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La Tapería

Orchard Spanish $$$$ +100
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About La Tapería

Serving up sizzling small plates and delectable multi-course meals, La Tapería has firmly established itself as one of Singapore’s premium Spanish restaurants and most popular tapas bars. Blending casual and classy, this eatery in Orchard (in Shaw Centre on Scotts Road) leaves no stone unturned in their mission to deliver an authentic Spanish experience – from the decor to the wine, the ambience to the service, with amazing food the climax of it all.

Check out La Taperia's Menu here!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 23:00
La Tapería, Scotts Road 1, 228208 Singapore

Further Information

Shaw Centre on Scotts Road is hiding a little treat from Spanish food lovers. You won’t stroll in off the street like you’d come across a rickety bar in Catalonia, but everything else about La Tapería in Orchard lines up with the experience you could expect from Barcelona’s celebrated eateries. Of course there is wine – plenty of it, from fine vintages to fresh sangria – to keep the conversation flowing in La Tapería’s elegant dining area or sunny outdoor balcony. The decor is trendy but traditional, adorned with paintings of Spanish dancers and moody lighting, but of course – as with any decent tapas bar in Singapore – the proof of the paella is in the eating.

Ay, caramba! The food really kicks La Tapería up into the pantheon of Singapore tapas joints. This should come as no surprise, given La Tapería is the brainchild of the award-winning Les Amis Group, so you can be sure that the Spanish croquetas and crispy calamari nibbled between friends here are the tastiest bar plates in Orchard. The main menu or brilliant 3-course set lunch then put on a real show. From gazpacho to blood sausage, ham and melon to seafood and saffron paella – not to mention the most addictive churros around – La Tapería has made Scotts Road the place to head to experience Spanish cuisine at its best.

CHEF'S CHOICE

206 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 206 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
23.05.2017 16:06

good service and food, staff reminded of reservation 2 hrs before so we wouldn't miss the booking. definitely would come again and reccommend. thank you

5 reviews so far 6
21.05.2017 17:01

我太喜欢la taperia。服务好。菜好!一定会再回去。

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 10:45

The food was exceptional. It's a place that you can relax and enjoy with friends. It would be better if the piped music was toned down a little. Otherwise it is a place I would definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
19.05.2017 11:35

Good Food, great ambiance but food is a bit pricey. We also ordered quite a lot. Suggest for a group or (10 pax), order at least 10 tapas and 1 paella should be enough.

2 reviews so far 5
17.05.2016 19:13

I had an excellent lunch recently with a friend at La Taperia. We picked four items from the la carte menu as we wanted only tapas for lunch. We ordered a tomato salad ( lovely), seafood croquette ( so so I feel) , squid coated in crispy squid ink infused batter ( interesting and quite delicious), sizzling prawns ( very large sized prawns and fairly fresh), all eaten with some toasted bread. The portions were a big too much for the two of us but the dishes were fairly well done. I am impressed with the fact that they paced each dish so that the next dish is served only when we are done with the prior dish. We were well taken care of by a very helpful gentleman ( probably the manager) and his service staff. A very pleasant lunch indeed!

2 reviews so far 6
15.10.2016 10:16

Astounding and warm service. The meal started perfectly when we walked in and the table with 2 baby high chairs were already prepared and in the small alcove. For the rest of the meal, or main server was warm, friendly and very jovial. The food? Top notch. The crustal bread was a little soggy compared to our last visit, but refreshing and an excellent opener. The calamari and the rockfish fritters were yummy crunchy saltiness. The braised beef amazing as usual. The only disappointment was the roast pork, which was quite dry and very porky. Save space for dessert. The chocolate mousse (I forget the name) and the catalan pudding were to die for. Reasonably priced for awesome food, a convivial atmosphere and wonderful service makes this a great place for a weekend family meal or a quiet lunch for 2, both of which I had here. Make a reservation!

1 review so far 6
31.10.2016 08:00

The meal was excellent and the service as well. We were only two people so ordered only one hot Tapas that was quite delicious - squid in jambon. Main course was seafood Paella and my companion had a fish stew. Both were very tasty. We started off with two cocktails - they were ok but nothing special. The bloody mary was a bit under spiced for my taste. With the meal had two glasses of 'house' white wine, which was also good. Dessert was some kind of mango brulee and delicious. Altogether, a very pleasant dining experience and for all we ate and drank not too pricey.

