Love Tapas? Here Are Some of the Best Tapas Places in Manchester.

When you can’t quite decide what you want to eat, tapas is the perfect option to satisfy even the most indecisive tastebuds! While Manchester may not have sunshine quite like the Mediterranean, it definitely delivers when it comes to flavour!


Spinningfields Square, 14-15 The Avenue, Manchester, M3 3HF

It’s rare to find somewhere that serves Instagram-worthy food that’s also packed with flavour – but that’s just what Iberica delivers! Their tapas menu puts a modern spin on traditional classics using the finest ingredients from Spain, all under the guidance of Michelin-starred chef, Nacho Mazano. The best part? It’s just a 7 min stroll from Riverside!

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El Rincon de Rafa

244 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4BQ

A real hidden gem! Tucked in a quiet spot in the heart of the city, you’re not likely to stumble across El Rincon de Rafa – but they are well worth the visit! From the food to the atmosphere, this restaurant delivers truly authentic (and delicious) Spanish dining for amazing value.

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Lunya Manchester

Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BB

With a deli downstairs and relaxed dining upstairs, you can rest assured the very best ingredients go into Lunya’s dishes. Their extensive tapas menu covers traditional classics to modern innovations, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options that will make even the biggest meat-eaters mouth water.

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El Gato Negro

52 King St, Manchester, M2 4LY

Ever since moving to Manchester, El Gato Negro has become a regular spot for many locals. The award-winning tapas menu changes seasonally and uses fine Spanish and locally sourced ingredients. Book a seat at the chef’s table for some added drama, or see some amazing views from the roof terrace (with a retractable roof for those rainy days).

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La Viña

105-107 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BQ

This wine and tapas bar is the perfect spot to unwind! Walk in and feel instantly relaxed by the informal and intimate atmosphere. Then settle in, order some tasty tapas and choose something from the huge range of Spanish wines or sherries. It’s the perfect combination for a perfect evening.

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