Treat yo self
Spanish cuisine is the flavour of the city right now, with bars and restaurant teeming with some fine little tapas menus. Because we’re super helpful, we’ve tracked down some of the best tapas in Dublin for you to feast on.
And you’ll still have change left over for the bus!
For tapas with cool décor - The Market Bar
Often a favourite when it comes to the tapas digs in Dublin, The Market Bar’s popularity continues to ride high.
Spacious with a buzzy atmosphere and authentic décor – where else would you get shoes on the wall? - the Market Bar is ideal for small or large groups. Pay 17e for the early bird menu – that’s two dishes and a drink – and you’ll be stuffed for the night.
If you have do have room left over for a drinks, don’t forget to check out the bar upstairs.
For tapas with Monday madness - Salamanca
Up there with the best of tapas in Dublin, this spot on Andrew’s Lane gives us all the Spanish feels and has a nice little early bird menu of three tapas plates for 16.95e.
What better way to blow away the cobwebs after the weekend than trying their Valencian Paella & Wine Night which is on every Monday from 6pm.
At 25e for two people, it’s for nothing sure!
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For tapas with the full Spanish trimmings - Las Tapas de Lola
Awash with authenticity, this co-owned Irish and Spanish tapas bar really fits the bill when it comes to giving its’ customers the full Spanish experience. The set group menus are a little pricier than the early bird specials listed here but you get what your pay for.
For tapas with a slice of Mexican - Pygmalion
If you like your tapas with a twist of Mexican, then the Pygmalion is a nice one to try. It’s also worth checking out this South William Street spot for their pretty sweet drink deals.
Where it all began with tapas in Dublin - Havana
Based on George’s street, the tapas trail in Dublin leads all the way back to Havana who opened the first tapas bar in 2000.
They also have a reasonable early bird menu for those who find themselves in times financial turbulence.