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Bar la Alberca

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Calle Encina 53, 29109 Tolox, Spain
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We went on the strength of the tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We shared 3 dishes; albondigas, sardines, conejo and they were all really tasty - I wish we could have gone for more but as it turned out, we were full after these. The puddings (flan and arroz con leche ) weren't anything special but no surprise... More 

Thank Jon034
Tolox, Spain
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is my favourite place to eat in Tolox. Paco and his brother Juan are wonderful hosts and the food is excellent. The ambience in the bar is wonderful and the place, on most days, is very busy.

Thank Madge3268
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

At first, we thought we'd found just a bar, but it turned out to be both bar and restaurant. We went with the flow and allowed Paco, the boss, to guide us. The food he produced was very straightforward - things such as a simple tomato salad - but my family found it delicious. In fact, the general verdict was... More 

Thank Cardorojo
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Commonly known as Paco's in the town, this family run restaurant has been operating in Tolox for over 20 years. They have menus but are seldom needed, Paco will simply tell you what's the dish of day. The service is first class, the food delicious, the staff are friendly. Don't expect them to know much English, but that's part of... More 

Thank Julzdubai
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have stayed in Tolox many times over the last 7 years. Our home from home is Paco's. He and his brother Juan, not to mention his family run this al fresco bar and restaurant. I love the cod, sardines, calamari, anchovies, and gambas. They also cook many variations of meat. There is no menu - just follow their recommendations... More 

2 Thank British_member
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

It seems like a old fashion village bar, but this place has plenty to offer. First and foremost the service is incredibly friendly, Paco does a fastastic job, do not hesitate to follow his recomendations. On the other hand the food is quite simple but effective, typical spanish food with plenty of flavour. Indeed fantastic ingredients made excellent dishes. Not... More 

3 Thank JavierCalvoMerchan
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

A day in Tolox is a trip into one of the "white villages" of Andalucia.A meal in La Alberca with its view of the village is a treat.Our host "Paco" made a simple meal very special.

1 Thank inertiaanne33
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We visit Bar La Alberca twice. They now have a menu but we acted on the recommendation of our host and were not disappointed. Excellent but simple food, good value and friendly service. Slow cooked pork recommended.

1 Thank Dave0459
velp gld
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great cooking is not always complex: a question of picking the right ingrediënts and cook them in the right way. Bar la Alberca is master in both arts and brings drinks and meals on the table in an atmosphere of great hospitality. Feel at home at Bar la Alberca and enjoy being a guest in this very Spanish restaurant.

Thank travellersVelpgld
New York
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We actually just stumbled upon this place while walking through Tolox - it was just about the only restaurant open at the time - and it's one of those rare finds. What a great time we had. Our favorite lunch during our stay in Andalucia. When I asked for menus, they gave me a look of, "You don't want to... More 

1 Thank rlupetin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Encina 53, 29109 Tolox, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Tolox
  • Phone Number: 952487335

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