Historic Spanish Restaurant in Tanjong Pagar【#22 Singapore Recommended Restaurant “ESQUINA”】

This time I would like to introduce you to “ESQUINA”, a Spanish restaurant in Tanjong Pagar, 🇪🇸, where you can enjoy very lively and authentic Spanish cuisine!

Please read the review to the end😄



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Must repeat! A highly recommended restaurant.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Should repeat! A highly satisfying restaurant.
⭐️⭐️⭐️Would repeat! A good restaurant.
⭐️⭐️A great place to go and recommended.
⭐️An ordinary restaurant.
※Based on cuisine, restaurant atmosphere, and cost performance, the rest is calculated intuitively based on personal preferences and dogmatism.

General Review

I was looking around for a good Spanish restaurant, and this one caught my eye. From the exterior construction, the atmosphere of an authentic restaurant is wafting through the air.

The food is also very good, very elaborate and authentic Spanish cuisine.

I was looking at the reviews and saw that many people had posted pictures of the paella, so I was eager to try that myself, but when I looked at the price, it was $58!

The waitress told me that it was a size that one person could eat, but I was a bit intimidated by the price for one person, so I didn’t order it this time.

The taste of the food was unmistakable, and I highly recommend everyone to visit the restaurant 😄


Here is the exterior of the restaurant, which has the atmosphere of an authentic restaurant. It has a powerful appearance as if it were in a corner of a European city.

The restaurant is mainly a long counter. Outdoors is table seating. The restaurant is quite spacious.

When I visited around 8:00 p.m. on Friday, there was quite a bit of room to spare, but as time went on, the seats filled up rapidly and the restaurant was full in no time. It seems to be a very popular restaurant. I couldn’t help but notice that there were so many waiters in the kitchen.



Here is the menu list. It is a hardcover and solidly made. You can feel the authenticity of the restaurant even from this place.

The menu itself gives the impression of being rather narrowed down. Personally, I prefer this number of items on the menu because it is easier to choose from than too many items. Also, the more narrowly focused the menu is, the more assured I feel about the quality of the food.

The wine menu looks like this. As you would expect from a Spanish restaurant, the wine selection was very large. Therefore, I will only introduce the glass menu page.


First, order a beer with no look 🍺 Cheers!

As I mentioned at the beginning, I decided to give up paella, so I decided to fill my stomach with snacks 😂The first thing I ordered was “Croquetas” from the SNACKs genre.

It’s a classic Spanish snack… when you break it open with a fork, the rich, cheesy filling overflows from the inside 😄It’s very tasty and perfect as a first course.

Next, I ordered “Grilled Sucrine Lettuce” from the SOIL genre.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just Grilled Lettuce, the green sauce underneath the lettuce is superb! It seems to be a sauce made by mixing yogurt and herbs. When you dip the lettuce in the sauce, you will definitely be impressed with the authenticity of this dish 🤭

I remembered that a similar sauce was served with zucchini at Le Bon Funk on Club st. ☟ Is it used a lot in European cuisine? If you are interested, click here to read the review!


Next, we ordered “Spanish Octopus” from the SEA genre. Along with paella, it seems to be one of the most popular dishes at this restaurant.

A sauce made from corn called Corn Sauce is placed on the bottom. This sauce goes very well with the octopus! It has the sweetness of corn, and the taste is very rich, but not too strong. Each piece of octopus is also thick and quite filling for its appearance 😄

And finally, I ordered one more dish. Smoked Atlantic Sardine”

This is a perfect wine accompaniment 🍷The saltiness is rather strong, but it is nicely neutralized by the red sorbet on top. I recommend this dish to wine drinkers.

When you ask for the bill, you will receive a dessert at the end of the meal. This kind of small service is very nice.


  • Beer 1pint $18
  • Grilled Sucrine Lettuce $16
  • Croquets $10
  • Spanish Octopus $36
  • Smoked Sardine $12

I chose mainly snacks this time, so most of the menu items are relatively reasonable 😅The Spanish Octopus is a bit expensive 😅The taste is really good, though.

The $58 paella is a little bit out of my price range, and it doesn’t seem to be big enough for two people, but I’m sure it tastes great, too!


You can get very authentic Spanish food. I felt that the food was very elaborately prepared. Very tasty.

The restaurant has a bright and lively atmosphere, as is typical of Spanish restaurants, so it might be a good place to go for a casual drink with a group of like-minded friends!

As for the cosmetics, I felt that I would be happy if the number of people in the kitchen could be turned more efficiently and if the prices on the menu could be lowered 😂

If you are interested, why not visit ESQUINA?

Address : 16 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089267

OPEN : Tuesday – Thursday, 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm / Friday – Saturday, 12–2:30 pm, 6–11 pm / Sunday and Monday Closed

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