The Top Spanish Restaurants at Dublin
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The Top Spanish Restaurants at Dublin

Whether you just got your teeth cleaned at your dentist or just got off work, it’s a great feeling to get a bite to eat.

In this article, we’ll recommend great Spanish restaurants around Dublin. This will also talk about average prices, why they’re great, and FAQs.

How Much Spanish Restaurants in Dublin Charge 

As with any restaurant, their prices depend on a lot of things. This includes the type of ingredients they source to daily maintenance costs.

Still, we get that you want an idea of the ranges. Here’s a chart of the prices of Spanish restaurants in Dublin:

Type of Go KartingEstimated Prices
Appetizers€2.75 to €18
Sharing Platters€18.50 to €20
Salads€5.65 to €10
Tapas€4.80 to €24
Desserts€5.95 to €8.50
Set Menu€17 to €50
Beer€45 to €50
Wine€4.20 to €240
Cocktails€3.50 to €39.95
Other alcoholic drinks€4 to €50
Non-alcoholic drinksFree to €9.95

Top Spanish Restaurants in Dublin

Here are our criteria on how we chose our top Spanish restaurants in Dublin:

This includes how many food options there are, especially for those with special diets like vegans and vegetarians. It also extends to their drinks as well.
From the decor to the noise, this is about how well the staff keep the atmosphere comfortable for their diners to enjoy their food and drinks.
Customer service
Aside from serving food fast, this also includes how friendly the staff is to their customers and being able to serve them properly during their visit.
Each restaurant prices their food differently and this determines whether their customers think it is fair-priced.
Food quality
This is about how consistently great their food is for each customer who dines there.

1. Las tapas de Lola

Las tapas de Lola Homepage
ADDRESS12 Wexford Street Dublin 2
CONTACT DETAILSPhone number: +353 1 4244100

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Friday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday: 12:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday: 12:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Variety★★★★★ (5/5)
Ambiance★★★★★ (5/5)
Food quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Las tapas de Lola is a restaurant built by Vanessa, a local of Dublin, and Anna, raised in Barcelona.

Located near St. Stephen’s Green and a few blocks away from the Museum of Literature Ireland, this location is a great spot to chill from afternoon to evening.

We like that there’s a large variety of tapas and drinks to pair from. For first-timers, they have a Vermouth and Sherry Menu to try out that’s portioned for two.

Their menu items are priced within the average here in Dublin. We don’t like that there isn’t a price for their drink menu, but you can contact them in advance before booking.

Speaking of booking, they will charge a fee for no-shows and cancellations. We like that they are upfront about this as this is their way of avoiding losing business.

However, not all their customers are satisfied with their service.

One of them was a second-time customer who found the Irish owner rude and was asked to order a lot as they were donating to the Blue Cross at the time.

Another complained that one of their servers was rushing them and wasn’t attending to them properly. Said server wasn’t doing that to his other tables and that caused them to leave early.

Even so, other customers loved their service and the food overall. On the whole, we do think this Spanish restaurant is a great stop in Dublin.


  • Available for takeout and delivery
  • Wide variety of food and drinks
  • Two set menu options for first-timers
  • Fee for no-shows and cancellations
  • Book through phone number and email


  • Some servers may provide inconsistent service over tables
  • May be unresponsive over email due to day-to-day service

Customer Reviews

Production fault addressed

“Simply magnificent. Spectacular food. Superb service. Friendly and polite staff. Couldn’t ask for more.” – Siobhain Williamson

Consistently great service

“Was nice, but definitely don’t see what all the fuss is about…great service though.” – Dean Fox

2. Salamanca

Salamanca Homepage
ADDRESS1 St. Andrew’s Street, Dublin 2
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 01 677 4799

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Thursday: 4:00 PM until late

Friday: 1:00 PM until late

Saturday: 12:00 PM until late

Sunday: 1:00 PM until late

Variety★★★★★ (5/5)
Ambiance★★★★☆ (4/5)
Food quality★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)

Located a few blocks away from Trinity College Dublin, Salamanca is yet another great Spanish restaurant you can go to.

