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Meson el Picoteo

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Mariano Vinuesa, 1, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
+34 956 68 11 28
12:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh honest spanisch food. Nice friendly service . We felt very welcome and have spent 2 perfect evenings here. Next time in Tarifa we defenitly come back!

Thank Nele V
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Super- fresh food served by unusually attentive and friendly waiters. Clearly popular and buzzing with locals and all tables reserved but as we were early we got in. Lovely lunch included fresh boquerones, mackerel & pepper salad and fresh artichokes grilled with garlic.

Thank LondonPhil27
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Not much to say about this place. Just go and enjoy all they great food they have. Fresh and well cooked fish. Awesome and funny staff!!! An absoulte true andalusian experience! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Leleflorence
Karditsa, Greece
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Locals told me that this place is a must try, and that if you want a table, you should book 3-4 days before, otherwise if you go early you'll find probably a seat at the bar. The food is absoluterly great, everything i had was really tasty and fresh. I definately recomend "ensalada rusa", "atun ahumado" and some others which... More 

Thank nikoskarditsa
Algeciras, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went on Saturday night at around 8:45, all tables were fully booked (always a good first sign) but the overly friendly staff managed to fit us in as the first booking wasn't for another hour. We both ordered steaks from the menu and ordered them rare. The steaks came out cooked to perfection, usually when we order rare steak,... More 

Thank Michelle13Morgan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Excellent restaurant with perfect service and incredible food. Moreover, very god price! Gotta go! Red tuna is a must

Thank Juan F
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We went here with friends that live here so we're treated like kings! My grilled local fish was amazing! My husband and son loved their grilled squid! We had clams, fried potatoes. Fresh bread, salad and vegetables, great beer and wine! Everything so fresh and hot! Best food ever!

Thank EVowner
Portoroz, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

For me, the best tapas bar in Tarifa! Totally worth of waiting for the table.. and don't forget to try "tapa de atun ahumado".. Also super nice staff and great "vino de casa".

Thank Urskaurska
Portoroz, Slovenia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This was for sure the best tuna steak I ever had! We were there off season, it wasn't crowded, but I will never forget it! From that day on all other tuna steaks are not even close to what delicious thing I tasted there, much recommended!

Thank Jan P
Rome, Italy
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Great food, great staff, unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere :) try the tuna, calamari is also perfect and the clams with ham and prawns... Oh wonderful!

Thank theroamingjedi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mariano Vinuesa, 1, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Tarifa
  • Phone Number: +34 956 68 11 28

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