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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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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Jewel in a cave

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
JRPMalaga
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Malaga
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Malaga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I like the simple dishes that can be ordered but take your time choosing and you will enjoy more. There are usually specials on the board and the staff do speak English !

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went here on a rainy afternoon in arco on the recommendation of our host at hacienda El santiscal. Very friendly staff and although they did not plan on tapas that day they did for us. We had five different plates and each one better than the last. Tried to go again but closed for the day. Our loss. We... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was staying in Arcos and eating here with a group of friends. The food was good, but the evening was completely ruined when the waiter kicked a kitten that had been playing under the tables. Like the other diners, I was shocked and horrified. The kitten had not been causing any trouble, and most of the diners were enjoying... 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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