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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice tapas bar in a pedestrian alley in the old town

We came here because all the guidebooks tell you to, but it is really a good place to go to. It is always quite full, so try to come at odd hours. The food was really good, service was friendly, and all was well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We came here because all the guidebooks tell you to, but it is really a good place to go to. It is always quite full, so try to come at odd hours. The food was really good, service was friendly, and all was well.

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Javea, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Hard to find in this narrow street in the corner of a small square. Nice tasteful tapas, good service and explanation of the tapas. Great choice, and family type restaurant. I would go back here another time!

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Rotterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a very good tapas bar, hidden in a small street in the Old town of marbella. The interior is nothing special, but the food and atmosphere are great! Delicious tapas for very low prices. Try the croquettas and calamares, they are the best! You will not regret visiting this bar; you might have to wait before you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This has to be the best tapas bar in Marbella ,situated in the old town in a narrow street it offers wonderful original food,don't think you can make reservations, just turn up and be amazed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food...and great service...typical Spanish and family run so well worth a visit with family or friends...we go back every year...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

in the old town in a very narrow street, we discovered this wonderful place. a typical tapas bar!!! the service is very friendly, the food excellent and the prices very affordable!!! you will meet all types of people, Spanish tourists... you have to try it far from the usual places.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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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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 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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