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“Great local bar!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Tranca

La Tranca
Carreteria 93, 29008 Malaga, Spain
615029669
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Ranked #20 of 1,150 restaurants in Malaga
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Carreteria street, downtown in Malaga, the tavern La Tranca will conquer you with its selection of tapas, wines and atmosphere. The look is a traditional Spanish bar where you can have Spanish homemade tapas standing in the barrels that make table or at the bar. Try their chilly beers, wines on tap, as the vermouth, moscatel or pajarete, In this tavern you can also enjoy the first drink, all in a warm and authentic place in the city center. Enjoy it!
St. Boswells, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great local bar!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

There's a great atmosphere in this small local bar - mainly frequented by locals, but everyone is welcome! The owner is gregarious and you may well find him singing along with the old TV shows being played from DVD. Don't expect a quiet night out as it's small and usually very busy, but that only adds to the great atmosphere. The tapas dishes are pretty good as far as grilling, decanting from a jar or microwaving goes, with the usual excellent hams and prawns that you'd expect from this part of Spain - just don't expect gourmet offerings and you won't be disappointed. You can have a great night out here with good food an drink and it won't break the bank either.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great alternatieve for Tapeo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Yesterday (in a monday) i wanted to show my parents Tapeo the nr 1 tapas place in Malaga, but on Monday they are closed. So i checked on tripadvisor and found La tranca, we were lucky that it wasnt busy. The barman is indeed super friendly and excellent in english, he advised us on drinks and on the tapas, all awesome choices. We spend a good 2 hours in la tranca and loved it, they werlaying old spanish songs on a dvd, where the barman isnt a bad singer himself. At the end a bill of 54 euro with 6 isnt bad ;)). Yes i strongly advise to visit!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Friendly local tapas bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Myself and my friend recently visited Malaga. After checking tripadvisor we were drawn to this tapas bar and we were not disappointed!

We decided to have a late lunch and ended up staying for several hours, drinking beers, eating tapas and having shots with the friendly staff.

The bar was buzzing with locals (I believe we were the only English speaking people there).

Our total bill came to €23 being 12 beers, 6 shots and several tapas snacks.

Overall, we were very impressed with the food and banter. Well recommended

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Charismatic, authentic tapas bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We went to check out La Tranca one evening, it was really busy and full of people having a good time. It only has seats for about 14 people, so when it's busy, standing in traditional fashion is the only option.

We went back one mid-week afternoon when we were the only people there. The barman (maybe owner?) was absolutely charming, helpful, enthusiastic - you couldn't have asked for better service. The tapas were homemade, tasty, filling and ridiculously cheap averaging 1.50 euro each. We had several plus two alcoholic drinks and the total bill was 14 euro.

This bar is a wonderful new addition to Malaga. If you want to go in the evening, you're guaranteed a fun and lively crowd although you might struggle to squash in. Alternatively, go during the day and get personal service and an altogether more relaxed experience.

It doesn't have any outside space which might put off some, but probably a welcome relief in the height of the summer.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Advisable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have been there with a friend few weeks ago. Very authentic tapas bar, reasonably priced with very friendly and entertaining staff. 5 Points!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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