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Bar la Carcel

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Calle Dean Espinosa 18, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
+34 956 70 04 10
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I first visited this little tapas bar in December. At that time we both thought the tapas we had was possibly the best we have had anywhere in Spain. We enjoyed it so much we decided to go back to Arcos and try it again. Well it was just as delicious as before. There is actually a... More 

Thank Darrendazler
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Already been there plenty of times and as always perfect quality and service. Good place to share dishes with friends. Not the typical tapas that you will find there, but ones a bit more sophisticated! Waiters are helpful and funny. Fridays and sarturdays evening as well as Sundays for lunch always full. If no reservation just have a drink, I... More 

Thank José G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This was one of the nicest meals we had in Spain. The service was excellent and the fresh Sangrias and tapas really hit the spot. And it was reasonable...

Thank Sanjit S
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We ate 5 tapas dishes and there were all very tasty. Good service and very nice local red vine recommended by the waiter

Thank Mikael W
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Situated in a narrow street with light traffic and limited nearby parking. However worth the climb from lower part of town and you should have an enjoyable evening. You can eat inside or on small tables in the street. Tapas were excellent and overall prices very reasonable. Service good. Popular with locals.

Thank mumph
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Such a friendly place. Great staff and good service. Food and wine are both good quality and it's very well priced. There is a really buzzy atmosphere too. You get the feeling that this is a locals hangout.

Thank frogmid
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had tapas and sangria. Everything about this dining experience was perfect—food, ambiance, service. This small, authentic cafe/bar was everything we were looking for.

Thank Kristen60
Macon, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

great food preparation - the hunk of beef was great, sea nettle tasty, nice eggplant. Very friendly service altho very busy; arrive early to get a seat - outdoor seats more comfortable, indoors were short back chairs or stools. Lots of locals, singles, couples, families

Thank duncandeaton
Karmiel, Israel
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice place, offering good food. Lettuce heart salad was very good. Champignon crockets and balls were very good. Prices are reasonable. We enjoyed it!

Thank shimonz
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Had an excellent meal here all very well cooked, atmosphere great , good service, lovely for , imaginative menu

Thank pam h

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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 of 5 stars
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Dean Espinosa 18, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Arcos de la Frontera
  • Phone Number: +34 956 70 04 10
tel 956-700-410

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?