A lively dining restaurant and a perfect fit for both family and friends.
So, there’s this little place I love in Asoke. I sneak off there during breaks and days off for refreshing drinks and fantastic meals . And now I’m going to share it with you.
Located on the second floor of the Pullman Grande Sukhumvit, this hidden gem is… Tapas Vino. The Spanish restaurant shines its warming, bright scarlet light in enigmatic Spanish ambience among all customers who visit. There’s an impressive Spanish chandelier which utterly completes its Spanish vibes, along with a long brass bar to the one side of the room and a glass wall full of wine bottles. It fits around 40 people and there’s an open kitchen so you can peek in and see the magic happening. It really is: “from fine dining to fun dining”.
The sharing concept restaurant serves you various type of tapas, cheeses, charcuteries, steaks and plates of seafood as well as fine wines. There’re plenty of menus such as Italian, Spanish and French which all seem to be getting along together, but this really is a “Tapas” joint at heart.
I often start with Sangria (B240), a red wine mix with orange and apple, which I highly recommend because it’s goes so perfectly well with everything on the menu. Then comes some complimentary Black & White Bread, black thick and round baked bread served with garlic and special sauces. My recommendation would be to mash in the garlic and enjoy the bread that way. Gosh, it’s good!
Big and beautiful Tiger Prawns (B390) come grilled and are best tackled with your fingers, getting stuck right in. Also, try the Signature Charcuteries (B650) for an impressive selection of cold cuts and with cheeses. The Grilled Beef Tomahawk is a pricey selection (B3,900), but ohhhhh, so good and arrives medium rare, to which I tuck into alongside some sweet fried onions.
And there’s more… Pan Seared Cod (B640) is my absolute favourite; an enormous piece of codfish grilled and served with wonderful fried asparagus. And, of course, you can’t visit a tapas restaurant without sampling the Seafood Paella (B890), that well known Spanish rice dish cooked with seafood and served in a big, sharing pan. Oh boy!
Like I said, this place is not just a restaurant, but it’s where you can enjoy every moment with your your friends or your family, ordering – and over ordering – and sharing plates together. Sit in comfort and class and absorb the Spanish vibes. Order the Sangria pitcher, or several of them, and have a delicious and merry old time! Helpfully located within a few minutes walking distance from both MRT Sukhumvit and BTS Asoke, Tapas Vino is easily acceptable, so there’s no excuse. This is a real gem. The perfect hangout. Great food, great vibes, and all at reasonable prices. What more to life is there?
by Anansit Sangsawang
Tapas Vino at Pullman Grande Sukhumvit
30 Sukhumvit 21 Asoke Rd
Tel: 02 204 407
Open: Daily, 6pm-11pm