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) #354 of 1,822 Restaurants in Manchester €€ - €€€ , Spanish, Latin
2 Old Bank Street | Just off St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7PF, England
+44 161 832 9955
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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“tapas” (72 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2 Old Bank Street | Just off St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7PF, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank GeorgewjB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Title pretty much covers it. The venue is lovely, the staff all friendly and helpful. Sadly after sampling all 4 ales available, in my humble opinion, they were all crap. And at >£5 a pint, exceedingly disappointing. Haven't tried the food.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend for a chilled Friday meal- arrived ~9pm and the place was lively but we still got served fast. Music was American/Latin style, potentially abit too loud if you're looking to have a quiet night but I enjoyed it. Good...More

Thank cap8888
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is absolutely my favorite bar in Manchester.It always has a great vibe and great music. The Zombie is unbeatable! A must for anyone in Manchester.

Thank Izette P
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I've always had a soft spot for this place as it is named after one of my favourite albums so that goes strongly in its favour! There's lots to like anyway as this is a great city centre bar that always has good atmosphere. The...More

Thank Off their P
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Staff great, service good and food wonderful. The black rice dish and the paella were especially good. Had several tapas dishes and they were all of an excellent standard. Will definitely visit again.

Thank J3KTN
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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