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Bar la Carcel

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calle dean espinosa 18, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
+34 956 70 04 10
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: tel 956-700-410

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This little place is right across the street from Taberna Jovenes Flamencos - although it is not on the same level, it is very very close - we're talking within 2 bites of a perfectly made tapa. If the Flamencos is closed,full, or you want to try a different place - definitely make this your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This little place is right across the street from Taberna Jovenes Flamencos - although it is not on the same level, it is very very close - we're talking within 2 bites of a perfectly made tapa. If the Flamencos is closed,full, or you want to try a different place - definitely make this your destination.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A quick day trip from Seville to see the white hill towns of Andalusia meant visiting the highlights, Ronda and Arcos de la Frontera. Ducked into this place around 5PM to escape the fiendish heat and sun. They explained that the name ('Bar of the Prison') came from the old days when there was a prison nearby and this was... More 

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Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been eating in La Carcel for 10 years now. It has changed in size and in what it offers on its menu, but what hasn't changed over the years is the outstanding quality of the food and service offered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place serves excellent food. Dishes were well-served and with fair prices! We had the pulpo a la gallega and chipirones a la plancha con su tinta. Can't really decide which was better! We also had a salad. Tasty and fresh (although it was't really a highlight) We'll probably come back tomorrow!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There are not a lot of places to eat in the Old Town. The place we were headed was closed at lunch and I recalled seeing a review of La Carcel on TA. Eight of us descended upon the small place, but the service was excellent and friendly. We had salads and tapas and were pleased with all of them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had one meal here, choosing to sit inside. The restaurant room was vaulted and cool (temperature wise) and different to other places we have been. The tapas menu also had different fare - one of the items had ran out but chef made us and alternative that was delicious. The service was very good and the food was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Brilliant tapas especialy prawns wrapped in zuchini and baked artichokes - house red a really good rioja.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've been living 9 months in Arcos de la Frontera and have eaten in most of the noteable restaurants in this precious pueblo. El Carcel is the best....don't pass up their specials of the day. Today we had a special that turned out to be a fish delicacy only found in Malta and the Bay of Cadiz. That was accompanied... More 

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Cadiz, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The only way to describe this tapas bar. Good food, great atmosphere and the place where both visitors and locals go.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I like to seek out local, great eats when we travel and rarely write reviews online. Bar La Carcel inspired us to do so. The kitchen and the staff are fantastic. Loved all the dishes we ordered: Paquetitos de datiles con queso, croquetas de puchero, crujientes de langostinos con calabacin y salsa de piña. Don't miss if... More 

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Address: calle dean espinosa 18, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
Phone Number: +34 956 70 04 10
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Arcos de la Frontera

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  • Address: calle dean espinosa 18, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Arcos de la Frontera
  • Phone Number: +34 956 70 04 10

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tel 956-700-410

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