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Bar El Estrecho

Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601 Marbella, Spain
+34 952770004
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Ranked #42 of 871 restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Hertfordshire,UK
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited last year for the first time and this year as well. The bar has a cosy atmosphere and looks typically Spanish which is its main attraction. Service was very good and the food was fine, nothing exceptional though. We will return next year.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, great sangria and friendly staff. We found it to be relaxed and welcoming. We will definitely return, and I highly recommend this place.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had a great selection of tapas and staff was super friendly. We lucked out and were able to get a table. At about 10:00 PM there were people waiting to get a table. Loved the location in the narrow alley of old town.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In one of the most narrow streets in Marbella Old Town, thas the name "El Estrecho"this is an old tapas restaurant, with a very nice bar, some lovely details, but unfortunately with a very indifferent stuff and average tapas dishes. I would probably go again to have a quick bite and a drink at the bar but only for a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a fantastic Tapas bar. We asked our hotel receptionist where would they eat and they recommended this place. it's in the old part of Marbella down a narrow alley but once found, a real gem! Menu is in Spanish but the young man serving us spoke good English. He explained everything to us. The food was delicious and very... More

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Munich, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We are foodies and have been to well over 50 restaurants in Andalucia in the past 2 years. This is our favorite tapas restaurant so far. Great selection and great taste! Great for families with little kids too. And very affordable. The atmosphere is not great but with food this good no one cares!

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Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Found this after trying to find a traditional tapas restaurant in Marbella. Took us a while to find as hidden in the authentic streets of Old Town, and we are a bit rubbish at map reading, but well worth the effort. Food was amazing and service was exceptional. Unfortunately we don't speak Spanish and as the menu was completely in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I've been visiting Spain for 28 years now and love tapas, this was genuinely the best I've had... All fresh, extremely tasty and great value. The restaurant itself and staff are all fantastic and all that you need... I'd recommend the albondigas, langoustine pil pil, calla ares and the pork in tomato sauce and also the Shiraz was lovely. Will... More

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Auchterarder
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Although a year since we last visited, we were greeted like long lost friends by Alfonso (the owner) and the ever efficient Jonathan. Here you can not only see some of the dishes in the cold cabinet, but see it being cooked just at the side of the bar. No matter what your choice is, the food never fails to... More

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Bournemouth
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

El Estrecho was recommended to us by the guy at our hotel. Once we found it, we went back three times!! The tapas was lovely, even the one with tripe in it, which I tried just for the hell of it. It is a family owned bar and the lads behind the bar are friendly and very welcoming. They even... More

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