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8 of the Best Tapas Restaurants in Manchester

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There’s nothing quite like a bit of tapas in the form of sharing boards and small plates when the sun comes out.

Prepare for a bit of Spanish dining this upcoming Summer with our round-up of the best Spanish tapas haunts in the city… 

1. Iberica

This Spinningfields tapas speciality is much loved by Mancunians for not only it’s fantastic food offering, but it’s gorgeous interior. You’ll experience a large, airy space with long bar and mezzanine open kitchen, perfect for a classic and modern Spanish dining experience.

The good news here is that there is a new menu coming soon. Keep an eye out for our updates!

Find them at14-15, The Avenue Spinningfields, Spinningfields Square, Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF

2. El Gato Negro

This stylish Spanish eatery is the creation of Chef patron Simon Shaw and his team, renowned for creating simple, bold and confident tapas dishes.

The menu takes inspiration by what’s fresh and in season, taking the best of modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques. It’s a welcoming restaurant where you can eat casually at the bar with a drink, or enjoying a more extensive dining experience in the stunning restaurant. 

El Gato Negro evokes the magic of Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastián in the heart of Manchester.

52 King St, Manchester M2 4LY

3. La Bandera

A modern take on Spanish tapas is brought to us by La Bandera – an authentic and honest Spanish restaurant. 

They pride themselves with offering market-fresh, classic Spanish cuisine in airy, contemporary space with yellow booths and banquettes.

Check them out at 2 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EQ

4. Evuna, Deansgate

This popular Spanish restaurant is always a firm favourite across Manchester for those looking at enjoying a glass of red, with the finest Spanish tapas dishes to share (or eat them yourselves – the choice is yours).

The Deansgate restaurant is stylish in it’s appearance with exposed bricks to the walls, and an array of outdoor seats. It’s particularly known for it’s speciality salt-baked sea bass.

Visit them at 277-279 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EW

5. Tapeo and Wine

Tapeo & Wine arrived in Manchester in 2016, ran by the Mata family. This cute and classic Spanish tapas restaurant has a love for traditional gastronomy, aiming to bring Spain a little closer to us.

The selection of toasted breads are simply divine, followed by delicious deli and charcuterie and copious choices for meat, fish and vegetable based tapas dishes. 

209 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3NW

6. La Vina

One of the best places to gather with friends and indulge in sharers, small plates, and a bottle of fine Spanish wine. With speciality ‘queso’ dishes, catalan style fish stews and paellas, it’s reasonably priced and has an authentic Spanish vibe. 

Check them out at 105-107 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BQ

7. El Rincon

El Rincon is much loved for it’s traditional Spanish dishes, including Basque recipes and tapas, plus it host a lively bar atmosphere and even has a screening of the Spanish football, so guests can really feel in the Spanish vibe.

It’s tucked away behind Deansgate, so you’ll have to do a bit of searching for it off the beaten track. But you’ll always find Manchester’s Spanish population hiding in here, enjoying a real taste of Spain. 

It must be good then. 

244 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4BQ

El Rincon

8. Sandinista

From marinated olives and Spanish beers, to bespoke cocktails and chorizo pile ups, Sandinista is your go-to place for a good old get together. 

Ideal if you want to indulge in some delicious Spanish small plates and tapas, whilst enjoying the Spanish beers and cocktails, along with music and a bit of a dance. 

2 Old Bank St, City Centre, Manchester M2 7PF

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