La Bodeguilla
Calle Antonio Millón
29780 Nerja

La Bodeguilla La Bodeguilla at night, Nerja

I’ve always liked the barrel tables outside La Bodeguilla on calle Antonio Millón, Nerja, pass them every day, but never really thought of the bar as a ‘tapas bar’ as such. Don’t know why, maybe the location.

Until now, that is. What a find, and right on the doorstep. Well, almost. Everything’s relative.

The bar is quite small inside and does tend to get busy, very busy, so getting a seat is probably down to luck most of the time. There are only a couple of tables and, once again, they’re barrel tables.

The first surprise was when ordering a drink, a free dish of olives. The olives have a distinctive flavour, can’t quite work out exactly what it is yet. Herbs, certainly, of some description, maybe garlic. I’ll just have to keep on enjoying them while I try to work it out, better, and more fun, than giving in and asking!

Right, so while you munch on the olives, you choose a tapa, and there are plenty on offer. There were at least twenty on display in or on the cabinets, and there were also maybe a dozen different cheeses to choose from.

Salads, snails, tortilla, meatballs of several varieties, boquerones, pulpo, mushrooms, chick peas….a mouthwatering array to choose from. And behind the bar, never seen so many bottles of wine on display in a small bar, must be approaching one thousand at a rough guess.

Just had to try the pulpo, rather taken with that recently. Pretty good, lovely sauce. Not quite as tender as the (sauceless) fried pulpo in Los Pescaitos, but not far off. Good portions, too.

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  1. Tom Riley says:

    Very good and busy tapas bar with great service. Get there early. The pulpo is really good.

  2. Nail Deniz says:

    A great experience with a quick service. As soon as we sat down, the camarero gave us a dish of olives, then soon after getting the beer, the tapa arrived… Recommended!

  3. Love this bar, get a drink – great selection of wines, a tapa and sit in the lovely sunshine watching Nerja go by!! Great place!

  4. repurban says:

    This a bar you have to visit when in Nerja. Great variety of tapas, well prepared and tasty. But the best thing I think is the possibily to order quality wine by the glass.
    I recommend to try the pimientos rellenos, gratinated with cheese.

  5. Bad experience for us.
    Very poor service, the guy behind the bar “forgot” to bring the tapas we ordered with our drinks but didn’t forget to include them in the bill. When we objected we were told “the price was the same”.
    In this location I think Euros 5.50 is a bit rich for a small beer and a glass of white wine.

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