El Estrecho

Tapas in Marbella

More like a pre-Franco-era dive in Almería than an eating joint in 21st-century Marbella, El Estrecho is a place where sitting down is a luxury and the serviettes are bits of paper the size of postage stamps. But the traditional tapas here are as intense as the atmosphere, from tortilla (Spanish omelette) to salmorejo (Córdoba-style thick gazpacho) to seafood salad.