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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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    Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and very friendly staff

Enjoyed great tapas in an authentic Spanish setting. Staff very friendly and the value was terrific.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Richard M
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County Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed great tapas in an authentic Spanish setting. Staff very friendly and the value was terrific.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Delicious, authentic tapas delivered with a friendly service. Popular with the locals and tourists alike, they fit us in as a table of 9 (unfortunately 2 nights later we weren't so lucky!) If you can find it (Marbella old town is a maze) you will not be disappointed. We have returned a year on only to be further impressed!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very authentic little tapas bar hidden away in a narrow street in the old town. Full of locals which is always a good sign. Large range of tapas available. We've been going to Marbella for years but only stumbled on this little gem recently. Highly recommended if you like real Spain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Really nice bar and tapas, friendly staff and very tasty tapas food ! Tucked away in Marbella old town in alley way on the way to Marbella market

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is one of very few places that is not overcrowded with the tourists but has the real and original atmosphere. The food is simply delicious, one of my favorites must try - pimientos del piquillo !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went there for the second year running. Not a fancy place but authentic and very popular with locals and regulars. Located in a quaint but narrow alley in the Old Town. Food was good old fashioned tapas and keenly priced (mainly 2 Euros per dish) wine was cheap and cheerful. Waiter was frantic but efficient and extremely friendly. We will... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fab authentic tapas and atmosphere - a must visit. Two or three per head are plenty, sit back relax eat good food drink red wine and enjoy tapas at its best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Not easy to find in a very narrow street in the Old Town but lovely for an aperitif before your evening meal or some authentic tapas if you prefer to eat here. We have been calling in this little bar for many years. Popular with locals too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had the very fortunate experience of stopping by this small, simple restaurant. Located on a small street, we entered before the evening crowd arrived. We were glad we did! It gave us plenty of time to browse the menu and sample the many delicious Tapas. The server (son maybe?) was particularly helpful and patient as we wove our way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Traditional little tapasjoint with amazing food and welcoming staff. Very reasonably priced. Secret tip!

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Address: Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601 Marbella, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952770004
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
Average Prices: USD $5 to $15
Cuisine: Spanish

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  • 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 $5 to $15
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups

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