It’s fun, full of taste, and perfectly paired with a cocktail or beer.
If you love going to Spanish restaurants you’ll know just how amazing tapas is, so here is a comprehensive list of the best places in Birmingham to find the delicious little dishes.
Bar Estilo | The Mailbox
Located in the centre of Birmingham, you’ll find Mailbox, the stylish shopping destination which is home to Bar Estilo. The perfect place for meeting up with friends and family for a fun evening out, or even just grabbing a lunch deal, Bar Estilo has over 40 tapas dishes available to order including vegetarian, seafood, and meat dishes.
Serving Honey Roasted Figs, Lamb Kofta, and Fish Skewers (to name just a few), the restaurant is open from 12 pm to 10:30 pm on weeknights and 11:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. If you’re lucky, you might just catch some occasional live music!
Check out Bar Estilo here.
Revolución de Cuba | Temple Street
Based in the grand former Birmingham Law Library, the vibrant rum bar and cantina has recently brought the heat to the heart of the city centre. Whilst old-school Cuban glamour fills downstairs, upstairs you’ll find the Havana Bar where the drinks are always flowing. With a menu almost too big, options here include classic tapas, burritos, burgers and salads. Tried and tested by the Style team, we opted for a feast of Calimari, Pork Belly, Beef Fillet Skewer, Gambas Pil Pil, Jerk Fried Chicken (all of which were absolutely delicious) before finishing off with the Mango & Passionfruit Cheesecake and Coconut Ice Cream. Click here to book a table now!
Amantia | Bennetts Hill
This is a family-run Spanish restaurant, offering just over 30 tapas dishes alongside main dishes. Located close to New Street, Amantia imports ingredients directly from Spain and offers up signature cocktails of four flavours: Apple and Cinnamon, Strawberry, Chocolate, and Tangerine).
Expect a broad menu of tapas, from Wild Boar Stew to Mediterranean Swordfish and Crispy Goats Cheese. Amantia also hosts monthly flamenco shows accompanied by live music, with the next show happening on April 27 at 7:30 pm, so you can experience an authentic-style fiesta! To find out more about Amantia and book a table, click here.
Rico Libre | Digbeth
Rated #1 for Spanish food in Birmingham on Trip Advisor, Rico Libre is the place for ‘tapas with a twist’. This independent restaurant is quietly situated on Barn Street, surrounded by warehouses and car parks with an unmissable green exterior. House specials include Mussels, Quail and Chicken Wings, whilst you’ll find a variety of alternative dishes on the in-house blackboard upon your arrival.
To find out more, click here.
Pinchos | Edmund Street
Amongst the busy Colmore Business District, you’ll find Pinchos Coffee and Tapas House, situated on Edmund Street. Predominantly a cafe, Pinchos offers a much more refined list of alcoholic beverages and tapas compared to some of the others on our list.
Focusing on quality over quantity, this is the ideal place to grab a sit down lunch, with 3 dishes at £12. And if you’re looking for a selection of nibbles, sharing boards are another option. With all dishes prepared for you on open kitchens at the bar, you’ll have no worries about how your food is being made.
To find out more, click here.
El Borracho de Oro | Edgbaston
Nicknamed ‘El B’, El Borracho de Oro celebrates the authentic tastes of Spain, whilst priding itself on having an extensive wine list. With a pop-up residency at 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter, there’s more than one place to enjoy this delicious food.
However, at the main restaurant from 7 pm on April 18, ‘El B’ will be hosting a sangria and painting event, so you can create your own masterpiece whilst sipping the night away! Tickets for this event are £27.50 and limited so book now if you’re interested.
To find out more or book a table, click here.
The Gin Vault | Gas Street
Tucked away on the Birmingham canals, underneath the more lively Broad Street, this quaint and cosy bar serves tapas by the tray full. Well-known for its gigantic menu of gins, tapas dishes here include Halloumi with Chilli Jam, Calamari with Aioli, and Pork Belly with Mexican Rice. Six dishes can be bought for under £18, making this a great spot to get together with some friends for a tipple and a bite to eat in relaxed surroundings. To check out dishes (and gins) at The Gin Vault, visit the website here.
Byzantium | Kings Heath
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If you’re looking for something outside the city centre that’s a little bit different, why not opt for an alternative to classic Spanish tapas and try Byzantium’s Mediterranean tapas in Kings Heath. Inspired by different culinary cultures, from the Ottoman to Italian, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Click here to find out more.