La Pepa is a wonderfully elegant Spanish restaurant serving some of the best tapas we know of in Singapore. It’s one of those restaurants where the food looks as good as it tastes – and that’s damn good, believe us – and the focus of the menu is very much quality over quantity. On Gemmill Lane, not far at all from Telok Ayer MRT or from Chinatown, La Pepa is a wise choice for any casual occasion. Eat, drink and, most importantly, share a real taste of Spain. It’s quite a new restaurant and hence it’s popular – best to reserve a table in advance.
As said, sharing is arguably the best part about tapas, particularly when it’s Spanish tapas as good as that at La Pepa. With that in mind, head to this stylish Singapore spot on Gemmill Lane with your friends and family and order up as many small plates as your table can fit, along with some carefully-selected wine, of course. After that, savour every mouthful as the warm, and quite rustic buzz of La Pepa makes you feel all nice and fuzzy inside. For us, it’s certainly one of the best ways to spend an evening in Telok Ayer.
From the menu you can expect Spanish dishes in all shapes and sizes, from wholesome roasted chicken through to refined seafood dishes and vibrant Spanish salads complete with prime meats. In fact, one little nibble we’re particularly fond of is the toasta la pepa consisting of cured Spanish anchovies sitting atop marinated piquillo peppers, delicate eggplant and sourdough toast. Irrespective of what you order, however, Telok Ayer’s La Pepa will put a wide smile on the face of every Spanish food lover in Singapore.
Very cosy, nice relaxing restaurant. Great and friendly service! Simple Spanish home fare but nicely done. Small selection of wines but had some really good value ones.
What a memorable dinner at La Pepa, with great care from the staff. Food and wines recommended were excellent choices - arroz Negra, croquetas de jamon, gambas al ajillo, cochinillo asado. Excellente!
Food was great, ambience was great too. Restaurant was not too crowded. Portion of food was a little small thou. Overall it was a nice experience!
very nice food and good service! looking forward to go again and enjoy some nice tapas. specially the croquetas and the patatas bravas ! !
The service at La Pepa was on point. Staff did not rush me to order food even though I waited 30 mins for my date. Staff also made good reccomendations on the food. Try the bruschetta with tomato and Parma ham (not sure of the exact name) and the paella. But maybe skip the mussels. Staff was also attentive - topped up our water everytime it was half empty. Quiet and cozy ambience. Good for date nights!
Quintessential homely place, no pretense and friendly staff. Small variety in menu but they do very well with even simple items such as the pardon peppers & pan con tomate! Gambas al ajillo is awesome with fresh prawns & right amt of spicy kick, lamb rack is succulent & juicy albeit small serving. Will be back again to try the rest of the menu, keep up the good work La Pepa!
Had a wonderful meal here! usually I stay away from tapas because many tapas restaurants in Singapore are overpriced and subquality food. LA Pepa changed my mind on that! Food was tasty, service on point and best of all Wallet friendly.
The dishes and the service were great. It was quiet st the restaurant lady so we had the place almost all to ourselves. We enjoyed the visit and will definitely go back again.
Food was fantastic. Love pretty much every single dish. Dishes are not what you’ll usually find in Singapore. The meat paella was a nice change from the usual seafood paella that you’ll usually find in other restaurant. Highly recommended.
The ambience was ok. Nothing too fancy. Staff was friendly. Mushroom croquetas were quite yummy. Sangria was nice but i ordered the “balanced” one and it was a bit too sweet. Meatballs and squid ink paella were alright too