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Bar Los Melli

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C/ Guzman El Bueno, 16, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Red wine and tapas

Very nice place I Tarifa. The owner is super nice. Speaks no English but love when you try your Spanish . Wine selection was great. We had a 2009 Tore and it was top at only EUR 14 a bottle. Cosy atmosphere ad well. The tapas was not the absolute best but very good. Many locals come here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very nice place I Tarifa. The owner is super nice. Speaks no English but love when you try your Spanish . Wine selection was great. We had a 2009 Tore and it was top at only EUR 14 a bottle. Cosy atmosphere ad well. The tapas was not the absolute best but very good. Many locals come here wich is... More 

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

The service is awful, the food is average and it's not really clean (the cutlery in the bread basket was dirty and two out of three glasses too). Not recommendable at all!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have been there in summer 2011. By chance I found my self in Tarifa again in 2014. I went straight to Los Melli to try again the delicious Tuna a la plancha (on the grill). Because is was a different period of the year they explained to me that they are serving different part of tuna. But, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very nice location, vibrant atmosphere. Lots of locals go there to enjoy a glass of beer or wine and eat the best tapas in town. Quality food, rustic, simple dishes. No frills and lots of flavour. Highly Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If we hadn't gone to El Frances the night before, I might have reviewed this one higher.. It's certainly good.. And quite a few locals here.. But I preferred El Frances.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Have just come back from couple days in Tarifa and two wonderful visits to Bar Melli. Wonderful staff and atmosphere. The Cameron flamenco was on all the time and excellent it was too. We asked Ramon for choose us his best wine, and I have to say it was one of the best Riojas I've ever had., LAN A MANO... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Fab food very traditional just a bit to rushed .... Check you bill and change Not open often so don't plan your night around it but just round the corner...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across the place while exploring Tarifa. As we walked past the kitchen window, the smell was delicious so we decided to grab a seat. The food is fantastic, simple food quality ingredients prepared to perfection. We were in the area 6 days and ended up having dinner there 3 times. The best place we experienced here and very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Had an amazing meal here, got the 'pollo, heuvo, patatas y pimiento', only one dish so doesn't sound like a lot of food but was incredibly filling and so tasty. Couldn't help but to go again, the place was heaving both nights, we had to queue for a table. The service is typically Spanish, fast and to the point but... More 

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Wandsworth, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Only place to eat in Tarifa. Nothing compared, great value and good beer. We visited early 2011 and it wasn't open every night so we only managed one visit. I can not wait to return, It felt very authentic and it was so good : ).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Guzman El Bueno, 16, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Tarifa

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  • Cuisine: Spanish

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