Ocho Tapas Bistro

92-94 Main Street, Portrush, County Antrim, United Kingdom, BT56 8BN
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Lunch: Saturday and Sunday 12.30pm / 2.30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm Friday and Saturday 5pm- 9.30pm
Sunday 5pm - 8.30pm

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  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Ocho Tapas Bistro

Ocho Tapas Bistro is located on Main St. Portrush, where both Sean, front of house and Trudy, head chef, grew up. While living and working in Spain for many years and enjoying both the culture and food, it was Trudy's vision to create the perfect setting for a relaxed tapas experience. After her return to Northern Ireland in 2009, Trudy and her husband Sean decided to make this happen. Ocho Tapas Bistro opened in December 2013 offering Spanish Tapas with an Irish twist. At the heart of Ocho Tapas Bistro is a commitment to showcasing the very best of local food and drink.

Cuisine: Spanish
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Unfortunately the booking was cancelled as you had an issue with the water tank. Disappointing as we had travelled up from Belfast for the day but couldn't be helped. Hope to get a booking in the future.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Our first visit to this restaurant and it will definitely not be our last. Food was excellent and beautifully presented, the flavours were amazing. The staff were very attentive and the service was fast and efficient. Cannot wait to come back.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

superb selection of dishes, well executed and presented, some of the best Tapas I`ve tasted. Defo be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Really lovely food served by friendly and helpful staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Great speedy service and the food was the best meal we've had out in a very long time.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Very good experience

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Lovely food well presented. Staff seemed to be very busy. I wanted to order more drinks at the end of my meal. I was told that “ someone would come to take my order.” After about 10 minutes I gave up and just paid the bill. Left feeling a little miffed. Otherwise fine.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Great food and staff very attentive

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Visited On Saturday, 22 August 2020

A bit over rated. Atmosphere: Was expecting much more, given the great reviews. No social distancing in the context of Covid as noted in other Portrush establishments (i.e. Neptune & prawn which had good spacing & barriers). Food GAMBAS AL PIL PIL lacked flavour.. ,PINCHITOS DE POLLO Y SALSA DE PHYSALIS Y ALIOLI DE AZAFRON was bland, no taste. PATATAS BRAVAS, OK. CROQUETAS DE QUESO CON PANNACOTTA DE REMOLACHA; Best dish was delectable. PAELLA DEL DIA: Decent dish. Waiter should have noted that the dish is charged per person and we did not need two servings given we were 2 adults & 2 small kids. Got the mixed combo. The fish was good but the chicken was very bland, again lacked any bite to it, no flavour. Service Bit slow. Had asked for the dessert menu which never arrived. Asked for it twice. Also asked for water but never arrived, Felt sorry for the poor bloke who seemed all alone serving on the upper floor. The profuse sweating was evident that he was wrecked. Value for money Not great given that 2 dishes were poor, one ok, one decent and one good. Poor service and no social distancing as noted in other Portrush restaurants.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Very Nice Food

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Excellent restaurant with lovely food and lovely staff, we really enjoyed our visits here this summer both with and without children. Will return again without a doubt.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Absolutely love Ochos - have taken a few people here and we tend to go whenever in Portrush. I used to live in Spain so can confirm that the food is as authentic as it gets. They also have a great range of vegetarian options which is really nice. Definitely recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Lovely meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

We were a little late for our booking, and the waitress was great and let us still sit down even though the kitchen was about to close. We grabbed the vegetarian menu and confirmed to the waitress that we were vegetarian. We then ordered, however have since realized that one of of the dishes we ordered had bonito flakes - which we now know is tuna. It's unacceptable to have a dish on a vegetarian menu and not indicate that it contains fish.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Fabulous from start to finish. Very friendly staff and amazing food and atmosphere!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Excellent food and excellent service as always

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Great food and friendly staff. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Yet again the food was outstanding with a very friendly staff

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

Brilliant place. Great food and good service. It's a must to visit

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

We had an amazing evening with some of the nicest food we have ever had. We will be back. Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Excellent food , excellent friendly service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

All three of us enjoyed our food and atmosphere was very good. Staff all wore face shields.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

had beautiful meal with friend will be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 September 2020

Food was incredibly good- best meal we have all had in a long time! Aubergine was gorgeous, as were the croquettes, chickpeas, paellla (among many others) and as vegetarians and coeliacs we were delighted to have plenty of delicious options. Staff were very friendly and were helpful in stopping up from ordering far too much. Only regret is that we didn't have room for some delicious looking desserts.

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