Best Tapas restaurants in Dubai

If you are one among those looking for delicious tapas in Dubai, you won’t be disappointed. Here are some best venues serving drinks and tapas.

Chloe Hoffmann
September 7, 2021 2:28 PM

Tapas is a Spanish snack, which Spanish devour in bars before any meal. Tapas are served free with drinks. If you are one among those looking for delicious tapas in Dubai, you won’t be disappointed. Here are some best venues serving drinks and tapas. 

Nido Tapas Restaurant & Bar

Located at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on the Sheikh Zayed Road, Nido Tapas Restaurant & Bar is a secret speakeasy bar, offering a fine selection of Spanish cocktails or wines. This minimalist bar is the best place to savour cold tapas like asparagus romesco, which is grilled asparagus served cold with almond sauce and roasted tomatoes; and tuna crudo, which is seared tuna steak dressed in mango lime and piquillo peppers. For those looking for hot tapas, there are patatas bravas, champinones al ajillo and tequila gambas.

The bar offers you Tapas Tuesday, where you can choose selected tapas and sangrias or red and white wine for AED 295 at 6 pm.

Casa de Tapas

With a rustic Bodega-style typical to one in the alleyways of Madrid, this Spanish Restaurant Casa da Tapas is the most ideal venue for those who love traditional tapas and sangria. You can find some excellent selection of tapas such as patatas bravas, which is fried potato cubes with alioli and spicy tomato sauce; pa amb tomaquet, which is freshly toasted bread, with confit garlic, grated tomato and olive oil; and salpicón de cangrejo real con salsa cocktail, which is king crab with tomato, cucumber, peppers and cocktail sauce here.

You can be here on Friday for unlimited tapas and paella, free-flowing beverages and a la carte for AED 235 per person.   

Bebemos Dubai

Bebemos represents the Spanish tradition of serving tapas in Dubai. Located at the Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre, you can explore an exotic range of food from seafood-based cuisines to roast meat specialities. Tapas are made using traditional Spanish flavours and special ingredients such as Ñora peppers, Bomba rice and olive oil. You can gather your friends and be at Bebemos for Tipsy Tapas in the afternoon and enjoy authentic tapas for AED 79 or for Sangria Friday and enjoy tapas and a glass of zesty sangria for AED 49.

Salero Tapas & Bodega

This authentic tapas and bodega restaurant and bar at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is an eclectic affair. You can have distinctive tapas along with the modern twist Spanish bodegas in a traditional food-sharing platter, as well as taste the best homemade sangria, and catch up a live Flamenco performance. Find some best Friday brunch offers starting from AED 325 to AED 475 per person for selected tapas, paella and unlimited beverages here.  

Lola Taberna Espanola

Lola Taberna has a part of its name borrowed from the Andalusian flamenco dancer Lola Flores. Having its location at the Al Barsha Heights in Dubai, this Spanish restaurant and bar serves traditional Spanish cuisines in a relaxed atmosphere. The dining area welcomes you with a large painting of Lola Flores. This lively evening spot is known for its simple yet real tapas such as patatas bravas, croquetas, calamares a la andaluza, and so on. You can enjoy a large selection of hot and cold tapas for just AED 99 per person on Pintxo Tuesday from 7 pm to 10 pm. As for beverages, you have to pay for what you have consumed.

El Sur

This Spanish-themed restaurant is known for its uber chic interiors, earthy décor, modern artwork and polished parquet floors, which display true Spanish character. The al fresco dining on its beautiful outdoor terrace offers a perfect space for those looking for a relaxed setting. If you are looking for the best tapas, you should be here for the Saturday siesta brunch, in which you can choose from a selection of delicious tapas. Other than these, you can also have an authentic Andalusian paella and rice dishes. The Spanish-way offers include house beverage and soft beverage and cost AED 250 and AED 199 respectively.

Toro Toro

Located at Grosvenor House Dubai, Toro Toro inspires you with its Latin American concept and cuisines. Its interiors are distinctively designed to incorporate tribal Latin pattern and flashes of foliage, palm leaves and uber-chic furnishings. The restaurant is known for serving most of its famous dishes in small plates. The menu offers you a wide selection of dishes including cold and hot tapas-style dishes, ceviche, tacos, and steak.

The famous South American restaurant and bar offers brunching on Fridays for AED 275 per person, where you can enjoy free-flowing beverages (selected ones) and unlimited servings of starters, mains and desserts from 1 pm to 4 pm. 

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