Hola! Spanish food is known to be flavourful, fun, colourful, and sometimes edgy.

If you are looking for authentic Spanish food from Paella, Patatas Bravas, Croquetas, Jamon, to different styles of Tapas, here are some of the must-try Spanish restaurants in Singapore you can head to.

These 15 Spanish restaurants in Singapore all earned the stamp of approval as part of the “Restaurants From Spain” certification program by ICEX Spain.

All these restaurants that have the “Restaurants From Spain” certificate share an authentic slice of Spanish gastronomy based on genuine roots, ingredients, recipes and quality.

Check out these 15 Spanish Restaurants in Singapore:

UNA at The Alkaff Mansion
10 Telok Blangah Green, Level 2, Singapore 109178
Tel: +65 8126 8844
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Fri), 6pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Looking for a romantic Spanish restaurant venue for a unique date? Try UNA at Level 2 of The Alkaff Mansion, a blend of traditional Spanish flavours and modern, creative vibes.

Helmed by Head Chef Tom Kung, UNA’s innovative, modern menu is filled with wholesome yet robust flavours from different regions in Spain.

You are in for a treat with the best dishes of Spain prepared using modern cooking techniques. Savour sumptuous tapas, paellas, grilled seafood, and meat, and many more.

Do get their specialty Paella De Marisco, made using short-grained Bomba rice steeped in a rich, flavourful stock.

This home-made stock’s recipe is guarded by Chef Tom Kung and his culinary team. Enjoy this seafood-inspired rice dish topped with a medley of fresh prawns, mussels, and clams.

Tapas Club – Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #02-13, Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 6602 8081
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri, Eve of PH), 12pm – 11pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

Tapas Club – VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity #01-98/99, Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6602 8081
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri, Eve of PH), 12pm – 11pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

Tapas Club – Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport #03-220/221/222, Singapore 819666
Tel: +65 6602 8081
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri, Eve of PH), 12pm – 11pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

Curb your Spanish cravings when you travel and head out to Tapas Club at Orchard Central, VivoCity or Jewel Changi Airport.

This casual tapas bar and resto chain serves truly authentic Spanish fare.

The menu is a collection of dishes paying homage to Spanish traditions and culture, and showcases classic, heirloom and home-like recipes.

They are small plates and traditional dishes essential to Spanish culture like Garlic Prawns, Ham Croquette, Spanish Omelette, Seafood Paella, Potatoes with Bravas Sauce & Aloli, and many more.

Make it a quintessential Spanish tapa and order Garlic Prawns. Best as a starter or a sharing plate, and practically delicious any time of the year.

All the garlicky oil in the prawns can be soaked up with the accompanying warm crunchy bread.

Don’t forget to pair your food with a Spanish wine of your choice, perhaps a Rioja, Ribera de Duero, or a Priorat.

The Quayside 60 Robertson Quay #01-04, Singapore 238252
Tel: +65 6513 6810
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Tapas,24 is an award-winning tapas bar helmed by Chef Carles Abellán, and one of Barcelona’s hottest dining destinations.

The concept began in 2006 pairing staple Spanish dishes with uncomplicated service. Since then, it has gained a following from locals and tourists alike.

Tapas,24 at The Quayside is its first Asian outpost, and is all about bringing that signature Barcelona lifestyle to Singapore. Service is fun and friendly to imbibe that Barcelona spirit.

Gather your friends and order the Bikini Sandwich, a well-loved dish since it was launched.

This is a true-blue Barcelona classic so don’t miss it. This quirky dish is named after Bikini Concert Hall where pressed ham and cheese sandwiches are sold to late-night concertgoers and merrymakers.

At Tapas,24, this sandwich gets a pampered upgrade. The toasted pressed sandwich comes with Iberico ham, melted buffalo mozzarella, and an umami-rich black truffle paste.

While menu is inspired by the original concept, the dishes here are more on authentic tapas highlighting bold flavours. Social dining is also encouraged in keeping with the Spanish way of dining.

Pura Brasa
5 Wallich Street #01-16, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078883
Tel: +65 6386 9678
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)

Pura Brasa is a Spanish restaurant chain conceptualised by Josper®, an internationally recognised brand of charcoal ovens.

Taste and see what Josper® technology have to offer thru offerings at this 100-seater Singapore outlet. This is Pura Brasa’s 7th outlet and the only overseas outpost.

Here’s an ideal venue for family and friends to gather in a friendly, intimate atmosphere while sharing a unique gastronomic experience.

Menu features a selection of original dishes, ranging from tapas to burgers, salads, seafood, and meat dishes. All of which are distinctively cooked using Josper® charcoal ovens.

Highly recommended is the 1/4 Spanish Suckling Pig. This meat specialty uses a quarter of an entire young pig, roasted in a Josper® charcoal oven in two stages.

