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Bar El Estrecho


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Tapas bar.open from 1954.homemade food.good atmosphere
$11 - $22
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, Bar, Spanish
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Tapas bar takes some finding in Marbella old town but it is certainly worth a visit. This is where the locals eat and their home made wine is very good as were all the dishes that my family and I tried. It is only...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Chris M
Barelestrecho, Propietario at Bar El Estrecho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had both meat and fish tapas, around 7-8 dishes plus the bread. Lovely staff, very welcoming, sweet, great service ! Food even better, the delicious dishes and incredible prices made this the best dinner of the whole vacation. Muchas gracias ❤️

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Rosaluna
Barelestrecho, Propietario at Bar El Estrecho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little restaurant in Marbella's old town. It is located in a nice small street. The staff was very friendly. The food was average, too saulty and a little too expensive for what you get.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 379ramyb
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Estrecho is one of my favourites in Marbella, we visit there almost once a week. Although we're in love with their ensaladilla russa, and salmorejo :) whatever we tried in this place, we never regretted. and the staff are one of the reasons we love...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Işıl S
Reviewed June 23, 2019

We came here to try the tapas since they had great reviews. We were not disappointed. The place is small and quaint and located in a small alleyway. We sat in the bar area. Our waiter was very nice and made some excellent recommendations. Everything...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mark W
Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

There’s always a good reason why places get 4 or 5 starts - after you filter out the idiots reviewing McDonalds, it’s because they are good and this place is fab! Staff are lovely, pretty cheap and old school Marbella & tapas!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DCH_WW
Reviewed June 18, 2019

We have been to this little gem based on the great reviews we found here, and was not disappointed. The restaurant is right in the middle of old town, down a small alley. Had a lot of classic and original tapas options. The menu was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Sherpa43831097456
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Tucked in a little alley one of the oldest tapas Ed in Marbella. Small, cosy, great selection of tapas and friendly service. Bar area, tall tables and small restaurant area, be prepared to wait for a table. Great food and atmosphere, full of locals, definitely...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jazziejem
Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Just went with some friend for a typical tapa bite and really surprised!!! Small place in a even smaller “street” packed with locals such as tourist, great atmosphere, friendly service and very tasty local food. Must try “Cabo de toro” yummy 😋

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

Really lovely staff and great food at this traditional long tapas bar in Marbella's old town. Family run, not pretentious, realistic prices, straightforward tapas. Meltingly tender pork cheek tonight (served with a tiny portion of chips), garlicky pil pil langoustines you can’t help but soak...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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