6 Best Tapas dishes at Spanish restaurants you need to try

Disculpe, más tapas por favor (Excuse me, more tapas please)
Light Bites • Asador La Tapería Pura Brasa
Various Meats • Kulto Next Door Spanish Cafe Tapas 24

Visit any Spanish restaurant in Singapore, and you’ll see each has its own selection of tapas. That’s how integral it is to their cuisine. Small dishes or appetisers by tradition, tapas now incorporates some of the tastiest flavours and ingredients of Spanish cuisine. Read on and we’ll share 6 restaurants’ items for the best Spanish food in Singapore, on Oddle Eats.

1. Asador

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Using only the finest ingredients, Asador aims to provide a genuine Spanish dining experience. With the consistent quality of their dishes, they’re sure to deliver. Try their Zamburinas (from $9++) for the harmonious taste of grilled scallops with kombu butter. For truffle fans, have a go at the Puerro (from $14++), comprising grilled leeks with savoury carbonara cream and black truffle. Another great option is the Tosta de Espárragos (from $14++), for asparagus on toast paired with cheese and black truffle.

2. Kulto

For an authentic Spanish dining experience, consider ordering from Kulto, named after the Spanish word for ‘cultured’. The Galician-style Octopus with Mashed Potatoes (from $32++) is one of their stars, flavoured with olive oil and paprika. There are also delicious plant-based dishes at this Spanish restaurant in Singapore. Kulto provides scrumptious options for vegetarians like their Grilled Eggplants, Tahini, Pomegranate & Raisins (from $18++), and the White Aparagus with White Gazpacho & Toasted Almonds (from $24++). With this wide array of tapas, you’re in for a delicious meal.

3. La Tapería

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As Les Amis Group’s first foray into Spanish cuisine, La Tapería has done an excellent job strengthening the Spanish restaurant scene in Singapore. Aside from various mains and paella, it has its own repertoire of both cold and warm tapas to boot. For cold tapas, you’ll love the Degustación de Ibéricos (from $36++). You’re guaranteed satisfaction with a generous platter of chorizo, jamón ibérico, and salchichón ibérico (Iberian ham and sausage). Eat them with the accompanying picos, crackers made with olive oil, for a match made in heaven. For a warm option, try Croquetas de Jamón (from $15++): this crunchy croquette will delight you with suckling pig bechamel and jamón ibérico.

4. Next Door Spanish Cafe

Next Door Spanish Cafe’s Pulpo a la Gallega (from $26++)

Two Spaniards dreamt of sharing Spain’s amazing food, wine and culture with the world. And thus, Next Door Spanish Cafe was born. Striving for authentic and traditional flavours, this Spanish restaurant in Singapore brings Spain’s warmth and hospitality to you. Try out their Ternera a Baja Temperatura (from $34++), delicious slow-cooked beef short ribs with honey grain mustard. Or if you like olives, Aceitunas (from $8++) is a great option with a heap of Mediterranean house-marinated olives.

5. Pura Brasa

We’re lucky that Pura Brasa chose to have its first overseas branch in Singapore. Though famous for their charcoal-grilled selection, they also have delectable tapas dishes. Choose from popular dishes such as Spanish Omelette with Chorizo (from $16.80++), or the Prawn Casserole (from $23.54++). Their Spanish Omelette is a pleasing classic dish with Josper-grilled onion, chorizo, potatoes and egg, served with delicious crystal bread and Roma tomatoes. On the other hand, the Prawn Casserole is sautéed with garlic, chilli peppers and olive oil.

6. Tapas 24

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Originating from Barcelona, Tapas 24 has its first Asian branch in Robertson Quay. It’s helmed by Chef Carolina Garcia Santamaria, Michelin-starred Chef Carles Abellán’s own protégé. Amongst their delicacies, consider their signature, the “Tapas 24” Bikini Sandwich (from $18++). Made with black truffle, Ibérico ham and buffalo mozzarella, you’ll want more of this masterpiece. You can also enjoy the Barceloneta’s Bomba (from $8++) for an appetising, deep-fried ball of potatoes, pork and beef, topped with Bravas sauce and aioli.

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