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Costas Tapas Bar

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9 Queen Street, Penrith CA11 7X , England
01768 895550
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  • 57
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous atmosphere!!! Great host :)

Proper tapas restaurant! On holiday in the area and were made welcome by Karen, she advised on all the dishes. Menus could do with an update but food was fantastic, portions great. Not the cheapest but the quality was great (prawns fantastic). New waitress on too, who was lovely!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Kate R
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Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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English first
Wigan, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We are here last night and had a brilliant time. The Spanish music and dress of the waitresses set the scene and the owner is a real character! The tapas are far larger than normal so take her advice when ordering. We ordered far too much food but were encouraged to take a doggy bag and left with a mountain... More 

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Liverpool
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After spending the last week in Mallorca eating tapas I didn't go into this restaurant expecting much. However I was blown away by the warm welcome and the amazing setting This is the best tapas I have ever had. The food was amazing, I had 3 plates of tapas and couldn't finish it, very generous portions, a lovely selection of... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have been here before, brilliant service excellent food and lovely hostess who makes you feel very welcome. Price of the meal of which you get plenty is very reasonable. My mother in law lives 5 mins away so every time we visit I try to go in.

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Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Proper tapas restaurant! On holiday in the area and were made welcome by Karen, she advised on all the dishes. Menus could do with an update but food was fantastic, portions great. Not the cheapest but the quality was great (prawns fantastic). New waitress on too, who was lovely!!!

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Lincoln
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Bright and brash but a fun place which provides a bit of sunshine on a windy March day. Everything about it is big; the owners personality and the dishes themselves (even if they are tapas!). Interesting and good food, not cheap but an experience.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Costas doesn't look much from the outside but when you walk through the door you are immediately given a warm welcome and will not be disappointed. The service is great, food very reasonably priced with an extensive menu to choose from and most importantly all the dishes are delicious. We've eaten here on numerous occasions at different times in the... More 

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Cumbria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Every time we go to Costas Tapas we always go with friends. The experience is always good, the hosts go out of their way to create a great atmosphere and the food is fantastic. We are never disappointed and whenever we go we always leave wondering why we left it so long to go back. Can't wait for the next... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My partner and I went to Costa's on a whim after hearing that a friend had booked for her birthday and also reading some good reviews (as well as bad) about the food. We were greeted by the owners wife, we realised this is who she was because of the pictures of her with her husband on the wall. We... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We thought Costas was an authentic Spanish-style tapas bar and loved the atmosphere. Food wasn't bad either!! We were told in advance that the portions were slightly larger than your average tapas and that was no exaggeration - we couldn't finish it. Only spoiler was, we asked if we could take home what we hadn't eaten and the waiter produced... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Me and my partner visited costs with a couple of friends on Valentine's night and what a fantastic night it was. A very warm welcome by the waitress and we were seated straight away on a table that was more than big enough for the four of us so plenty of room. Drinks ordered, we decided on a large jug... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Queen Street, Penrith CA11 7X , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: 01768 895550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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