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Bar El Convento

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C/ San francisco 140 | Esquina c/ Algatocin, 29400 Ronda, Spain
+34 952 87 15 73
12:00 - 01:00
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San Clemente, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We were recommended here by a local, not by reviews. We had to wait a bit to get inside, but we soon found out why, we had the most amazing food of our trip here. Every plate and tapa looked like an art piece. The staff was very friendly and the prices were very reasonable. The wine was local and... More 

Thank Hotrod1944
1 review
Reviewed 24 November 2016

What a fab meal we had here- so good that we went back on the last night. Fabulous tapas and great value for money

Thank Imelda M
Ronda, Spain
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wow! Normal prices, but extraordinary food. Everything looked beautiful and tasted amazing. Really friendly staff. Away from tourists. A real find!!!!!

Thank Mike B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Yet again had a fabulous lunch at El Convento washed down by a lovely glass of local wine. The atmosphere in the bar is great, normally only with locals and if you ask they will set the train going that runs around the ceiling. At the end of the meal they provided us with a local herb liqueur (25% proof)... More 

Thank PeterC194812
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Carmen and her two brothers quietly practice fine art through their tapas and main dish creation a few blocks outside the tourist area of Ronda. Each reasonably priced tapa arrives in spectacular visual form. The fresh, light, distinctive taste of each serving shines through. Every tapas item was excellent (and we tried nearly all of them) but Corazon de Vieiras... More 

Thank Rich R
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

6 of us visited Ronda after a brilliant buggy trip with Top Buggy Edwardo from Top Buggy suggested this bar for Tapas and rang to translate the menu and chose the Tapas for us The staff were so friendly and helpful The food was excellent and so reasonably priced We were the only tourists there and felt that we experienced... More 

Thank annamazingsight_11
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We were in Ronda for a couple of days and our host recommended this tapas bar as one of his favourites. We were the only English speakers in there, armed with a iTranslate we had a great conversation with the waitress and had some of the best tapas we have ever tasted. I would totally recommend hunting this place down... More 

Thank JamesandCarolin... W
Ronda, Spain
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We live locally and are delighted to have this tapas bar on our doorstep. Whereas many Spanish tapas are simply a selection of deep-fried nibbles and bread-based snacks, with few vegetables, this bar has a fantastic selection of fresh-tasting food made with excellent and varied ingredients. Sharing plates are fabulous (superb quality roasted pork loin, beautifully garnished and accompanied by... More 

4 Thank WaynePickering
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Had tapas here with my cousins who live in Ronda and all the tapas were incredible! The food is really high quality and the prices are really low for the quality of food you get. Really enjoyed this bar/restaurant and it also plays great music in the background and has a nice decor as well. Highly recommend!

1 Thank activeJP
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

If all the tables in a bar are filled with locals, this has got to be good. And Bar el Convento is good. The tapas are excellent, not the usual tourist tapas, but the real deal. This is a wee bit out of town, in Bario San Francisco, but well worth the walk. Best meal of our trip

1 Thank giffnockman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$46
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ San francisco 140 | Esquina c/ Algatocin, 29400 Ronda, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Ronda
  • Phone Number: +34 952 87 15 73
Two brothers and sister run this small and cosy "tapas" Bar/restaurant that transports you into the spanish 60's~70's. Extense local Ronda area wines and a selection of very well presented dishes. 1st and 2nd prize of Ronda Tapas in 2012

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