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Bar El Estrecho

Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 00 04
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (139 reviews)
“meatballs” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

We found this bar by chance and took to sampling the sherries, as we had already eaten. The bar was full of tourists and locals alike. Next time we will be sure to taste the tapas. I have clicked the food rating by mistake, but...More

Thank glennjones14
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved it here. Great authentic tapas and not touristy at all. Even the simple tomato salad was absolutely delicious. Great anchovies too and the croquetas were so tasty. Service was quick and friendly and the prices reasonable too. Highly recommended.

Thank Kay G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place (like many others) through this site & was delighted to get away from the "tourist" places. Small, authentic & really really tasty! Mostly Spanish clientele when we visited which must be a great sign. They missed a tapa dish but removed it...More

Thank lexisa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little find thanks to trip advisor search. Hidden away just off the beaten path you can get some fantastic seafood tapas here without feeling like a full on tourist like a lot of other places near by. Oh try the stuffed eggs! You won't...More

Thank Bobdigi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holidays in Marbella. We are a family from Italy and wanted to taste a real spanish restaurant in the old town, This place is incredible. Food is amazing and not expensive at all. The place is quite small but the decoration is authentic. It's not...More

Thank giusestrate
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Even though we were staying in Torremolinos, we went to Marbella just to visit this tapas bar, as we had been there on our last visit 6 months ago. We were amazed to be greeted by name by the wonderful bar staff. Great tapas. Great...More

Thank MarcDun
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great little local tapas bar hidden in a gem of a little street, owner nice guy, great food and very helpful, happy and friendly staff, always call here quite a bit while in Marbella and staff always remember us, we have great time and laughs...More

Thank ivance142017
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Been in spain for 1 week. Been to torremolinos, malaga, granada, cuevas bajas and marbella. The food we had in Estrecha was by far the best food we've had. Very friendly staff and not at all expensive. Well worth s visit

Thank kevin g
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant on tripadvisor while we were looking for a place to eat a small tapa and a drink; we ended up having dinner here because the tapas were so tasty!!! Definitely the best tapas ive ever had in spain, especially the snails...More

Thank veerlenicole
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

El Estrecho is the real deal for tapas. Hand carved Iberico Ham. Pil Pil Shrimp deliciously flavored with garlic. Tender fried calamari. Great meatballs. Refreshing sangria. Venture off the main square down an alley to visit this place. It is well worth it.

Thank Ceeebee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 77 00 04
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Tapas bar.open from 1954.homemade food.good atmosphere
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