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“Came on recommendation...”
Review of Sandinista

Sandinista
Ranked #468 of 2,398 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Latin, South American, Spanish, Central American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

... And was not disappointed. Fabulous tasty food and a sublime mojito. Make sure you have some of that sun dried tomato butter because it's a triumph. Greg, you done good.

3  Thank sallybrids
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Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Hi Sallybrids,
Thanks for taking the time to review us here. It's always great to see such lovely comments. So glad you had a good time. Let know next time your heading down (k.johnson@sandinista.co.uk) & I'll get you a beer on us!
Many thanks,
Katy

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Fabulous food, fabulous atmosphere and they make a great Dark and Stormy cocktail. We will definitely be back.

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2  Thank Blackers39
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Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Blackers39,
Thanks for taking the time to review us here. It's always great to see such lovely comments. So glad you had a good time. Let know next time your heading down (k.johnson@sandinista.co.uk) & I'll get you a beer on us!
Many thanks,
Katy

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Booked for a hen do and pre-ordered the £12 party pack. Erica emailed me a number of times and couldn't have been more helpful and allowed us to swap a couple of the options to veggie/fish instead of meat. Really friendly welcome and chilled but buzzy atmosphere we were given time to relax and get drinks at the bar and then the food started coming...and coming! I was really surprised at the amount and quality of the food for the price...ooh and great margaritas! The service was speedy and friendly and we were given the table for as long as we needed. I honestly cannot recommend this place enough - fantastic thank you Sandinista!

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2  Thank karty574
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Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Hi Karty574,
Thanks for taking the time to review us here. It's always great to see such lovely comments. So glad you had a good time. Let know next time your heading down (k.johnson@sandinista.co.uk) & I'll get you a beer on us!
Many thanks,
Katy

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is one of my favourite bars in Manchester, they sell a good selection of beers and the staff are always friendly.

3  Thank kerryc1986
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Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

Hi kerryc1986,
Thanks for taking the time to review us here. It's always great to see such lovely comments. So glad you had a good time. Let know next time your heading down (k.johnson@sandinista.co.uk) & I'll get you a beer on us!
Many thanks,
Katy

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Had some of the best tapas we've ever had here, the food was hot and excellent and served in great time. The beer selection was good, the staff lovely and attentive, will be back lots and lots.

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2  Thank Karyn M
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Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Hi Karyn M,
Thanks for taking the time to review us here. It's always great to see such lovely comments. So glad you had a good time. Let know next time your heading down (k.johnson@sandinista.co.uk) & I'll get you a beer on us!
Many thanks,
Katy

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