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La Tranca

Carreteria 93, 29008 Malaga, Spain
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Ranked #24 of 1,155 restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Carreteria street, downtown in Malaga, the tavern La Tranca will conquer you with its selection of tapas, wines and atmosphere. The look is a traditional Spanish bar where you can have Spanish homemade tapas standing in the barrels that make table or at the bar. Try their chilly beers, wines on tap, as the vermouth, moscatel or pajarete, In this tavern you can also enjoy the first drink, all in a warm and authentic place in the city center. Enjoy it!
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90% Recommend
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Naples, Italy
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were two people and went to La Tranca because its ranking is very high and there were many very good reviews published on TripAdvisor. The place is quite small with few tables, but although the relatively high number of customers is possible to sit and eat without waiting too much (many customers stand outside just drinking a beer). The... More

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Warsaw, Poland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

with your friends, drink sth, eat tapas, listen to the music and... listen the man behind the bar singing :-) it is the best place in Malaga for reasonable price.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I was recommended by a friend to try this little gem of a place for some tapas and drinks during a 2 hour window transiting through Malaga airport. Stepping in through the airy entrance tentatively with my case I was made to feel at home instantly, being greeted and served with big smiles from Ana who could not have been... More

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Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

La Tranca tapas bar in Málaga is definitely worth a visit just for the experience, the waiter and owner is a very charismatic guy who speaks perfect English and will make you feel completely welcome. All the staff is friendly and attentive, the tapas are delicious like for example the “pata” (roasted pork served with oily toasted bread) or the... More

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Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

This is where Tripadvisor isn't able to filter enough. Just returned from a holiday to Malaga and tried to visit most of tripadvisors 'top' eateries... This is a bar. Don't go for an outstanding culinary experience or fine romantic dining. Expect to sit at the bar and order decent Tapas which is warmed in a microwave or warmed in the... More

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Velez-Malaga, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a fantastic evening on Saturday,great staff,very good tapas & good lively atmosphere.We have visited this bar before,but only at lunch time.It's even better in the evening,so busy with great music.This is our favourite bar in malaga,hope to be back soon.Highly recommended for a true,fun,andalucian experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A really relaxed bar with good house wine. Really friendly and welcoming host/barman who is from Argentina and fantastic music. On a busy street and a little bit away from the tourist traps which is good. Definitely recommended for a first or last drink of the night. Very popular with the young and trendy locals but clientele is mixed and... More

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Cologne, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

the best barman ever, he is not only n amazing barkeep, but also a singer and entertainer!!! + delicious food! =)

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Brookhaven, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a small local bar, with lots going for it. The staff and customers all friendly, and the tapas great. We enjoyed the open air atmosphere, and the different tapas, wine and beer. My partner loved the local artesian beer. Very bitter, but to his liking. The place is worth finding and enjoying an afternoon of relaxed fun, food... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We were here on the 31st December in the late afternoon and it was one of the most memorable times we had in Malaga.The place had an incredible buzz with staff and customers singing and everyone in good spirits. Everyone was friendly and welcoming.

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