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#31 of 50 Bar in Estepona
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Bar, International, British, Pub
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially emailed trying to book a table but no response - ended calling up Booked over the phone - When we arrived no table had been reserved - guy just said these things happen …, ha jokers

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

So disappointed. Have been coming here for 10+ years but this is our first visit post Covid. Couldn’t be more disappointed . Couldn’t have been made to feel more unwelcome when one particular individual on the staff ( I think the manageress) who on one...visit visibly put her head in her hands and said “f***** hell” when we arrived. It was only 10pm but the bar was getting quieter. We understood closing time was midnight but it was clear that our custom wasn't to be appreciated at that time and they were hoping to get away early. We’ve been staying in the area for a week and on our last night we popped in for a drink before bed. Again this particular staff person made it very clear to her staff that we shouldn’t be allowed in due to a private jubilee party. This was despite the fact that the young guy behind the bar was most pleased to see us and clearly recognised that it made good business sense to invite us in - we must have spent c.1k euros this week! I have to make the comment that all the young bar staff are absolutely FANTASTIC - they work super hard and are really friendly but it was just the manageress who was extremely unwelcoming. The only reason we kept going back was because our children love to play football on the Astro pitch so they have a unique selling point here but the place is looking so tired. There are weeds everywhere and the seats are dirty and the tables need a good wipe . This was a big favourite bar of ours and many a great evening spent here over the last 10 years but sadly this years visit was sadly lacking . Atmosphere has gone and we were made to feel incredibly unwelcome by the manageress here - she is just simply rude and the rest of the management team need to realise quickly quite how bad for business she is. We won’t return againMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

Nice bar, good for kids, well if you are not playing bingo on Tuesday’s that is, we asked if we could play, we were told yes and then the vile old women that runs the bingo was heard saying to other staff that we had...f…ked up all of their seating arrangements! (The words she used) then the cheating old witch left my 9 yr old crying all night when he had won fair and square, but she said he hadn’t just because he shouted when she was calling a number ( that’s the point of the game) she wanted all her regulars to win and have the money! you should be ashamed of yourself! Giving the decent English people a bad name. I do not usually write things like this but she is the most vile, vulgar and disgusting person I have ever met.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022 via mobile

Sadly lacking nice bars in the area so visited Los Arcos for the first Time in years. Not again! Sat down at a table covered in fag ash (nowhere else to sit) whilst a waitress completely ignored us and carried on chatting to her friends....After we made eye contact with another member of staff who was more interested in her vape than her customers, another waitress came over and announced 'I'm trying to go home'. We apologised thinking they were waiting to close but no, she literally wanted to let us know what an inconvenience we were as she was finishing her shift. Promptly paid and will never go back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 12, 2021

Decent food, great for kids parties, they also show the football. Easy parking and a good place for all the family

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

L'Arcos is a great bar for that 'just driven fom Malaga' beer or 2. The TV screens show almost back to back sporting events, the staff are busy but friendly (albeit with a bit of 'what was the irish barman saying?') and for those with...kids, a great creche for them and any man. Good bar!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

The best fish and chips I have ever had and four of us had it and they all said the same. Thanks chef. The only downside was the wine. Only one choice in red and two in white . Need to have a better selection.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

Always short of staff, they always look really stressed and can’t cope with demand. We tried to sit in the restaurant and no one had cleaned up and there was loads of water on the floor. Not a pleasant relaxing experience.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

I’ll start by saying I’m a horrible writer. But here is goes! So we started driving from downtown Malaga. Got lost and couldn’t find a good spot to eat. As I’m driving I catch a glimpse of a play structure in the back and decided...to stop since we have a kid a want to eat while he plays. Best idea ever! The food was “hella good!” I’m from California. The place is completely enclosed so the kid can’t take off on you. You have great view of your kids from the table. Can have a few drinks with worrying about them too much. The service was awesome, very attentive. The drinks are great! Best Mojito I had in Spain hands down! I lived in Miami for years and they can make Mojitos in Miami, specially on South Beach! To keep it short, great drinks. Great atmosphere. Can relax if you have kids or if you don’t it still a great place because you can choose tables that are far from the kids. If you decide to grab a few drinks while the kids play and make friends this is the place for you! I told the gentleman helping us what I kinda wanted to eat and he made suggestions. He was spot on with the stuff he suggested. Best ribs in Spain also, the meat was so tender it was falling off the bone. I can not remember the gentleman’s name to save my life. But I’m very glad we stopped here. Thank you very much my British friend your place was awesome! When we come back to Malaga we will for sure visit your place again! DennisMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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andrewban, Owner at Los Arcos Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2019

Thank you so much for your comments . It was an absolute pleasure to serve you and your family. Hopefully we will see you again .

Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Came here every night with family This is a great spot for the kids to play while you have food and drinks Especially good service from mika, Robie and Ellie they really looked after us especially well.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Excellent bar, we were so glad to find it on our holiday. Really well run bar, very friendly staff and the manager is very attentive. Food is well priced and really nice, good variety for children as well as for the adults. Our children loved...the garden with the playground which is also good for us as we know the children are safe playing while we enjoy a few drinks in the sun. We are definitely coming back when we come back in September.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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andrewban, Owner at Los Arcos Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2019

Thank you so much . I look forward to seeing you.

Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely meal service was excellent staff very friendly will definitely be back again when im over in September

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Superb spot to pass the hours away with the family. We ended up going back almost every night. Good food, good atmosphere and good service. Both adults and kids happy as a superb safe kids play area. Definitely be back.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

the menus are varied and well prepared, good atmosphere friendly staff and good value for money would recommend the fish Friday superb

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

The recent poor reviews are sadly accurate! I say sadly because it does provide excellent facilities and play areas for children & families which I don’t believe are available at other similar type establishments in the nearby area. The play areas are tired and the...floors are dirty and whilest I can appreciate its must be difficult to keep floors clean with children’s spillages ect it gives you the wrong impression to start with! We visited for drinks only on numerous occasions during our recent stay and always found the staff very pleasant and efficient with good special offers on cocktails and beer/wine ect for early evening arrivals. On the one occasion we decided to dine (29/07/19 @ approx 4pm) I was so disappointed, when I ordered Battered Cod, Chips & Mushy peas (13Euro massively over priced!) The battered Cod had a lovely light batter but the size was a disgrace!! I have seen small portion supermarket meals with larger fish and would have paid £3.20 ! (I am not a big eater and would have complained had I not been with My Son & Family!) the chips were frozen type and the mushy peas were served in the same size dish as the Tartar Sauce!!! That’s a first on me!! My wife had the same dish as me and similar experience! When discussing it later with my wife she did say she had seen the same meal being served with two fish, that then made sense! So be aware if you order this dish! The service whilest very polite and professional when he eventually came to take our Food & Drinks order! (At least 20mins after he saw us arrive and sit down was a little irritating because there was only one other table occupied but he continued to clear and wipe down at least five tables totally ignoring us!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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andrewban, Owner at Los Arcos Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Hi Mike Thanks for your review. I am sorry you did not have an enjoyable experience. I can assure you we regularly clean our play area however some stains are impossible to remove. We have contacted our playground maintenance company in malaga who have ordered...More

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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 5