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Bar la Alberca

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Calle Encina 53, 29109 Tolox, Spain
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Tolox, Spain
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have visited Paco's bar as its also known on many occasions. Always friendly and welcoming and serving food of a good quality. The seafood dshes are partlcularly good and the owners offer a good choice. I've found it best to order a selection of different dishes that you can each dip into. Good value for money, clean eating environment and... More 

Thank Steve O
London, United Kingdom
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423 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a very basic but good restaurant in a white village just over 30 minutes drive from Marbella. The food is fresh and served by friendly efficient staff. We shared a number of plates but the calamari and rosada were exceptionaly good. Salads are also very good.

Thank david s
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We went on the strength of the tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We shared 3 dishes; albondigas, sardines, conejo and they were all really tasty - I wish we could have gone for more but as it turned out, we were full after these. The puddings (flan and arroz con leche ) weren't anything special but no surprise... More 

Thank Jon034
Tolox, Spain
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is my favourite place to eat in Tolox. Paco and his brother Juan are wonderful hosts and the food is excellent. The ambience in the bar is wonderful and the place, on most days, is very busy.

Thank Madge3268
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

At first, we thought we'd found just a bar, but it turned out to be both bar and restaurant. We went with the flow and allowed Paco, the boss, to guide us. The food he produced was very straightforward - things such as a simple tomato salad - but my family found it delicious. In fact, the general verdict was... More 

Thank Cardorojo
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Commonly known as Paco's in the town, this family run restaurant has been operating in Tolox for over 20 years. They have menus but are seldom needed, Paco will simply tell you what's the dish of day. The service is first class, the food delicious, the staff are friendly. Don't expect them to know much English, but that's part of... More 

Thank Julzdubai
Prague, Czech Republic
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

We have stayed in Tolox many times over the last 7 years. Our home from home is Paco's. He and his brother Juan, not to mention his family run this al fresco bar and restaurant. I love the cod, sardines, calamari, anchovies, and gambas. They also cook many variations of meat. There is no menu - just follow their recommendations... More 

2 Thank British_member
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

It seems like a old fashion village bar, but this place has plenty to offer. First and foremost the service is incredibly friendly, Paco does a fastastic job, do not hesitate to follow his recomendations. On the other hand the food is quite simple but effective, typical spanish food with plenty of flavour. Indeed fantastic ingredients made excellent dishes. Not... More 

3 Thank JavierCalvoMerchan
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

A day in Tolox is a trip into one of the "white villages" of Andalucia.A meal in La Alberca with its view of the village is a treat.Our host "Paco" made a simple meal very special.

1 Thank inertiaanne33
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We visit Bar La Alberca twice. They now have a menu but we acted on the recommendation of our host and were not disappointed. Excellent but simple food, good value and friendly service. Slow cooked pork recommended.

1 Thank Dave0459

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Encina 53, 29109 Tolox, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Tolox
  • Phone Number: 952487335

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