Spanish cuisine is slowly making its way into the tastebuds of Malaysians who crave something flavourful from another continent. Spanish cuisine is a medley of flavours – from ocean to land – it combines unique ingredients together to create something absolutely memorable. Since we’re also fans of Spanish food ourselves, we’ve listed down our top five favorite Spanish restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.
Estilo Spanish Tapas Bar and Charcoal Grill
If you’re new to Spanish food, and hope to enjoy it with family and friends, head down to Estilo – a jazzy Spanish food establishment situated in the vibrant Publika. The pork-free restaurant serves authentic Spanish cuisine, and the paella is something you really have to order! Complement your meal with its elaborate tapas offerings, or a glass of fine wine. The decor is especially festive and spirited, making it a great place to wine and dine in a lively setting.
Address: Level G2 Block C5, Publika Solaris Dutamas, KL | Website
Ohla Tapas and Cocktails
Recognised by The Yum List for The Best Spanish Food, Ohla Tapas & Cocktails, the restaurant offers genuine Catalan food. With Toni Ruiz as head cook, one can now enjoy authentic, visually-stunning, and equally delicious Catalan fare that is unlike anything you’ve tasted before. One must-have includes the Mediterranean Seafood Black Rice that consists of squid-ink rice infused with lobster broth and lobsters. It also helps that Toni is easy on the eyes.
Address: G-18, The Intermark No.348, Jalan Tun Razak, KL | Website
El Meson (Non-Halal)
If you like dining in a fun, vibrant setting, El Meson is the place to go. Established in 2009 as a friendly neighbourhood establishment to wine, dine and mingle, El Meson doesn’t only serve great food, but commendable hospitality too. If bites are what you’re after, share the pork belly, Iberico rack of ribs, or the roast suckling pig among your friends while sipping on beer and sharing a laugh or two.
Address: 61, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KL | Website
Mediteca Mediterranean Wine and Tapas Bar (Non-Halal)
In the heart of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll find Mediteca Wine Tapas Deli, an elegant two-floor restaurant housed in Fraser’s Place apartment. The chic restaurant offers affordable prices for authentic Spanish meals that are flavourful. So book a table and dine with an open heart.
Address: Fraser’s Place, Jalan Perak, KL | Website
El Cerdo (Non-Halal)
Specialising in home-cooked pork flavors from Europe to Mexico, this popular dining spot in Changkat Bukit Bintang is always filled with loyal customers who can’t get enough of their delicious offerings. One of its most popular dishes is the ultimate porcine experience – the roasted suckling pig. You can also engage in an old Spanish tradition when you order the suckling pig by knocking a plate against the wood board three times, and then chop the pig into three parts with the plate. This practice is said to ward off bad luck!
Address: 43 and 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang | Website