Here are our picks in Jakarta where you can get the best and most authentic cocina española in Jakarta:
1. Basque Bar de Tapas
Perfectly nestled on the 8th floor of Noble house, Mega Kuningan, Basque prides itself in quality tapas, pintxos and other Spanish staples. Their seafood paella is a must try, while their big bar menu will make you stay long after full from dinner.
8th Floor, Noble House Building, Lingkar Mega Kuningan, Kuningan Timur, Jakarta
Phone: 021-297 83 111
2. Ático by Javanegra
Still adhering to Javanegra’s strength, Atico serves simple, healthy, yet high quality Mediterranean-Spanish in a casual ambiance. Other than fine food, you will get to enjoy their quality Javanegra coffee and awesome baked goods.
Menara BTPN Lantai 4 Rooftop, Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav. 5.5 – 5.6, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: (021) 22958194
3. Por Que No?
Why Not Por Que No? Entering this restaurant located on the 5th floor of De Ritz Building, you will feel the eclecticity of the restaurant with its quirky decor, representing the Spanish’ eccentric ersonality and playful artistic edge. For the food, Chef Ana Maria Martin Diaz, gives this restaurant a genuine, home-styled touch, and keeping the original Spanish zest.
Just like the originality of the presentation in our dishes, their drinks menu is just as quirky! Besides the classic cocktails, the refreshing selection of red and white sangria, their signature cocktails are sure to put a kick in your day.
De Ritz Building 5th floor
Jalan HOS. Cokroaminoto No. 91, Menteng, Central Jakarta 10350
021 – 3901950
Opening Hours: 5 PM – 12 AM
4. Plan B
Opened in April 2012 in a busy business area in Senayan, Jakarta, Plan B serves home style Spanish-inspired food made to order by Chef Oskar Urcelay at a very reasonable price. Try their vegetarian, seafood and meat tapas and pintxos, paellas, fideua, and also grilled meat and seafood. The interior is trendy but cozy, with a charming al fresco area.
Rukan Permata Senayan Jl. Tentara Pelajar Blok D22 South Jakarta
5. El Asador $$
Technically, El Asador is an Argentinian restaurant, but until Jakarta gets more Argentinian Restaurants, we fill it’s just about right that this restaurant makes it to the list. After all, El Asador does base its whole culinary philosophy on the Latin asado method. The restaurant’s interior exudes a warm and rustic ambiance with itsraw bricks and wooden ornament, with the smell of the grilled meat from the parrilla always reminding us that we are actually in a grill house. The parrilla is definitely the restaurant’s central focal point and gets its own personal chamber, right next to the bar. Fuelled by wood, the adjustable grill here is a true testament to this superb South American cooking technique.
Kemang Point Building Ground Floor
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 3, South Jakarta 12730
This restaurant’s Madrid counterpart made it to the list of Top 50 Best Restaurant in Madrid, and now is open in Senopati, Jakarta. Try their top 3 favorite dish: Stuffed Chicken with Bacon & Date, Garlic Noodle with Crab Meat, and Galician Octopus. Reservation is recommended.
Jl. Ciniru I no. 1, Kebayoran Lama
+62 812 1679 1679
7. Bam! Tapas & Sake Bar
Following its popular Singapore predecessor, BAM! pays tribute to the revolutionary trend of “Modern Shudo” which “Shu-do” literally means ‘sake-way’; a contemporary way of sake appreciation. This gastro bar savours the Japanese classic aperitif with Spanish small plates in a relaxed bar open kitchen concept – akin to the atmosphere and camaraderie in Spanish bars and Japanese izakayas stature despite its fine dining.
Plaza Indonesia, 3rd Floor