Aside from their wide variety of tapas and drinks, we like that they don’t charge a service fee. However, we don’t like that they don’t allow bill splitting (they say they want to avoid queues).

Another downside is that they don’t accept orders through delivery compared to the other restaurants on this list. They do offer take-out, at least.

Meanwhile, customers can book a reservation up to 2 hours before their visit on their website, phone, or email. We like this as this means that they can keep up with the rush of customers coming in and out.

However, they can accept dine-in guests through walk-ins but… those guests would have to sit outside. 

Speaking of customers, most of them recommend Salamanca from the quality of food to the great customer service. We like that their service is worth the prices of their menu items too.

That said, some people we talked to were dissatisfied with their service. One did not recommend the overcharge on their sangria and another complained how poor the food came out to their table.

Another complained about how poorly one of their servers dealt with them. It wasn’t our own experience, but it’s worth noting, as it indicates inconsistency.


  • Dine in and take out available
  • Book up to 2 hours before visiting
  • Accepts walk-in dining guests
  • Wide variety of food and drink items
  • Does not charge a service fee


  • Inconsistent service from servers
  • Inconsistent food quality
  • Drinks may not be worth their price

Customer Reviews

Great service overall

“Since we entered, the sympathy and attentiveness of the floor staff was great! We didn’t have a reservation, and sat outside and as it was a bit cold the straff managed to set up a table for us beside the fire. The food was good and arrived quickly. We ordered mussels, jamon croquetas, chorizo in wine and patatas bravas. The croquetas were really well made and delicious and the mussels had a different style of seasoning that I liked as well. Bravas was ok and the chorizo could be cooked in wine a little longer. The price is not the cheapest but is fair to the quality, service and area.” – Joao Fioribelli

Remarkable service over 20 years of printers

“Great place, great food and excellent friendly service. Will surely visit again when in Ireland.” – Lawrence Gatt

3. The Port House

The Port House Homepage
ADDRESS64 South William Street, Dublin 2, D0XW99
CONTACT DETAILSPhone number: 016770298

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday: 12:00 PM to late
Variety★★★★☆ (4/5)
Ambiance★★★★★ (5/5)
Food quality★★★★☆ (4/5) 
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Open since 2006, The Port House is one of the many Spanish restaurants in Dublin.

Unlike the other restaurants in this list, they have multiple branches around Dublin and one in London.

We like that they have gift cards and corporate packages available. You can treat a friend (or yourself) to this restaurant through their gift cards.

Aside from their large variety of tapas and alcohol, we like that they have group set menus available. However, there is a service fee and reservations for this only last for 2 hours.

According to their terms and conditions, customers are also required to pay a non-refundable fee for group set menus. 

We think that this is fair, including their condition that the group has to inform them at least 48 hours before the booking of any change in the number of quests.

What we don’t like is that their food portions are small compared to other restaurants. This is despite its price being within the average in Dublin.

We do like that there is a great variety of food, including several vegan options. 

Speaking of reservations, we also like that you can book through phone, email, and website.

Even with the smaller food portions, lots of their customers can vouch for its great atmosphere and customer service. We certainly appreciated both!


  • Gift cards available
  • Corporate gift card packages available
  • Group set menus available
  • Great customer service
  • Book through website, phone, or email
  • Vegan options available


  • Food portions are smaller
  • Group set menus are charged a service fee and a non-refundable fee
  • Reservations for group set menus are available for 2 hours

Customer Reviews

Cards for staff were made great

“Good atmosphere and good selection of vegan tapas.” – Paulo Jardim

Overall service rocks

“Portions are smaller and very busy,but the staff are excellent and the atmosphere.” – Julie Lyons

4. Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Homepage
ADDRESS7 South Great Georges Street, D2, Dublin
CONTACT DETAILSPhone number: +353 (01) 6771085

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSThursday to Friday: 4:00 PM until late

Saturday to Sunday: 3:00 PM until late

Variety★★★★☆ (4/5)
Ambiance★★★★☆ (5/5)
Food quality★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)

As one of the oldest Spanish restaurants in Dublin, this is a great restaurant that you can bring your family and friends.

