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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“tapas” (82 reviews)
“chicken wings” (11 reviews)
“paella” (8 reviews)
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Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Old Bank Street | Just off St Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7PF, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great bar for drinks but never tried the food but on my last trip I did and was pleasantly surprised!!The grilled prawns were some of the best I’ve ever tasted! Definitely worth a try.

Thank Laura7Tripadvice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with a group of colleagues to Sandinista for a couple of goodbye drinks as one of colleagues was leaving. We were about 20 people, quiet and cultural, some of us came with children. After a while they started refusing us drinks because apparently...More

Thank Aleksandra W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What should have I say? I going every Friday night with my friends, after a long working day, and I found a very warm place, amazing music (best classic rocks in the world!!!!) and a friendly staff and people, perfect combination for a funny evening!!!!

1  Thank JordanTravel1111
Reviewed 11 May 2018

I took too long to find this place and had to rush for the train so had to order something quick and easy. Very tasty and the staff were fantastic.

Thank Abigail R
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We was working late next door to the bar and we was welcomed by the staff We stayed to about 1am & the beer was of a quality Good music good staff good beer what els does a man after work need

Thank Davidjohn
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Love this place! Every time I go in the staff are fantastic, enthusiastic and chatty! We didn't eat this time, but the food is amazing too! Would definitely recommend!

Thank IanG_8600277
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I've said it all it smells. It's Sunday afternoon and they've had plenty of time to clear up. I won't come here again.

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Only went for lunchtime drinks and it ticked the box for being a very good venue ,helpful and friendly staff with a wide selection of reasonably priced drinks and nibbles.

Thank Springer114
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We have used this many times over the years and with good reason. It has a fabulous range of drinks at decent enough prices for the city centre. It is located just off Saint Annes Square and it’s handily placed for the centre of town....More

1  Thank Off their P
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The food is really cheap and it’s just simple tapas, it’s ok? Nothing special but for the price it is, it’s not a bad little meal. Not the nicest place visually and the service was ok? Won’t rush to go back?!

1  Thank MJN_o2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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
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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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