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“Tapas as it should be” still gets a firm nod for this pioneer of Spanish food and wine in Manchester, a fixture on Deansgate for the past two decades. “The perfect setting for a romantic get-together or date”, it “gets very busy” at times. A fourth branch opened in Altrincham in early 2019.
“It may not be the best place for tapas in Manchester any more (that crown’s been stolen by El Gato Negro)”, but this fifteen-year-old Deansgate bar and wine merchant is still “way above” many other “much-hyped” local pretenders, certainly amongst oenophiles. A fourth branch is due to open in Altrincham on the old site of EAT:kaizen in January 2019.
“Fantastic tapas” boosts the appeal of this atmospheric Deansgate bar and wine importer, although some reviewers feel that “TBH, the great wine list overshadows the food”. It also has a Northern Quarter sibling (which inspires little feedback).
“Always busy” brick-walled bar in the city-centre with a “relaxed and friendly” vibe – “even if the tapas is not particularly surprising it’s well executed and consistent” and there are “fantastic wines”. A Northern Quarter sibling is equally acclaimed – indeed, for one reporter, “the NQ has the slight edge as it feels more like Madrid or Barcelona inside!”
|Wine per bottle||£19.50|
277 - 279 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EW
Mon 12-10pm, Tues â€“ Sat 12-11pm, Sun 1-9pm
Last orders: Mon 9 pm, Tue - Sat 10 pm, Sun 8 pm