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Bar la Carcel

Calle Dean Espinosa 18, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
+34 956 70 04 10
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“eggplant” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (61 reviews)
“apple sauce” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Dean Espinosa 18, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, everything we ordered was excellent! No frills. Not geared for tourists. Authentic locals experience in Arcos- filled with families, dating couples and groups of friends gathering. Fresh Tapas, salads, cold and hot selections & excellent wines. Gets busy, but stay patient and you will...More

Thank Gayle K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow — some of the best tapas we have had in Spain. The Iberian sirloin wrapped in ham and goat cheese with a berry jam mixed salty and sweet and tart. The grilled tuna was amazing — meaty, juicy. The fried dates with jam were...More

Thank hanauerl
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Charming place with seating inside the old cellar or outside in the street. Basic food but nicely done and good quality. Very nice staff

Thank Kenshare
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Bar la Carcel, a friendly family bar in the old town. They have a great assortment of tapas as well raciones. We’re salad eaters and we requested a simple green salad, which wasn’t on the menu. They were happy...More

Thank Wendy D
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A great place for lunch. Be sure to try the 'Crujiente de langostinos con calabacin'. It's a large shrimp ans slivered zucchini wrapped and friedlike an eggroll and serves with an amazing sauce. The mango salad with walnuts, fresh mozzarella and 'jamon de pato' was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We stopped in Arcos for a very early lunch- and everything was delicious. From the veggies tapas to the seafood tapas.

Thank Denisa C
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We Always visit Bar Carcel when we stay in Arcos with our friends. They have a different choice of tapas to a lot of other tapas bars I have visited with some innovative dishes. The prawn wrapped in bacon or wrapped in courgettes make a...More

Thank Ian_&_Allison
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Top location as you enter the old town. Packed to the brim for dinner (on a week say in October). I tried the mango salad that was resfreshing, sweet but with many depth of flavour. As the menu looked so inviting, I tried the pork...More

Thank Naomi129
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

So good! This place is better than the number 1 recommendation! The food is absolutely delicious and it came out quick!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We moved here after a disappointing experience at the TripAdvisor best rated place next door. At the family run Bar La Carcel the service was great and the tapas were delicious. Some different options from the usual run of the mill tapas makes for a...More

Thank Overtonmike
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Dean Espinosa 18, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Arcos de la Frontera
  • Phone Number: +34 956 70 04 10
tel 956-700-410
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