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“Spain in Bangkok”

TAPAS CAFE by Spanish on 4
Ranked #318 of 11,164 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Silom
Description: This is the former Spanish on 4, now TAPAS CAFE since July 2017. We have merged two Certificate of excellence winners restaurants into one to give you double the taste, double the friendly service, double the fun. A greater experience by the first two Spanish Restaurants of Bangkok. We are located in lively Silom Soi 4 we specialise in traditional and authentic Spanish tapas. All food, including the bread, is cooked fresh in the restaurant.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Whenever I tire of eating Thai food I head for Spanish in 4 in a small Soi with bars on Silom.

A variety of inexpensive tapas, including weekly changing specials are served along with a decent list of reasonably priced Spanish wines.

It's not fine dining, but is a pleasant enough place to go with friends to share a variety of tapas dishes, all of which are of quite good quality, over a few bottles of wine.

Like most places in Thailand one doesn't go for service, which can be spotty. They have had an excellent English manager (very cockney) intermittently who followed things closely and was also an excellent conversationalist mingling with the guests, but more often than not the managers are non-entities who appear to have little or no idea of what managing a restaurant and greeting guests involves.

Nonetheless the place is a good standby for non Thai food. The kitchen closes at 11pm or at weekends at midnight, though they still have cold tapas after the kitchen closes.

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Thank Claude M
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Whenever I tire of eating Thai food on my frequent trips to Thailand I head for Spain on 4,
which is downtown in a small Soi with bars on Silom.

A good variety of tapas, including a weekly changing menu, ensures one doesn't become bored of the food - all of which is of quite high quality and moderate price. A sister restaurant Tapas is on Sukhumvit Soi 11.

A good variety of Spanish wines are served and I even found a Robert Parker rated wine for a very reasonable (for Thailand) price of about Euro 30.

Like most places in Bangkok one doesn't come for service, which can be spotty. They had an excellent English manager (very cockney) intermittently who followed things very closely and was quite a good conversationalst, but more often than not he seems to be replaced by total non-entities who have little idea of what managing a restaurant and interacting with guests involves. It's the only negative for the place but is quite common in Thailand.

It's not fine dining but is a good place to go for simple non-Thai food shared with friends and a fun evening over Spanish wine.

1  Thank Claude M
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Set in Soi 4, the premier gay area of Bangkok where anything goes, Spanish on 4 is a wonderful gem, serving great tapas, a good selection of Spanish beers, wines and sangria. Prices are reasonable, the staff are good and the food is excellent. Happy hour is real value.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Have just had a great "tapas" selection in his restaurant. Food was hot and tasty. Probably the best Spanish food we have eaten outside of Spain. Reasonably priced too.

Thank mrscoml
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Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Who would have thought Tapas in Thailand would have been good.....well here it is excellent!

The welcome,service, food all excellent. The restaurant and restrooms were spotless. We have a place in Spain and can honestly say the tapas were on par, if not better than in Spain and the service was very attentive.

Definately worth a visit if you want a meal that is tasty but not Thai food.

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Thank ALandOL
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