1 review so far 6
20.07.2016 21:36

The food was good, well-priced, arrived promptly. The service was attentive, careful, friendly. Portion size was good for 1 or 2. Will definitely go again, and will try out the lunch specials which seem like a terrific value-for-money! We were a bit unlucky though. A large group sat in the "private" area next to us, but as it didn't have walls, we were overwhelmed by the noisy merrymaking which gradually became louder as the effects of alcohol settled in. Without that large group, the atmosphere would've been quiet, cozy and intimate enough for me and my wife.

1 review so far 6
05.10.2016 12:04

My husband and I love Tapas and this was not just delicious, it was cozy and the staff was attentive. Best Froie Gras in a Tapa ever. It should be their signature dish. We enjoyed our romantic evening with a Spanish accent thanks to La Taperia!

1 review so far 4
19.06.2016 09:36

We turned up 20 minutes earlier for our reservation and the restaurant still accommodated us. Unfortunately the first table/seats assigned to us is so close to the serving window that we were afraid my husband's long arms will eventually knock over any waiter with hot food. Being >1.8m, he had to "origami" his long legs... LOL. We expected better seats since we did the reservation more than a week in advanced and it is his birthday celebration after all. I guess the restaurant really wanted to please the larger crowd instead of couples (looking at its layout). The staff did eventually manage to find us a new table outdoor, thankfully it was a windy night. The food although slow to serve, is wonderful; especially the paella. Skip the desserts - we think it's ordinary at best.

2 reviews so far 5
08.10.2016 10:58

First visit but would definitely return. Maybe a bit pricey but the food quality was excellent. We wanted somewhere for a bite to eat and a couple of drinks pre cinema. We ordered about 6 tapas dishes and some bread between 2 of us. It was plenty and was served to us 1 or 2 dishes at a time over a period of just less that 2 hours. The staff were very attentive and friendly - not always the case in Singapore. The atmosphere was cosy and only when you left the restaurant for the bathroom, do you remember you are in a shopping center. Would recommend.

6 reviews so far 6
20.05.2016 19:50

Nice and affordable set lunch at $35++ with great ambience and quality. No wonder the restaurant is almost at full house during lunch time. Pan seared duck liver was awesome. Sherried onion soup is rich in taste. Ocean trout was fresh. Flavorful and tender kurobuta pork. Churros was crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Dark chocolate cake was a little heavy though. Comes with coffee, which you can order either cappuccino, latte or flat. Overall, it was a satisfying lunch.

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 11:14

This is my 3rd visit. But first time for my 5 guests. They all love the nite out. Service and food were superb! For some, its new cuisine. They were wondering if they will like the food. Turned out they all loved it. I was worried it might be too expensive for them. But they were happy with the pricing. Service is warm and friendly. Good nite out for the ladies. Thank you,

3 reviews so far 6
14.09.2016 07:57

I've only been disappointed once by La Taperia - when they ran out of gambas which i love. The restautant was very good and we were very well served and the food was great!

1 review so far 3
18.07.2016 10:21

Food was good. However, despite we made a booking, we had a very bad table. Make sure to avoid the one which is by the balcony door. Not only, the staff is in and out non stop to serve patrons which are having dinner on the balcony, so you have this unpleasant feel of warm coming from outside, but in addition you are almost having dinner with the table which is very close to yours which makes almost impossible to have a conversation with your partner. Dinner is not only about food it is also to enjoy the atmosphere and relax. It was a miss that night which is a shame. Now, we like the food and the staff is nice. So next time I book I will precise that this table is an absolute no.

1 review so far 5
21.11.2016 12:20

One of the best tapas places in town, food is great and service was top-notch. It's hard to beat La Taperia as the place to be for spanish tapas or an intimate night out with your loved ones or friends.

1 review so far 5
13.04.2017 18:21

Overall it was fantastic. Except I forgot to inform them the lunch was birthday celebration for 2 friends. I know it was a bit last minute but the team just added candles to the desserts we ordered (which was part of the set lunch and was small portion), and sang a birthday song. I thought it would be better if they could upgrade the desserts for the 2 birthday friends. That would make the experience perfect!

