La Cueva Bar

La Cueva Bar, otherwise known as ‘The Cave Bar’ of Capistrano Village

Not to be confused with the famous ‘Las Cuevas de Nerja’, (The Caves of Nerja) in nearby town Maro. These have the reputation of being some of the most impressive caves in Europe, and are a definite must-see attraction for any cave enthusiast.

So back to the La Cueva Bar in Capistrano Village: What a little treasure this place is!

It is tucked away near the entrance to the Capistrano Village Pool, but despite it being quite hidden, you’ll be able to find it, as it is well sign-posted.

The plain and dated sign doesn’t do it much justice, and even as you stride up to the entrance, there isn’t much indication of what you’ll find inside. On entering though, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This really is a charming little bar.

La Cueva, meaning ‘The Cave’ lives up to its name. The bar is set inside a cave that has a wonderful, cosy feeling to it. Even when it seems to be a quiet evening out on the street, the bar inside is buzzing with people, chatting away over glasses of wine. The staff members and clientele are a mixture of Spanish and English, and you can expect a friendly welcome by all.La Cueva Bar Menu

La Cueva Bar Menu

La Cueva sports a very typical English pub-style menu, with dishes such as Fish and Chips, Curry of the day, chicken, hamburgers, and delicious homemade pies. They also have a very reasonable kid’s menu and some tasty English desserts. It is a very English menu, so if you are looking for typical Spanish food this isn’t the spot.  However, for a relaxing glass of wine, or a warm hearty meal, this is a great place to unwind after a busy day walking or a long day of sun-bathing and swimming on the beach.

La Cueva’s pretty impressive claim to fame is that the Trivial Pursuit game was created within its very walls. The Canadian creators of Trivial Pursuit, Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, were actually staying in Capistrano whilst developing their now world-famous game. They are known to have spent many an evening in the La Cueva Bar, inventing questions and perfecting Trivial Pursuit, whilst finding investors to help them launch the game to the world.

The candles and fairy lights team up with the log fire, giving the La Cueva Bar a really delightful atmosphere. It is quite a sophisticated bar, but also very comfortable and child-friendly too. With Happy Hour every night from 6-8pm, and homemade food served daily from 6.30-9.45pm, La Cueva is a great little local for the Capistrano residents and holiday makers alike.

La Cueva Bar Open times

You can visit La Cueva every evening from 6pm-Late in the summer months, and slightly earlier from 5pm-Late throughout winter.

Located at Urb. El Capistrano Village, Nerja and you will see it signposted from the entrance to the Capistrano Village pool.

If you want to secure a cosy corner table for dinner, or for larger dining groups booking is recommended. Just call to speak to Nigel on the La Cueva Bar phone number: 0034 694 423 332

Happy Caving!

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