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Best Spanish restaurants in Dubai: Must-try culinary gems!

Best Spanish restaurants in Dubai: Must-try culinary gems!



Hola Spanish food lovers! In the bustling metropolis of Dubai, where the fusion of cultures creates a vibrant culinary scene, Spanish cuisine stands out for food enthusiasts. From the savory aroma of paella to the rich flavors of tapas, Spanish restaurants in Dubai offer a gastronomic journey through the heart of Spain itself. 


Whether you're craving traditional dishes or modern interpretations, these culinary gems in Dubai promise an authentic taste of Spain right here in the Middle East. Join us as we embark on a savory exploration of the best Spanish restaurants that Dubai has to offer!



Asador de Aranda



The culinary journey of Asador de Aranda Dubai began four decades ago in Spain, and it has flourished ever since. Proudly nominated as the 'Best European Restaurant 2023' this Award-wining authentic Spanish Cuisine serves the best suckling lamb roasted in a wood-fired oven, accompanied by delicious vegetables and natural products, always respecting their authenticity. They also serve a variety of excellent wine and champagne. Located under Address Downtown Hotel right on the Boulevard of Downtown Dubai with Valet Parking available in front of the branch.


Timing: Daily from 1PM till 1AM

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai 

Contact: (04) 547 6444






Diverging from Spanish stereotypes, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre introduces Bebemos, celebrating Spain's famed culinary tradition of Tapas in Dubai. Taking references from Spain's culinary vibrancy and relaxed way of life, Bebemos marries robust flavours of the region with its extraordinary artistic heritage. The dining philosophy is a nod to the Barcelonian way of life and will stay true to the las Tapas culture of socializing, sharing food amid friendly banter and sangrias.


Timing: Daily from 12PM till 2AM

Location: Le Meridien Hotel, Airport Rd - Al Garhoud - Dubai

Contact: (04) 217 0000






This Spanish spot is a champ in Dubai! Tucked away in the heart of Dubai’s financial district, Boca is a Modern Spanish restaurant with a strong commitment to sustainability. The home-grown, multi award-winning restaurant offers patrons a vibrant experience in a laidback setting, one that radiates an aura of fresh and funky sophistication. Let's check out these prominent awards and titles: a 2023 MICHELIN Guide Dubai Restaurant, a MICHELIN Green Star Recipient, 50 Best Discovery Restaurant and Winner of Gault&Millau 2023 UAE Sustainable Kitchen of the Year. Obviously, you must head there and try it!



Timing: Daily from 12PM till 3AM

Location: Gate Village 6, Trade Centre, DIFC, Dubai

Contact: (04) 323 1833



El Sur Spanish Restaurant



Earthy décor and uber chic artwork and interiors, El Sur exudes a mellow yet sophisticated ambiance, experience Spain's allure at Dubai's city-center restaurant, offering signature dishes and a captivating ambiance. Indulge in tapas like calamari and patatas bravas, or seafood paella.


Timing: Mon till Sat from 2PM till 11PM & Sun from 1PM till 11PM

Location: Lobby level The Westin, Dubai Marina 

Contact: (04) 511 7373



Jaleo Dubai by José Andrés



At Jaleo Dubai, Chef José Andrés crafts plates for sharing amidst lively conversation. The menu features Spanish classics like tapas and paellas, paired with sangrias and fine cheeses, wines, and sherries.


Timing: Mon, Wed, Thur, Friday  from 6PM till 12 AM, Sat & Sun from 1PM till 4 PM & 6 PM till 1AM

Location: Atlantis The Royal, Crescent Rd, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Contact: (04) 426 2800



Jara by Martín Berasategui



At Jara, Dubai magic fills the air. Here, the alchemy of fire and flavor delights. Guests experience a mesmerizing journey of the senses—a tale of authenticity: true Basque cooking in the hands of a master craftsman, passionate about his craft.


