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Bar-Pension San Marcos

Calle Marques de Torresoto, 6, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
+34 675 45 91 06
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“bacalao” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (8 reviews)
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Calle Marques de Torresoto, 6, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviewing only the "Pension" (for i had no significant experience in the restaurant), I can only tell that here you can find a GREAT value for money in this beautiful town of Arcos de La Frontera. The rooms are very cosy and the staff is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights. This place is real hospitality at its best. The people here are very happy and keen for you to have a good stay. The room was great, clean and comfortable. This place is small, only 4 rooms, and is really authentic...More

Thank cdmm58
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A traveler's dream is to bump into a place that is cheap yet offers quality, that is central yet not touristic, that is authentic yet profesional. San Marcos is that dream and much more, as it also has a restaurant that serves some of the...More

Thank justmyrto
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Don't order the chicken guacamole salad. It comes drenched in bottled Kraft thousand island dressing. Served over iceberg lettuce if you can believe that. The guac - well, I'm not sure what that was. I must be a frozen kind - looked more like thick...More

Thank BarefootBuddies
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This family pension was a jewel of a find. You wind your way up narrow streets until you find this wonderful place on the corner. They were so friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and we slept well. Had lovely walk around village before...More

Thank CJH486
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We stopped in Arcos for two nights and we had a lovely meal here one afternoon. Only being the 3rd day of our 14 day Andalucian tour we had salmorejo for the first time which was lovely. We also had the especial de la casa...More

Thank Vin1892
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Had a really good reception/breakfast here. Can confirm much much better than it looks without. Everything fresh. Good tapas too. Convenient location in old town.

Thank sapdon
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Excellent food and service. low prices. Very casual. Dinner was one of the tastiest of our 2 week trip, and we ate at much fancier and more expensive restaurants.

1  Thank IvyGee
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We stopped in today and had the menu del Dia, two choices of tapas (each sized at about what would be 1/2 raciòn size in most places), so larger than a typical tapa. I had great gazpacho and stipples eggplant. My wife had a salid...More

Thank Miguelito2020
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We came to Arcos 15 years ago and this is the only restaurant we remember from our first visit, so they must be doing something right! The menu was only 9€ and included bread a drink and a pud. The salad starter was large and...More

Thank Lizzipoo
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Marques de Torresoto, 6, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Arcos de la Frontera
  • Phone Number: +34 675 45 91 06
Hidden in a corner in Arcos de la Frontera can be found one of the most picturesque bars of the Andalusian region. It is the Bar-Hostel San Marcos, specialist in the cooking of the most exquisite dishes of this charming city, all of them based in local and traditional recipes.

It is told that it was Paqui's grandmother, the owner, who cooked the last dragon that was mentioned by the first Castillian language poet in the province of Cádiz, native of Arcos: Don Diego Ximénez de Ayllón, who was born just a few steps away from the house where the current stablishment is located.

Besides the restaurant services it also offers the hosting ones, having rooms where travellers can be accomodated. Rooms have TV, free WiFi, heating, air conditioning and private bathroom. It also have a private terraced roof with tables and chairs on the top of the building, from where can be seen amaizing views of the Guadalete river valley. The Cabildo's Square, parking place in the Old Town, is located a few metters away.
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