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#1 of 18 Bar in Tarifa
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$6 - $17
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 15, 2020

Lots of veggie options with a good wine menu also. Plenty for meat and fish lovers too! Perfect location in the bars and restaurant zone of the town. Recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020 via mobile

Despite the chilly air, this place was a delight sit out at night. We had a selection of tapas and a bottle of Rioja - all for €75 for four of us. Service a bit slow but the food was very good apart from the...meatballs.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

I love Bar El Frances, the food is exceptional, always fresh and imaginative. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Always worth a visit when visiting Tarifa

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

Buzzing little tapas bar with exquisite food - really tasty and fast service. Patio heaters are a bonus when the evenings get chilly!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

We tasted different dishes and each one of them was really good! The service is friendly and quick. For dinner after 8pm you should definitely reserve a table!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink late yesterday afternoon and the menu looked so good we decided to have some tapas. The food was very good and the service was great.

Date of visit: July 2020
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....The chicken kebabs in my photo are absolutely amazing, the tuna balls also very very good.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
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  • 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