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Sandinista! Cantina Bar - CLOSED

5-5A Cross Belgrave Street | Northern Quarter, Leeds LS2 8JP, England
+44 113 243 0395
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
10 Dec 2016
“Really good meal.”
29 Oct 2016
“Surprisingly good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, Mexican, Latin
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5-5A Cross Belgrave Street | Northern Quarter, Leeds LS2 8JP, England
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal before visiting the Grand Theatre in Leeds. The atmosphere was vibrant, staff attentive , food tasty and all at a reasonable price. There is 20% off when you show your ticket. The food was promptly served and very tasty. We...More

Thank martinpurdy2016
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Sandinista isn't the first place you would think of to get some tapas however the food served up here is pretty good along with been good value

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for a beer, was greeted by a miserable bar man, needs to try smiling at customers instead of grunting at them. Asked for a fruit beer, wih that, he didn't even look at me, just tapped the top of the pump and said...More

Thank etdh
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Having been here a few years ago, it took us a while to come back as it was a bit rough/ dirty then, but we're glad that we did. Now it's a nicer bar with decent music in fitting with environs and the spirit of...More

Thank Lee_n_Dee123
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Always a great atmosphere here. It's great to go for a bit of delicious tapas - the rump steak is to die for - and some fantastic cocktails to start your evening, and even better for more cocktails and dancing to great music late on....More

Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Always amazing vibes, music and cocktails! Great customer service. I love it during the day and in the evening. Brilliant!

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Years ago, when Sandinista was less popular, I used to like to come here as there was room to dance! Not much chance of that on a Saturday night these days, but I'm too old to dance now anyway! Sandinista seems to go from strength...More

Thank AliAl-Aswad
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Come before a theatre show, friendly atmosphere, cool music, great tapas and rump steak to die for what more could you want

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

At 845pm the staff told me i had to give my chair up as they were emptying all tables and chairs. Im disabled, my wife was 5 months pregnant. Had no choice but to leave my over priced beer and my wifes lemonade. The toilets...More

1  Thank paul W
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is great, the prices are almost reasonable and the beer is always good. But I'm sick of turning up and only being able to pay on card because the tills are down or whatever. Hopefully they'll get this sorted as it seems to...More

Thank Gary M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5A Cross Belgrave Street | Northern Quarter, Leeds LS2 8JP, England (Formerly Sandinista)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 243 0395
  • E-mail
Inspired by a love for music, food, drinks and Latin culture with the maxim ‘nuestra casa es tu casa’ – our home is your home.And as the Eagles sang...“you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave” MusicMusic is our passion and Joe Strummer is at our heart. The Clash inspired us to name our bar after their 4th album ‘Sandinista’. We play an eclectic mix that covers rock, indie, funk, soul, reggae, 80’s and more. Central American CultureSandinista!s revolutionary theme is influenced by the political movement in Nicaragua - The Sandinista National Liberation Front . They liberated Nicaragua with an oppressive right-wing regime in 1979 to 1990. The Central American influence is carried throughout the Latin inspired food and drink menu as well as the décor. Rock ‘n’ Roll and Food For the Soul“It’s more fun to eat in a bar then drink in a restaurant”Our menu focuses on simplicity and sharing. Choose from ‘Pots, Pans or Cans’... or sharing boards. Prepared using only the freshest ingredients, our dishes embody Sandinista’s Latin inspired food ethos. Simple great tasting cuising that reflects the culture it was born out of.Drinks (open every day till 3am)Why did the Mexican push his wife off the cliff? Tequila!!!! Sandinista!'s impressively stocked bar offers an impressive range of cocktails from the four corners of the globe, our top sellers being fruity, tangy twists on Mojitos, Daiquiris, Mai Tais, Margaritas and Juleps. Our back bar boasts an array of quality tequilas, rums and spirits with a fine selection of craft beers.
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