When it comes to eating out, tapas food has to be an all time favourite. Tapas allows you to get a taste of a number of different dishes rather than choosing one big plate. A ‘tapa’ is defined as an appetiser or snack in Spanish cuisine. It can be served hot or cold. Over time, tapas has evolved into more sophisticated cuisine where many people choose to combine a number of small tapas dishes to make a full meal. We have put together a list of the best tapas Manchester restaurants to visit.
Evuna Tapas Manchester
One of our all time favourite places for Tapas Manchester is Evuna. This authentic Spanish restaurant is dotted in and around the city. it has restaurants located in Deansgate, Northern Quarter, Altrincham and Knutsford. Over the years they have built up an excellent reputation for tasty tapas and quality wines. In fact, their range of Spanish wines are uniquely hand selected. If you want to find out more about each bottle, ask a friendly member of staff who will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction.
El Gato Negro
Another popular tapas restaurant in Manchester is El Gato Negro located on King Street in the heart of the city. This award winning Spanish restaurant is sure to impress from the décor to the food. Its mouth-watering menu beams traditional Spanish flavours with delicious dishes to cater for vegetarians or meat-eaters alike. Enjoy El Gato across 3 floors including;
- Ground floor- this floor features traditional alfresco style dining.
- Middle floor- this offers a range of seating options including the chef’s table which offers an extra thrill to watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen.
- The top floor- this features a spectacular sun terrace with a retractable roof, perfect for those long summer days.
La Vina Tapas Manchester
Whether you are looking for a quick drink and bite to eat before heading out into town or wanting to celebrate a special occasion La Vina is the perfect place. This Tapas restaurant is located in the heart of Deansgate. It offers home-cooked Spanish cuisines prepared by experienced chefs from all regions of Spain. This delicious food is complimented by an extensive range of Spanish wines.
Bar San Juan
Slightly further out from the city centre is San Juan, a real hidden gem located in Chorlton. Although this tapas spot is further out, it’s still always packed so we’d recommend booking in advance. They’ve recently added an extension to fulfil the demand. Now even more tapas lovers can to tuck into their delicious dishes. This is the ideal place to escape reality and have a mini vacay without having to leave the country and pay for a PCR test.. Enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine at Bar San Juan.