Top venues for terrific tapas, sparkling sangria and sweet-and-smoky meats…
El Paso

Kaltur, Newcastle

Spaniards run this teeny-tiny tapas restaurant (which seats around 35 max), so rest assured you’re getting the real deal when it comes to the grub. Expect a small, but perfectly-formed, pick of moreish nibbles; exquisite sharing boards showcasing hand-carved ham and a selection of other cured Spanish meats and cheese, around a dozen tapas dishes, stretching from garlic prawns and chorizo cooked in cider, to Spain’s version of black pudding, salted tuna loin, and baby broadbeans with Iberico ham and poached egg.

8 High Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 1EN;


The Quay Tap House, North Shields

One of the coast’s most-loved places for simply-cooked sharing plates, good wine and live music – definitely worth rocking up to on your next seaside trip during the summer months. Find it down by the fish quay and, once there, go for bite-sized favourites like the sizzling garlic prawns, sesame halloumi with fresh figs and salsa and pork wrapped in Serrano ham with red pepper sauce. Best enjoyed with ice-cold pints.

50 Bell Street, North Shields Fish Quay, NE30 1HF;


El Paso Bar & Grill, Jesmond

The suburbs new 100-cover restaurant (formerly Scalinis) is definitely worth checking out if you like your strong and spicy Latin American, Spanish and Mexican flavours. Dig in to traditional tapas, tacos and tostados, Mexican ceviche, grilled delights and traditional Latino desserts. There’s a strong veggie and vegan offering, too. We love the blackened beets with pineapple salsa.

61 Osborne Rd, Jesmond, NE2 2AN;


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