There is a wealth of eating on offer in the city of Singapore and while Spanish food is not often easy to find, in the Downtown Core on North Canal Road, close to the Singapore River, one can find Dehesa, a tapas bar of some renown. They take their name from the grasslands and meadows in which the Iberian pig grazes, and their ethos is suitably nose to tail. They eat everything except the squeal here, from the crispy head and the jowls of the Iberico pig (as well as the belly, skin, ear and just about every other bit), as well as beef stomachs, tongues, liver, heart, shirt, tie, shoes, socks and reading glasses, lamb brains, duck hearts on toast and even, believe it or not, eggs. Book a table now and bring your biggest appetite.
Alternative Eating is how you could describe Head Chef and Owner Jean-Philippe Patruno’s Restaurant Dehesa on North Canal Road in Singapore’s bustling Boat Quay area. Promising to deliver an out of the ordinary dining experience to its patrons, Dehesa serves up spanish tapas and other specialities that include cuts of meat you had no idea were edible and let alone suspect would taste so good. With its nose to tail animal cut delicacies, Dehesa has carved a name for itself in Singapore’s fiercely competitive high-quality dining space.
Don’t wait to dig into some roasted Quails or Grilled Bone Marrow, some Iberico Pork Ribs or White fish Ceviche. Vegetarians, fear not, Dehesa has you covered too with plenty of non-meat options. For a true tastebud fiesta, make your way to Dehesa and be sure to book your table in advance, because it will get busy.
Interesting menu in a cozy space with helpful and friendly staff. Convenient location too. Loved the grilled jalapenos and pork skin. Great ambience and good for small groups.
Good food, second time I've been there and my favourite dish is still the pig's head (not what it sounds like, at all). Overall a good experience!
great good and great atmosphere. worth all the money spent. highly recommended.
Highly recommended. Great variety of dishes and nice atmosphere. Duck hearts on toast melt in the mouth loveliness. Will certainly be returning here very soon.
The food, service, and ambience here is wonderful. Of noteworthy mention would be their 'arroz de marisco'. I tend to be ambivalent about rice dishes but Dehesa's is exceptional! Pair this dish with their chargrilled vegetables, and wash it down with a bottle of Rioja from Hacienda Lopez de Haro. Incidentally, that lovely smooth Rioja complements their Angus steak rather nicely too. What made our dining experience really enjoyable though was the fantasting service we received from Ethan. Full of intimate knowledge of their menu, as well as selection of wine, Ethan was instrumental in helping us discover that lovely bottle of Rioja. In an island full if restaurants to explore, we would definitely dine again at Dehesa's.
It's been a while since my last meal at Dehesa but wow!! As good as, if not better than ever - the lalas were perfect, bone marrow was heart palpitatingly gorgeous, cote de boeuf was melt in the mouth heaven and I could go on and on! Thank you JP, til my next delicious Dehesa adventure... :-)
Booked for a party of 8 and got the private dining room which was a pleasant surprise! Attentive service, great chef and amazing food at Dehesa! Uncommon items on the menu that pushed us out of our comfort zone but we're really worth trying. Special mention goes to their pig head. Indeed a signature. Highly recommended!
The owner being in the kitchen and out by the customers is always a good sign that there's no compromise on food or service! We loved both + the cozy atmosphere at Dehesa!
An awesome offaly meal with ox tongue and sweetbreads scoring high on our list. While every dish presented piquant notes, they were also greasy. We regret not ordering bread to wipe down the sauces. Dehesa is worth re-visiting.
we took the seat at outside, it was nice breeze and cozy.. food was all good, they have quite variety of seafood menu, i really enjoyed the clam.. glass wines were all good as well. it would be nice if they serve some juice for those cannot take any alcohols.