Cava is a tapas restaurant located on Dominick Street in Galway City, Ireland. It was the first Spanish tapas  restaurant in Galway and has been very popular since its opening in 2010. The restaurant has over 50 regional tapas and 140 varieties of wine!

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Kai Cafe and Restaurant

My sister and I along with two friends went to Kai Cafe for Dinner on a Friday night. We had all heard great things about the artisan restaurant…and we were NOT  disappointed!

There are two sessions, lunch and dinner; you have to book a time slot-lunch from 12pm – 3pm and dinner from 6:30pm – 10:30pm. I booked a few days in advance and we must have gotten the last table at 6:30pm as the place was booked out all weekend.

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Finnegan’s-Cheap and Traditional Irish Food

Finnegan’s is an ideal place to go if your starving and skint (broke). They serve Irish style food with quick service. The meals are really low prices for the absolutely huge portions so its good value for money.

I like the Cajun Chicken Panini, always a good choice, as well as the Irish bacon and cabbage or the home made beef burgers, which both come with veg and chips (french fries).

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The Front Door Bar and Restaurant

In Galway, a city where there are so many fine food establishments, The Front Door, a restaurant and pub, is one of my all time favourite places to get lunch or dinner. I actually go here quite a lot, once a week at least! It is one of my fav places to eat because it has tasty meals and good portion sizes for €10-€15. The staff are really friendly and the service is fast.

Inside, it is really Irish looking, it used to be a house back in the day with the pub underneath, as most Irish pubs were, I suppose. The interior is a mix and there are so many parts to it, you’ll get lost inside!

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Fat Freddy’s-Good Food and Cool Fixtures

Fat Freddy’s is a place I went with my family when I was younger for special occasions, like our birthdays, so I always think of it as a  fun place to eat.

It is located on Quay St. at the bottom of Shop St.  in Galway City where there are a cluster of nice places to eat.

I went here last week for dinner and I got a pizza and nachos to share. The food was pretty good, nachos were excellent and the pizza was thin based and…average I suppose you could say.

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Cactus Jacks Galway-Tasty Food, Great Menu, Would go back!

“Cactus Jacks restaurant Dublin 1, is one of Dublin and Galway’s finest Mexican restaurants. Its menu is designed to cater for all tastes from authentic Mexican Restaurant dishes to succulent steaks to our new tapas range.”

I went to Cactus Jacks in Galway for dinner on a Wednesday evening with 2 of my friends. It was my first time here, even though I pass it everyday.If you are walking down Shop Street, the main pedestrian street in Galway city, walk towards Jury’s Inn by the iconic Spanish Arch. You’ll come to a bar called the Quays before you come to the Spanish Arch. Turn down the lane way and to the left, right in front of you, opposite the old wall of Galway, is Cactus Jacks.

The interior is modern, its not so much a cheesy Mexican restaurant it is more romantic, dimly lit and rose coloured with some Mexican attributes.

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Mocha Beans

Mocha Beans is a popular Irish cafe chain, there are at least three in Galway that I know of.  Funnily enough, I havn’t seen them in any other county in Ireland, but I’m sure there are a few!

They make great coffee and teas (chai lattes mmm mmm) and they also have a selection of sandwiches, breakfast food, soups and salads. A cup of coffee starts from €2 and the size of the medium is big for Irish cafes, but compared to American sizes, get a large for the american small!

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Rouge-Very Cheap, Great Atmosphere, Worth the Experience

I went to Rouge Resturant on Dominick’s Street, adjacent to the Spanish Arch in the centre of Galway City, on a Friday night at 9:00PM. I made a reservation for two people on their website on the previous Monday, as they are ALWAYS booked up on the weekend. I was really excited to go here because it is a relatively new French restaurant in Galway and when ever I pass it, it is always very lively looking. Also, I had heard brilliant reviews about it.

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