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Carnaval Meat & Spanish Tapas Cocktail Bar

4.6
4.6
263 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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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 17:30–22:00
    Thu–Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01322 222226

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 263 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kent

    Group Bookings

  • Kent

    Romance

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  1. SD

    ShellyD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious with plenty of options. Staff were very friendly and efficient service. Lovely place, we’ll definitely go back.

  2. ED

    EmmaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Absolutely love it here! Friendly and helpful staff make you feel special and welcome. Food was delicious we had lots of different dishes, all come out together so was lovely. Sangria was beautifully made and tasted amazing. Better than others I have had in Spain! would definitely recommend for any age or event.

  3. KB

    KrisB

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food and atmosphere. My wife and I really enjoyed our first night out in a long time. We would definitely eat here again.

  4. NH

    NicholaH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, will definitely be back soon! 100% recommend

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food great service

  6. k

    karenj

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fantastic night as usual food was lovely and service was outstanding

  7. SP

    SarahP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Large portions so plenty to go around! Couldn’t finish all of ours lol… Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, will deff be back!

  8. I

    Ingyd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The portion size of the tapas was very good, we could have easily shared some of the dishes. Goats cheese and beetroot tart was wonderful. There was only one down side and that was our table was fairly near to the door and it was chilly. With that said we will definitely be returning as overall we loved it

  9. F

    Fatherkev19

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and great value. Service was spot on. Great pre theatre experience.

  10. S

    Shellc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food lovely service … will definitely go back

  11. TG

    TaraG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great restaurant with fab food. Can't wait for Tarife to open!

  12. JF

    JamesF

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Ate at 1730 so was quiet as expected. Waitress wasn’t exactly personality of the year but service was quick. Food was very nice and 3 portions per person of shared tapas was enough for us. Not sure why they only take cash and excused this by saying card machine was broken. Probably not true because previous reviews have commented on the cash only situation and the signs around the restaurant were not recently put up. I will return in a few weeks just on the basis that the food was good.

  13. T

    Toni

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    First time here..lovely decor and staff...we orderd tapas..squid was hard as leather..but the spicy mussels and whitebait was lovely..didnt like the scallops tasteless...would give 7/10

  14. E

    Emmal

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful place So tasty Cocktails where amazing Food was spot on

  15. SW

    SWdddd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Only criticism is the food was too salty throughout.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had another wonderful meal for my husband’s birthday with our two boys. Always great service and fantastic food.

  17. KW

    KayW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish we had was full of flavour and reasonable sizes

  18. AB

    AnnabellB

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place, good food, nice atmosphere, we’ll be back for sure. A gem in Dartford. Would highly recommend.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Was not aware it was a cash only restaurant

  20. HJ

    HarrietJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Up there with some of the best tapas I’ve had! Lovely meal out

  21. RD

    RosannaD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    This was a lovely restaurant, beautiful food, wonderful staff. The decor was stunning.

  22. SW

    SianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited Carnaval for the first time on Saturday 18th September, after many, many months of saying that we need to try it, but never actually getting round to booking. The restaurant was really busy and felt a little chaotic but that didn't detract from the great evening had. We weren't really sure how much food to order, being tapas and our first time at the restaurant, we didn't want to order too little or too much! The staff gave us some advice and were spot on! The food was authentic and delicious. I would personally like to thank Toni, she was superb. Toni waited on us for the evening, we had a minor issue with the service but she very quickly and professionally rectified the problem. I was very impressed, especially as she has only been working there for a short period of time. Also, the complimentary drink at the end of the evening was unexpected but highly appreciated. Can't wait to go back and I highly recommend the Espresso Martini :)

  23. TH

    TinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening

  24. D

    Dreya

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A friendly welcome and prompt service in tasteful surroundings. Delicious cocktails and nice menu. Opted for tapas dishes which were lovely and the warm breads with aioli were yummy. Will definitely go back to try out the paella, main course, more wine and cocktails.

  25. G

    Greek

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the tapas and cocktails, amazing nice small place where you can enjoy good food and drinks

  26. JH

    JillH

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Not the best, but not awful. Ordering, food arriving and service was all a bit frantic. Had a variety of Tapas dishes and some were distinctly better than others.

  27. BJ

    BenJ

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, lovely cocktails, great atmosphere, warm reception from staff.

  28. AB

    AnnabellB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere, good food, friendly staff......a gem in the middle of Dartford....would highly recommend.

  29. JF

    JillF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovey little place in Dartford. Nice setting with very tasty food. Friendly, welcoming service.

  30. L

    Liam

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was really nice, waitress could have smiled wasn't very welcoming.

  31. SB

    SophieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this place! Such a nice vibe with incredible authentic Spanish tapas

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic food and lovely atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Can’t recommend this place enough. Will definitely be going back soon

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again a very good meal, will be going back again soon

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was lovely big portions very tasty everything was so nice We will definitely be coming back really enjoyed it

  35. c

    christopherh

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice. Top notch!!!! Definitely go again soon

  36. C

    Chapster

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Good atmosphere / ambience. A fun place to eat, good wine, the restaurant when busy probably needs another waiter/waitress but I am being uber critical I think.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. First visit for us, think this could be our new favourite! Looking forward to another visit soon.

  38. PP

    PatrickP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great value, will return soon for another enjoyable evening

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff attentive, food and sangria delicious, lovely atmosphere. It really does feel like we’re on holiday when we eat in Carnaval. Definitely one of my favourite restaurants.

  40. C

    Chapster

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was good, varied choice which was excellent . Good atmosphere, liked the music. The only negative was the service was quite slow & we had to keep asking for things such as coffee, dessert menu, drinks menu. However I would recommend the restaurant & would dine at Carnaval again.

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Carnaval Meat & Spanish Tapas Cocktail Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Carnaval Meat & Spanish Tapas Cocktail Bar

70 Spital Street Dartford, Kent DA1 2DT

  • Area

    Dartford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 17:30–22:00
    Thu–Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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