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Sandinista! Cantina Bar
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
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
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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 were totally blocked, an hygiene hazard. Staff were aware so no one male female could use loos.

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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 happen often.

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Decided to try this place before heading to The Grand for a show, absolutely fantastic food, great service and a perfect location for The Grand and the First Direct Arena. The food is delicious and is a twist on the standard tapas fare. The staff were really friendly, they helped us choose the tapas (there were so many choices!) and drinks and after finding the window seat a little cold were happy for us to move tables. Really great experience! I will be back to try more soon.

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Thank Rembug22
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Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Thank you for coming down, and for leaving such a lovely review for us to read!

Don't forget that we offer 20% off to all gig ticket holders, whether it's theatre, comedy or music!

Come back and see us again in the next couple of weeks as we'll shortly be launching our new food menu.

Thanks again,
Sandinista Management Team

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Four of us called in before a show at the o2. We were met by a very friendly and informative member of bar staff. Drinks brought to us and menus given. I spoke to the chef who advised 2-3 tapas each. We ordered 10 and loved every mouthful. So we ordered a further 3 which again were superb. I have to say the rump steak was sublime so much so we ordered it 3 times. The bill had a 20% discount due to having show tickets. Fab afternoon had by all.....one person had never tried tapas but was very impressed.....we will return....thank you.

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Thank loppyrhino
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Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista! Cantina Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016

Thank you for taking the time to feed back to us about your visit!

We agree the rump steak is delicious!

We'll be launching a new and improved menu in the next few weeks so do pop by and see us again.

Thanks,

Sandinista Management Team!

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