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Spanish cuisine in Hong Kong

Tapas, paella and margaritas galore at these Spanish restaurants in Hong Kong

Every city has quirky restaurants where international cuisines are celebrated, bringing locals and ex-pats in droves to try an new exotic dish or two. Nowhere does this happen more frequently than in Hong Kong, where the city's chefs work tirelessly to create and reimagine traditional dishes. No where is this more evident than in city's excellent Spanish and Latin themed restaurants where you can get your Chinese-themed tapas fix in no time.

AMMO

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Joyce Wang’s directional interior design finds its ultimate expression in AMMO, an industrial-chic-meets-Great-Gatsby restaurant situated in the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. The evocative location used to be an explosives magazine compound in the 19th century, and its transformation into a cultural hub reflects AMMO’s innovative culinary spirit. Savour Spanish-inspired dishes with an Asian twist, and the tapas spread is not to be missed. www.ammo.com.hk

Cirqle

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Hong Kong Island’s Southside is quickly becoming a genuine destination where visitors can enjoy world-class cuisine in an idyllic setting away from the city centre. Cirqle, with an open kitchen indoors and a spacious terrace outdoors, serves up healthy Mediterranean cuisine with a dose of chillaxation. Come by during lunch and choose a series of good-to-share selections from the tapas-style menu, or enjoy weekend brunch with free-flow sangria. www.cirqle.hk

Fofo by Willy

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The whimsical name hints at the contemporary Spanish cuisine served here. The Hong Kong outpost, following El Willy’s success in Shanghai, dishes up innovative tapas and paella specialities against the backdrop of the Mid-Levels district. Head to Fofo’s rooftop terrace for a stunning view of this historical neighbourhood, while tucking into market-fresh scallop ceviche, tantalising beef cheek with banana, passion fruit crispy roll and much more. www.fofo.hk

Ham & Sherry

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In collaboration with the JIA Group, Chef Jason Atherton has created a ‘bodega’ right in the heart of Wanchai district. The name says it all. What can be better than combining two of Spain’s best products as a wholesome dining concept? Start with small plates of delicious Padron peppers, then ‘frituras’ like salt cod fritters, before you tuck into seafood or meat dishes – all beautifully complemented by a Fino or Manzanilla sherry. www.hamandsherry.hk

Iberico & Co. Kitchen & Bar

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Following the success of Enoteca, Iberico & Co. is Soho district’s new gastro bar that has many a foodie talking. The menu is based on Spanish cuisine, with a Portuguese touch and influence from the two countries’ ex-colonies. A heady mix? It will all make sense when you get a taste of the chorizo, Serrano ham, sardines, octopus and anchovies here, paired so wonderfully with selections from the 90% Spanish wine list. www.enoteca.hk/iberico

Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar

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Whether you decide to enjoy your drink in the garden on a mild evening, or reserve the Moon Lounge for parties or special occasions, Supergiant’s mesmerizing tapas – with a creative twist – will have you staying just a little longer. Unexpected combinations such as mini tenderloin with duck foie gras, and crispy pork belly with octopus carpaccio, take classic tapas to the next level. Try them all in a chic setting by Marcel Wanders and Yoo. www.miradining.com/super-giant

Tapagria

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Head to The ONE’s 18th floor and get a taste of classic Spanish cuisine at Tapagria in a dynamic décor that spotlights a theatrical, centre-stage bar, open kitchen and an outdoor terrace looking upon Hong Kong’s breath-taking skyline. The urban vibe and heady sangria selections get you well-primed for numerous hot and cold tapas selections, while Tapagria’s own paella, chorizo and croquette are not to be missed. www.tapagria.hk

Tapeo – Bar de Tapas y Vino

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Tapeo covers both ends of Hong Kong Island with a location in Central and another in Sai Wan Ho, offering diners a chance to satisfy their craving for contemporary Spanish cuisine. A succinct menu with Iberian Bellota ham, seafood, meat, tortillas and side dishes makes it easy to order and share at the table, as you and your friends let your hair down with a nice pitcher of sangria. www.conceptcreations.hk/tapeo

Toro Steak House & Gastro Bar

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Toro’s location within Elements mall makes it an easy stopover for shoppers on the go. Toro welcomes you to its alfresco Gastro Bar on the ground floor, where you can indulge in bite-size Central and South American-inspired fare. Upstairs is the contemporary steakhouse where the finest cuts of US beef and a wide variety of seafood dishes are served. Innovative cocktails, South American wines and sugarcane spirits complement the eclectic menu. www.diningconcepts.com/toro

Vasco

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Vasco’s seductive interiors are just a prelude to the even more enticing Spanish-inspired cuisine, created by Executive Chef Paolo Casagrande who has just come from 2-Michelin-star Lasarte in Barcelona to Hong Kong’s stunning PMQ location. Settle in the cosy booth with your loved one, or reserve a private dining room with friends. Take your time because the chef’s tasting and seasonal menus are simply mesmerizing. www.isono-vasco.com

Zafran

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A tapas bar, Spanish restaurant and DJ lounge in one evocative location, Zafran seduces with an underground experience on the very happening Wyndham Street. Feel the anticipation as you take a seat at the ‘Theatre of Tapas’ and let Executive Chef Pedro Samper cook up spur-of-the-moment dishes with the day’s best produce and ingredients. The new ‘Tastes of Spain’ free-flow tapas is a great introduction to the flavours of this gourmet-crazed country.www.zafran.com.hk

Zurriola

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After shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui, The One, conveniently located on Nathan Road, offers many a dining option, but Zurriola is one to look out for. The intimate dining room bathed in soft light exudes romance as you take a seat by the window gazing upon star-lit Victoria Harbour. Savour hearty cuisine with a Spanish flair – marinated beef tenderloin with warm sherry vinaigrette, pan-fried sea bass with orange sauce and caramelised banana with salted caramel.www.zurriola.hk

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1 Enoteca
2 Tapaella Grill
3 Ole Spanish Restaurant & Wine Bar
4 Zurriola
5 Zafran
6 Vasco
7 Toro Steak House & Gastro Bar
8 Tapeo – Bar de Tapas y Vino
9 Tapagria
10 Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar
11 Iberico & Co. Kitchen & Bar
12 Ham & Sherry
13 Fofo
14 Cirqle
15 AMMO