I came across this interesting old Axarquia guide booklet for March 1997 and was immediately curious as to how the establishments in Nerja mentioned in the guide, particularly bars and restaurants, have fared in the intervening years.
The overall answer would have to be ‘pretty good’.
On the front cover, though, Madison’s Piano Bar in Plaza Marina has long since gone. Reading on, La Maroma Activities Centre in avenida Castilla Perez has also fallen by the wayside. And on we go through the booklet.
Ortiz cafe and cakeshop – Still here
Clinica Veterinaria Almijara – Still here
Lattitud 7 Travel Agency – Gone
Mac Wash Laundry – Gone
Piscinas Nerja – Still around, but different location.
James Perez Real Estate – Gone, but only a few years ago.
Not an establishment, but the attraction of a walk along the Paseo de los Carabineros has not been possible for about nine years due to a rockslide.
The Frock Exchange – Still here and in the same place.
Criado Auto Accessories – Gone
Eurosur – Still here
Hotel Plaza Cavana – Still here
Taller de Rotulación Metodo – Gone
Robin Hood Snack Bar – Gone
Venta San Miguel – Still here
La Marea – Gone
Los Cuñaos – Still here
Giovanni’s – Gone
Bar Alameda – Still here
Carabeo 34 – Still here
La Lonja – Gone
Marisqueria La Familia – Gone
Bar Dolores (El Chispa) – Still here, great tapas bar.
Freiduria La Década – Gone
Pizzeria JJ – Still here
Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant – Still here
Meson Pata Negra – Still here
El Pulguilla (one of the best tapas bars) – Still here
Los Bilbainos – Still here
The Sportsman – Still here
El Zoquito – Gone
Casa Luque – Gone, but only fairly recently
Restaurante Reviresco – Gone
Fernandes Olmo – Gone
Rogelio – Still here
Fotos Guerrero – Still here
Foto Sistema – Gone
Victoria – Gone
Zigamar – Gone
La Barrqaca Pub – Gone
Ciclope Disco – Gone
La Strada Restaurant – Still here
Pub Theba’s – Still here
Merendero La Barca – Still here
Merendero Ayo – Still here
Merendero Playa – Still here
Merendero Moreno – Still here
Snooker/Pool Hall – Still here
So, 26 are still with us, 23 have gone, which I don’t think is bad going in a period of 18 years and including (and still does) a massive financial crisis.