Some people don’t realise how much I adore tapas, mocktails and Cuban music. The flavours, the soul and the sassiness that comes with Latin music. I love it. Revs De Cuba in Deansgate satisfied all my loves in one – plus having some the tastiest tapas I have had in ages.
The chilled vibe in the bar and lounge makes you feel like you could be abroad. If you are lucky and get some sunshine, sit in one of the window seats and soak up the rays as you sip on a cold drink. Perfection.
The mocktail menu may be small, but it packs some flavour. I tried the Virgin Zombie Slayer, which is a twist on the classic, super-strong Zombie cocktail. Made with the fruity combination of pineapple, passion fruit, lime, strawberry and Ting makes this drink packed full of flavour and fun. You won’t even realise there isn’t any alcohol in it!
Tapas has to be one of my favourite kinds of food. A little bit of this. A little bit of that. It instantly makes me feel like I’m on holiday in Spain. Hot summer nights, eating great food as the sunsets over the sea. Heaven.
Revs de Cuba certainly didn’t disappoint, with an impressive menu to choose from. I struggled only to choose three dishes – I could have had one of each dish. They also have some insane deals. From Monday to Saturday, you can get three tapas dishes for only £14, so for two people sharing, they recommend 3 tapas as a starter or 6 as a main. And, on Sundays, it’s 2-4-1 all day on all tapas.
I went for the halloumi tacos, with butternut squash and courgette (£6). The chilli jam tops off these beautiful little tacos, and trust me; you will not want to share these with anyone — a good amount of spice that doesn’t overpower the rest of the foods.
I also chose the chicken quesadilla, toasted with onions, mixed peppers and melted cheese (£5.75). The salsa and sour cream cooled the spice from the paprika.
The roasted chorizo was cooked to perfection in a red wine and honey sauce (£6.25). Juicy and packed full of flavour.
Because I love food so much, we also got the cheesy Cuban fries (£3.75). The chips were topped with paprika and Manchego cheese sauce.
Revs de Cuba has won itself in my top tapas bars in Manchester, as well as one of the fruitiest mocktails in Manchester too.
11 Peter Street, M2 5QR /0161 826 8266