Shop 1, 54 West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095

Ph. (02) 9976 2975

Alhambra Cafe & Tapas Bar at 1/54 West Esplanade, Manly, is one of the area's favourite dining spots.

Owner/head chef, Aziz Bakalla, has created a delightful venue with its warm, earthy colours, Moroccan wall rugs and mosaic tiled flooring.

The menu features a sumptuous selection of dishes from southern Spain and north Morocco. Tapas is a selection of traditional Spanish cuisine, served in mouth-watering portions. With Moorish meatballs, charmoula sardines and grilled baby octopus, you will find it difficult to limit your selection.

The Moroccan tajine is a wonderful way of presenting food: a conical clay dish in which tender pieces of lamb have been simmered with dates, honey, ginger and cinnamon. Traditional dishes of couscous, b'stilla and paella are a pleasure on the senses as they are truly exotic, aromatic and authentic.

Situated opposite Manly Wharf, with views of the water and ferry, makes the alfresco dining a special experience. The banquet menu is recommended for groups of eight or more, especially on weekends.

Flamenco dancers entertain on weekends, and a solo guitarist performs on Thursdays.

Alhambra is fully licensed and stock spirits, liqueurs, Spanish wines and beers as well as homemade sangria.


Aziz Bakalla

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Corkage: corkage $3 pp

Special Features

outside dining, wheelchair access and toilets

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ample parking




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Posted by SEPReport
The placed looked the part.. but sadly we didnt find it particularly good.. food was.. ok... nothing to rave about but the most disappointing was.. the service was very slow and offhand.. and there is very little room to move on a busy night.. i realise its about squeezing as many as you can in... but it was just too crowded.. shoulder to shoulder dining isnt very comfortable..
sorry guys.. but that was our impression..
Posted by kws696Report
The relaxed ambience and location further enhance the amazing tapas menu.