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“It's a rare gem.”
Review of Alcaravan

Alcaravan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking for a small spot with excellent food, great value and service so friendly you feel like you belong there, come here. The tapas and local wine were perfect accompaniments to the decor and ambiance. Our two waiters, "Alegre" and Fran were so welcoming, we came back 4 times during our stay.

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1  Thank GRLWashington
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Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

One of the better tapas spots in this little gem of a town. Croquets were lovely as was the octopus. It's very close to the town square and the parador and makes for a lovely rest spot. You're most likely to end up making conversation with your neighbors as the tables are quite close in the cave-like interior!

2  Thank Violet2009
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

stand out dish -- aubergine with jamon!

staff are convivial and will make you feel well cared for. Bill is reasonable -- good wine!

enjoy!

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We really enjoyed the atmosphere of Alcaravan. Located in the heart of old town Arcos de la Frontera, you won't find restaurants like this in the US. We were treated to live Spanish guitar during our visit. The menu is typical Spanish tapas - lots to choose from. Everything we tried was very good!

Thank Olive394
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We have visited Alcaravan in the past and enjoyed it very much, both for the food and the friendly couple running it. We returned this month and learned the owners had recently retired. No problem. The food is greater than ever as the new owners are part of the family that also runs the Bar Carcel (for us and many others the finest place to dine in Arcos) around the corner. Lamb kebabs, presa and secreto iberico, we enjoyed many fine tapas and chatting with the new owners. It's a genuine treat for visitors to Arcos to have such fine tapas bars/restaurants so close to each other, along with the equally fine Taberna de Jovenes Flamencos in between them.

1  Thank AlyLaDiana
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