Taberna del Pintxo

Address: Avenida Miguel Cano 7, Marbella, 29602, Spain
Telephone: +34 952 829 321

- Budget

3.4

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
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Service
3.4
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Food and drink
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Value for money
3
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Ambience
3.6
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Location
3.4
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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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • No fuss

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