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Bar El Frances


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#3 of 21 Bar in Tarifa
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$6 - $17
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

A traditional tapas bar in Tarifa. Great choice, a great bar and outside area with tables and friendly service. Popular with the locals. Closed in Winter.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed December 3, 2019

I'm a Tarifa regular and wouldn't miss out on El Frances. Run by a Frenchman, this bar / restaurant has a superb menu and everything I ever ate there was excellent. Tapas at lunchtime or a full meal in the evening are both highly recommended....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 7, 2019 via mobile

Had great tapas (hamburguesa tuna, berenjenas/ aubergine grilled and much more) in this sweet place. Quiet due to season (November) but therefore really great. Will def go there again!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

We had a beautiful tapas meal here. The food was really excellent and generous and then staff so lovely and friendly. Will go back next time I am in Tarifa

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

Great place with delicious food. One of the best place I've ever been. Red tuna was amazing. Better to make a reservation ;)

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 22, 2019

Visited based on recommendation in Lonely Planet guide to find bar under new management. Totally different and somewhat limited menu available, but the quality was exceptional and enough for us to endeavour to return to try further dishes. Sadly the bar was closed that day...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

2nd time of visiting and not disappointed. The food chosen (meatballs, tuna, egg plant and goats cheese and vegetable layer) were fantastic. All cooked fresh and very reasonably priced. Will definitely return to try further dishes. Congratulations to the chefs and the waiting staff who...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

The food and service here are amazing the best tapas in Tarifa old town !!!! A total pleasure x we had been eating here for over a decade and it never fails to deliver incredible food.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed September 23, 2019

We had dinner out for two weeks while in Tarifa. This place is great for chicken and seafood, the squid was outstanding! The hamburger, too was the best. It was the only hamburger that we we order while in Europe. We made a new friend...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

Laura looked after us amazingly. 4 of us were here for dinner 3 times and were amazed by the consistent quality and flavour combinations. Truly worth the wait to get a table. Don’t leave Tarifa without having eaten here. Knut, Kristian, Ben and Kåre

Date of visit: September 2019
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