Taberna del Pintxo

Price guide: Budget

Avenida Miguel Cano 7, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29602

Price guide: Budget

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#12 of 12
expert-rated restaurants in Marbella
Expert overall rating:3.4 out of 5
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Ambience:
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Service:
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Singles, No fuss

Expert review of Taberna del Pintxo

A favourite place in Marbella for traditional tapas in a no-nonsense setting.

Being part of an expanding chain, Taberna del Pintxo (pronounced ‘pincho’) is not for you if you’re after an independent, oak-panelled bar steeped in history. Neither is it part of the sleek, gastro brigade. But this is probably one of the best places for traditional hot and cold tapas like my Spanish friends have grown up on. We often all go to El Pintxo, as it’s known locally, at lunch or straight after work. The staff come in and out of the kitchen with trays, continually offering tapas in dishes on sticks. At the end, they count the sticks and charge you accordingly. Or, if you're hungry, order a whole ración of something that takes your fancy.

Food and drink: 

It’s not gourmet, but it’s authentic. Assorted croquettes (I love the spinach and pine nut), slices of Spanish omelette, anchovies in vinegar, Russian salad, Manchego cheeses, smoked Iberian hams, brochetas, mini burgers, pork chops, chicken fillets and steaks are the staples.

Ambience: 

It’s loud and fun as everyone jostles to get the tapas from the trays as they’re brought around the tables and bar.

Service: 

The staff are well-informed and friendly, if a little flustered during peak times.

Location: 

It's in the heart of Marbella’s retail and commercial heart.

Price advice: 

It’s usually about a euro per tapa. The ones with coloured sticks are 1.50.

Tables to book: 

Request to be near the kitchen - to get the first tapas off the trays.

Other useful branches: 

There are other branches in Puerto Banús and Fuengirola. See the website for directions.

More information on Taberna del Pintxo:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Tapas
Address:
Avenida Miguel Cano 7, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29602
Telephone:
+34 952 829 321
Website:
http://www.latabernadelpintxo.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily from 1pm-midnight
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

Have you been to Taberna del Pintxo? Would you recommended it?