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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: tel 956-700-410

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good tapas

Saw a good crowd here as we were walking by so we decided to join them. We each ordered a tapas and shared them and both were excellent. We especially liked the eggplant with goat cheese. Delicious flavors. The staff has limited English but they were easy to communicate with using our limited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Clare G
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Waltham, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Saw a good crowd here as we were walking by so we decided to join them. We each ordered a tapas and shared them and both were excellent. We especially liked the eggplant with goat cheese. Delicious flavors. The staff has limited English but they were easy to communicate with using our limited Spanish. A place enjoyed by both tourists... More 

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Cadiz, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We go to La Carcel a lot because it is very local to us. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and the food is always great. The menu of tapas and larger plates is varied and includes many local favourites and some more unusual dishes. We have visited many times and always have a great meal. I would recommend... More 

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Paris, France
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to Bar La Carcel given the recommendation from our B&B host. We had the best meal in Arcos here! What's great about this place is that there are tourists and the locals, next to each other (maybe more locals than tourists as we were there during the low season) treated the same. Jambon Iberico, Croquetas, grilled cheese with... More 

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Malaga
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Fell into this bar by taking one street back, the setting is the stables of the old castle, the atmosphere is fantastic on a Saturday evening and Sunday lunch, the Tapas are the best I have had for many years. So different which makes the whole experience special, the service is of a very high standard and nothing to much... More 

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Alicante
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were wandering through the streets chatting when a local woman recommended this bar for tapas. So glad she stopped us. Exceptional food and friendly service.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was fantastic food!!! The wine was really good. We opted for some grill meats and local cheese... Very, very good.

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Vancouver
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not usually one to complain, but the service to the only two 'tourists' was lacking. Tapas were pretty good, (rich), but I would go across the street to Taberna Jovenes Flamencos next time around.

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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a very nice typical meal. The food was delicious. We had the goat cheese with peppers, octopus, solomillo de buey cooked to perfection, the wine and jerez were really good great atmosphere.

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london
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Stumbled across by accident as no1 on trip advisor was no longer there. Fantastic different tapas and wine in unassuming bar. Would have ordered more if I had had the room.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel, Lonely planet and is number 6 on TA so a no brainer choice. Excellent tapas and very friendly and helpful service. We had I think 7 different tapas between 2 for dinner and all ranged for good to outstanding. We particularly liked Aubergine with goat's cheese, pepper stuffed with cod and potato, date... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Description

tel 956-700-410

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