Mon - Thu: 17:00 - 00:00
Fri: 17:00 - 02:00
Sat: 17:00 - 00:00
My Little Tapas Bar, the new sister outlet to My Little Spanish Place, is a typical home-style restaurant often found in Spanish regions, our philosophy is based on the Spanish saying, "Mi Casa es Su Casa", which means "My House is Your House".
Sister outlet of "My Little Spanish Place", this place doesn't do any paellas or large items, but specializes in Tapas and wines.
Oh the tapas are very good, much better than any of the tapas I've tried on Ann Siang Hill/Club Street.
I like the tapas here and the good selection of wines that seem to complement the dishes well. The tapas, some authentic while some are a little modern, nevertheless they come across as very tasty. I had a Spanish friend with me (he's from Malaga, Spain) and he commented that the gambas here were among the best he has had in Singapore.
To quote him: "The food here is as good as I can get back home." I guess this means it's legit.
We ordered the gambas picante, which yes is very tasty. This was part of the seafood platter which included the octopus (which were super soft, tasty, and not rubbery), and the black mussels (which the gravy was such a heaven when paired with bread). We also ordered the lamb cutlets, which were very soft and delicious without any gamey taste.
We also ordered the croquttes, which bursted of flavour when we sunk our teeth into it. I wasn't a big fan of the artichokes as I have a low tolerance of sour, but my friend loved it. We ended everything off with the mouth-watering flatbread with meat, which resembled some sort of pizza.
After speaking to the waitress, she mentioned that this tapas bar is the sister restaurant to "My Little Spanish Place." No wonder the food seems authentic since they are known to have really good Spanish food as well.
It's a pity that the overall dining experience was kinda dampened by the rowdy crowd outside where you'll find drunk expatriates looking for cheap drinks from their neighbors. I was told that this only happens on the late weekends, but if I come during dinnertime on the weekends, and also weekdays, it will be fine.
One thing I'd love to try next time, will be the jamon. They have four different legs of Spanish ham, but as we were hungry we decided to go for the hot stuff. I hear they (and their sister outlet) are the connoisseurs of jamons in Singapore.
- Very good food. My Spanish friend says it is!
- Waitress is very helpful in advising our meal.
- Sangria is amazing! Even though it doesn't have as many kind of fruits when compared to other restaurants, at least I can taste the wine in it!
- Gin Tonic mixes are fresh and a great novelty.
- Furniture not very comfortable.
- Next door noisy neighbors (Drinks&Co) make dining there on a Friday less than classy.
- Also thanks to the neighbors, drinks seem overpriced. But I guess when you compare it to other Spanish restaurants, it seems okay?
This place is a gem in Club St - unassuming, quaint and a pretty good spot to hang out when it nears the weekend. The bar next door however can be quite rowdy so if you can, do choose a table further in.
I usually start off with their famed Sangria Tinta (Red) and depending on the number of people in your party, you can order 3-4 tapas first and move along later the evening. Below are my picks for tapas:
It's basically a potato omelette but the amazing thing is the homemade alioli dip that goes with it - it lends a refreshingly tangy taste to this dish. Simple, but I heard the bar takes pride in making the best there is.
Croquetas de Jamon
Jamon aka bacon-stuffed croquettes with the house signature alioli dip. If you are not a fan of potato omelette, pick this one instead.
My absolute favourite - fresh shrimp cooked with olive oil, garlic, chili and smoked paprika. Served with bread. 'Nuff said.
Calamares Fritos a la MLTB
The house version of the ever-popular calamari - yummy yum.
The best thing about My Little Tapas Bar is that their ingredients are super fresh and they do not stinge on them when serving their tapas - don't you just hate it when you pay premium but get tiny morsels of food?? MLTB is totally opposite - for the price you pay, I say it's a darn good deal.
If you are lucky and it's not too packed, the chef will even come out and place a dessert on your table! Did I say it's on the house? ;)
The staff are also friendly and they make the effort to interact with guests - feels like I am at a home party whenever I go there. So I highly recommend this tapas bar, I promise it wouldn't disappoint :)