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Bar El Estrecho

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Calle San Lazaro 12 | Old Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 00 04
00:30 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Initially we hadn't intended to go to Marbella during our trip to Andalucia, for which already had a busy four days planned. But one evening we decided to go there for dinner as it was closer than Malaga. Having seen El Estrecho's recommended in one of our guide books we thought we would give it a try and we are... More 

Thank OntheroadRobert
Seattle, Washington
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194 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

So I am not sure what all the raves are for. The food is just average. The place is just average. The beer was good, but over-all the four of us failed to see the 4.5 rating.

Thank Tim98166
St Albans, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

A small restaurant down a small alley. It is really worth a visit, it's a couple of streets from Orange Square. Great Tapas and typical friendly authentic Spanish hospitality. Find it and enjoy!

Thank Paul L
Espoo, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Our group of four ignorent turists with a toddler asked for a tapas selection we'd enjoy, and they picked a great lunch selection for us! Great taste and freshness with decent total cost. Well done!

Thank Elfhill-Mansu
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This tapas bar tucked away in the old town of Marbella has been here for many years. The food is great and the ambience is wonderful. Very friendly staff too

Thank Graham W
Streatley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We have been visiting this wonderful tapas bar since 1998. We have never had a disappointing experience, and it a must for travellers to Marbella old town. We always enjoy a wide variety of small dishes when we visit washed down with very reasonably priced wine. The rosada cooked in light batter is particularly good. The bar is unpretentious and... More 

Thank Scampicat1
Kilfenora, Clare, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great find. Authentic, local eatery with superb tapas. We ate like savages and so cheap. Definitely going back for more. Very pleasant and quick service. This place is not to be missed.

Thank Emily K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited this lovely traditional tapas bar in the old town back in April whilst staying in Marbella, the first part of our holiday was in Cabopino just down the coast and the lady who we rented our apartment from recommended the place we had to wait till the last night of our holiday as it had been closed before... More 

Thank David0ff82
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If I am honest I am not a lover of Tapas, but I love this bar! I have recently visited El Estrecho for the third time whilst on holiday with my family in Marbella. We have been visiting every year since 2013 and it is definitely a firm favourite with us all! The fish bites and croquets are just delicious!... More 

Thank Debbie C
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

El Estrecho is a well-known tapas bar hidden away down one of the alleyways in the old town. It's well worth tracking down, as it has an authentic ambience and serves some of the best tapas in town - including some lesser known dishes such as chickpeas & spinach or fish & beans. Plus the waiters speak pretty good English!

Thank Zigett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Mediterranean, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
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
Tapas bar.open from 1954.homemade food.good atmosphere

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