We think that them having a kids’ menu is great as you can spend a great time with your family, including the kids.

They’re also well-known for their friendly staff, friendly atmosphere, and serving food fast.

However, we don’t like that they don’t allow bill splitting and a 12.5% service charge is added for groups of 5 or more.

They may also be known for their atmosphere but it can get quite noisy during dining hours. We think that this is a downside, especially on their busiest hours.

Speaking of food, they offer vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options in their menu. Always a plus, that sort of accommodation!

For larger groups, they offer a Siesta menu that can feed up to 30 people at a time. Any of their Siesta food items can be asked for a vegan or gluten-free option, which we find great!

We don’t like that they’re open only around late afternoon. This means that you would have to make way for the dinner rush to eat here.

In the meantime, they do offer reservations by phone, email, or website. We think that this is convenient as anyone can plan their visit beforehand.


  • Kids’ menu available
  • Great variety on drinks
  • Great atmosphere
  • Friendly staff
  • Serves food fast
  • Vegan options available
  • Gluten-free options available
  • Vegetarian options available.


  • No bill splitting
  • 12.5% service charge for tables of 5 or more
  • Credit card information is needed before booking a reservation
  • Can be noisy inside the restaurant during dining hours
  • Open only during late afternoon up to late night

Customer Reviews

Great product quality

“Amazing place to eat, great food. And great vibes….. Oh yeah and such tasty margaritas….” – Clyde Purdon

Great experience from start to finish

“Delicious and a great value for the price. Friendly staff that is welcoming and into detail. A bit loud given the loud music and people trying to communicate over it raising their voices. Recommendable if you like Mexican food and are not afraid of loud surroundings.” – Katharina Ve

5. The Market Bar

The Market Bar Homepage
ADDRESS14a Fade Street, Dublin
CONTACT DETAILSPhone number: +35316139094

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM

Friday to Saturday: 12:00 PM - 2:30 AM

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Variety★★★★☆ (4/5)
Ambiance★★★★★ (5/5)
Food quality★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Price★★★☆☆ (3/5)

The Market Bar is a quaint Spanish restaurant located in Dublin.

Unlike the other restaurants on this list, it hosts lots of events and promos every month that both new and old customers can enjoy.

We also like that it is next to its fellow establishments The Black Market (speakeasy cocktail bar) and IdleWild Bar. Makes it easier to go bar-hopping, so to speak.

The Market Bar boasts a lot of food and drinks to its customers. What we like is that they offer three different set menus.

Aside from that, we like that they offer a children’s menu that includes a main and ice cream for dessert. 

Another charm point we found was that they served tapa boxes, which are portioned meals for 2 or 4 people. 

Meanwhile, their group menu boasts a lot of options and some of them can be switched out for vegan or vegetarian customers.

However, past customers say that their food is pricey even though they have large portions. They also complained about their food quality being inconsistent.

We don’t like this as we feel that it’s a waste knowing their 300-year old history and great food shots on their website.

And aside from the prices being expensive, they also have a 12.5% service charge. 

On the bright side, they can accommodate larger groups and have exhibitions hosted in their restaurant.


  • Children’s menu available
  • Great variety of food
  • Great variety of drinks
  • Great variety of set meals
  • Food are in large portions
  • Tapas box available
  • Known for holding events


  • 12.5% service charge
  • Prices are expensive
  • Inconsistent quality of food

Customer Reviews

Consistent service through the years

“We couldn’t decide what we wanted to eat so we wandered up here to the Market Bar for a little bit of everything and what a decision we made!! The customer service, the atmosphere, the artwork and the staff’s shirts matched the food…amazing! It feels a little out of the way but so worth the walk, everything we had from the Mushrooms to the Aubergine to the chicken was simply mouthwatering, definitely returning on our next visit.” – Barry O’Hara

Great cards and great service

“A service charge of 12.5% is added to all orders, including drinks orders. I didn’t realize this until after I’d paid it. I looked at the receipt only because I was curious about why the drinks were so expensive. I don’t know of any other place in Dublin/Ireland that adds a service charge for drinks and while this may not be illegal, it’s unethical.” – Donal M.

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