Come and try the most authentic Tapas on the island

Tapas Bar Ventnor

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We recommend you visit one of Britain's prettiest seaside towns either before or after your tapas.



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  OPEN Monday - Saturday, from 5pm
We can still get busy, even in the depths of winter, so always best to book!
Telephone : 01983 857600


 Right in the heart of Ventnor you'll find what is probably the only authentic Spanish tapas bar on the Island. Opened in December 2006, we guarantee you'll receive a warm welcome from Lorraine, Serafin, Nell and Ekine, and having tried our delicious homemade food we're sure you'll be tempted to come again another day.

Apart from our range of small portions of food called "tapas", we can offer you serrano ham, an impressive selection of Spanish cheeses and sausages, Spanish wines, beers, cider and liqueurs.


Paella is freshly made to order, just as it is in Spain, so if you fancy a REAL paella, you can either book in advance, or you'll need to wait 40 minutes, with some drinks and starters.  

Normally the Spanish eat their paella accompanied with salad, lots of fresh crusty bread and washed down with some good wine. We can offer our delicious paella at any time, and you can choose a classic mixed meat and fish, just seafood or even vegetarian...just ring and ask!


Plenty of freshly carved serrano ham available at any time


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