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Blk D, #01-08 Clarke Quay | River Valley Road, Singapore 179023, Singapore
+6568372938
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar is a cool and sexy hotspot to hit Clarke Quay...
Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar is a cool and sexy hotspot to hit Clarke Quay. Launched on 8 August 2010, guests can expect to experience all things Spanish including a myriad of hot and cold tapas, traditional chilled Sangria, Paellas and more. This authentic experience is topped off with live entertainment and energetic service from staff dressed in seductive black and red, complete with flowers in their hair and a welcoming smile.
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great spot, by the river and good tapas

This is the second time we are hitting this place in consecutive trips to Singa. I think this is the best spot in Clarke's for riverside dining. I like the tapas range and quality as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Prasanna S
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we are hitting this place in consecutive trips to Singa. I think this is the best spot in Clarke's for riverside dining. I like the tapas range and quality as well.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Had a late night Tapas meal there with my wife. The service was quite fast, the food was ok, nothing super special but not bad either for a late night meal. The quantities are not so good and the prices are above average. The music was good and atmosphere was fun.

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent food (shrimp in bacon, red snapper, garic bread) but hard to get service and an incorrect bill. Great view on the river.

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Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon for a quick lunch and drink. The place was almost completely deserted both inside and out, but service was still painfully slow. We had a couple of tapas style dishes which arrived about 15 minutes apart. Neither were particularly good either, with the grilled squid really disappointing (and cold). Drinks were though cheap and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food in a great riverside setting. Enjoyed all the dishes we ordered. Best Singapore sling. On the expensive side for a meal but very enjoyable

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for dinner. Entree and Paella was delicious, Ssangria for drinks. Service was good. Sitting right on the riverfront was an added bonus. Great place to sit relax and watch the world go by. Meal was reasonable priced for dinner and drinks. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Held a department event at Octapas for 30 pax and made reservations in advance. Joy the assistant manager provided me with multiple packages and we finally agreed on a 6 course tapas with seafood paella menu and happy hour drinks. On the actual day the staff had arranged the seating to accomodate our large group and service was prompt and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went here for lunch, ordered a pint of draught Heineken, garlic bread and chicken breast paprika and peppers. Drink was fine, cold and quick service. While I was waiting for my food I was watching the waiter clear tables and empty the garbage bins, then the bell rang and he went to collect my food. I watched him pick up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After living in Spain for 1.5 years, I am picky about my tapas. Needless to say, I was very impressed with Octapas. The food was good, we had good service, and they kept the classic tapas without trying to add flair to them. I would definitely go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Planned a Chinese New Year gathering at Octapas and called in advance to make reservations and check whether happy hour is available on public holidays. On the actual day, we arrived and realized no reservations were made and no happy hour was available despite having checked twice beforehand. Very disappointing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blk D, #01-08 Clarke Quay | River Valley Road, Singapore 179023, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +6568372938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar is a cool and sexy hotspot to hit Clarke Quay. Launched on 8 August 2010, guests can expect to experience all things Spanish including a myriad of hot and cold tapas, traditional chilled Sangria, Paellas and more. This authentic experience is topped off with live entertainment and energetic service from staff dressed in seductive black and red, complete with flowers in their hair and a welcoming smile.

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