1 review so far 6
28.12.2016 11:56

Excellent dinner .... We were celebrating our anniversary. It was our third or fourth time there, and it was our daughter's first. Good wine. Best Wagyu steak I have ever had. GREAT SERVICE. If there is anything I would change, it would just be the location of our table. But everything else overrides that. We wil surely go there again.

1 review so far 6
27.04.2017 00:07

Very nice food and ambience , recommend their Charcoal grilled Iberian pork marinated with spices & herbs with extra virgin olive oil, Squid wrapped with jamón ibérico a la plancha, served with fresh lime (tastes soooooo nice), Squid ink seafood paella, and Grilled Boston lobster with romesco sauce served with cherry tomato & bell pepper!! Thumbs up!!

1 review so far 6
23.08.2016 14:24

Nice ambience, it is quiet on a weekday afternoon. The staff was really attentive and provide a very good service. The set lunch was a good deal. We had Gazpacho, hokkaido scallops, braised lamb shoulders, pork shoulder, churros and dark chocolate cake. The portions were generous and food was good. I will definitely come back again.

6 reviews so far 6
20.06.2016 10:10

They took note of my request to reserve the lamb tapas and had served it soon after we were seated. They took note of my comment that it was a Father's day lunch - and wished my husband "Happy Father's Day" Attentive service, GREAT food. Will be back again, for sure !

1 review so far 5
22.06.2016 08:31

A lovely evening with friends. Food was delicious and service was prompt and friendly. When we made the rsvn we were told we would be seated outside as the indoor tables were all occupied . I asked them to try to fit us inside if they could and was pleasantly surprised when we arrived that they had managed to seat us indoors.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 10:39

We tried a selection of tapas. The grill beef was good, as was the prawns and crispy baby squids. Service was also good. Staff was generally attentive without being too imposing. The only gripe I had was that it was pretty crowded on a Friday evening and the tables were placed pretty close to each other. Otherwise it was a enjoyable evening.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 15:29

Awesome food at La Taperia, the usual. It is one of my favorite Spanish restaurants in Singapore. Their service was fast and prompt as well.

1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 20:27

Great authentic food and top notch service! Celebrating a 30th birthday party there. They gave us our own room without me requesting it. Very good atmosphere and ideal for our occasion. Highly recommend this restaurant to those who have visited Spain and want to experience Spanish authentic cuisine again.

5 reviews so far 5
20.11.2016 19:02

Good food, we ordered lunch set menu, but when we asked for a 2nd round of bread, we assumed it's for free, but without informing us the charge, they added $2 dollors for 2 small pieces of bread, and did not even give us any butter for it. Other then this, it's great food n good service.

1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 10:30

The price of food here is on the high side but is definitely worth the price that you are paying for. I made a reservations on Valentine's day and the seafood served is superbly fresh and the portions are just nice. I'd recommend this to anyone without a budget constrain to give this restaurant a try.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 07:23

Amazing service & Food! We had the Valentine's day set with 2 glasses of wine each - each meal was cooked to perfection, in generous portions! They even gave my girlfriend a rose off to end the night! Very happy, and would definitely come back!

3 reviews so far 6
29.04.2016 17:37

Great quality food, value for money set lunches today with my colleagues. The service was great too and the ambience is really nice. This is a hidden gem located at Shaw Centre. Didn't even know it existed for 1.5 yaers..... will definitely come back again.

3 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 19:43

The service displayed was prompt and attentive. The requests made during the reservation were adhered to as well. Food quality wise, the ingredients used were fresh and delectable. It was definitely an enjoyable dining experience cum birthday celebration for my family. Kudos to the staff!

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 20:49

Food is good, I requested for a more quiet corner as we have a baby with us, and they gave us a nice room with space for the baby stroller, staffs were nice n accommodating, thank you very much for the service La Taperia!

3 reviews so far 4
18.10.2016 16:30

All the food we had was delicious; the prawns were fresh and well cooked, and the fried egg with straw potatoes were so good we ordered two portions! Special of the night was the porterhouse which was equally as good as the tapas. Service was good, but the food came out rather slowly which was a bit frustrating - our dinner took slightly over 2 hours!

