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“Decent tapas in a Spanish Restaurant run by Spanish people”
Review of Juan Sanchez Tapas

Juan Sanchez Tapas
Ranked #514 of 2,562 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Juan Sanchez provides diners with an authentic taste of Spain in South Manchester, with a warm Spanish welcome, relaxed atmosphere and friendly service surrounded by customary style decor. Our menu is based on traditional Spanish recipes - several of them passed down through the family - and offers a wide selection of tapas and paella suitable for vegetarians or guests requiring gluten free choices. Drink choices include jugs of Sangria, wines, beers and soft drinks. A home banqueting service is available to order - providing a custom made tapas menu to suit your needs. We also cater outside normal opening hours for events like Weddings, Birthdays and other special occasions.
Reviewed October 15, 2017

First time visit here in an area where we don't normally visit. Restaurant situated in what was originally an old Victorian shopping parade, now mostly converted into a variety of restaurants, with a bicycle shop in the middle. We'd originally planned to go somewhere else nearby, but couldn't get a table and called here on spec at around 7.30pm on a Saturday evening. Whist the outside seating area was quite busy, there was still room inside and we were pleased that a table was available. Whilst the decor and furnishings were fairly basic, which seemed to be the trend in that run of restaurants, the place had a nice atmosphere to it and we were delighted to find that the staff and chef were all Spanish. The menu offered a Chefs Special for £22 pp which offered a selection of varied starters and then 3 Tapas pp, but which were selected by the Chef off the quite decent menu. We decided to select our own. We had 3 Seafood & 2 Meat dishes with Patatas Aoili which were delicious. The food was served quickly by friendly and efficient staff, who had previously quickly taken our drinks order. The food was tasty served hot and good sized portions. Unlike comments by previous contributors we had no complaint with the way we were treated during our visit, whether the fact I spoke a little Spanish with helped I do not know. Our bill, with drinks totaled £41, which we found quite reasonable, although I thought my wifes' glass of red wine at £6.20 a bit dear. Will certainly visit again and recommend Juan Sanchez if you are not bothered about surroundings, but enjoy good food & service

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Thank Mojoblue717
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Service was good, staff were attentive and seated us quickly.

We had some tapas as a starter which was simple but tasty. We opted for paella as a main, but it came out a little quick as we were still finishing the starter but perhaps that is the style of eating. Paella was cooked nicely apart from squid was a little over cooked.

The atmosphere in and outside the restaurant was lovely. We sat and had a drink outside after our meal, it was a warm evening but table heaters and blankets are provided which is a nice touch.

Would recommend.

Thank nnac
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Felt sick upon leaving, because the taste of the paella was so horrible.
The jalapenos stuffed with cheese very good.
Meatballs average.
Pork ribs bland with a hint of a very unpleasant flavour.
Service by staff who seemed disinterested in what our experience was like.
At these prices I expected a lot more;

I won't be going again.

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Thank Kitty0268
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

If you want a decent meal, come here. The food is good and the service is snappy. The waiting staff could smile a little more rather than glowering away. Still left them a tip

Thank Brainiac86
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Great service and lovely speedy food. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, a great place if you fancy some sangria and tapas!

Thank Jennifer B
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