This short tapas trail takes in five excellent tapas bars in the centre of the old town, plus three more within a 5 minute walk. All give a free tapa with your drink.

Starting at La Piqueta on Calle Pintada (a free tapa is brought with your drink), then moving up the street to Paco Mari and Redondo on Calle Gloria (the narrow side street that links Pintada to Cristo) – in both of these bars you get a choice of tapas.

Next go to El Pulguilla (huge choice of fish or meat tapas) down the hill on Calle Cristo before going round the corner to Calle Carabeo to try Los Barriles where you will get cheese and bread.

This is a classic Tapas Trail and you will find bars you will want to return to again and again.

Please note that some of these bars are not open on Sundays and some also take a break in the winter months, however there are always at least a few tapas bars open in this area, year round.

If you are feeling more adventurous you can also try some smaller bars in the back streets of Nerja. Go up the hill along Calle Cristo and find El Niño. There are also two more small tapas bars on Calle Bolivia; Puntillas and Chispa – both of these are well worth trying, but do get very busy with locals, so are not for the faint hearted.

UPDATE WINTER 2013/2014: Bar Turry has reopened as El Quijote and Los Cuñaos is under new management. Both are worth visiting.

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16 Comments (and one trackback)

  • #1 by Pip on Sunday 20th of January 2013 - Sunday 20th of January 2013

    Where have the previous owners from Los Cunaos gone ?? certainly not the same atmosphere/ service – and we have been using it for over 15yrs

    • #2 by Sheena on Monday 21st of January 2013 - Monday 21st of January 2013

      I saw Juan and family in los cunaos as customers recently. If I understood him correctly he’s doing agricultural work at the moment. He said his family are much happier because he has more time for them and he’ll never have a bar again! Must say I’ve found the new owners pleasant tooand the tapas still good.

  • #3 by Sheena on Tuesday 15th of January 2013 - Tuesday 15th of January 2013

    Thanks for this tapas trail. I would add Rincon del Sabor after los Cunaos.

    • #4 by GingerHound on Tuesday 15th of January 2013 - Tuesday 15th of January 2013

      Good suggestion. Rincon del Sabor is on Calle Ruperto Anduez, towards the bottom on the left and is a few minutes walk from Cuñaos.

  • #5 by Mary on Sunday 13th of January 2013 - Sunday 13th of January 2013

    The Taberna del Pescador was closed last October?

    • #6 by oliver on Monday 14th of January 2013 - Monday 14th of January 2013

      It is now open again as Bar Turry and is even better than the old Pescador

  • #8 by Jilly - Leeds on Sunday 6th of January 2013 - Sunday 6th of January 2013

    Travelling to Nerja in early March, looking forward to authentic Spanish tapas…are the trails a good idea or very touristy.

    • #9 by GingerHound on Sunday 13th of January 2013 - Sunday 13th of January 2013

      Yes, the tapas trails are a good way to try out a few different places. You can then keep going back to your favourites.

      • #10 by Jilly - Leeds on Wednesday 16th of January 2013 - Wednesday 16th of January 2013

        Thanks for the confirmation…looking forward to enjoying some great tapas.

    • #11 by Mary on Sunday 13th of January 2013 - Sunday 13th of January 2013

      yes, there are many tapas bars in Nerja the ones mentioned are all worth a visit 2 of my favourites are Meson La Posada Iberic Tapas Bar on Calle Nueva and Ziga Tapas on Calle El Barrio

      • #12 by Jilly - Leeds on Wednesday 16th of January 2013 - Wednesday 16th of January 2013

        Hi thanks, taken note of the names and will certainly be checking them out. :)

  • #13 by James on Tuesday 14th of February 2012 - Tuesday 14th of February 2012

    Great! Thanks for getting back so quickly. :-)

  • #14 by James on Tuesday 14th of February 2012 - Tuesday 14th of February 2012

    Hi

    I actually followed this tapas trail recently (Feb 2012) – I think some of these places are closed. Maybe just for the Winter? El Desvan looks permanently closed.

    Any other recommendations?

    • #15 by GingerHound on Tuesday 14th of February 2012 - Tuesday 14th of February 2012

      Hi James, thanks for your comments. El Desvan is indeed shut (and looking for new management if anyone fancies running a bar in Spain). All the others on the tapas trail are open at the moment, although some do shut on Sundays (and El Pulguila was shut during January). Try Paco Mari on Calle Gloria, or head up Calle Cristo to The Taberna del Pescador and El Nino almost next door.

    • #16 by Mary on Sunday 20th of May 2012 - Sunday 20th of May 2012

      El Desvan has moved to Torrox Pueblo

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