New Stevenage tapas restaurant responds with Spanish lesson after man arrested over smashed window damage

Two windows were smashed at El Bar de Tapas in Stevenage Old Town, but the restaurant has responded

Two windows were smashed at El Bar de Tapas in Stevenage Old Town, but the restaurant has responded with a brief Spanish lesson. - Credit: Archant

A new restaurant in Stevenage Old Town which was targeted at the weekend when two windows were smashed has responded – with a Spanish lesson.

Police were called to El Bar de Tapas in Middle Row at about 3.10am on Sunday after reports that a man had punched two windows, causing them to smash.

A Stevenage man in his 30s was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and was taken to hospital with injuries. He has since been bailed.

The restaurant – which opened its doors on August 26 – has replaced the glass in its own unique way, translating ‘window’, ‘broken’ and ‘annoying’ into Spanish.

A spokesman told the Comet: “We’re trying to bring a bit of fun to Stevenage High Street and you could say our response is a reflection of what we’re about.”


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