Bienvenido to Singapore's best Spanish restaurants and bars with chic vibes and amazing bites.
We’re suckers for good Spanish food. Feel the same? Whatever your favoured dish – paella, grilled octopus, gazpacho – you owe it to your food-loving self to visit these stellar Spanish restaurants, bars and tapas joints in Singapore. Psst: we’ve also got you covered when it comes to weekend brunch, exquisite steak cuts and, of course, the city’s best restaurants.
Top Spanish restaurants in Singapore
This Spanish restaurant in Singapore located at Dempsey Hill is the brainchild of chef power couple Daniel and Tamara Chavez, the same pair that brought us the Peruvian spot, Canchita. Tinto focuses on bringing flavourful Spanish tapas, paellas, and wine to your dining experience. We recommend starting with the gazpacho and gambas al ajillo before picking one of the signature fidueas. The dish originates from Valencia and is similar to paella except it’s made with a base of pasta.
Tinto, #01-21, 10 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247700
This Spanish gem, tucked away within the iconic former convent Chijmes, is both cosy and elegant in all the right ways. The selection of Spanish dishes here is cooked to utter perfection on its signature wood-fired grill. Think juicy meats, fresh seafood, and even some fantastic vegetarian options to satisfy every appetite. Pick from both cold and hot tapas plates before moving on to mains like lamb, Iberico pork chops, and grilled seabass.
Lumbre, #01-20, Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
You get a taste of Barcelona every time you dine at Olivia. This restaurant and cocktail bar is perfect for a sunny lunch or cosy dinner at night with your loved ones. Pick between indoor or alfresco seating, and take your time browsing the menu. Start with the ham croquettes before ordering the black rice with carabineros to share. To end off, go for the housemade cheesecake made with blue cheese and almond sable.
Olivia, #01-03, 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158
4. Micasa Kitchen & Bar
Expect dishes served up family-style at this cosy spot. Micasa Kitchen & Bar takes the very best of Italian, French, and Spanish cuisine and turns them into hearty dishes that burst with flavour. Ingredients are sourced locally and are prepared with careful consideration. The paella comes in servings perfect for small groups of three or four. Order sides of grilled octopus or sea prawns and pair them with sangria for the perfect meal.
Micasa Kitchen & Bar, 102C Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598602
5. Paella Projects
If you’re looking to enjoy some Spanish food in the comfort of your home, turn to Paella Projects. This delivery-only concept aims to bring paella culture to everyone in Singapore. Simply pick your base, choose a flavour (you’ve got options of marinara, squid ink, vegetarian, and chicken and chorizo), and add any extras for a full spread.
Paella Projects, order online
Kulto’s kitchen is helmed by chef Jose Alonso who’s born and bred in Rioja, Spain. Inspired by his heritage and culture, you can expect every plate at Kulto to burst with flavour in every bite. Traditional preparation methods are followed closely, letting the freshness of seasonal produce shine. We heard the jamon iberico croquettes and the homemade cheese terrine are a must-try here. For dessert, you have to order the Spanish torrija with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Kulto, 87 Amoy Street, Singapore 069906
7. FOC Sentosa
A gorgeous space that sits right by Palawan Beach in Sentosa, this restaurant easily transforms from breezy afternoon hangout to romantic evening getaway when the sun sets. The paella is a must-try, with its squid ink and Iberico pork varieties, but don’t forget to pad your meal with grilled meats, dazzling tapas and sweet treats such as Basque burnt cheesecake and Catalan creme brulee.
FOC Sentosa, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098943
Offering small plates with big flavours, the industrial chic Spanish joint features a communal bar and open kitchen in its Keong Saik space. The contemporary menu is influenced by Spanish and Catalan flavours, with a line-up divided into snacks, veggies, seafood, meats and desserts. Come for the sea urchin paella and smoked burrata; stay for the Spanish suckling pig belly and chocolate fondant. Don’t forget to take your pick from the fine selection of wine.
Esquina, 16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267
9. Restaurant Gaig
Helmed by the same family behind its namesake in Barcelona, Restaurant Gaig invites you to experience an unforgettable Catalan meal. The relaxed eatery serves a menu based on fresh produce, with small bites, meaty mains and fab desserts to choose from. Nibble your way through an amazing selection with the chef menu, or zoom in on favourites like Boston lobster fideua, octopus served with pork belly, or Gaig’s traditional cannelloni stuffed with beef and pork. To end on a sweet note, the creme brulee and white chocolate mousse are brilliant choices.
