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Salamanca

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2 euro
Address:
Salamanca
1 St Andrew's Street, Dublin 2 Dublin City
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2 votes
Tel: +353 1 677 4799

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A relaxed bar and Spanish restaurant with great staff serving up well-priced tapas that’s always good
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Spanish
  • Tapas
  • Atmospheric
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining

Salamanca

The concept of tapas was new to Dublin when this atmospheric, informal bar and Spanish restaurant in the heart of Dublin some years ago, and it immediately struck a chord with Dubliners.


This Dublin restaurants entrance is pleasant - past a bar with flowers on the counter - and welcoming staff show you straight to a simple marble-topped table.


The menu - which is in Spanish with English explanations - is flexible enough to suit anything from a light lunch to a full dinner and plenty of choices: three tapas plates will make a generous lunch for two.


Spanish staples are generally well-handled: langoustines with serrano ham, squid in chilli butter and patatas bravas are all tasty and presentation is simple and traditional - and the pimentos rellenos (peppers stuffed with spiced minced lamb) are particularly enjoyable.


A handy location, tasty food, delightful staff and good value make this place busy at peak times, so be prepared to wait.


The wine list includes a range of sherries by the glass, the traditional accompaniment for tapas, and there are a few excellent wines in the “premium” section of the wine list (€30 plus), look out for a wonderful Albarino.


And, should you need a quick pick-me-up, their lovely frothy-topped mocha served in a tall glass is a great reviver.

Seats 120; children welcome. Meals: Mon-Thu, 12 noon-11 pm, Fri & Sat to midnight, Sun 1-10pm. Earlybird D €15.95 Mon-Thurs 4-6.30pm. Closed 25/26 Dec. MasterCard, Visa. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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