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Tapas Cafe – Bangkok

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Tapas Cafe (image credit: Cafe
1/25 Sukhumvit Soi 11 (Walking Street)
Bangkok 10110
Tel. 02 651 2947
Open: 11am – Late
Credit Cards: Yes
Prices: Inexpensive – Moderate

Tapas Cafe is easy to find, just take a left on the first sub-soi when you enter Sukhumvit,  Soi 11 and walk around the bend, you will see this easy going cafe with a friendly, casual atmosphere on the right hand side of the walking street. The design and decor is “minimalist warehouse” and might appear to some as halted midway in construction. They have a good selection of tapas and a wine list that will pair with any of the dishes you select, as well as a house-made Sangria and many different types of beer, including one developed by Ferran Adrià of El Bulli and his team especially created to compliment food (maybe the result of intense molecular experimentation).

I dropped in one afternoon for a late lunch and I ordered three tapas as the waitress suggested, “Three for the price of two”, she said. Patatas Bravas, Fried potatoes with garlic mayonnaise and a spicy tomato sauce 90 baht, Ensaladilla Rusa, Russian Salad of mixed vegetables in mayonnaise 100 baht, and a bowl of Gazpacho, (Chilled tomato and vegetable soup) 120 baht, accompanied by a glass of Cabernet-Merlot-Tempranillo, Ops, Loxarel, Penedes 2007 220 baht.

This is a place where you are meant to drop in and have some tapas and a glass or two of wine at any time of the day or evening or you can get serious and order a Paella. The service is informal but the staff is pleasant and friendly. They also have recently opened a branch on Silom Soi 4 called Spanish on 4.

Tapas Cafe (image credit:

Tapas Cafe (image credit:

Salad Russe, Tapas Cafe (image credit:

Gazpachio soup

Spanish Wine at Tapas Cafe, Bangkok (image credit: