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₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Spanish, Latin
2 Old Bank Street | Just off St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7PF, England
+44 161 832 9955
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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“tapas” (72 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2 Old Bank Street | Just off St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7PF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us revisited Sandanista for an evening meal. Had been here several times before but not recently. We were disappointed with the sparse choice of tapas meals compared to previous visits. It seems as though they are trying to incorporate more steak type meals...More

Thank AleksHuddersfield
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Little bit late in writing this review but better late than never! Fantastic wee place, food was excellent, staff were friendly & the music created a buzzing atmosphere.

Thank nik01Aberdeen
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The music was great and the place was quite relaxed. The drinks were pricey though, more than most places in Manchester in my experience. Service was fine.

Thank merchy20
Reviewed 15 July 2017

i love tapas food went here on a saturday lunch time i was not at all disappointed the food was very enjoyable the wine was good and also the beer the staff were excellent will go back

Thank mj6
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Had to double check this was the same place that I actually visited given the four stars. I can't fault the service - it was wonderful. The place however is in need of a bit of a facelift. And it's dark. Really, really dark. Having...More

Thank MrElmo
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to this bar at least twice a week for over a year and we have always enjoyed ourself however on the night in question I was completely humiliated by the doorman and apparently barred for life. He had a personal vendetta...More

1  Thank GeorgewjB
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I always visit here when I go to Manchester - friendly staff, good beer, gorgeous tapas and great atmosphere! I'm pleased to report that they did not disappoint as I probably have high expectations! Staff were friendly as always, and great with my food allergy....More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I've never been in Sandinista having a lunch. Just for coffee and cappuccino, The restaurant got graceful seats outside where enjoing your drinks. Even if they are just a little bit slow preparing it, They got one of the best cappuccino in town.

Thank Maddalaine
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Sandinistas for dinner with a friend and definitely was not disappointed! There is an extensive menu and we were both very happy with the tapas we ordered, beautiful meal. Great, friendly service, and enthusiastic to help with food and drinks choices. Will definitely...More

Thank Michs004
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We needed a drink and this was the first place we came across; lucky for us. The bar man greeted us with a very upbeat 'hello'. We got to sample the beers before we tried, we had a really good Camden white beer and a...More

Thank rachel69inman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Old Bank Street | Just off St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 9955
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Inspired by a love for music, food, drinks and Latin culturewith 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 SoulIt's more fun to eat in a bar than drink in a restaurant!Our menu focuses on Spanish Tapas. Our dishes embody Sandinista!’s Latin inspired food ethos: simple great tasting cuisine 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 beers.
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