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Costas Tapas Bar

9 Queen Street, Penrith CA11 7X , England
01768 895550
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Ranked #66 of 132 Restaurants in Penrith
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is very busy. The walls are covered in all sorts. The staff are all in Spanish dress and there's a lot going on Fantastic atmosphere The good portions are MASSIVE which you shouldn't complain about but I know tapas as small dishes so this was quite a surprise when the food came out Overall brilliant evening

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I went here with a few friends as we had heard a rumour it was closing down, I hope the rumours are wrong. The Tapas were great and the service was good. The only thing that let it down was that the food was a bit expensive but that's to be expected when it's the only Spanish restaurant in town

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Loud, wacky and full of fun. Excellent choice of dishes - the Mussels Marinera, Jamon Serrano (Spanish dried ham), Pulpo a la Galleca (Octopus with paprika and rock salt) and particularly good

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Carlisle
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went here as a group of 10, and I would rate this restaurant as 1/5. Very disappointing and not worth a visit. We ordered a large selection of dishes however the specials are misleading and have no prices and actually cost in the region of £15-20 per dish. There was no explanation of what each dish was in the... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Me and a large group of my friends came to costas tapas restaurant for a mates 30th. It was fantastic. Not only was the food fantastic, the atmosphere was equally impressive. With there being well over 20 of us we split the tables in to 8. Then ordered roughly 10 tapas to each table. The bull fighting beef, hot sizzling... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our host was very welcoming. The menu is extensive and after much deliberation we decided to choose the mixte paella - it was delicious and the portion size was extremely generous.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A group of girls attended Costas for the evening and found the food to be fantastic, the wait time was sufficent and the atmosphere very up beat. However as we have been to a tapas before we were not expecting dishes of different sizes as some were large so please check this when ordering. As it had been a hot... More

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not a great deal of choice in Penrith and this was a poor one. The stools my wife and I sat on were monumentally uncomfortable and not conducive to leisurely eating. The very pleasant and welcoming waitress (owner?) was at pains at the outset to explain how large the portions were going to be which seemed to negate the whole... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is hard to beat for a fun evening out in Penrith. It is a great meeting place and very popular with parties of all kinds. Great atmosphere and always lots of music and entertainment. The owners are a fun couple and love to dress up in costume as their staff do also. The food is really tasty and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were recommended to try this place by a family friend. The atmosphere was great, with friendly and helpful staff. It was perfect for what we wanted having spent the day riding as part of the coast to coast challenge. Staff took the time to go through the menu and ensure you order enough food and explained the specials for... More

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