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7 Blenheim Terrace, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9HZ
Seven Tapas Bar & Grill
15 reviews of Sandinista in English
the music was a letdown to be honest (I thought the sounds would be more, well... Underground) and the drinks were nothing to shout about and the toilets from what I can remember were awful. Too indie and too many students for my liking. Maybe it just wasn't my scene?
I have been to this bar on many occasions, from being the only couple in the place to being stuck on the pavement as so busy (and as mentioned above, sometimes a little too crowded!) but enjoy the music, drinks and especially the food
We came here for some pre-Hangover 2 snacks and beers and had a blast. The place was full of groups of Friday night post-work people up for a good time, and the guys working there were super chipper and friendly.
We sampled some tapas - olives (omnomnom), prawns, mushrooms, jalapenos and the belly pork - all of it was utterly delicious and yet really reasonably priced (between £2.75 and £4.75).
My new favourite : )
thesussexidler, 31 May 2011:
pinkystan, 1 June 2011:
It was. Although as the cinema sells beers it was all a little hazy and I can't remember the ending so I've got to see it again...
sarahdrinkwater, 2 June 2011:
We tried to go to this restaurant when I was last in Leeds & it was full. Gutted!! Looks so cool
Whagwann909, 21 July 2011:
I like the place. I’ll be back when i’m not skint.
Sandinista is one of those scene bars that you hear the indie kids talking about. It's cool, laid back an on the edge of the city situated near other bars of it's kind (mojo, north bar etc).
Always a decent tune on the jukebox and a good selection of beers, this place gets rammed at the weekends and this all makes for a fantastic atmosphere. Recommended!
Great little bar that somehow always manages a good atmosphere and a bit of dancing when they stuff all the tables down a hole in the floor...
As it's Nicaraguan themed you should really be drinking a rum and lemonade but they do some of the best mojito's in town if you can afford. A night out between here, mojo and sela bar can't fail.
I only visited briefly and had one cocktail. I had heard about this place and wanted to see it. I wasn’t going to stay but a man, presumably the owner, practically dragged me to the bar, so I said what they hey. I described the cocktail I wanted, a sort of Blue Martini, and they made me something that was very tasty but not as alcoholic as I was hoping (yeah, I’m a cheap drunk, it’s true.) The atmosphere is about the friendliest and most welcoming of any watering hole in the UK. I will be back for sure my next visit to Leeds.
A great place for a cockatail and a boogie. It gets busy towards the end of the night and stays open till 3am. Drinks are about the price of a club drink and the place has a Latin American feel. The music in there is fab and the atmosphere is really friendly and lively. The food here is excellent too, serving tapas during the day.
Only tip is not to out your drink down. Overzealous glass collectors are inclined to take them away before you’ve finished.
Situated on the northern outskirts of the town centre, Santiago is one of the best Latin American bars in Leeds, serving tapas by day and a huge helping of great tunes by night. The bar itself is quite small but has great character, and when it fills up on a Friday or Saturday night you’d be hard-pressed to find a better atmosphere. The DJ races through genres – from 60s singalongs, to 70s punk, to modern day hits – but never manages to play anything unpalatable, and if you’re not dancing wildly by midnight, you’ll probably be better off elsewhere!
Cool, slightly out of the way Latin American themed bar in Leeds.
This place has quite a shabby feel, and attracts a big mix of people and that’s what makes it so great. Always seems to have a good atmosphere, good music (both DJ’s and live bands) and fantastic cocktails.
You can guarantee ou’ll end up chatting to a stranger at the bar, and it’s always a good night.
Also well located for doing a bit of a 'crawl’ around some of Leeds’ other bext independent bars.
Sandinista could be lifted straight from the cobbled streets of Spain or Portugal, so warm and woody are its colours. Simply yet elegantly decorated, the wooden barrels that act as table-legs epitomise the nonchalant, tapas-bar feel (less so in the Leeds winter). They serve nice drinks and shots at a slightly inflated price, though away from the rush of the main bar and club-laden streets, Sandinista acts as a perfect safe-haven for those seeking less hectic surroundings. Uncluttered, pretty and at times, candle-lit. Sandinista like to get aural, too, with regular acoustic sessions from local musicians. I can just imagine being in there with a deep glass of cabernet sauvignon, listening to some subtle guitar…
Cool little bar just up from North Street and near the Reliance and Mojo's. It's well worn and rough around the edges but it has a cool vibe and the DJ's always seem to hit the spot with the music to make you just keep on dancing. Opens really late at the weekend.
I go here on Saturday nights and last few times they have had cool, acoustic music with amazing singers, massive choice of spirits, comfy seats, always a plus and encourages you to stay all night!
Good tapas during week to eat, have a feeling they do a deal with it aswell. Does get very crowded on a weekend, very popular place, bit of extra walk from main town but worth a visit, good vibe and crowd of people.
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