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Bar El Estrecho

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Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 00 04
00:30 - 00:00
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is were many local and Spanish people eat. The service here is outstanding given how busy they are.We were left enjoy our food and drinks despite a long queue.The menu is traditional tapas both hot and cold.We recommend the prawns,croquettes,stuffed peppers and all salads were good,as were the chips.With wine ,cokes and waters the bill came to less than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enough of the manicured expensive dinners. Off for some local grub in a local place. Tapas here is simple, tasty and quick. Order 4 dishes for two at a time otherwise you will, as ever with Tapas, be out of there too quick. Take your time between sections to quaff the excellent sangria. Eat as many as you can squeeze... More 

Thank Muchtravelled065
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four years since the last visit and as good as ever. Great tapas and wine. Friendly and helpful staff. Fantastic place.

Thank rob w
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited again for the 3rd time and it doesn't disappoint. The last time we were here was 3 years ago and the standards haven't dropped at all. The tapas arrives when it's ready which gives time to enjoy before the next ones materialise. Once again it's full of locals and tourists which shows it caters for all. Definitely worth searching... More 

Thank Martin G
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While most of Marbella is simply tourist-oriented, here you can find locals and tourists. Nice narrow street, typical floor-tiles. Reasonable prices, usually crowded, good service. Just the type of place you want to frequent for some tapas.

Thank Uwe D
Ossining, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

simple quick tasty tapas classic and reasonable. chorizo and peppers, and the classics. small, five tables but a very nice bar

Thank Charles L
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We love tapas. It's great if you fancy just picking at different dishes when you're not too hungry and usually good value wine. Bar El Estrecho is tucked down a narrow back street in lovely old Town - you might need a map to find it or just wander around until you do. The night we went in January it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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975 reviews
590 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here at the suggestion of our hotel. Lovey original bar servicing good wine & beer at very cheap prices - €2.10 for a huge glass of cava. Uncomfortable chairs resulted in us not staying for tapas. Looked good though.

Thank McAnnie1
Gatineau, Canada
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here three times over the course of a week in Marbella, twice for lunch and once for dinner. Over the three visits tried almost every tapas on offer. Everything was very good and the prices represent great value for the quality of food. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Nick F
Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

a simple and HONEST place where you will eat delicious tapas with reasonable rates. Locals and foreigners feel at home when eating there. you will be back sooner than you think ! excellent, simple and honest

Thank Thierry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Mediterranean, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 77 00 04
Tapas bar.open from 1954.homemade food.good atmosphere

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?