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Bar El Estrecho

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12 San Lazaro Street | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952770004
12:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:30 am - 12:00 am
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Asgardstrand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Experience a traditional tapas bar. Little hard to find this place in old town Marbella but it`s worth it. They speak a little english but it does not matter, I only speak some words spanish and it works fine. Very friendly and excellent tapas. Try it :)

Thank Sandy3063179
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254 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here after a recommendation from someone we know. We were not disappointed because the bar was truly Spanish with great food, drink and service. The bar/restaurant is used by the Spanish locals and tourists alike. The bar is a little tucked away and needs to be searched out but worth it. Great price and excellent service. A true taste... More 

Thank Paulos_C_23
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and food, love this place. Recommend the fried marinated fish. Regularly visit and take friends and family.

Thank Steellc
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service in El Estrecho was friendly and fast, we had 6 dishes and wine. The tapas can be seen as you enter the bar so you can choose from their many dishes. We enjoyed the peppers stuffed with tuna, which came with a lovely sauce. Also the fried fish similar to Whitebait.

Thank lily0074
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this bar while wandering around old Marbella. Wonderful atmosphere and fantastic tapas. Would recommend although would be difficult to find again!

Thank Failureandfat
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we sought out this tapa bar in Marbella old town. Maps failed but fortunately 2 policemen were able to point us to the shaded passageway where the bar was located. We received a warm welcome and were made to feel at home. The waiter was very helpful and we selected six tapas for... More 

Thank L0STAgain
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I came here beacuse of all those good recommendations on tripadvisor, it was hard to find i have to admit. But it soo worth it that a couple of days later i had to eat here again. Tapas is the best in Marbella, the service is great, boys are helpful and fun. Love it!

Thank Monamonori
Spain, El Centenillo, Spain
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Sito, the host ensures that the best tapas are freshly prepared, an amazing variety to cover all tastes. A typical atmospheric tapas bar- I could have stayed there all afternoon. Quite hard to find in the laneways of old Marbella town but seriously worth the effort.

Thank Lisa T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to go and eat tapas in Marbella but we also wanted to experience the "real" Spanish atmosphere of tapas bar. Exit tourist place and the oranger plaza where millions of tourists sit and experience nothing... We enter in this small and crowdy bar, we had to wait for a table but we took a drink at the bat... More 

1 Thank Marie R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Great little tapas bar in the Old Town. Slightly hard to find in a little street close to Orange Sq. It's been around for a long time and serves really good Spanish tapas.

Thank Steve B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, 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: 12 San Lazaro Street | 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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