First, it is cooked for 14 hours at low temp 75°C to keep the meat tender and juicy. In the second stage, it is finished off at a high temp of 400°C to create a crisp and crackling exterior. The result is a heavenly piece of meaty goodness.

Olivia Restaurant and Lounge
55 Keong Saik Road #01-03 Singapore 089158
Tel: +65 6221 0522
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Thurs), 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30 (Fri – Sun), Closed Mon

Discover elevated Barcelona homestyle cooking at Olivia Restaurant & Lounge, helmed by chef and co-owner Alain Devahive.

Chef Alain’s more than a decade of expertise in Michelin starred restaurants, including El Bulli, is the foundation for this curated menu.

His fondness for quality and versatile ingredients allows him to create eclectic flavours inspired by the diverse city of Barcelona.

Try the house special Lobster Avocado Roll with Salmon Roe and Caviar, a nod to Japanese cuisine with hints of Spanish influences. Tender lobster meat is combined with creamy avocado slices and topped with salmon roe and caviar.

Mainly Mediterranean in flavour, the dish’s sauce is a fusion of Japanese and Barcelona elements. Overall, it carries a balance of freshness, texture, and flavours.

The Next Door Spanish Cafe
699 East Coast Road, Singapore 459061
Tel: +65 9006 0526
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 11:30pm (Fri – Sat), 12pm – 11pm (Sun, PH)

Enjoy a slice of Spain in the East of Singapore at The Next-Door Spanish Café.

Though miles away from Spain, it is a perfect venue to relax and unwind while savouring traditional tapas and paella over Spanish sangria and Flamenco music.

Thanks to the dream of two friends to bring Spain to Singapore, Next Door Spanish Café was born and became a virtual gateway to the Iberian Peninsula.

Don’t miss their version of the Paella Negra. This rendition of paella rice is cooked and steeped in a flavourful seafood broth, along with squid ink.

The cooked blackened rice is served topped with grilled squids dabbed with pureed parsley sauce and garlic picada. To make it even creamier, it also comes with aioli, as customary in Spain.

This specialty is made to order, to allow additional time when you get one.

87 Amoy Street, Singapore 069906
Tel: +65 96205626
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

Architecture and gastronomy combine at KULTO, a beautifully restored dining space incorporating an iconic Spanish design.

The structure is lined with wooden shutters, a popular feature of Madrid and Barcelona apartments. Along with neutral colours, clean lines and wood accents, these wooden shutters add a unique personality to the venue.

An open kitchen serves as stage for chefs to showcase their culinary skills, while diners satisfy their craving for interaction.

Head Chef José Alonso, who hails from Rioja, Spain, heads KULTO’s kitchen brigade. His combines good quality seasonal produce with his culture and heritage to create traditional yet exciting offerings.

Don’t miss this rendition of Chorizo with Confit Potato and Soft Eggs. This is one of KULTO’s favourite tapa made with chunks of rich, umami grilled Iberico chorizo tossed with confit potato and ultra-soft poached eggs. Served with a side of soft, crisp bread.

Restaurant Gaig
16 Stanley Street, Singapore 068735
Tel: +65 6221 2134
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

What makes Restaurant Gaig Singapore special is that it is the first international outpost of the Michelin-starred restaurant in Barcelona by Chef Carles Gaig.

And when it comes to Catalan cuisine, Chef Carles Gaig is a renowned and acclaimed figure.

Experience what dining in a Catalan home feel like, including that warm ambience and heartfelt hospitality the Gaig family is well-known for.

Positioned at the energetic district of Telok Ayer, Restaurant Gaig is home to a prolific array of tapas, paellas and mains, and a cannelloni recipe that dates from 1869.

Let Chef Marti transport your back in time with his own spin on traditional recipes, some as old as 150 years. His contemporary cooking methods applied to fine ingredients create dishes as lively as the Catalan spirit.

You got to try Gaig’s Traditional Cannelloni; a signature dish made from a 150-year-old recipe.

A comforting dish made with roasted meat wrapped in white cannelloni sheets, traditionally served in Barcelona during Christmas. Gaig’s rendition – available all year round – features a rich and delectable truffle cream sauce.

FOC Restaurant
40 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059679
Tel: +65 6100 4040
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Tues – Sat), 6pm – 12am (Sun), Closed Mon

FOC is a vibrant Spanish resto offering Fine Fun Food (and drinks) from Barcelona at the heart of Singapore. Immerse yourself in a buzzy yet laid-back atmosphere imbibing the spirit of Barcelona.

In Catalan, FOC means “fire” – such an apt name for a venue brimming with fun and energy.

Lagranja, a renowned Barcelona-based design firm, designed the78-seater FOC located in a refurbished shop house. The concept includes an open kitchen, allowing guests to watch and interact with chefs and mixologists in action.

Michelin-Starred Chef Nandu Jubany and Chef Juanjo Carrillo dish out playful contemporary creations, along with top quality Spanish traditional tapas.

Do try their Smoked Cantabrico Anchovies on Charcoal Brioche with Salted Caramel Butter.

