Nerja. Not so this time. The barman ignored us and served the locals even after acknowledging our drink...More

2  Thank Donna M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A must for all who like to experience local culture and great sea food. Even with limited Spanish you can make yourself understood and the staff are very helpful. The sardines are a must and you can have a look at the fish before deciding...More

1  Thank DrekH
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great place with a great atmosphere! Deep dive into best local traditions. If you would have imagined how Spanish quisine and hospitality have been in the past in "good old days" and also how it should be in the future - there it is -...More

2  Thank MarekSrarek
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I like the food in here but the service at the bar in the busy summer months is just so slow. They really need to get more staff on board. It's very difficult to actually get someones attention when ordering drinks /tapas or even paying...More

Thank Mikeo111
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31 January 2016|
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Response from gary w | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Dario, its off season so not necessary to book, just turn up! Its an informal bar and restaurant together, plenty of locals.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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