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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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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
10 Dec 2016
“Really good meal.”
29 Oct 2016
“Surprisingly good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Spanish, Mexican, Latin
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
5-5A Cross Belgrave Street | Northern Quarter, Leeds LS2 8JP, England
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41 - 50 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 24 March 2015

The stuff was very rude. The bartender was looking one of my friends like an alien when he could not understand what my friend was saying because he is from another country. Also, stuff was not smiley or friendly at all as if they did...More

1  Thank Sofia K
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Between us we had squid rabas (tender!), lentil and goat's cheese (nice), chorizo hash (egg with a runny yolk :D), salt cod croquettes (nice), nachos with chilli (smells great) and a jambalaya (nice) Totally telling my brother in law to keep coming back!

Thank LovelyLeopardess
Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2015

Reading your review has made me hungry for tapas, which can only be a good thing! Thanks for the ace review and for all the love! See you very soon, Sandinista Management Team

Reviewed 7 March 2015

Great beers and fab grub! Nice choice of music and friendly staff. I like the selection of beers they have on and the jalapeño poppers are very nice indeed.

Thank TENMOKU
Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Please let us know when you're popping down next (t.parker-smith@sandinista.co.uk) and I'll get you a drink on us to say thanks! See you soon, Thimara Sandinista Ltd

Reviewed 28 February 2015

We went to this bar with a few friends who are young professionals. We were greeted by the manager with a hostile reception. We went during the day and were refused service. They said we were too drunk to be severed, this was the second...More

4  Thank shona j
Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2015

Hi there, I'm sorry you did not have a more positive experience at Sandinista on your visit. Please could you send me some details of the time and date of your visit and the number of people in your party so I can speak to...More

Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Spent quite a lot Of money and then they decided we could not be served when there was friends that were not drinking alcohol but suggested that they could not speak! Disgusting!More

1  Thank LYNSPontefract
Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2015

Hello there, I'm sorry you did not have a more positive experience at Sandinista when you visited. Please could you send me some details of the time and date of your visit and the number of people in your party so I can speak to...More

Reviewed 9 February 2015

Visited with some friends & decided to have something to eat as well. Glad we did, the food was very nice & enjoyed by everyone. The food is predominantly tapas variety, with nice sizeable portions, this mixed in with some great music spanning from Motown...More

Thank johno7470
Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2015

Hi Johno7470, Thanks for taking some time to review us, we're stoked you had such a great time with us. We'll be rolling out a few new dishes on our menu in the next couple of weeks, so if you fancy dropping in, pop an...More

Reviewed 9 December 2014

visited on the weekend - some great cocktails and very knowledge staff. Lively, good music and atmospheric - would definitely visit again

Thank maria d
Reviewed 18 November 2014

4 of us (2 couples)ventured into Sandanista around 6pm on Saturday 16th November. As we presented ourselves at the bar a heavily built gent with a shaved head abruptly barked at us "are you eating"? "I need to know if you are eating"? All this...More

3  Thank Muzzaman
Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2014

Hi Muzzaman, I'm sorry to hear you feel you had a bad experience on Saturday. Please can you contact me (k.johnson@sandinista.co.uk) as I'd love to invite you back so we can reinstate your faith in Sandinista. Thanks, Katy

Reviewed 13 November 2014

Came back here with colleagues for a leaving do last Thursday. Ordered several tapas - all nice (LOVE the chorizo asado - so tasty). Although we were the only ones in, it's still a nice atmosphere and the lady serving us was very friendly and...More

Thank Manchester-Kitty
Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2014

HI Manchester-Kitty, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review. I'll make sure the staff see your kind comments about the service and the tasty dishes. Unfortunately, given the limited space we have in our kitchen at Sandinista Leeds, we...More

Reviewed 23 September 2014

I selected to use this restaurant on the basis that it was one of the closest to the Wrens Hotel, the place chosen as a rendezvous point for some friends before we headed off to a Steve Howe gig at City Varieties. It's a tapas...More

1  Thank Vernon L
Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2014

Hi Vernon L, Thank you for taking the time to write this great, informative review. I'm very happy to see that you enjoyed our food, service and our atmosphere and that you will be returning! FYI the gig offer is something we offer to guests...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
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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
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Description
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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