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Sandinista

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Latin, Spanish, Tapas, South American, Central American
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2 Old Bank Street | Just off St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7PF, England
+44 161 832 9955
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12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Inspired by a love for music, food, drinks and Latin culturewith the maxim...
Inspired by a love for music, food, drinks and Latin culturewith the maxim ‘nuestra casa es tu casa’ – our home is your home.And as the Eagles sang...“you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave” MusicMusic is our passion and Joe Strummer is at our heart. The Clash inspired us to name our bar after their 4th album ‘Sandinista’. We play an eclectic mix that covers rock, indie, funk, soul, reggae, 80’s and more. Central American CultureSandinista!s revolutionary theme is influenced by the political movement in Nicaragua - The Sandinista National Liberation Front . They liberated Nicaragua with an oppressive right-wing regime in 1979 to 1990. The Central American influence is carried throughout the Latin inspired food and drink menu as well as the décor. Rock ‘n’ Roll and Food For the SoulIt's more fun to eat in a bar than drink in a restaurant!Our menu focuses on Spanish Tapas. Our dishes embody Sandinista!’s Latin inspired food ethos: simple great tasting cuisine that reflects the culture it was born out of. Drinks (open every day till 3am)Why did the Mexican push his wife off the cliff?...............Tequila!!!!Sandinista!'s impressively stocked bar offers an impressive range of cocktails from the four corners of the globe, our top sellers being fruity, tangy twists on Mojitos, Daiquiris, Mai Tais, Margaritas and Juleps. Our back bar boasts an array of quality tequilas, rums and spirits with a fine selection of beers.
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  • 71
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I love sandinista :)

Im a regular here at Sandinistas, reason being the staff are always very polite, friendly and are always up for a good laugh and abit of banter but at the same time make you feel comfortable and they actually care about you as there guest rather then just another paying customer, the food is great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Missarabella13
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Manchester
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

visited the bar over the Easter weekend and I was looking forward to trying some interesting foreign beers so was disappointed to find that they had a London theme to the ales on tap. In addition, whilst it might seem a good idea to cook where everyone can see the chef, I think it would be a good idea for... More 

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Manchester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Im a regular here at Sandinistas, reason being the staff are always very polite, friendly and are always up for a good laugh and abit of banter but at the same time make you feel comfortable and they actually care about you as there guest rather then just another paying customer, the food is great also with a wide selection... More 

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Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this review

Thank you for being a regular at our bar. In this industry, bars like us wouldn't exist if it weren't for the likes of wonderful people like you, who come down and become part of the banter, the laughter and the furniture! So thank you, for the phenomenal feedback, for all the love, and for continuing to support and enjoy... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Usually don't mind this place, despite the fact the beer is invariably always flat, but it's open late when I finish work. I've been put off by a rather rude bouncer who wouldn't let us in because there was a power cut, despite the fact all the lights were on.... He then said we could come in when the music... More 

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Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this review

Hi Paul, I'm sorry for the inconvenience the power cut has caused you on this occasion. As you had probably noticed at the time, there were some electrical works going on directly outside of our bar, which unfortunately disrupted the power to the whole building. On the evening in question we were actually out of power for a total of... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A lovely place to meet friends for drinks. Good choice of drinks and staff were helpful and a good choice of snacks on offer with drinks.

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Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a brilliant 5 star review! We hope to see you and your friends for drinks again soon! Sandinista Management Team More 

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

well worth a visit service and food were very good. music interesting Staff very friendly. drinks reasonably priced

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Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this review

We do so appreciate you taking the time to leave us comments and feedback, so thank you very much for your review which I will be sending on to our hard-working team! Thanks again, Sandinista Management Team More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went for lunch on a Saturday but found it a little grubby. Staff were very good but menu was a bit limited.

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Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this review

Hi Kelly, We take on board all comments and feedback here at Sandinista so we do appreciate you taking the time to review us. Apologies about the limited menu. We are currently in the midst of a bit of an overhaul regarding the tapas menu and will be rolling out several new dishes in the next few weeks. I'm sorry... More 

Newton-le-Willows
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had a lovely meal here before going to see a show. All the food was hot and fresh, and so tasty. The prawns were amazing. Adam the waiter was fantastic. Lovely frozen daiquiri. And an added bonus was the discount we received for showing our tickets for the show. Will definitely be going back

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Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time out of your day to give us such a lovely review. Our team works extremely hard to deliver the highest quality food, drinks and service and we really appreciate it when their talents are recognised and so highly praised. I'm going to pass on your comments to our team and especially Adam, and we'd... More 

London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I had a great night at Sandinistas. The door staff looked out for me when I was going to get cash out and were friendly and welcoming. The bar staff were brilliant and entertaining. The music was excellent and there was a vibrant atmosphere. The food was really good and the prices are reasonable. I couldn't recommend it enough and... More 

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Sandinista_Ltd, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this review

Thank you for such a brilliant review, especially for your comments on our fantastic bar and door teams. Please do come back and see us. Let us know when you are (by emailing me on t.parker-smith@sandinista.co.uk) so I can get you a drink on us! Thanks again and we'll see you soon! Thimara More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were a very large group of international young professionals and unfortunately our Spanish friends were not allowed in. The irony...as Sandinista is meant to be famous for its Latin American influence and delicious tapas. Unfortunately we didn't experience any of that, just extremely rude bouncers and an unhelpful bar manager. We had to quickly leave and go somewhere else.... More 

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Valencia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

One of our best mates was leaving to go back to Madrid, we therefore tried to organise a great send off and we were hoping to have this at Sandinista. When we got there we were 'welcomed' by quite harsh bouncers that ended up deciding not to let one of our best friends in as he was 'gesticulating'. As he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Old Bank Street | Just off St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 9955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Tapas, South American, Central American

Description

Inspired by a love for music, food, drinks and Latin culturewith the maxim ‘nuestra casa es tu casa’ – our home is your home.And as the Eagles sang...“you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave” MusicMusic is our passion and Joe Strummer is at our heart. The Clash inspired us to name our bar after their 4th album ‘Sandinista’. We play an eclectic mix that covers rock, indie, funk, soul, reggae, 80’s and more. Central American CultureSandinista!s revolutionary theme is influenced by the political movement in Nicaragua - The Sandinista National Liberation Front . They liberated Nicaragua with an oppressive right-wing regime in 1979 to 1990. The Central American influence is carried throughout the Latin inspired food and drink menu as well as the décor. Rock ‘n’ Roll and Food For the SoulIt's more fun to eat in a bar than drink in a restaurant!Our menu focuses on Spanish Tapas. Our dishes embody Sandinista!’s Latin inspired food ethos: simple great tasting cuisine that reflects the culture it was born out of. Drinks (open every day till 3am)Why did the Mexican push his wife off the cliff?...............Tequila!!!!Sandinista!'s impressively stocked bar offers an impressive range of cocktails from the four corners of the globe, our top sellers being fruity, tangy twists on Mojitos, Daiquiris, Mai Tais, Margaritas and Juleps. Our back bar boasts an array of quality tequilas, rums and spirits with a fine selection of beers.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?