1 review so far 6
18.05.2017 16:14

Once again, a most delightful lunch at La Taperia. Front of house service from William and company was superb as usual. Food was delicious, and the Iberico Pork Shoulder was particularly memorable. Great value for lunch. How not to keep going back ... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

1 review so far 6
20.05.2016 00:54

Tried their seafood Paellaand chocolate marquise with pecan & almond, it was great. The waiters who waited our table, was not only very polite but also well-informed to make detailed descriptions of the dishes within the menu. Thank you for a great meal

1 review so far 6
05.11.2016 22:35

Fantastic service and the food was great. We had Lamb rack and paella for mains, squid, octopus & cheese (sorry guys i'm bad with names) for starters and 2 drinks. Value for money with great ambiance. Recommended for dates and friends night out!

14 reviews so far 6
27.09.2016 19:02

Great service with enough flexibility for the guests. The food is very authentic, just like what we have in Spain. The price is on the high side considering all the other restaurants in Singapore. This is expatriate price. But it meets expatriate expectations

1 review so far 5
15.04.2017 23:22

In order to quench my wife's craving for Spanish food, I searched without any difficulty through Quandoo & found this restaurant. Table setting was good. Cosy atmosphere & friendly service staff. Food was awesome & was told they were cooked by local. Go for the squid ink pallela. Thumb up.

2 reviews so far 4
22.12.2016 06:10

Disappointing. The standard has dropped. The angel hair paella was soggy and not crispy. The rest of the food was lacklustre and just not as good as it used to be. We used to like coming to this place and its sad to see it drop so quickly in a year. this was our 4th visit this year. Prob not going back.

5 reviews so far 6
31.07.2016 09:49

Though there were 2 noisy birthday parties going on, service was still professional and attentive as always. Ordered our usual favorites viz suckling pig confit, squid ink paella, charcoal grilled beef, fried egg, etc. The quality of the food never disappoints.

2 reviews so far 6
18.09.2016 07:12

Amazing food, wonderful service, lovely casual ambience. The lamb was tasty, but the braised beef was to die for. I generally don't like braised beef, but this was beefy and luscious, and the dark chocolaye rounded the taste amazingly.

2 reviews so far 6
07.08.2016 09:06

Second visit here and both times a pleasure. Friendly manager, great service staff and the food had always met expectations. The lunch set is really value for money and it is seldom you see lunch sets available on weekends!

1 review so far 6
06.05.2016 11:12

We enjoyed the ambience of this casual restaurant. Their lunch menu was value for money, I ordered Gazpacho and found it very refreshing. The chocolate cake was very rich, and it really benefitted from a thick black expresso afterwards.

3 reviews so far 5
26.10.2016 19:46

Food was excellent. Ambience was classy yet relaxed and comfortable. Service was attentive and warm. The menu was easy to browse and the choices are wide enough to select for a sumptuous meal whether for lunch or dinner. The set lunch portions are rather small though.

2 reviews so far 5
06.02.2017 08:11

The place is very cosy and the service is good. An excellent place if you wan to have a quiet dinner or a place for gathering too. However I find that the price is a little steep for the food. We have eaten better paella elsewhere.

1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 09:04

The setting is casual and comfortable, friendly staff are cheerful and helpful, plentiful choice of food which most are delicious. Especially like the chargrill meat. I think the paella rice would be better if change the rice supplier.

1 review so far 5
08.05.2016 14:17

Experience was great. Would have been ideal of waitress who took our order advised us on whether we had ordered too much or not. We had to reduce the size of our last dish as we were full after the whole string of warm tapas.

1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 08:37

All the tapas we ordered were very good including presentation. Went very well with a glass of Rioja and the Catalana dessert was excellent. We enjoyed ourselves very much. Appreciated the thoughtful hanger by the wall grill for keeping the handbag out of the way.

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 14:33

The food at La Taperia is always top-notch and satisfying. With William to lead the wonderful team - you will have a great time there. I can never find enough stomach space to try everyrthing I want!

1 review so far 5
07.02.2017 12:54

Celebrated by birthday with family and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Food was good, service was attentive and portions were just right. Outstanding dishes were the burrata, deep fried squid, suckling pig, steak with potatoes and of course the paella. Will definitely be going back!

1 review so far 5
31.08.2016 09:37

The ambiance and service at the restaurant were great. The price for the food was very reasonable. There was also a private dining area if there is a group of 6. We will definitely be back to try out other options on the menu.