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Ambiente Tapas

#51 of 659 Restaurants in York
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14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
01904 689784
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome tapas, friendly staff

It would be better to reserve ahead, but seating in the bar is fina and service still excellent. Loved the red sangria, the carmelized potatoes and chorizo... Everything really. Kids got enough to eat, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
KJDAfromLyme
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Lyme, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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Lyme, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It would be better to reserve ahead, but seating in the bar is fina and service still excellent. Loved the red sangria, the carmelized potatoes and chorizo... Everything really. Kids got enough to eat, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely food, the service was fantastic. Definitely highly recommend a visit here. Best tapas I've had in a long time. The ambience is great.

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York
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Went for a family birthday meal, but none of us enjoyed it. I took a vote on what rating to award it & three said two with one going for a three rating. Overall, the place was cold with a sash window that is broken so would not close even on a cold evening. The service, to be fair, was... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

After a day at the Races we wanted a light meal and tapas seemed the perfect solution. We were delighted with our choice of Ambiente. Fantastic food and service and loved the sherry too. Would love to come back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We booked this on a recommendation from a friend who had been to the one in Leeds. I wasn't let down. The building is lovely. The interior is well thought out and well decorated. We had a flight of sherry each. I've only ever had 'granny' sherry before. So it was interesting to get to know them. The flights were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Lovely range of tapas available. Our party included a vegan and someone who is gluten intolerant and the waiter took the time to go through suitable options for both, of which there were many. The food was delicious. We didn't feel rushed at all. I would have given 5 stars had I not been dripped on by condensation on the... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had the three tapas for £9.95 lunch offer. The choce was limited to 10 or so dishes but the two of us managed to find six dishes we liked. There was the usual chorizo and calamari, but also cod cheeks, a large piece of hake in seasoned batter, and meatballs with a lemon grass and tomato sauce. Service was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Quite simply one of the best Tapas restaurants I've been too outside of Spain. Welcome was great, service excellent and then the food was just awesome. We tried to go back the night after, but it was fully booked

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

thought the food was pretty tastless especially the Gambas de ajillo (prawns in garlic sauce). Also had a starter cant remember the name but i thought we were getting garlic bread but it was a garlic bulb that you are supposed to rub on your bread, ive seen this before but the bulb was dry and the bread not buttered... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Four of us ate here on Saturday (13 June), and we were really very impressed. The staff were excellent - helpful, polite and funny - and the food was really superb. We had a great table which was almost set on its own, and ordered a great selection of tapas, dessert and drinks. We were also surprised at the value... More 

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Address: 14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
Phone Number: 01904 689784
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Cuisine: Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01904 689784

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?