The best tapas bars and Spanish restaurants to try in Bangkok

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Whether you’re looking for a place to relax with light snacks and a glass of Spanish wine, or you’re craving full-bodied Spanish dishes, these tapas bars and Spanish restaurants are here to serve you.

Spanish cuisine is best known for its tapas culture; small plates with appetizers and snacks to share. Not only is the food great, but something about the vibe of these types of restaurants is very inviting, often making us groove longer into the night over a pitcher of sweet sangria. Interested? Here are 5 places for the best tapas in Bangkok.

[Hero and featured image credit: UNO MAS]

Photo credit: Vaso – Spanish tapas bar

One of the hottest tapas bars in town is Vaso. Upon entering the Mediterranean-inspired interior, guests see the large arched bar that surrounds the area, with an open-plan kitchen in the centre. All sumptuous dishes, such as Spanish patatas bravas, black paella arroz negro and dry aged red grouper with white asparagus sauce, are the invention of Spanish chef Álvaro Ramos. With velvety sangrias and lots of little bites, Vaso is the perfect spot for a small group of friends looking to have a really fun and wild time.

Vaso is located in the village of Velaa Sindhorn. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 12:00 to 14:30 and from 17:00 to 23:00 and from Friday to Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00.

Credit: el Willy Kitchen

Fun, sexy and happy are the keywords that run through all of El Willy’s Spanish cuisine, and this is also reflected in the personality of its owner, Chef Willy Trullàs Moreno. Following the chef’s other branches in Shanghai and Hong Kong, El Willy Bangkok adapts to Thai tastes by pumping up the spice, as you’ll experience in paella and other dishes. Both à la carte and tasting menus are available, with the latter coming highly recommended for a little taste of everything.

El Willy is located on Sukhumvit Soi 51. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 10:45pm and Saturday lunchtime from 11:30am to 3:00pm.

Credit: Albricias

Barcelona-born chef Joan Tana Dot’s valuable experience in a Michelin-starred restaurant has resulted in Albricias becoming the first Spanish restaurant in Thailand to receive the Restaurantes de España award. His delicious creations include classic tapas and entrees like yakuza black rice, karubi wagyu short ribs, and slow-cooked Iberico pork belly papada. With a relaxed vibe but a serenely romantic flair, Albricias is best suited for any lunch or dinner filled with conversation and memories of Spain.

The Albricias is located in the Chatrium Residences Sathon. It is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Photo credit: UN MAS

For tapas with panoramic views, head to Uno Mas on the 54th floor of the Centara Grand Hotel, where indoor and outdoor seating is available upon request. The selection here is incredibly impressive, with plenty of Mediterranean seafood and prime Iberico ham to choose from. Watch as night turns the restaurant into an electrifying and mysterious tapas spot as you nibble on croquettes and jamón cold cuts paired with fine wines.

Uno Mas is located on the 54th floor of the Centara Grand Hotel. Open daily from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Photo credit: Tapas Y Vino

Tapas Vino is a cozy Spanish restaurant run by Spanish, French and Thai chefs. As well as classic Spanish delights like Iberico ham croquettes and calamari chorizo, the spot also has space for international delights like grilled Wagyu Rib Eye and grilled northern Thai sausage skewers. As such, it’s a great place to start for those who aren’t quite ready for a full Spanish experience. In addition, vegetarians are particularly welcome on Mondays for the Green Monday Menu served here.

Tapas Vino is located at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit. It is open daily from 18:00 to 23:00.

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