Tequila and tapas bar to open in Manchester


EL CAPOA new tequila and tapas bar is to be opened in Manchester’s Northern Quarter by entrepreneur Pete Skelton.

Due to be launched on Thursday (April 3), El Capo aims to offer an authentic South American atmosphere with music and works of art and design that capture Latin culture.

It will initially stock a range of over 70 tequilas and have a menu of 21 cocktails, sharing drinks and weekly cocktails designed by the bar team.

The site in Tariff Street has been designed and developed by Pete, who also owns neighbouring bar and events space The Whiskey Jar.

He said: “The key to being a good barman is to treat every customer like they’re walking into your home. Sometimes I feel that customer service is thrown by the wayside. There is this expectation that people will come just because you’re the new place in town.

“I plan to personally ensure that all our guests – not ‘customers’ – will feel more like they’re at a mate’s house and not just another ‘hip’ Northern Quarter bar.”

In early May, the bar will be joined by El Capo’s cellar restaurant, which will offer a large array of authentic South American tapas as well as a selection of traditional Mexican street food, all using fresh ingredients and fine spices.

It will be headed by head chef Troy Amador, previously at Chorlton Green Brasserie, Harbour Master and The Copper House, who has returned from travels in the American Southwest, Mexico and South America where he immersed himself in the culture of all things Latino.


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