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“Ignored by staff”
Review of Sandinista

Sandinista
Ranked #403 of 2,436 Restaurants in Manchester
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 January 8, 2014

I had seen an advert for Sandinista offering a discount if you had been to the Royal Exchange Theatre. We arrived and the sign said wait to be seated. We waited and there were several staff members behind the bar, there was only about five other people in the restaurant. Nobody cam to seat us so we chose a table and satdown. We sat there for fifteen minutes while staff chatted behind the bar and to a friend who came in. We were not acknowledged or spoken to and felt so uncomfortable and unwelcome that we left without staff making any comment at all. I cannot comment on the food or drink as we were offered neither. I will not be returning.

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Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Hi puffin66,
Thank you for feedback and I'm so sorry that you had such a bad experience at Sandinista.
We take all feedback very seriously & I would really like to discuss this further with you.
It would be great if you could email me at k.johnson@sandinista.co.uk. I would love to speak to you about your visit & of course invite you back to give us another chance.
Thanks,
Katy

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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Christmas do at sandinista with cocktail masterclass was excellent. The 2 lads doing the masterclass were knowledgeable and aimed it perfectly at our party. The booziest and most enjoyable time I have had out for a while. Food not my cup of tea... but not a fan of tapas... cocktails were excellent and learnt some good tips.

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2  Thank joynsee
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Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Hi Joynsee,
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. Hope you've enjoyed showing off your new skills!
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 November 18, 2013

Very lively place just off Deansgate. Drinks are reasonable price in comparison to nearby places and even though the decor is a bit rough around the edges the place has a great feel and plays good music.
Recommended to finish your night off

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1  Thank dave902
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Sandinista_manager, Manager at Sandinista, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Hi Dave902,
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 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.

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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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