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El Rincón

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We are a cosy Spanish bar nestled on the thriving North street in Southville, Bristol. Established around the year 2007, making us now the oldest Spanish bar in Bristol. Specialising in the traditional food and drinks of Spain accompanied by some of the finest live music from the UK and beyond. We also offer Spanish classes, accomodation and private hire of our intimate venue. 

We’re reservation free on all evenings, keeping it friendly and accessible to everyone at all times of the day.

Simple tapas at El Rincon

A tortilla de patata, olives, chorizo, salchichon, manchego with quince, boquerones, grilled artichokes, caramelised peppers. croquestas and a tarta de santiago for afters. All priced at £5 a dish


Super Sunday Music - Tango del Mar, 26th March

Very classy tango trio, comprising Spanish-born folk singer Cristina Serna-Benezet, classically trained Bristol-based violinist Carola Hengstenberg, and, special guest for this gig, the highly-regarded London-based Argentinian guitarist/composer Javier Fioramonti. Connected by their love of beautiful melodies, haunting beats and moving lyrics, their music covers a wide range of tango songs, and some instrumental pieces, with an emphasis on the music of mighty Astor Piazzolla. Highly recommended, for listeners and dancers alike!

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Live Flamenco at the bar

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We're delighted to announce the return of 'Flamenco Sundays' to the Tapas Tardis. The 'grupo de casa' will feature some of our much-loved regular musicians.

Expect music of craft and passion, in the most perfect setting outside Spain itself. 

Our event on 19th March is now SOLD OUT

Tickets for performance on Sunday April 16th on sale below

Performance 2pm - 4pm, doors open at 12pm

Advance tickets online £7.50 and on the door £8

Tapas, sherry, cerveza, y cake served.

Please note audience numbers are relaxed, so table sharing, standing and perching on stools quite possible. Doors open at 12pm

Thursday ‘Tiny Gig’s

From Folk to Jazz,  Flamenco to Classical and much more besides our tiny gigs are a diverse set of shows, however what unites them is the talent and warmth of the performers. A rare chance to see some outstanding acts up close and personal. 

All tickets at £10 plus booking fee with all sales online



No tickets required, no reservations needed, just walk in take a drink and order some tapas or a slice of Tarta de Santiago


Live music from 2-4 pm, tickets online. Doors open from 12pm


Trumpeter, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and mi grand amigo. Check out all Pete Judge's projects, bio and live gigs here


Spanish Amigos - Tuesday Nights

Evenings for like minded people to come in for a Hola in the bar, ideal if you love Spain, the language, it's wine, cerveza, the weather and meeting new amigos

Tapas served and Estrella poured.

We'll be hosting pop up flamenco events, sherry and wine tastings, information about our Spanish classes / workshops and encouraging the game of Perudo.


Wednesday Events open 6-10pm, bar and tapas served

Under the Red Guitar 

Join us in the warmth of El Rincon for a monthly poetry evening. There will be a featured poet each month and open mic slots, with MCs  Lizzie Rascal and Bobi Notlaw, otherwise known as The Spoke poets Elizabeth Parker and Robert Walton.

Tickets must be bought in advance and doors open 6.30pm.

For an open mic slot (limited number available), please email:

Muneera Pilgrim - 19th April will be presenting a selection of poems from her brilliant debut collection,
‘That Day She’ll Proclaim Her Chronicles’, and other work

Please remember not only are you coming to a venue to enjoy the artists, poets and performers but also to support the little independent too so please feast on our tapas and drinks and enjoy our Spanish bonhomie.

Muchas gracias 

Tickets available from 15th March at 12pm

Our monthly quiz returns once again in March

Wednesday March 29th, starting at 7pm.

Teams of four, 6 rounds and an on going picture round, it's £10 to enter and the winning team get a Spanish goody bag. 

Hosted by  Nik Tanner

Tapas and bar open till 6 - 10pm

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Colin Smith & his boggling any-tune-you-can-think-of (pop, jazz, classical, film & TV themes, prog rock, etc etc) thinking-person’s karaoke. An absolutely spectacular evening guaranteed, with jaw-dropping turns-on-a-sixpence aplenty.

Next date is 5th April, defo not to be missed!!

Los Sundays

Open from 11am till sundown for tapas, croquetas, a basque cheese cake and cafe con leches with brandy

Live music will be back every Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm, tickets will be available online and at the door too. 

Our first Comedy noche on the last Sunday of the month will begin on March 26th at 7pm, more details about all our gigs will be available pronto/

Keep em peeled....

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Hire us all to yourself!

We are now taking bookings for your private events and special occasions. We will provide live music in the style of your choosing and a fantastic traditional Spanish buffet ​


View our deal for more info and get in touch to arrange a date. ​

Y pasa un buen rato con nosotros!

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Learn Spanish at El Rincon

We've been teaching Spanish since 2007, we offer classes at the moment to adult beginners and beginner improvers.

Our classes are a mixture of face to face and online classes, they take place at the bar with me.

We will be offering more new classes very soon, but please do pop down to Spanish Amigo night on a Tuesday evening to say Hola and have a cjhat about what you need

All of our beginner classes in March are now full.

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Fill in the form to regester your interest in enroling on our beginners course and we will get back to you ASAP


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A clean and comfortable one bedroom two storey accommodation, ideally positioned for exploring the vibrant city of Bristol. Situated in the heart of Southville on a street populated with cafes, bars, indoor market, quirky shops, independent theatre and brewery and much more besides. Only a short walk to the stunning Ashton Court Estate and Bristol Harbour. This little haven provides the perfect base to get away relax, unwind and enjoy what this great city has to offer.

We're all booked up till April 2024, so for all all enquiries after this date do please get in touch.

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Please note we no longer take table reservations, we're walkins only now all through the week.

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298 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JU

0117 939 3457

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