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“Consistently excellent food and wine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bar El Convento

Bar El Convento
C/ San francisco 140 | Esquina c/ Algatocin, 29400 Ronda, Spain
952871573
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Ranked #19 of 176 Restaurants in Ronda
Price range: $13 - $46
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Description: Two brothers and sister run this small and cosy "tapas" Bar/restaurant that transports you into the spanish 60's~70's. Extense local Ronda area wines and a selection of very well presented dishes. 1st and 2nd prize of Ronda Tapas in 2012
Ronda, Spain
1 review
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent food and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We live locally and are delighted to have this tapas bar on our doorstep. Whereas many Spanish tapas are simply a selection of deep-fried nibbles and bread-based snacks, with few vegetables, this bar has a fantastic selection of fresh-tasting food made with excellent and varied ingredients. Sharing plates are fabulous (superb quality roasted pork loin, beautifully garnished and accompanied by a little tasty apple sauce!) and the tapas are original and great value - delicious local cheese, chorizo, seafood. Everything is beautifully presented. The bar serves many of the local Ronda wines by the glass, so it is a great way to try out different wines without having to commit to a full bottle - and the homemade Tinto de Verano (like sangria, only better) is refreshing and delicious. This is a real local gem, with no English on the menus or spoken, but the excellent, friendly service and consistent quality of food mean that you can always be assured your food will be good, even if you aren't quite sure what you have ordered!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Had tapas here with my cousins who live in Ronda and all the tapas were incredible! The food is really high quality and the prices are really low for the quality of food you get. Really enjoyed this bar/restaurant and it also plays great music in the background and has a nice decor as well. Highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“The real deal for tapas in Ronda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

If all the tables in a bar are filled with locals, this has got to be good. And Bar el Convento is good. The tapas are excellent, not the usual tourist tapas, but the real deal. This is a wee bit out of town, in Bario San Francisco, but well worth the walk. Best meal of our trip

  • Visited July 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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