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.
Tapas are served Tues to Saturday from 6pm to 9pm, our bar closes at 10pm with last order at 9.30/40pm.
Simple tapas at El Rincon
A tortilla de patata, olives, chorizo, salchichon, manchego with quince, boquerones, grilled artichokes, caramelised peppers. croquestas
All priced at £5 a dish
Live Flamenco at the bar
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.
Sunday 11th December, 12-5pm
Performance 2pm - 4pm
Advance tickets online £6.50 and on the door £8, if there's spaces as audiences are capped.
Tapas, sherry, cerveza, y cake served.
Please note, you'll be table sharing for this tiny, popular event
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,
A Fiver on the night or on the door to watch a great band in a great place, if you can’t afford a fiver a contribution would be greatly appreciated. Advance tickets available online too.
Both these night can be busy, it may be a bench, table sharing or standing room only. But we do try and get you a seat.
Trumpeter, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and mi grand amigo. Check out all Pete Judge's projects, bio and live gigs here
AUDIENCE NOISE - WE KINDLY REQUEST THAT CONVERSATIONS BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM DURING PERFORMANCES
THIS IS OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE MUSICIANS AND YOUR FELLOW GUESTS. THANK YOU!
Spanish Amigos - Tuesday Nights from 6pm
An evening for like minded people to come in for a Hola in the bar, ideal if you love Spain, the language, it's wine, cerveeza, the weather and meeting new amigos
Tapas served and Estrella poured, it's free entry too
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
Colin Smith 7th Dec
Long-overdue return of piano virtuoso 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, with an array of random pop up film, animation visuals, picked my myself for Colin to play along too.
My absolute favourite artist of all time second only to Rick Astley!
Under the Red Guitar - poetry evening
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Clare Ferguson-Walker is a multi-award-winning page and performance poet, who has performed all over the country. She often supports John Cooper Clarke on tour and has gigged at The London Palladium and at the Hammersmith Apollo. Her first solo spoken word show, "California Scheming," gained rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe with two, 5-star reviews and her poetry collection "Ghost Writer" is now on its tenth print run.
Wednesday 30th, starts at 7pm.
Teams of four, 6 rounds and an on going picture round, it's £10 to enter.
Spansh goody prize for winning team
Hosted by Nik Tanner
Tapas and bar open till 6 - 10pm
Open from 11am till sundown for tapas, croquetas, a basque cheese cake and cafe con leches with brandy
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!
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.
Drop in on our Spanish Amigo Tuesday night if you need more information about classes or want to meet like minded amigos.
Fill in the form to regester your interest in enroling on our beginners course and we will get back to you ASAP
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.