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Bar El Estrecho

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Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952770004
Mon - Sat 12:30 am - 12:00 am
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Neath, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was recommended this bar. It didn't disappoint. Tapas was wonderful. The staff were great and spoke good English. It's small and quirky .

Thank kevintops
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely afternoon here, eating delicious tapas and drinking red wine. The rain was unexpected and heavy but it really didn't matter. The tapas were very authentic, coming to the table at a considered pace and our waiter Alfonso was superb! If you're in Marbella old town, then visit ..you will not be disappointed. We will be back!

Thank ibigirl
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the old town and a little difficult to find if your first visit but worth it. We sat at the bar and enjoyed some delicious tapas and excellent wine surrounded by locals - always a good sign!

Thank sarge58Cumbria
Derry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very quaint bar located in a narrow street which takes some finding but the effort is well worth it. The tapas are excellent and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Try a glass of manzanilla or the house red and be sure to go for the albondigas and the ensaladilla rusa. You won't be disappointed by the quality... More 

Thank RBMK2013
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, plate of the day, variety of tapas, friendly people and atmosphere and good prices. I recommend it!

Thank Marinela H
Brussels, Belgium
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tripadvisor is full of quotes ‘best tapas place in town’ – one of the many good things about Marbella is that there are undoubtedly many good places for tapas and other decent food. We had 2 favourites from our stay the ‘Bar El Estrecho’ and the bar just opposite ‘Taberna TierrAranda’. We were initially attracted by the authentic look of... More 

Thank Michael H
Bourges, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best. I'm not sure what I can say, as I can't find the words to describe the experience that we get every time that we visit this local establishment... But the atmosphere, the local vibe, friendliness and amazing tapas is one of the reasons that my wife and I have kept returning to Marbella for the... More 

Thank JonShort
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202 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch with the wife, it's off the beaten track in the old town. We had Russian salad, garlic prawns, meatballs, calamari and 4 red wine with Fanta lemon. Food was very good service was very good. Overall very nice and total cost €28 :)

Thank charliepob
West Midlands, England
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

If there is one consistent in Marbella, it is El Estrecho. The atmosphere, friendliness of the guys behind the bar, the food, and the overall ambience is excellent All the food is good, but definitely the Gambas Pil-Pil Rosada al Limon Pimientos del Piquillo have to be tried

Thank J0hn_and_Sally
Helsingborg, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Had full meal consisting of 5 different tapas dishes - Iberico Pate Negra, Phi phi prawns, the house fish, meatballs and manchego. Every last dish was truly outstanding - just awesome. Will need to go back to try some more dishes. Whilst a limited choice of wines (no Ribera Del Duero) the Rioja Reserva was excellent and for no money.... 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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 952770004
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?