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Bar la Carcel

calle dean espinosa 18, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
+34 956 70 04 10
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: tel 956-700-410
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: tel 956-700-410
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chandler, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stopped here with a friend on our day at Arcos. I think the stars were the eggplant with goat cheese, mushrooms with goat cheese, and the mushrooms carbonara. Steak with bacon and onion was also good, if a bit over done.. But still great for the price. Service a bit slow, we were outside and in the far corner, maybe... More

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Washington DC
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139 reviews 139 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I sat at the bar and shared a spinach crepe with cheese (tapa), the solomillo with caramelized onions and potatoes (tapa), and the fried chicken breast with potatoes (racione), plus two glasses each of the house white wine and were given complimentary olives and thinly sliced jamon iberico plus fresh bread. The total bill came to $19.50... More

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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I ate here twice, both times in the evening. The restaurant has tables inside and also outside on the opposite side of the road, hardly any distance up the hill. It is opposite Taberna Jovenes which is why their table are that bit away. Good food both evenings. I had aubergine with goats's cheese and honey, battered dates, a solomillo... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a lovely lunch here. The menu includes some dishes which are a bit different from the usual tapas offering. The service was good, and it made a great stop to cool down a bit on a very hot day.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I used to live in Arcos de la Frontera, and took everyone who came to visit here. I and friends from Arcos still talk about this place to everyone! This is an amazing little place on the road up into the old town. The food is incredible - some of the best tapas I have had anywhere, with great wine... More

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Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here. The food was among the best we had on our holiday. I loved the delicious goats cheese with aubergine. It was very busy and the service could have been sharper. However, it all made for a relaxing evening. Go here and I think you will be happy you did.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Expected a bit better as this was recommended by TA, RickSteves and our B&B. Tasty local cheese and olives. Croquettes seemed microwaved as they were mushy.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were here right after Carnaval so things were a bit quiet, but that was ok. We told the owner to surprise us with tapas so he kept bringing out great dish after great dish! Steak, eggplant and goat cheese with honey, etc. And great drinks too!

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Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I lived in Arcos for a year and never got tired of eating at Bar la Carcel. It is a completely authentic andalusian tapas restaurant and is as popular with the locals as it is with visitors. A few of my favorite dishes ar the 'berenjenas con miel' (fried eggplant rounds with warm goat cheese and drizzled with honey) pictured... More

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

And so was the wine. After that...not too tasty. We ordered mushroom croquettes--seemed to be some kind of mushroom paste , heavily salted. & fried, with French fries. The ham with the wild boar was very good, the boar was so-so. Tuna a bit on the fishy side , and that dish was also heavily salted. Price was decent.

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