Sink your teeth in a crisp home-made Charcoal Brioche bar topped with smoked anchovies from the Cantabrian Sea and luscious dollops of Salted Caramel Butter.

The salty, sweet, and smoked flavours are well-balanced, as the textures add a delightful mouthfeel.

FOC Sentosa
110 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Singapore 098943
Tel: +65 6100 1102
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues

Need a dose of beachside living? FOC Sentosa comes to the rescue. This Mediterranean Restaurant and Beach Club is inspired by Barcelona’s world-famous beach culture.

This spectacular two-storey venue exudes a sophisticated yet laid-back ambiance, perfect for a day or night of stylish entertaining.

Witness how FOC Sentosa transforms from a tranquil morning retreat to a picturesque Mediterranean lunch spot, all the way to a vibrant night life.

Treat yourself to a medley of Mediterranean fare, large-format grilled meats and seafood, summery beverages, and of course Paellas!

Highly recommended is the Chicken & Scampi Paella with French Chicken Thigh & Scampi. Get the best of both worlds as the flavours of chicken and shrimps combine in one dish.

This paella includes a tender, succulent chunks of French chicken thigh and fresh juicy scampi. Available in 2 sizes for 2 or 4 diners to share.

16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267
Tel: +65 6222 1616
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm (Tues – Sat), 6pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Thurs), 6pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat), Closed Mon, Sun

Esquina is a contemporary restaurant specialising in Spanish and Catalan flavours. You can find Esquina (which means “the corner” in Spanish) at the corner of Jiak Chuan Street.

The two-storey restaurant offers two distinctive experiences. An open-kitchen and communal seating are key features at the buzzing, vibrant ground floor. The second floor is more refined with its intimate setting designed for private dining.

Overall, Esquina fuses rustic, modern and industrial elements in its ambiance. Heading the kitchen team is Barcelona-born Head Chef Carlos Montobbio.

Don’t miss one of his signature dishes, Sea Urchin and Lobster Paella.

This iconic Spanish rice dish is prepared with “Bomba” rice cooked and imbued with lobster and snapper broth. It is mixed with “soffits” of banana shallots, garlic and piquillo pepper from Spain. Served topped with Sea Urchin tongues from Japan, saffron alioli and sugar snap peas.

Enjoy the prized crunchy caramelized rice crust at the bottom of the pan ala “socarrat”.

Binomio Spanish Restaurante
20 Craig Road, Craig Place #01-02, Singapore 089692
Tel: +65 9758 6471
Opening Hours: 12pm – 1:45pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 5:30pm – 10pm (Sat), Closed Sun

Helmed by Executive Chef Gonzalo Landin, Binomio is home to authentic Spanish cuisine. It perfect pairs a casual Tapas Bar and a Fine Dining area.

Menu is seasonal and dynamic, giving you a mix of popular Spanish dishes and Chef Gonzalo’s personal creations presented with a twist.

Depending on what’s in season, menu changes at least 4 times a year to provide variety. Plus, there are daily specials for tapas based on fresh produce available for that day.

Must-try is the Seared Foie Gras and Scallops, cut into cubes and lightly grilled served atop house-made brioche.

The richness is balanced out with a drizzle of sherry vinegar glaze and vanilla-infused parsnip puree. An ambrosial starter garnished with lemon balm and edible flowers.

51 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427775
Tel: +65 9836 1792
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 12am (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 2pm, 5:30pm – 12am (Fri – Sun)

When in Joo Chiat, head out to Asador to experience a genuine Spanish culinary experience.

Inspired by traditional Spanish food and cooking techniques, Asador features a Basque-style grill and high-heat Castilian oven to cook its dishes. You get a multi-sensory engagement as they prepare their array of tapas, seafood specials, pork and chicken entrees, and many more.

If you’re into cocktails, they recently opened cocktail bar 60ml by Asador, inspired by post-Prohibition era.

Recommended dish at Asador is the Anchoas ($10, 2 pieces) featuring premium 00 anchovies on toast. These high quality 00 anchovies are larger than traditional anchovies and imported from Santoña into Singapore exclusively for Asador.

These savoury delicacies are laden over house-made smoked butter and laid on a golden toasted focaccia. An appetising flavour combination that leaves you wanting more.

ICEX’s Restaurants From Spain Certification
The restaurants are selected based on the criteria that they have at least one person who can speak to clients in Spanish and who can explain the concept behind the restaurant.

Its menu has to offer a 60% predominance of Spanish dishes and recipes while carrying PDO / PGI foods from Spain and are helmed by a chef who is qualified to prepare Spanish dishes and recipes.

Finally, they need to own communication media platforms that show the Spanish identity of the restaurant.

Singapore is the first in Asia where Spain launched the certification program in 2021. This year marks the second year running of the practise.

For more info, visit http://foodswinesfromspain.com/rfs-certification.

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with ICEX Spain.


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