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Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 22 89
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am still going there after more than 30 years and Ayo has always been there. Some say it is a tourist trap but if you go there at weekends whatever the season you will always find many Spanish families having lunch.The paella is excellent and seconds are still free. It does get very crowded and you may have to... More 

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like many others had to try the paella. Very good and the service was efficient and friendly. Good location, fair prices - 1 Paella and 1 glass of wine - 10.10 Euros.

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is on the beach at the far end and becomes very busy aroud 3 pm. The staff are very efficient and chatty. The fresh cooked paella was great as were the large sardines well worth the extra walk.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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231 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy restaurant at the Beach. The make several enormous paellas every day and people come to Watch. The very cheap rations of that paella are OK but nothing special. It is very cheap and with lots of rice bur also shell fish and chicken. In the price it is includede to go and get a refill. If you want... More 

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Grand Bend, Canada
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229 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had lunch here and found the paella to be average and the service somewhat unenthusiastic.The paella was barely warm and had just two shrimp and some small bits of chicken. The rice is a good color and flavor but it should all be piping hot when it arrives at your table. Had to ask twice for a beer... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Directly on the "Burriana Playa" is a raw of restaurants and bars. Perhaps the most popular among the Spanish people is the "Chiringuito de Ayo" which means Ayo's seaside snack bar / restaurant. Forty seven years ago, in 1969, one of the discoverers of the Nerja Cuevas, established the "Chiringuito de Ayo" right on the Burriana beach and it had,... More 

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Marlow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Noisy busy beaches are not my preference, so for that reason alone I've taken off a star. But for value, quality and good service, ayo deserves a good review. The paella, was for me, just perfect, no fuss, no fancy stuff, just paella! You can go up for seconds, thirds, etc for the price of one plate, so if you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best paella in Nerja. You can go up and get a second helping free!! Specials on Sundays , lamb or pork with potatoes and vegetables.

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Thank Catherine C
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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

From we sat down and we had our drinks on the table we counted less than two minutes. They give you attention immidiately After entering. Wow! We ordered 4 paellas, served instantly. And what a paella! This is a must-visit lunch/dinner place in Nerja! Located next to Burriana beach.

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UK
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knew about this place from many recommendations. Large pans of paella served up in front of the Playa de Burriana.... Paella was very good and for the price you can go back for more. An alternative of a meat and potatoes dish was equally as good but probably not worth the 12 euros.. all in all though, it's really very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Burriana, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 22 89

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