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Costas Tapas Bar

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9 Queen Street, Penrith CA11 7X , England
01768 895550
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Nice food but a bit pricey

The Tapas portions are big so don't order too many! The bruschetta's were very tasty, five between 4 of us. We ordered two of the specials and two other from the main menu. We were told that the Barbeque Chicken would come on a big dish and it certainly was, but it was a small whole chicken split... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Macjohn51
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Tapas portions are big so don't order too many! The bruschetta's were very tasty, five between 4 of us. We ordered two of the specials and two other from the main menu. We were told that the Barbeque Chicken would come on a big dish and it certainly was, but it was a small whole chicken split into 4... More 

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England (Washington)
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This food is amazing bear in mind when ordering the portions are quite large, approx two each is enough

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Me and my girlfriend went here for a meal while visiting Penrith for a weekend break and having been to a couple of tapas places before we thought we knew what to expect. When we got there it wasn't too busy and we were sat at our table for the night by Karen which consisted of 2 bar stools in... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

While staying nearby my my girlfriend and I came into Penrith for dinner and fancied a change from your standard pub food so went here instead. First impressions were that the place is utterly festooned with all sorts of Spanish gewgaws and the tapas menu didn't have any prices which we thought was a bit odd. The Spanish music was... More 

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Cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I love it here. The food is amazing, the staff are great and the atmosphere is good. You will pay a bit extra here, but the portions are massive and taste lovely. Karen who takes the orders is the owner, she helps you pick great dishes, while her husband, the other owner is the head chef. He is called Jesus.... More 

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York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A colleague who is local to Penrith booked the table. Wow! What a wonderful surprise, not much to look at from the outside but superb food and a lovely charming hostess.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Address: 9 Queen Street, Penrith CA11 7X , England
Phone Number: 01768 895550
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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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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