Photographs I love …. and why! [5]

This is just one of a series of photos I have taken, and will share with you over time, capturing the essence of living east of Málaga.   Each one, in it’s own unique way, reminds me of why I love living in southern Spain, and in particular the Axarquía.


Here you can see a giant-sized paella being cooked over a wood fire at Chiringuito de Ayo on Burriana Beach in Nerja.   Surrounded by palm and banana trees, Ayo´s Restaurant is something of an institution,  serving up delicious food for over 40 years.   There is no need to book a table but you will have to take your chances with everyone else in trying to secure the next one coming free – but that´s all part of the fun!  The Spanish flock to Ayo´s in their droves to sample the mouth-watering paella,  there is always a great atmosphere AND you can can queue up for a second plate – free!

Mmmm you can almost smell it from here,  right?

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10 thoughts on “Photographs I love …. and why! [5]

  1. That looks delicious! There’s a place in Covent Garden, London that has two huge paella dishes like this with it being cooked all day… my daughter and I always get some when we go and it’s really good but I think I would rather have it at Ayo’s Restaurant on the beach, wow! Will definitely be checking this place out and will be putting it on my list of places to go! :)

    • Ayo’s paella are famous in this area. You might enjoy this video – I think it’s the same employee making the paella as in my photo!:

      It’s a great area to live – especially EAST of the city of Malaga – but then again, I’m biased :)

      Hope you get to visit sometime :)

    • …and they have one they are serving from, one standing ready to eat and another on the go – at any time! This particular beachfront restaurant is packed all day – particularly at weekends. It’s a good yardstick to use because many of the customers are Spaniards :)

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