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“Top tapas!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bar San Juan

Bar San Juan
56 Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy M21 9EG, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Manchester
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Top tapas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Fills up quickly, hard to get a table! We went on a Thursday night and had drinks at the bar until a table was free. Well worth the wait. We ordered a variety of tapas, which arrived promptly as cooked. Meatballs, ribs, chorizo in red wine, bread with aioli, calamari, chorizo with quails eggs all delicious. Tapas this good is hard to come by. Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Best bar, best tapas, best atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Bar San Juan is a perfect tapas bar in South Manchester. If you're visiting Manchester and fancy tapas make the effort to head South to Chorlton and visit Juan.

Cruzcampo, Mahou, San Miguel, Alhambra and Sangria on tap, 43 liquor on the top shelf and an amazing selection of tapas including albondigas (meatballs), gambas gabardina con bacon (prawns in bacon), tortilla, papas bravas, chorizo al vino, breads, jamon iberico, olives and the list goes on.

The staff are fantastic too, always on the move and always friendly. They help make the place what it is.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“My absolute fave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

I'm lucky enough to live very close to San Juan and we've been visiting regularly since if first opened. It's a little slice of Spain in south Manchester! I love everything about this place but the staff and atmosphere make it really special. I've never been and not loved my meal, couldn't recommend it enough!! YAY SAN JUAN!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“BEST TAPAS EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Having been to many Tapas restaurants in Manchester this is by far the best. The food is amazing. I could quite happily come here every evening for a meal. The prices are spot on and the atmosphere is brilliant. My only criticism would be that it is alittle on the small side and the last time I visited I was seated near the door and guests kept coming in and out and it was quite drafty! Perfect for a nice romantic meal for two or a group of friends.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“You know tapas will be good when the staff are Spanish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Fantastic, best tapas I have ever had. Their house wine is also fantastic. Not a great deal of room so make sure you get there early enough! We sat outside (in January) and it did not take anything away from the experience/

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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