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El Barracon de las Tapas

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Centro Commercial Elviria No 16 | Elviria, 29600, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 83 21 18
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London
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Personally i wasnt very keen on the food here. I think the prawns were undercooked as i had a really bad tummy that evening after dinner. The menu isn't very inspiring. Sorry just didn't do it for me. The drinks large good though large spirt measures. Sangria tasted weak in terms of alcohol.

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Thank BritishNic
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tapas restaurants in this area are strangely not too much in evidence so we eagerly paid a visit to this place about 10 days ago. First the positives: The food was tasty and the service pretty quick. That said, when we placed our order we said we were looking for a selection of Tapas and that we were open to... More 

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Thank Perihelion56
Camber, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with some friends for evening tapas. Sat outside. The food was great but the waiter forgot many things we had ordered and so we never received them, then he said we had not ordered these items and yet it showed up on the bill!!! The waiter was rude and unhelpful which was a shame as the food was good.

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Thank CaroMacLand1
Marbella
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

They have a good selection of tapas. Most choices are good. But, as said here before, do not let the waiters decide for you! They will push the most expensive dishes and lots of them. Take control and order portions as a tapa or half ration: that is more than enough. Better order just a rew dishes: you can always... More 

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Thank MaartenGeniet
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We had diner and lunch here this week. We always come here when we are around. The tapas are simple and good and so are the prices. Best tapas around.

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Thank Jan-Paul D
Worthing
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The food was awful and two of the dishes were missing altogether, the waiter was abusive and insisted that we paid regardless of the missing tapas. A very uncomfortable experience which I wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered a selection of small tapas which came out as large portions. we explained that we needed to cancel some of our dishes as there was only two of us but we were told it was too late and we needed to pay for them They then took 15 minutes to be served! The salad was ok but needless to... More 

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Thank sajanpam2014
crimsonidle
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147 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I'm kicking myself for not reading the reviews of this place first, because they are spot on and really Nailed what this place is about. Only came in for a bit of Tapas and they recommended things (Salmonettas) that were the most expensive on the menu. We had already ordered a plate of paella each. I even asked the waiter... More 

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272 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Three of us had lunch here. It's about 15 minutes outside central Marbella. First impression is that this is popular with Spanish people and that's a good sign. Paella, salads, boquerones, all fantastic. Prices really reasonable. Good athmosphere. I recommend.

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Thank A228
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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261 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lovely place for Tapas with the locals. Was busy every night and this was mid January!! Don't know if the laws are different in Spain,but there outside?area is really inside,and customers can smoke. The area is totall enclosed to the outside. If you don't like smoking while ur dining,you may want to reconsider. Staff are great,so is food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Commercial Elviria No 16 | Elviria, 29600, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 83 21 18

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