Timing: Tue till Sun from 7PM till 12AM & closed on Mon

Location: Marasi Dr, Business Bay, Dubai 

Contact: (04) 541 7755



La Niña Dubai



La Niña Dubai embodies a shared passion for beautifully executed, delicious, Latin-Iberian dishes. Nestled in Dubai's vibrant dining scene, they elevate Modern Iberian Latino cuisine, honoring rich and diverse cultures. Head there for a taste of true Spanish gastronomy.


Timing: Sun till Thur from 12PM till 1AM & Fri till Sat from 12PM till 2AM

Location: Icd Brookfield Place DIFC, Dubai

Contact: (04) 395 1300



Lola Taberna Española



The Spanish restaurant in Dubai located at the Tryp by Wyndham Barsha Heights celebrates the best of Spain’s culinary traditions. From the busy streets of modern Barcelona to the ancient port of Cadiz where the Andalusian flamenco legend Lola Flores comes from, Lola Taberna Dubai pays tribute to Spanish cuisine and culture in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. A concept that puts as much attention on the food and drinks as it does in the design of the space, encouraging conversations between guests and staff. As the night evolves, Lola migrates from a casual dining eatery to a lively evening spot. 


Timing: Daily from 1PM till 1AM

Location: TRYP Wyndham, Al Saef - 1st St, Barsha Heights, Dubai 

Contact: (04) 247 6688



Nido Restaurant & Bar



Tucked away like a secret, this Spanish-style 'speakeasy' in Dubai beckons diners. Traditional favorites mingle with inventive fusion dishes on the menu of Nido Spanish restaurant & bar, complemented by a diverse array of sangrias, piscos, and Latin cocktails.


Timing: Mon, Tue, Wed from 6PM till 2AM & Thur, Fri, Sat from 6PM till 3AM

Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, 3 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Centre, Trade Centre 1, Dubai

Contact: (04) 333 3055



Salero Tapas & Bodega



Salero Tapas & Bodega is an exquisite culinary haven in Dubai that redefines tapas cuisine by combining traditional food-sharing platters with contemporary flair. Savor gourmet tapas, sip on refreshing cocktails, and immerse yourself in lively flamenco performances for an unforgettable Spanish dining experience. ¡Olé!


Timing: Daily from 12PM till 1AM

Location: Ground Floor, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of Emirates, Dubai

Contact: (04) 409 5888



Seville’s Restaurant & Bar



Unleash the rhythm of Spain at Seville's - your go-to hotspot for electrifying nights and tantalizing tapas in Dubai! Bask in our lively al-fresco ambiance, savor a mouthwatering medley of regional Spanish delicacies, and let your senses dance to our exquisite sharing plates.


Timing: Daily from 1PM till 1AM

Location: First floor at Wafi City Mall, Oud Metha Rd, Dubai

Contact: 052 278 9585






A restaurant, bar, pool & beach capturing the bohemian energy of the Balearics in Dubai's Palm! Plenty of dishes to try like the Octopus Baby Potatoes Paprika Mayo, Fried Calamari and Truffle Tortilla, Paella Seafood Platter & Seafood Paella.


Timing: Daily from 10AM till 1AM

Location: Azure Residence, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Contact: (04) 832 6620






Enjoy an affair of modern Spanish gastronomy with a charming ambiance & casual service at Taperia. A great venue for late night weekend drinks in Dubai!


Timing: Daily from 6:30PM till 11PM

Location: JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel 

Contact: (04) 814 5604



From the lively ambiance to the exquisite flavors, each bite at these top Spanish restaurants is a celebration of culinary excellence. 


So, whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or just a hungry adventurer with an appetite for laughter and good food, make sure to add these must-try establishments to your dining itinerary in Dubai. A journey on Spain's rich culinary tapestry and let your taste buds revel in the Spanish vibe that echoes through every dish. ¡Buen provecho y que viva el buen humor!


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