Lunch: Saturday and Sunday 12.30pm / 2.30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm Friday and Saturday 5pm- 9.30pm
Sunday 5pm - 8.30pm
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
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.
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.
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.
superb selection of dishes, well executed and presented, some of the best Tapas I`ve tasted. Defo be back.
Really lovely food served by friendly and helpful staff.
Great speedy service and the food was the best meal we've had out in a very long time.
Very good experience
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.
Great food and staff very attentive
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.
Very Nice Food
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.
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.
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.
Fabulous from start to finish. Very friendly staff and amazing food and atmosphere!
Excellent food and excellent service as always
Great food and friendly staff. We will definitely be back.
Yet again the food was outstanding with a very friendly staff
Brilliant place. Great food and good service. It's a must to visit
We had an amazing evening with some of the nicest food we have ever had. We will be back. Thank you!
Excellent food , excellent friendly service.
All three of us enjoyed our food and atmosphere was very good. Staff all wore face shields.
had beautiful meal with friend will be back
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.