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Tapas Tapas is a local, independent business that was borne of our love for Spanish food & culture.

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Tapas Tapas Waterloo to Be Refurbished in 2013

Tapas Tapas Waterloo is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment to celebrate its 7th birthday (don't worry, we aren't closing as we're doing a section at a time, and there will be no disruption). We are now due to open in the middle of March, with the official launch party now expected on Tuesday 26th March. Apologies for the changing dates, but unfortunately refurbishments never seem to stick to the deadline!

The launch will have live entertainment, including Flamenco dancers, sax players, live Spanish guitar as well as a drum percussionist. We will be handing out free samples of Sangria punch upon arrival as well as samples of our Spanish "chupito" shot cocktails throughout the night.

The refurb will include a brand new frontage to Mount Pleasant and South Road, booths and fixed seating and the addition of an upstairs bar. We will offer a full range of cocktails, including our ever popular Sangria Martini and the Blood Orange Mango Mojito.

The "Tapas Tapas" restaurant dining area will be retained by moving to an expanded upstairs area, and will include sheek and comfortable booth seating around the room.

Find out more about Bar Bodega by visiting the website www.bar-bodega.co.uk, liking the Facebook page or following us on Twitter.

To register on the guest list for the launch party, just click on the link below:

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Hasta luego!

Michael and the Tapas Tapas & Bar Bodega Team

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From Property to Paella...the Beginning of Tapas Tapas

Having recently taken to blogging on our website, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to answer a question that I hear all the time when chatting to our customers. Why did we decide to open a Spanish tapas restaurant in Liverpool?

There are probably two main reasons behind this, the first being that since I was very small our family business has always involved restaurants and bars. One of my earliest memories was "helping" my mum cook in the kitchen of a pub that the family owned in Liverpool (The Old Bill). I also have a vivid memory of my dad slicing his arm open in the kitchen with a knife, and never being allowed back in again! From there, we opened two other Italian restaurants (Antonelli's in Waterloo and Portobello's in Aughton) before opening Tapas Tapas in Waterloo in late 2005.

My background in Spain included spells living and studying in the University of Seville between 2000 and 2001 (a fantastic city that I highly recommend visiting), then a period in 2003 studying at the University of Madrid, before I got a job working for a property developer in the Malaga region. It was during this time that I developed a love for the relaxed Spanish culture and way of life which, as you will know, also revolves around food, wine, beer and coffee! For me, relaxing at my local bar, whether this was in Sevilla (Cafe Europa), Madrid (Casa Antonio) or in Benalmadena Pueblo (La Parada), chatting with the locals and sampling their simple yet delicious tapas was what I appreciated the most about living in Spain. I loved how the Spanish can take a simple ingredient, such as olive oil, garlic, chilli or tomatoes and turn any meat, fish or vegetable into a mouthwatering dish! The Mediterranean diet became my way of life and I had never been healthier. It was visiting me during this spell in Spain that my family got the tapas bug and, as a result, opened the Waterloo restaurant. Although at the time I had my own estate agency over there (my Spanish property website, Ideal Spanish Property, is now run with my business partner in Spain) when I returned to the UK I wanted my fellow Brits to be able to appreciate delicious Spanish food just like I did for so many years.

So in 2008, I decided to return to Liverpool to expand upon the existing family business. With the benefit of 20 years of my parents experience and know how about the restaurant business, we opened Tapas Tapas in Liverpool city centre to complement the Waterloo restaurant and the rest, as they say, is history. Our goal was to create a restaurant which made you feel like you were in Spain, and was true to what the experience of "ir de tapas" is like there. To achieve this we decided that not only did we have to source excellent produce, but also had to pay careful attention to the décor  the music we play, the selection of chefs and waiting on staff and of course the little things like having Spanish beers such as Mahou on tap, and a wide variety of excellent wines.

Many people tell me that coming to Tapas Tapas makes them feel like they've just stepped off a plane in Seville or Barcelona. The tasty authentic dishes created by our Spanish chefs, the Jamon Serrano legs hanging above the bar, the traditional Spanish portraits on the walls, the hustle and bustle of waiters conversing in Spanish... all of this is what I believe makes Tapas Tapas what it is. It's taken almost five years of hard work but it has been worth while, especially when I get emails from happy customers or tweets from our regulars who love to sample a taste of Spain without leaving Liverpool!

In 2012 the business also expanded to include the very popular Bar Bodega, which is a Spanish-influenced bar in the cellar area of the city centre premises, which serves a great array of cocktails, Spanish beers, spirits and liqueurs, as well as the now famous chocolate "chupito" shots. Many of Tapas Tapas clients use the bar for an aperitif or decide to spend the night there following their meal. The concept will be rolled out into the Waterloo premises, which will be refurbished and extended in February 2013. 

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Special Offers

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Sliced Jamon Serrano

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Chorizo Iberico 200g

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Bar Bodega

Bar Bodega

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Manchego Cheese 820g

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Tapas Tapas Waterloo
23 South Road
Waterloo
Liverpool
L22 5PE
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