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“Without a doubt the best in Málaga” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Tranca

La Tranca
Ranked #12 of 1,956 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: At Carreteria street, downtown in Malaga, the tavern La Tranca will conquer you with its selection of tapas, wines and atmosphere. The look is a traditional Spanish bar where you can have Spanish homemade tapas standing in the barrels that make table or at the bar. Try their chilly beers, wines on tap, as the vermouth, moscatel or pajarete, In this tavern you can also enjoy the first drink, all in a warm and authentic place in the city center. Enjoy it!
Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
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“Without a doubt the best in Málaga”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

LA TRANCA is TOTALLY recommendable...we always have such a great time here! It is the perfect place to start the night with little tapas and a glass of Rioja, or, why not? a perfectly served Gin&Tonic. It combines the sophistication of tradition with the charm of a lively atmosphere, spiced up by the most charismatic waiter. Without a doubt the best bar in Málaga...
And you can also enjoy it during the day, just pop in for a break and you will chill out while having the most delicious homemade "empanadas" and "spanish omelette" ...yummy!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank acrespi
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Milan, Italy
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49 reviews
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“Wow! Really a cute place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a little tapas bar, a little bit out from the center (500 mt.)
I've been here tonight, with a collegue, after looking a nice place on Tripadvisor.
The owner is from Argentina, a really nice guy.
We eat tapas, drank beer, and everything was good.
The bill was really cheap (two persons, 18 €), and people staying here is really nice and young.
I strongly suggest this place!

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Yarifor
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Had a great meal at La Tranca with my Girlfriend, the reviews are just spot on. A small bar serving excellent Tapas at an amazing cost. The owner made us feel most welcome as did some of the regulars to La Tranca, when we first arrived around 7pm on a friday it was not that busy but within an hour the whole place was buzzing. The Iberican Platter was divine, as was the Pork and Cheese, supplemented by some lovely wine .... If you visit Malaga, you must visit La Tranca

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1 Thank RichMephan
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england
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“Great Local Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

We finally located this bar, after a little bit of searching and reading the great reviews on Trip Adviser. Its a pity that we left it until our last night, as I dont doubt that we would have visited every night, if we had gone there first. We enjoyed a few tapas,wines and gin and tonics and could not believe how inexpensive it was.Its a little, old style bar. Nothing fancy. But...the great part was,the Boss. A lovely character, who sang along to all the music he played, spoke excellent English and within no time at all, had the bar buzzing, busy and lively. Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
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“Relaxed, cosy, fun and worth visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This was close to our hotel so while exploring for a place to have our meal we stumbled upon La Tranca. Great value, delicious tapas, friendly staff and a great Spanish experience. U will really like this place, a great bar to kick off a night out.

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4 Thank Emma F
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