It’s a big tradition in Spain to partake daily in the glory of a tapas bar. So for those of us who still have an obscure picture of what tapas really is, a tapa is simply a dish of food served in a small portion — much like an appetiser, snack, or an a la carte dish – to complement some liquid sunshine or any kind of beverage. Also, tapas can be served hot or cold and arguably, any type of food could technically be counted as tapas, so long as it’s served in petite portions along with beverages.
With Bangkok welcoming more and more tapas-focused haunts into its dining repertoire, the city has now become more acquainted with Spanish-style small bites such as paella, tortilla de patatas (potato omelette), gambas, jamon serrano (cured ham) and olives. So if you’re circling through town looking for the perfect spot to experience your first tapas meal or you’re just a Spanish-food devotee looking for a way to satisfy your greedy tapas needs, we’ve curated a list of the 5 best tapas bars and restaurants you need to check out in Bangkok. Scroll down, we’re sure they will all blow your mind.
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Here are the 5 best tapas bars and restaurants in Bangkok
Broken Eggs, Tapas bar
Following the success of its tapas stall at W District, Broken Eggs has now moved to its new, bigger house in Ekkamai which has an upbeat and artsy setting that depicts its unique modern take on tapas food. As you can already guess, the venue serves modern gastro tapas so diners can expect to see local Thai ingredients being integrated into Spanish classics. Go straight for the ice-cold sangrias before indulging in dishes like paella and Spanish omelette. One thing you can’t miss though is their Broken Eggs (THB 220), a dish of cooked broken eggs that get mixed with your choice of toppings like mushroom, chorizo, jamon Iberico, and cheese.
Address: Broken Eggs, 112/7 Ekamai Road, Bangkok, +662 047 7811
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El Tapeo is a Spanish eatery and wine bar that puts tapas as the star of their show. Offering down-to-earth and comfortable Spanish meals along with wine and sangrias, the Thong Lor tapas bar is an impeccable option if you’re seeking authentic Spanish fare and drinks that can withstand the hungry crowds. Tuck into the classics like Gambas Al Ajillo (THB 150), which are garlic prawns fried in virgin olive and seasoned with garlic and chilli, Jamon Iberico (THB 690), a platter of cured ham and Camembert con Ajo Al Horno (THB 370), baked camembert cheese with caramelised baked garlic.
Address: El Tapeo, 159/10 Sukhumvit 55, Thonglor 7-9, Bangkok, +662 052 0656
Perched on the 2nd floor of Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Tapas Vino will offer you a luxurious sips and bites experience at their Spanish fare-focused haunt. The venue is set in a classic yet casual setting – which makes it a match for couples looking for a place for date night or a family looking for a fancy yet cosy restaurant to dine in. The menu features yummy tapas dishes like Spanish Meatballs (THB 220), Tomato & Mozzarella Empanada (THB 190) and a Platter of Fine Cheeses with Crusty Bread (THB 650). Tapas for two? They have a selection of Tapas Sets two diners can enjoy. Their extensive list of booze also ranges from wine, sangria, and cocktails that will only elevate your tapas meal experience to the fullest.
Address: Tapas Vino, 30 Sukhumvit 21 Asoke Road, Bangkok, +662 204 4075
Ola Thai Tapas Bar And Cafe
Ola Thai tapas bar and cafe is a unique blend of Italian, Mexican, and Spanish cuisine blended with an essence of Thai cuisine is located on the ground floor right next to the Bangkok Bed and Bike hostel in the old town of Bangkok. The cafe has indoor as well as outdoor sitting for their customers to enjoy both ambiences, perfect for a night out with friends or date night. The menu consists of salted egg yolk with shrimp (B120) and Thai pork toast (B140) that comes along with calamari (B140) as a side dish and many more Euro-Asian food combos like shrimp tacos.
Address: Ola Thai Tapas Bar and Cafe 18/1 Charoenkrung Road, Wangburaphaphirom, Phranakorn, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200
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This Thai Spanish uses fresh locally caught seafood providing a wide variety of items from small bites to go to heavy meals that don’t let you move. Located at Thonglor’s Seen Space 13. The menu is full of rich seafood items such as croquettes (B180/2 pieces), plump sea bass ceviche (B180), duck liver pate baguettes (B95/4 pieces) and many more. Thaipas is a perfect spot for seafood lovers who enjoy their bites with a drink.
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Address: Thaipas 251 2 Thong Lo Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.