Known for their tapas and drinks, Pinchos is located strategically in Changkat, Bukit Bintang. Their food specialties include; Anchoas del Cantabrico, Berenjenas con Tomate, Calamares a la Romana, Cerdo Iberico, Jamone Iberico Bellota and more, while they also serve up a mean Peach Sangria. Pinchos is a popular spot for many, so a reservation is necessary to secure a good place for two. This is a cosy place worth experiencing for a good old Spanish treat along the bustling road of Changkat. Dinner here would cost you RM70 to RM100 per person.
18, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL
Tel: 03-2145 848
Pork, pork and more pork. That’s all you need to know about El Cerdo’s menu. Their restaurant’s success has been the result of perfected pork cooking that took nine years in the making. They recommend that you try their crispy pork knuckle or Spanish Paella to sample some authentic Spanish cooking. El Cerdo has a Bubblylicious Brunch on Sundays for a cost of RM128++ per person inclusive of a choice of alcoholic beverages too. You could also reward your friend by purchasing a gift voucher to dine at El Cerdo online.
43 & 45 Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL
Tel: 03–2145 0511
Estilo Tapas Bar & Charcoal Grill
There are a number of what promise to be great dining options available in KL that don’t really meet expectations despite their posh interior, however, Estilo Tapas Bar and Charcoal Grill truly lives up to its name as a neighbourhood restaurant with great food. Their lunch menu which costs RM48++ consists of Champinoes, Patatas Bravas, Albondigas, Croquetas, Calamares Fritos, Gambas Al Ajillo, and Pinchos Morunos with two glasses of citrus twist. Asides from that, expect well presented food, worthy of your Instagram accounts too as Chef Pedro, who is originally from Spain delights in making food look good for all of his customers.
No 34, Level G2 Block C5, Publika Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Tel: 03–6203 9883
Check out more Spanish restaurants from our essential guide in the July issue of Expatriate Lifestyle magazine.