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Bar El Frances

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a busy Saturday night. The booking system is informal - queue or request a table on the day and return when you are told it will be available. We had very lovely, friendly and efficient service. The menu is on...blackboards in Spanish and English. Everything we ordered was delicious - patatas bravas, grilled tuna, pig cheeks in red wine and meat balls. We had local red and white wine recommended which was great. Thoroughly fabulous evening and all for a reasonable cost. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and very friendly staff. This place was busy and we were lucky to get a table for 4 of us. We had an assortment of food to share and every single dish was divine.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late dinner. We had great tapas including great stuffed mushrooms, typical but very tasty patadas bravas, and a zucchini like parmigiana. The service was friendly and timely even on a busy evening. And the location is in the heart of the...action in Tarifa.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation on a busy Sunday, even though, straight away got the place by the bar. The waitresses were very friendly and helpful, we got fantastic recommendations. There was French chanson music, creating a nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend the place, it's...simple and nice, with fair prices and good size portions.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2022 via mobile

One of the few places open throughout the day. This was the reason we first ate there. The second time though, we went back for the cuscus and the zucchini with tomato and pesto sos <3

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022

TLDR: one of our favorite meals in our 2 weeks in Spain, go if you can. The waitress was kind and helpful and gave us excellent recommendations of the patatas bravas and zucchini with pesto and mozzarella. The ambience was lovely, and the food was...truly so delicious and an excellent value. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been eating here for 10+ years, never had anything but excellent food and service, absolutely a ‘must visit’ if you’re in Tarifa

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2022

Relaxed and tucked under the ever-blooming Bougainvillea.A very lively menu with most of the dishes written on a blackboard.Well received by the waitresses

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022 via mobile

What a great tapas place. Always on our list when visiting tarifa. Mushrooms with a goats cheese, patatas bravas, iberico in a wine an absolute delicious and the waitresses are very nice Keep up with a great work :)

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022 via mobile

The food was good. Otherwise it would have been 1 star. Flavour and portions. But the service was extremely lacking. A lot of reviews about the friendly staff etc. But our experience was not that. Staff were not welcoming to the customers. In our experience...they were not interested and just wanted to turn tables. Slow on seating and taking drinks order. Won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

Waited two hours for a table, from 20:30 to 22:30. immediately ordered once at the table as had two hours to study the menu. waited an additional hour for food. At 23:30 when food arrived, they were not understanding why I was unhappy. They barely...accepted to excuse. Left without eating. Personally, I would avoid the place in full.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022

Although we barely managed to get a seat on the less cozy part of the outdoor seating area, did we very much enjoy our dinner at the Bar El Frances. The food, starting from the starters and finishing up with the mains and the wine,...was simply amazing. In retrospect this was the best dinner we enjoyed in Tarifa and would definitely come again, but next time, with an advanced reservation!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

Very friendly, decent prices and good food. I would recommend this place to friends and family. Portions rather big, however they are happy to give you a doggy bag which is very friendly.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2021

We were walking around looking for somewhere to eat and noticed the queue. Thought it must be good. Waited for our table 1 hour as agreed and boy it was worth the wait. We had the octopus, meatballs, couscous and tuna. The only dish that...was not to my personal liking was the chicken cous cous. Other tables around us were enjoying so this was just personal. The other dishes were amazing. We enjoyed so much we came back on the second night.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2021 via mobile

Tried to book table with no success in Silos 19 (no reply to messages or phone). And Bar El Frances is associated with Silos 19! So ate here. To be highly recommended. Had patatas bravas, champinones con carne de queso and pinchos de pollo. House...wine excellentMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, Bar El Frances is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bar El Frances is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5