Spanish Restaurants in Newcastle

No need to hop on a plane to the sunshine when you can absorb all the joy of the Mediterranean right here in Newcastle and Gateshead! Dine out in Spanish style at authentic restaurants serving up the best in classic tapas, paella and Spanish wine.

Choose from big and friendly restaurants which are bustling with friends catching up over sharing platters and exotic medley of tapas dishes - or cosy up at a bar within an intimate, independent restaurant which specialises in excellent Spanish flavours. 

Discover our guide to 10 of the best Spanish restaurants in Newcastle to get you in a summery mood all year round... 

Fuego at Fenwick Newcastle

The first stop for your Spanish tapas fix in Newcastle city centre is Fuego which can be found within the impressive Fenwick Food Hall - a destination in itself! Take a break from shopping in Fenwick Newcastle and discover all-day tapas at Fuego, seven-days a week. Sample authentic Mediterranean-inspired tapas, Spanish charcuterie and a full vegetarian menu which will complement a range of Spanish wines, sherry, beers and of course, San Pellegrino to give the true holiday vibes! 

La Casa Delicatessen, Grainger Market Newcastle

Grainger Market in the heart of Newcastle city centre is a must-visit destination. The indoor market is a heritage landmark but also home to a tantalising range of food and drink sellers including Mediterranean-inspired trader, La Casa Delicatessen. Pick up a selection of Spanish cured meats, wine, chocolate and cheese to take home or pull up a chair and watch the world go buy while you enjoy a plate of tapas. La Casa Delicatessen is the passion project of its Spanish owners who delight in importing the best quality produce from Spain to supply their small deli. 

Kaltur, Newcastle

You will feel like you've stepped into the streets of Spain with a visit to Kaltur in Newcastle. Located along the cobbles of High Bridge in Newcastle, and with a larger restaurant on Dean Street, Kaltur provides the authentic dining experience familiar in the Mediterranean. Relax within the intimate setting of Kaltur on High Bridge and share Spanish Ibericos charcuterie platters, sample a range of vegetable tapas and catch up with a glass of fine wine. The larger setting at Dean Street also serves up classic Spanish tapas and deli boards as well as offering the best in Paella dishes from Sunday - Thursday each week. 

El Coto, Newcastle

Located near St. James' Park, El Coto is an independent tapas restaurant in Newcastle which will transport you to Spain! Explore the vast and authentic tapas menu or tuck into a set tasting menu - perfect for trying something new, or when you simply can't choose. El Coto also has a stylish sister restaurant, El Torero on the Quayside, where you can sample an expansive selection of meat, fish and vegetable dishes as well as their own tapas menu.

Revolucion de Cuba, Newcastle

Known for its Latin-infused sensibilities and Cuban party vibes - Revolucion de Cuba is a lively contributor to Newcastle's buzzing nightlife scene but is also very worthy of a place on our list of Spanish Restaurants in Newcastle. The menu includes a great selection of tapas dishes (which are 2-4-1 on Sundays!) or if you can't bear to choose, they've done the work for you with a handful of set tapas options which will serve 3 - 4 people. For those out there who really just don't like to share, then grab a large plate of paella or tuck into zesty enchiladas. 

Decantus, Newcastle

Decantus on Newcastle's stunning Grey Street is a popular gin bar which also serves Spanish-style bar snacks and sharing plates for two. More as an accompaniment for a night out rather than a full meal, enjoy a nibble of gourmet tapas whilst you sip a gin cocktail at Decantus. This is a great option for couples on a date night in Newcastle or drinks with a friend following a show at nearby Theatre Royal.  

Boquerones Tapas and Cocktails, Heaton

Newcastle's edgy surburb of Heaton is fast becoming a food and drink destination with a burgeoning independent cafe and restaurant scene. Boquerones Tapas and Cocktails is a small and intimate Spanish restaurant on Heaton Road which prides itself on a menu of both traditional and modern tapas dishes. Fans of Mediterranean flavours will find popular classic tapas dishes like croquetas, patatas bravas and tortilla Espanola alongside innovative and original dishes devised by their chef. Tuck into a small plate while you enjoy a glass of Spanish wine, share a jug of sangria or try one of Boquerones' cocktails.

Sobremesa, Heaton

Opened in 2021, Sobremesa is an intimate wine bar which serves Spanish tapas, meats and cheeses on bustling Chillingham Road in Heaton. It's an ideal spot for a catch up with a friend, romantic glass of wine or after-work tapas treat. 

The Continental, Newcastle

Similar in style and ambiance to Decantus on Grey Street, The Continental is an elegant gin bar only a short walk from Newcastle's train station which also serves a menu of Spanish tapas six-days a week. Located in an opulent building drenched in history, The Continental's gourmet tapas menu includes seafood options, Spanish meats and cheeses as well as a selection of 'tostas' (or bruschetta to you and me!).

Cafe Andaluz, Newcastle

The hottest new Spanish restaurant to spice up Newcastle city centre will be Cafe Andaluz which will shortly take up residence on Grey Street and open for dining from October 2021. The small chain already has a number of establishments in Scottish cities Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen but this will be their first foray over the border into England. Expect a vast tapas menu of sharing plates, vegetarian dishes and paella.

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