If your holiday plans are on hold for who knows how long, there is one way to capture that holiday feeling…
Plan your next city-break to Salford and you’ll enjoy authentic flavours and the energy and buzz of a Spanish neighbourhood tapas bar.
Who knew the best barrio for Andalucian-style fried squid, croquetas and jamon Iberico was Chapel Street?
At Porta you’ll find Spanish serve G&Ts, sherries, wines, cava, sangria and Spanish beers as well as those from Track Brewing Co. just across town.
We also serve vermut which is big in Madrid’s bars but not so much here. We’re hoping to change that. It’s a fortified wine infused with botanicals. Best enjoyed over ice and garnished with an olive and a slice of orange, it’s something everyone should try.
From patatas bravas to pan con tomate, we take classic Spanish tapas dishes and recreate them. No twists, no faffing, just authentic high-quality ingredients and tasty tapas. All the faffing goes on behind the scenes as we try to get each recipe spot on so your tortilla has the exact amount of ooze and the nuttiness of your romesco is just right with your tenderstem broccoli.
There’s no Playa del Salford and autumn is a bit chilly for a bikini but if you’re hoping to recreate that holiday feeling, you can soak up the Spanish flavour with a glass of wine and some tapas in the plaza. Did we say plaza? We meant Bexley Square just off Chapel Street. Same thing. Almost. Well it is a lovely square and a very nice outdoor seating area for meeting and socially distanced greeting.
Madrid can wait till next year.
No booking required, just stroll in and see us.