This noisy, lively Spanish tapas bar draws quite a crowd who bask in the warm glow of its red neon lighting. Expect to wait an hour, especially on Fridays and Saturdays, but the food is worth it—and you can pass the time by sipping a cocktail while people-watching on Rua Augusta. Sancho specializes in pinxtos, small slices of crusty bread with an amazing variety of toppings, such as raw ham with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts, roasted vegetables, shrimp, manchego cheese with roasted garlic, and much more. The blackboard lists the daily specials, or you can head to the bar to put together your own sampler from a large selection of pinxtos freshly prepared by the kitchen. In addition to these tasty morsels, the menu also includes classic tapas such as gambas con ajillo (grilled shrimp with garlic), ham or cheese croquettes, ceviche, cheese plates, and tortillas (Spanish potato omelets). The drink menu offers delicious cocktails and Spanish vintages, as well as sangria made from white, red, or sparkling wine.
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Sancho Bar y Tapas
Rua Augusta 1415
Our Rating Neighborhood Consolação Hours Mon-Wed 11:30am-midnight, Thurs 11:30am-1am, Fri-Sat 11:30am-3am, Sun 5:30pm-midnight Transportation Subway: Consolação Phone 11/3141-1956 Prices Tapas R$7-R$18 Cuisine Type Spanish/Tapas Web site Sancho Bar y Tapas