El Capo – a New Tequila & Tapas Bar to Open in the NQ ‘Hood’

Introducing El Capo: opening this Spring on Tariff Street...

Introducing El Capo: opening this Spring on Tariff Street in the Northern Quarter.

The newest addition to the Northern Quarter neighbourhood is an original concept designed and developed by industry experienced owner, Peter Skelton. We went in, accompanied by Pete, for a preview…

“…it’s down right dirty South American flare.”

Transforming yet another one of Manchester’s hidden gems with works of art and design that captivate every aspect of the vibrant and fascinating culture.

Utilising the exposed brick we all love as a canvas for authentic looking South American street art created by local artists Russell Meehan and Shaun Hackney. We’re talking sugar skulls, Mother Mary shooting a tequila, bottles hanging from vines (inspired by the Amazon) and El Capo’s own Mexican wrestler ‘El Capo’.

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Tequila mad, stocking a range of over 70 tequilas, a menu of 21 craft cocktails, select sharers, and weekly bespoke cocktails designed by their expert bar team. El Capo is sure to be the hottest drinking spot in town.

Skelton’s extensive background in the industry will ensure the very best of service with a belief that every guest should feel like they are being welcomed into his home; just one of the many components of El Capo that will set them apart from the rest of the Northern Quarter bars.

“The key to being a good barman is to treat every customer like they’re walking into your home” says Pete.

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“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 mates house and not just another ‘hip’ Northern Quarter bar.”

Late April sees the grand opening of El Capo’s hedonistic cellar restaurant, when head chef Troy Amador (Chorlton Green Brasserie, Harbour Master, The Copper House) returns from his travels in the American Southwest, Mexico, and South America where he has immersed himself in the culture of all things Latino. The restaurant menu will boast a large array of authentic South American tapas as well as a selection of traditional Mexican street food, all using the freshest ingredients and finest spices.

“The menu… So it’s down right dirty South American flare. Straight from the streets.” Head Chef Troy Amador

See you on Thursday April 3rd!


12 Tariff Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 2FF


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