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Eating and drinking in Nerja

If you are planning a holiday in Nerja, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink in this thriving seaside town.

Breakfast Spanish style includes toasted bread rolls with olive oil, tomato and serrano ham, churros, hot fried dough sprinkled with sugar and served with thick hot chocolate or croissants with a range of fillings. Alternatively, if you want a fry up, you will find plenty of cafes serving a typical full English breakfast.

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Whether you want to eat al fresco on the beach, soak up the sun in one of the many pavement cafes and watch the world go by or enjoy some ‘home from home style’ pub grub, you will not be disappointed.

Being very family-orientated, the vast majority of Spanish restaurants in Nerja are child-friendly and many offer children’s menus at reduced prices.

Tapas are an integral part of life in southern Spain and bars selling these tasty morsels provide a very social way of eating and drinking. If you want to make the most of a ‘tapas tour’ sample a tapa and a drink in each bar before moving on. A great way to try Spanish food in a sociable atmosphere without breaking the bank.

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Try the Spanish omelette, the octopus ‘Gallega style’ with potatoes and pepper or the famous cured ham with olives and crusty bread. Accompanied with a dry fino sherry or a cold beer, tapas are a great lunch or evening option. Tapas bars may be crowded, but if you want to soak up a typical Spanish atmosphere, these are the places to eat.

If you are looking for fresh seafood and fish dishes, try one of the many chiringuitos, beach bars, dotted along the shore. Huge pans of paella are cooked on open fires, sardines are grilled on spits and every type of seafood is offered, along with delicious salads and cool jugs of sangria.

A large number of restaurants offer set lunch menus, Menu del Dia, offering three courses and a drink. If you are feeling hungry at lunch time this a great way to sample three courses of typical Spanish food for just €7-€10 per head. The menu usually includes a glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink in the price.

Nerja’s lively bar scene includes traditional Spanish cafes, sports bars, live entertainment venues and music bars to suit all tastes and budgets. For a choice of nightlife options, stroll down to Plaza Tutti Frutti where you will find a choice of clubs and late night bars.

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