The excitement surrounding Spanish restaurants in Singapore is at fever pitch right now and it’s easy to see why.
Stylish decor, vibrant atmospheres, delicious sharing plates – the list goes on.
Now, as Singapore foodies ourselves, we know all about Binomio’s sublime Spanish menus that show meat, seafood and vegetables an equal amount of love.
However, not all Spanish eateries in Singapore are cut from the same cloth. The energetic bistro BAR.CELONA on Duxton Hill is a classic example.
What we’re trying to say is, whether it’s the humble patatas bravas or a colourful paella you’re after, you can count on Singapore’s restaurant scene to deliver it all.
So why not take the bull by the horns this weekend and discover one of these seven Spanish spots serving up a faultless five-star fiesta.
7 Must-Visit Spanish Restaurants in Singapore
UNA at The Alkaff Mansion
Known for serving up arguably the finest Spanish food & drink in Singapore, UNA is a restaurant with a big reputation and an even bigger recipe book. Housed in The Alkaff Mansion, a century-old heritage building, UNA champions the many great flavours of Basque cuisine. Highlights from the menu include chorizo paella with fava beans, Ibérico pork with Padrón peppers and some sensational red wines. Want to sweep a special someone off their feet? Dinner and drinks at this romantic spot should do the trick.
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 6pm to 10:30pm
Refined in every sense of the word, La Tapería doesn’t just serve authentic Spanish cuisine – it treasures it. Chefs here have no time for pretence, preferring instead to focus on creating a menu that celebrates Spanish food at its purest. Dishes that go down a treat with locals include an Asturian seafood stew, Galician-style octopus and the kitchen’s signature gazpacho. Take a moment to appreciate the decor here too, as the vintage posters, hand-woven lamps and plush seating all add to the venue’s appeal.
Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm to 3pm; and 6:30pm to 11pm
Inspired by the bustling tapas bars of Barcelona, Esquina’s electrifying atmosphere rivals any other found on Singapore’s dining scene. Tasty Spanish and Catalan dishes are stars of the show on the eclectic menu. A drinks card overflowing with options also helps to keep spirits high. Fancy a kingfish ceviche or a Pyrénées lamb plate washed down with a glass of sangria? Then make your way down to Esquina, pronto.
Address: 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267
Opening Hours: Tue – Sat: 12pm to 2:30pm; and 6pm to 10:30pm
My Little Spanish Place
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Popular for all the right reasons, My Little Spanish Place is a restaurant proud of its Iberian roots. The food here is sure to put a spring in your step, with piquillo peppers stuffed with Manchego mousse and a selection of Spanish dry-cured hams up for grabs. Make sure you leave some room for dessert too, as the kitchen’s flourless almond cake infused with citrus is a gem. Incredibly welcoming, the team’s message at My Little Spanish Place is simple: “mi casa es su casa”.
Opening Hours: Check website for exact details
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El Teatro Tapas
Rubbing shoulders with the culinary stars of Singapore’s Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, El Teatro Tapas definitely lives up to its billing. A favourite haunt for the city’s cool kids, El Teatro is defined by its Latin flair and fabulous fare. Whatever Spanish treats you choose to order (the olives, anchovies and beef tenderloin come highly recommended), you’re guaranteed to be ordering seconds in no time. If you’re looking for an evening of entertainment and some of the finest tapas in Singapore, grab yourself a front row seat at El Teatro.
Opening Hours: Daily: 11:30am to 2:30pm; and 6pm to 10pm
Owned by award-winning Catalan chef Carles Gaig, Gaig Restaurant in downtown Singapore attracts foodies from all four corners of the city. Shaped by its passion for fresh produce, there is always a buzz of excitement in the air at this sophisticated Stanley Street spot. The family recipe for Gaig’s signature beef and pork cannelloni is highly sought after, as are the keys to the restaurant’s impressive wine cabinet. Our advice? Come for the first-class service, stay for the orange ice-cream soufflé.
Address: 16 Stanley Street, Singapore 068735
Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri from 12pm to 2:30pm; Dinner: Mon – Sat from 6pm to 10pm
OLA Cocina Del Mar
OLA Cocina Del Mar is right up there with the very best Spanish restaurants in Singapore. The venue’s open kitchen is mesmerising to watch, with chefs whipping up sizzling hot specialties like clockwork. If you can’t decide between sampling the beef cheek with truffle sauce or the traditional crayfish fideuà, do yourself a favour and order both – you won’t be disappointed. Bonus tip: OLA’s counter lunch – complete with house-made sangria – is well worth sitting down to.
Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri from 11:30am to 2:30pm; Dinner: Mon – Sat from 5:30pm to 9:30pm