The Best Spanish Restaurants and Tapas Bars in Cardiff

Published : 05/23/2018 16:23:44
Categories : Eatapas & more , Eatapas News , Eatapas Suggestions

At Eatapas, we always champion nights in with tapas, wine and great company. Sometimes though, you just need to go out and enjoy the food your city has to offer. If you’re anything like us, you’re always hunting for the best Spanish food around. Often, the hidden gems are hard to find. We’ve scoured the streets of some of the UK’s most popular cities to find your best options for eating out. This time, we took to Cardiff and sampled some of the tastiest tapas to be found in the Welsh capital. Here are the best Spanish Restaurants and Tapas Bars in Cardiff.

The Best Spanish Restaurants & Tapas Bars in Cardiff

Bar 44

Bar 44 epitomises how infectious the passion for Spanish food truly is. The restaurant was founded by two brothers after they fell in love with Spanish food and drink. Bringing their favourite tapas dishes back to the UK, they now have three exquisite restaurants in South Wales. The food is exceptional, while the sherry is among some of our favourites.

Recommended dish: Pato (Confit duck & morcilla burgers, piquillo ketchup, apple and fennel)

Address: 15-23 Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DD

 Bar 44 Tapas Cardiff

La Cuina

La Cuina is a restaurant built in the image of founder, chef Montserrat’s love and passion for Catalan cuisine. From peeling potatoes on a farm in the province of Barcelona as a young child, to serving her favourite food to a packed restaurant. Dining here, you share an experience of Monserrat’s culinary journey. Quality dishes, exceptionally well matched wines and carefully sourced artisan produce are part of the fabric of La Cuina.

Recommended dish: Slow cooked, rosemary-flavoured roast shoulder of lamb from Aragón, ratte potatoes and winter vegetables

Address: 11 Kings Road, Cardiff, CF11 9BZ

 

Deli Rouge

Deli Rouge is a small family run spot which serves up an eclectic choice of food options. The vibe is relaxed with a homely feel. Here, you can opt for tasty tapas, vegetarian tapas, Spanish inspired rolls as well as breakfast and salad options. The menu also has Italian and Greek influences, meaning even the fussiest eaters will be happy.

Recommended dish: Marinated boquerones (fresh white anchovy fillets marinated in oil and herbs with smoked paprika)

Address: 73 Pen-Y-Wain Rd, Cardiff, CF24 4GG

 

Curado Bar

Curado Bar is a lively and exciting venue which is ideal for a night out with friends. Bringing the true nature of tapas to Cardiff, Curado Bar is more than just a tapas joint, it’s a social hotspot. They take a no-nonsense approach to their food. Sourcing quality produce direct from Spain, Curado Bar is bringing tapas to the forefront of modern nightlife.

Recommended dish: Carrillera Iberica al PX (iberico pig’s cheeks slow cooked in PX sherry served with garlic mash)

Address: 2 Guildhall Place, Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1EB

 

La Cha Cha Tapas & Wine Bar

La Cha Cha is a traditional bodega style tapas bar with a rustic, artisan feel. The wine list is vast with a real depth of choice, while the tapas combines local and Spanish ingredients to offer a genuinely tasty menu. This is a spot definitely worth visiting with friends and family.

Recommended dish: Fresh mussels served with garlic and white wine or tomato sauce

Address: Unit 11, Ground Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ

 

Steen the Chef Café

Steen the Chef’s café offers healthy food for veggies, vegans and carnivores alike. The dishes offered rotate with the seasonal availability of produce but never fails to impress. The food reflects dietary and health needs without losing any quality or passion. Non-pretentious, great tasting and served with a smile, what more could you possibly want?

Recommended dish: Albondigas

Address: Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ

 Jamon carving at Bar 44

Whether you’re seeking an intimate venue for dinner or a sociable atmosphere for a night out with friends, there’s a tapas bar in Cardiff to suit. If however, you’re craving the authentic taste of Spain in your own home, we’ve got it covered. At Eatapas, we take pride in only offering the very best quality food and wine sourced from genuine artisan producers. Explore our range of exquisite Spanish food and wine here.

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