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Bar El Estrecho

Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 00 04
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (173 reviews)
“callos” (5 reviews)
Mediterranean, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
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Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went here on the recommendation of the staff of Hotel Claude. The restaurant is tucked away on a side street. Grab a map and find it! (Another good spot is across the street Taberna de la Nina del Pisto.) We asked our waiter to...More

Thank OchoIIX
Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are looking for the true taste of Spanish food, and if you can find it, this is the place to go. The menu is all in Spanish but if you are not sure what's what, the staff will explain it to you and...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love this place, full of Spanish people so it must be good! Tucked away in the Old Town, needs local knowledge to find it, but you will not be disappointed when you do. Tapas are always excellent and well cooked and presented,. The wines not...More

1  Thank jenalkent
Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been visiting El Estrecho for many years and find it excellent. Good atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food and great value. We couldn't ask for more.

1  Thank Hugh D
Reviewed November 1, 2014

Recommended to us by our hotel, you would never find this without local knowledge. Lots of choice of excellent fresh tapas. The waiters were excellent in their broken English explained all dishes in the Spanish written menu. Lots of local families were always coming in...More

1  Thank GAZJK
Reviewed October 30, 2014

Where to start. It's tucked in a skinny passageway in the old town, easilly accessible but just not tourist central. The menu is only Spanish but the staff will do their best to translate. Good value, very good quality tapas. For sure a few surprises...More

2  Thank JonnersB
Reviewed October 29, 2014

We've been here 2 years on the run and the food is excellent. The menu is all in Spanish but you can work out some and the waiter is very happy to explain the rest - all part of the experience! All the food is...More

1  Thank Fraz66
Reviewed October 28, 2014

We love tapas but its always a challenging night out for us as my husband doesn't eat Pork. I had read on TA that the menu was in Spanish so had clued up on everything and had even learnt to say "my husband doesn't eat...More

2  Thank SafariTJ
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Lovely little tapas bar directly out of the back of San cristobalite hotel. Tapas very good, boquorones excellent and the ham is to die for

1  Thank Ross M
Reviewed October 8, 2014

At 6pm, the place is full of tourists and families, enjoying great tapas , and well priced drinks. By 830pm, the tourists have moved on, and a younger , more local crowd at at the bar and outside; it feels like the party is just...More

Thank balibob
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
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Tapas bar.open from 1954.homemade food.good atmosphere
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