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10 places you can enjoy Tapas in Liverpool

2 weeks ago

By Chris Grundy

10 places you can enjoy Tapas in Liverpool
Tapas in Liverpool

Nothing says gorgeous sunny Spanish holidays quite like a table crammed with tapas to share and a massive jug of sangria to go with it.

We might not always get beach weather, but get yourself some incredible tapas in Liverpool and it will be sure to add a bit of sunshine to your mood.

Tapas proves size isn’t everything when it comes to flavour and the gorgeous small dishes mean you don’t have to commit to one main and risk a bad choice, you can have a bit of everything.

Whether you fancy classics like tortilla or patatas bravas, or getting a bit more adventurous with octopus or squid, here are 10 great places for great tapas in Liverpool …

Salt House Tapas

Tapas Liverpool - Salt House Tapas - The Guide Liverpool
Tapas Liverpool – Salt House Tapas – The Guide Liverpool

The hardest part about going to Salt House on Hanover Street is trying to decide what to get because there’s so many creative dishes to choose from. Stornoway black pudding, pan fried chicken livers, caramelised onions, and PX cream sauce is always a go-to dish for meat lovers, but they’ve also got loads of veggie tapas, a vegan menu, and a Cava Cellar so you won’t go short of fizz.

More info here.


La Finca Eivissa

On Back Colquitt Street just off Duke Street, La Finca Eivissa recreates its own Ibizan vibe right in the centre of town.

It’s got a finca-inspired décor to get you straight in the mood, plus meat, fish and veggie/vegan fusion tapas dishes. Try the salt and pepper crispy calamari and check out the Kinder Bueno Espresso Martini while you’re there.

More info here.


El Gato Negro

Credit: El Gato Negro Tapas

Over on Exchange Flags, head for the black cat signage and you’ll find the stylish open-plan El Gato Negro which specialises in tapas and has an outdoor heated patio area for al fresco eating.

Fish fans will love the salt cod fitters. Take advantage of their 3 for £18 offer Tuesday–Friday all day, and Saturday 12–4pm, OR, why not get in there for Tipsy Tapas, their iconic Bottomless Brunch? It’s available Friday 12–9pm & Saturday 12–4pm.

More info here.


BoBo

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Credit: BoBo Liverpool

It’s all about relaxed food sharing at Iberian wine bar and tasca BoBo on Castle Street. This is a proper hidden gem waiting to be discovered, with a menu celebrating the best of Iberian food (don’t miss the pastel de nata pastries), Spanish and Portuguese drinks options including white and red sangrias. Make sure you try their “Jamon serrano y patatas fritas” – which is THE serrano ham and crisp tumble to share.

More info here.


Bacaro

Credit: Bacaro

Sticking with Castle Street, but making a move to Italian-style tapas. Bacaro is part of the Salt house Tapas family, and is a very popular restaurant among the locals, booking is definitely advised here, especially on a weekend.

From stunning pizzettes to the most incredible Slow cooked harissa lamb tagliatelle… there’s nothing better than getting a load of dishes between you and having a bit of everything.

Find out more here.


Lunya and Lunyalita

Two first class independent venues for tapas – one in Liverpool ONE and the other at the Albert Dock.

Specialising in Catalan and Spanish dishes, they’ve both got a great authentic feel to them and a fabulous selection of traditional meat, fish and veggie tapas as well as a more modern street food section.

More info here.


La Parrilla

Credit: La Parilla
Credit: La Parilla

OK, so not Spanish tapas this time, but Mexican so perfect if you like things on the spicy side.

You’ll definitely need to have a few cervezas handy if you try the stuffed chillis because they’re super-hot, filled with cream cheese, coated in breadcrumb and served with salsa, or maybe play it safe with bacon and cream cheese stuffed Portobello mushrooms.

More info here.


So Salsa

Credit: So Salsa
Credit: So Salsa

Is Castle Street the unofficial hub for tapas in Liverpool?

So Salsa is a family run tapas restaurant offering quality fresh tapas dishes from cuisines across the globe, not just Spain. They first opened their doors in 2010 in Crosby, and now share their passion for great tapas with the City Centre of Liverpool. 

Their lunch menu is 3 plates for £18 and is available Monday to Thursday 12pm – 4pm.

They have a great selection for veggies… the stuffed mushroom with goats cheese herb crumb & balsamic is delicious.

Find out more here.


Revolucion de Cuba

At the Royal Albert Dock, Rev de Cuba’s got a really decent tapas menu to go alongside its large plate mains,

You can get mini versions of its quesadillas and tacos and there are plenty of veggie and GF options too.

More info here.


The Real Greek

Credit: The Real Greek
Credit: The Real Greek

The Real Greek delivers an authentic Greek dining experience, serving cold and hot meze, Souvlaki Wraps and Greek salads, as well as sweet Greek treats such as Baklava.

Their concept is Greek small plates that are delivered to you

Find out more here.


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