Carnaval Meat & Spanish Tapas Cocktail Bar

4.5
207 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Carnival Meat & Tapas Restaurant Cocktail Bar, our traditional Spanish cuisine is very popular and there is no better place in Dartford-Kent to try a true Spanish meal. Our wine list includes a great selection of wines from the best regions of the world (Spain, Argentina, Chile, Australia and others). Our drink and cocktail menu stands out for being extensive and good quality.

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AnhH
Kent
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited final night before 2nd lockdown, we expected it would be busy however we got a table and had a nice evening there, great selection of Spanish and contemporary food. The staff worked real hard - so great effort there given the challenges. Cant wait to return.

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JohnH
Kent
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service, great from start to end will be back asap.

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sharon
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience1

Tables too close together, very noisy - people talking too loudly (increases the spread of the virus), waitress with mask not covering her nose and cash only! This is my favourite restaurant but they were ignoring all the measures needed to prevent the spread. I felt more vulnerable than any other time since the pandemic started.
The food as usual was excellent.

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AndyQ
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lively local restaurant, serving good quality tapas. Great value and service.

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DW2020
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Okay food but felt overpriced for what it was. Very loud as well.

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LynA
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, went for lunch . Cocktail delightful 😋

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MichaelQ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very poor experience. Sirloin steak not cooked correctly(twice) tapas worst l have had, wine overpriced and waitress only wearing mask over her mouth. Only excepting cash which is ridiculous given covid.

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AlisonR
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, it arrived quickly and was freshly cooked. The staff were very attentive, even though the restaurant got busy and adhered to all COVID requirements. Our first meal out since March where they had managed to make it feel 'normal' despite the restrictions. We will definitely go back

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SamP
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic restaurant, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and found the food to be superb

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was all round great, just one thing....they put olive oil on my cheese platter which I didn’t like!

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Flexistraw
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frustrating we couldn’t pay by card but otherwise amazing meal

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Monica
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Help diners decide where to eat. Remember to keep it short, simple and specific.

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JUba
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, as if tailored for each individual. Very friendly. Very good hygiene.

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mandyn
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Was not COVID secure no hand gel on door tables very close together waitress was wearing mask but because music was so loud could hardly hear her and she did pull the mask down a couple of times ! Food overall tasty and hot, sangria tasted just like cheap red wine glass was £8 !service not greet and miserable servers but pricey too won’t be returning 😞

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leahj
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service such a great find.

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lucyd
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brillaint food and excellent service. I will definitely be going back soon

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Clair
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes definitely recommend. Lots of food and couldn't eat it all.

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DanielleW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back was such a great little find in our hometown. Loved it

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Goonergirl
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a really enjoyable Evening at Carnaval last Saturday.

The staff were friendly and made helpful suggestions as to what items to choose from the Tapas menu. The portions were very good, hot and delicious, and we shared 5 between 2 of us before we went to the theatre.

We also had a jug of Sangria which was very easy to drink!

The prices were reasonable, the ambiance was gentle and not intrusive so we could talk to each other easily.

We will be going again in the future and would recommend.

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MAT123
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was fantastic and the food equally so. Great decor and atmosphere. Tapas dishes were authentic, full of flavour and fresh ingredients. Service was a little slow at times but only noticeable as we had hungry children with us(!) and certainly not something that would put me off dining there again. Would highly recommend dining here.

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Gemma
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Would highly recommend. Looking forward to returning

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michaelw
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal

Staff overall good.
The music a little louder than i would have preferred.

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BrendanE
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was average , nice place , good atmoshere , nothing really special ,

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Tapas is amazing!! In the main course the steak was quite tough but flavours were amazing

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GaryC
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely relaxed restaurant. All tapas dishes lived up to expectations and served quickly. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere food was authentic and delicious x

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, good value, I would go again. The tapas were great, the paella was good, the prawns in paella (King prawns) were dry and over done. But overall a great restaurant with good food and service.

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EmmaT
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little gem of a restaurant and the food is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Spanish Tapas restaurant with friendly staff and an extensive wine list. Very reasonably priced.

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SpencerJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and ambiance, prices very reasonable.

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ADan
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

It was a nice small restaurant which seems to be family run. We had some tapas, a paella, sangria and some churros. Apart from the flaming chorizo which was good, everything else was just OK. The paella was crazy salty and was sent back. The second attempt was less salty. The bill was not too bad but given the food and service not sure if I would give it another go.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely and enjoyable tapas, plenty of selection. Very friendly staff, made very welcome. Will be returning.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu. Food excellent. Staff very helpful. Good Spanish vibe.

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Mobyno1
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there a few times never disappointed always 1st rate.

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DebT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! We over-ordered, but ended up devouring almost all of it. The food was delicious, ambiance was great, and service was prompt and friendly. Highly recommend.

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LouM
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely family meal here on Friday. It was my first visit but will definitely be returning. Staff were very welcoming and food was lovely. Overall good value for money

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PeterW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality, freshly prepared & cooked in open kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Initially service was slow but the food did come out really quickly and was very good. Delicious and large quantities, bigger than we had thought. Would highly recommend to others

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LouiseH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

A lovely evening spent here, food was excellent, was very noisy and seating was a bit cramped, the food was excellent and would return

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JoBo
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and good choice.
Good service and reasonably priced.
Restaurant a bit small so recommend booking. noisy due to it being small but would definitely go back

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Carnaval Meat & Spanish Tapas Cocktail Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

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