Restaurant Gaig, 16 Stanley Street, Singapore 068735
10. My Little Spanish Place
Quaint and friendly with oodles of charm, the charming resto is inspired by home-style eateries in Spain. It boasts a menu of traditional family recipes from various regions. From brunch to dinner, you’ll be well taken care of with exquisite chef’s signatures and hot and cold tapas such as grilled octopus leg, cheese and charcuterie platters, cod fish croquettes and more. Plus, let’s not forget the secreto iberico, a seared iberico pork served with piquillo peppers and crispy potatoes. Wash it all down with a glass of wine or sangria – according to these guys, it’d be criminal not to.
My Little Spanish Place, multiple locations including Bukit Timah and Boat Quay
11. FOC Restaurant
Stop by FOC at Hongkong Street for an intimate experience complemented by groovy beats and front-row views of all the action in the open kitchen. The menu’s offerings include paella in four different forms – squid ink, suckling pig and scallops, red prawns and squid or vegetarian – as well as an assortment of tapas such as Iberico ham croquettes, sea urchin, king crab and cod brandade on toast, and more. Big plates are available for sharing, and you know your experience won’t be complete without a classic cocktail.
FOC Restaurant, 40 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059679
12. Sabio by the Sea
This incredible seaside concept has everything we love about Spanish food. Salty jamon Iberico, flavour-packed grilled meats, delish paella plates, freshly made sangrias… we’re craving Spanish fare just thinking about it. Tucked away in the swanky Sentosa Cove, Sabio promises relaxing afternoons over lavish spreads. Think hot and cold tapas, grilled specials, delectable desserts and a lovely selection of Spanish wines and champagnes.
Sabio by the Sea, #01-02, Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove, 31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098375
Una’s charming space at The Alkaff Mansion sits pretty in the decades-old heritage building tucked away amidst lush greenery. A trip to this romantic spot warrants ordering up a storm of Basque-inspired dishes. We’re eyeing the smoky grilled octopus, Iberico cold cuts, squid ink paella and grilled pluma Iberico pork. Sip on excellent wines and cocktail concoctions while you wait for desserts like churros with pecan chocolate dip to arrive.
Una, Level 2, The Alkaff Mansion, Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
14. Tapas Club
Looking for an authentic and affordable Spanish restaurant in Singapore? You’ve come to the right place. Tapas Club pays tribute to Spain with its bold decor and an ever-evolving menu that crafts recipes around fresh ingredients. From cold cuts and hot tapas to Mediterranean salads and paellas, a visit here will fill you up satisfyingly. Psst: the garlic prawns, squid ink paella and eggplant chips with honey are a must-try.
Tapas Club, multiple locations including Orchard Central and VivoCity
Fun fact: Binomio means “a pair” in Spanish. The vibrant restaurant embodies this with its duo concept of housing an elegant fine dining area and a casual tapas bar. We tip our hats to the chefs for consistently keeping things fresh! The menu changes multiple times a year, while daily specials are crafted according to seasonal produce. Expect to see authentic Spanish favourites on the line-up, which includes a wide selection of tasty tapas, as well as seafood, meats, paella varieties, stews and more.
Binomio, #01-02, Craig Place, 20 Craig Road, Singapore 089692
16. La Taperia
Brought to you by the Les Amis Group, the same folks behind Bistro Du Vin and Peperoni Pizzeria, La Taperia is all about familiar classics. At this intimate little nook, you’ll find sizzling Spanish signatures like lobster paella, charcoal-grilled lamb rib and suckling pig confit – all to be enjoyed with copious amounts of wine. For a little privacy, kick back at the dimly-lit outdoor balcony, which includes a long communal table – perfect for chit-chats and tapas nibbling.
La Taperia, #02-10/11, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
17. Pura Brasa
The Spanish restaurant chain from Barcelona brings you a vibrant dining experience at its Guoco Tower space in Singapore. Catching up with a friend? Swing by for the weekday lunch deals. Or gather the fam for a weekend brunch feast. You can’t pass up on signatures like Spanish omelette with chorizo, charcoal seafood paella, suckling pig, grilled octopus leg with potato truffle puree, and Spanish pork ribs.
Pura Brasa, #01-16, Guoco Tower, 5 Wallich Street, Singapore 078883
Time to stuff yourself silly with stunning Spanish food in Singapore!