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“Ruined our night!”

Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar
Ranked #1,917 of 11,300 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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 staff with a welcoming smile.
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stay away from this placed, i see now I'm not alone in the experience, but essentially from rude staff and poor service - i cannot understand how business continues for this place. After wandering around looking at options, we decided on this place as we thought we could get saome tapas or a main meal..... from the outset the waitress was not only rude but wouldn't pay attenion when ordering. we ordered the meat paella, after 40 mins chased it up - as we had not recieved (we had to ask the bus boy who was clearing tables as the waitress had not been passed in 20 mins) he came back to advise it was almost ready. On reciept it was seafood! we advised the waitress and she was like - no you ordered seafood! seriously we know what we ordered it was 1 dish and we don't eat seafood. Her response as - well i guess you want tapas now. No apologies, no discount, i even expected to get charged the Paella. They are in the right spot - but seriously if you can't do the basics get out of the business!

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I visited this restaurant on the 13 August 2012 and was greatly disappointed. After viewing the menu we decided that we would try the paella. Most of the paella contains seafood except for one dish which was a meat based dish. We order the meat based dish due to seafood allergies. The waitress came over to take our order however, she was busy paying attention to something else. When we ordered the paella she informed us that it would take 30mins. As we were hungry we ordered some bruschetta as well. When the brushetta arrived it was soggy and appeared to be a slice of bread with tomato juice drizzled on it. The bruschetta arrived fairly quickly. About 45 minutes after we placed the original order we had not seen the paella, we asked one of the waiters who said he will chase it up for us. Eventually the original waitress came back with the paella, she pulled the foil off and walked away. The paella they provided us was full of seafood and therefore couldn't be eaten. When we told her that this is not what we order as I was allergic to seafood, she went back to the kitchen and came back and suggested we order tapas. There was no apology or anthing. We decided to leave and were still provided with a full price bill. To give you an idea on price a glass of pepsi was $6.50 and a glass of sangria is $14. I do not mind paying these prices in the restaurant is worth it, however I suggest anyone thinking of visiting this place to reconsider the many other options available in Clarke Quay.

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1  Thank Natasha B
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Octapas is a spanish restaurant at Clark Quay. Take the train to Central Mall (Clark Quay Station) and walk to the bridge that connects between Riverwalk and Clark Quay. The restuarant is just next to the bridge entrance on your right.

They offer a good range of tapas and drinks. Their Paella are delicious and comes in 2 sizes. The smaller version is just good for 2 to 3 persons and is reasonably priced.

The service staff are generally friendly and attentive but not intruding. My friend and I had a leisure long dinner and throughout our meal, the staff did not subtly hint to chase us again. Instead, they were very accommodating and addressing to our every needs like topping up of our water, etc.

I have visited the restaurant in 3 different occasions and the standard in terms of food and services remain constant. Thus, it is a good place to go if you want to have an enjoyable dinner.

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2  Thank Sylviagckoh
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Clarke Quay is a bussing area of Singapoer in the evening and the Octapas is a great Tapas restaurant (if you like Tapas). The food was good as was the service and the price was resonable. They had a live band playing which added to the enjoyment. well worth a visit. P.S. the Tiger beer was a little pricey!

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Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

I had to ask four times to two waitresses about the wifi password which couldn't connect anyway. The sangria we had was nice. The food were really good. We had a bacon-wrapped shrimp in salsa, soft tenderloin, ham croquette. The venue is quite small with a Spanish theme. The price was a bit expensive because it is in Clarke Quay. It was a good first experience but probably not a place I would invite people to.

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