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Bar El Estrecho

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Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952770004
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12:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Description: Tapas bar.open from 1954.homemade food.good atmosphere

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  • 272
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to stop for lunch.

El Estrecho was recommended by our resort concierge as a food place to stop for lunch. He was right. The tapas were excellent. The two of us ate well for €20. It is located down a small alley, so you have to look carefully. The one thing which could use improvement was the men's room. No seat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Terry D
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

El Estrecho was recommended by our resort concierge as a food place to stop for lunch. He was right. The tapas were excellent. The two of us ate well for €20. It is located down a small alley, so you have to look carefully. The one thing which could use improvement was the men's room. No seat on the toilet.... More 

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Thank Terry D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried a few of their tapas, both dishes were excellent at a great price. Highly recommended for a quick stop or more!

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Thank Michael Z
La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At one of marbellas old town cozy streets is Bar El Estrecho! excellent to have some typicall tapas and plates. One of the most traditional places to be at the old town.

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Thank Monikanimo
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came upon this little bar after we ate in a restaurant for lunch with all the family. It was my dads birthday so we surprised him when we all ended up in Marbella unbeknown to him. This Bar was cheap, and very cheerful. I would recommend this place to anyone. As frequent visitors to Marbella , we have a holiday... More 

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Thank Barry S
Reading, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night for an early drink. Ended up staying for taps, lovely family run business in the heart of the old town. Well worth seeking out. Will return aoon.

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1 Thank Dave K
Singapore, Singapore
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Great place to get introduced to Spanish Tapas in the middle of charming old town Marbella. This place is also steeped in Spanish history, the restaurant is run by the second generation, very homely feel, taste like home cooked Spanish food

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Thank terencet2
Waco, Tx
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Cafe-bar El Estrecho The concierge at the Marriott recommended we find this place when we were getting directions to the Old Quarter of Marbella. "It's on/off a very narrow street so you'll have to look for it." Sure enough it was right where he said. It was run that day by dad, daughter (cooking) and younger son. I ordered a... More 

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Thank davidel57
Leuven, Belgium
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274 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

situated in the narrow streets of the old town. Small venue, but with the typical spanish atmosphere. Tapas are good, vast choice, but nothing extraordinary. Some wines on teh list are worth trying.

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Thank michel l
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We have been visiting Marbella for 10 years and always go to this Tapas bar. It never disappoints . Great food. Great atmosphere . Family are very pleasant with great service. If you only visit one Tapas bar in Marbella it should be this one but need to go before 8.30pm to avoid disappointment .

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CHESTERFIELD
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170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A great little find down an alleyway. Lots of Spanish families eating here, which is always a good sign!! Excellent value and customer service, the menu is now in English also.

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Restaurant Details

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 952770004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene

Description

Tapas bar.open from 1954.homemade food.good atmosphere
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?