Best Tapas Bars And Restaurants In Manchester

Whether you're seeking a romantic evening out or simply fancy taking a few bites from someone else's plate, you can discover the vibrant flavours of Spain and beyond in this top-notch city. From calamari strips to zesty chorizo and plenty of fine wines, we have rounded up the best tapas restaurants in Manchester.

Last updated on 13th September 2023


Bringing Portuguese food to the heart of Ancoats, Canto has a menu bursting with flavour. Inspired by the owners' travels to Lisbon, there's a great range of twists on authentic meals. Think crispy fried baby squid with aioli or cheese and spinach croquetas.

Tast Catala

If you're looking for the best tapas restaurants in Manchester city centre, Tast Catala is a real winner. Located on King Street, this three-storey eatery is run by the Michelin-starred chef Paco Perez and touts food inspired by the flavours of Catalonia.

El Gato Negro

Fronting a mouthwatering menu made up of elevated dishes, El Gato Negro is one of the best tapas bars in Manchester city centre. It's also perfect for a swish date, as it's kitted out with sultry, red interiors inside and a gorgeous little roof terrace for when the sun shines.

La Bandera

A great venue when it comes to tapas in Manchester Spinningfields, La Bandera knows all about authentic Spanish grub. Whether you're in the mood for a seven-course tasting journey or digging into flavour-packed small plates with wine, this eatery is a great choice.