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Bar El Estrecho

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Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 00 04
12:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:30 am - 12:00 am
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Marbella, Spain
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If this tapa bar had a sun Terrace it would be 10 out of 10. However the tapas are delicious in three sizes: Tapa, half Ration, full ration . Try the yummy greasy baby squid (chipirones) shrimp in garlic spicy oil(Gambians Pil Pil ) Ropa vieja which is an ancient version of humus - roasted pepper salad is a classic.... More 

Thank Aaaknight
New Liskeard, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful tapas bar located in Old Town Marbella. You may need your GPS to find it in the small alleyways of Old Town but it definitely worth it. Small and friendly. There is a lot to choose from at a nominal price. Afterwards wander the Old Town to get a true feeling of moorish Spain. 10 euro taxi... More 

Thank allyson7
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good variety of genuine tapas. Stuffed eggs were excellent, fresh octopus, lovely stuffed peppers. Great value and terrific atmosphere. There was not a seat to be had by 8.00pm - says it all!

Thank Jeanette S
Darlington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Down an atmospheric alley filled with tapas bars, this was obviously the most popular and with good reason. Lots of local people enjoying their lunch break as well as tourists.Served by a very helpful young man who took care to double check the safety of our coeliac friends choice of tapas. We started with the dish of the day which... More 

Thank MarilynAMoore
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Initially we hadn't intended to go to Marbella during our trip to Andalucia, for which already had a busy four days planned. But one evening we decided to go there for dinner as it was closer than Malaga. Having seen El Estrecho's recommended in one of our guide books we thought we would give it a try and we are... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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228 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

So I am not sure what all the raves are for. The food is just average. The place is just average. The beer was good, but over-all the four of us failed to see the 4.5 rating.

Thank Tim98166
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

A small restaurant down a small alley. It is really worth a visit, it's a couple of streets from Orange Square. Great Tapas and typical friendly authentic Spanish hospitality. Find it and enjoy!

Thank Paul L
Espoo, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Our group of four ignorent turists with a toddler asked for a tapas selection we'd enjoy, and they picked a great lunch selection for us! Great taste and freshness with decent total cost. Well done!

Thank Elfhill-Mansu
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

This tapas bar tucked away in the old town of Marbella has been here for many years. The food is great and the ambience is wonderful. Very friendly staff too

Thank Graham W
Streatley on Thames, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We have been visiting this wonderful tapas bar since 1998. We have never had a disappointing experience, and it a must for travellers to Marbella old town. We always enjoy a wide variety of small dishes when we visit washed down with very reasonably priced wine. The rosada cooked in light batter is particularly good. The bar is unpretentious and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $15
Mediterranean, Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:30 am - 12:00 am
12:30 am - 12:00 am
12:30 am - 12:00 am
12:30 am - 12:00 am
12:30 am - 12:00 am
12:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 77 00 04
Tapas bar.open from 1954.homemade food.good atmosphere

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?