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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
Mon - Sat 12:30 am - 12:00 am
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love tapas. It's great if you fancy just picking at different dishes when you're not too hungry and usually good value wine. Bar El Estrecho is tucked down a narrow back street in lovely old Town - you might need a map to find it or just wander around until you do. The night we went in January it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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939 reviews
567 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here at the suggestion of our hotel. Lovey original bar servicing good wine & beer at very cheap prices - €2.10 for a huge glass of cava. Uncomfortable chairs resulted in us not staying for tapas. Looked good though.

Thank McAnnie1
Gatineau, Canada
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here three times over the course of a week in Marbella, twice for lunch and once for dinner. Over the three visits tried almost every tapas on offer. Everything was very good and the prices represent great value for the quality of food. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Nick F
Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a simple and HONEST place where you will eat delicious tapas with reasonable rates. Locals and foreigners feel at home when eating there. you will be back sooner than you think ! excellent, simple and honest

Thank Thierry S
Marbella, Spain
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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New Liskeard, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 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 January 23, 2017

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant 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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233 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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?