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Cafeteria Calabella

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Calle Puerta del Mar 8, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952 52 80 24
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a three course lunch here for 9,90 Euro. Everything was very tasty and the view over the sea was fantastic.

Thank Bickan
Norwich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been to this place years ago when it was a fairly upmarket restaurant. The place is now about a quarter of the size and calls itself a Cafeteria. However, they have still retained a small portion of the verandah overlooking the bay but you will have to fight for a seat there. Some reviews have criticised the food... More 

Thank Lucille S
Paisley, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch here and thought it fab. We had the set lunch for €9.50. This included a starter main and dessert or coffee. We had the mixed salad and gave our four year old the soup, this came with bread. I had prawn pilpil and my daughter had the fried anchovies. We both had creme brûlée. We thought... More 

Thank Jaxter24
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We picked this place because of their 9 euro menu and for the view. The view was spectacular. The food was... not great. For instance, the dessert options on the menu included "crema catalana" and "chocolate mousse". Both were prepackaged and brought out still in the plastic cup with foil on top. The rest of the meal (gazpacho, shrimp pil-pil,... More 

Thank Gzoek
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We make a point of always popping into the Cafeteria Calabella whenever we bring friends to Nerja. Again we managed to get a table right in the front of the balcony, overlooking the beach the the Balcony of Europe. As usual, the staff are friendly, and the food well cooked. Our only complaint is that they do not do Toasted... More 

Thank DeryckWheeler
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The food is very nice despite the menu being slightly limiting and there is also WiFi and obviously amazing views! Service is good and overall a worth-going-to restaurant.

Thank Archie L
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Fantastic spot, lovely views. We both ordered pasta dishes and they were over sauced and tasted like microwave meals. The meat was appalling.

Thank hgtcpl
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We went in here one night because of the location and didn't expect much. We had the set meal which was surprisingly good. Prawn cocktail starter with lots of prawns, followed by prawn gambas which was gorgeous. My husband said his chicken dish was nice. I mean, we're not talking top quality, but for the views and the price it... More 

Thank CorkShropslass
Nerja, Spain
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is a great find, but does not look it from the street. Lovely views from the terrace. Good selection of tapas.

Thank Joan A
regents park
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

How can a restaurant with one of the best views in the world only achieve 3 stars from a fairly generous reviewer; probably because the food is not up to the usual Nerja standard. The service is friendly enough, cheap enough, but the food, certainly the day we went was risible. Maybe they just had an off day - hence... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Cafe
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Puerta del Mar 8, 29780 Nerja, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Nerja
  • Phone Number: +34 952 52 80 24

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