Si Ord opened Sandinista Leeds in 2002, named after the Clash’s fourth album and Nicaraguan revolutionary party the ‘Sandinistas’, everything about this small and enigmatic bar reflects Si’s non-conformist spirit and complex ethos.

‘It’s More Fun to Eat in a Bar then Drink in a Restaurant’

Our food menu focuses on simplicity and sharing – prepared using only the freshest ingredients – our tapas dishes, meat and cheese boards and desserts embody Sandinista’s Latin-inspired food ethos.

Here rum is a requirement and dancing on the furniture a necessity. You won’t find wordy cocktail menus and arrogant bartenders at Sandinista, rather a more relaxed approach to cocktail making and drinking in general.

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