Located on the banks of Singapore River, My Little Spanish Place at Boat Quay is a nice spot for drinks, tapas or a good Spanish home-style meal. The small cosy restaurant offers an array of dishes from various parts of Spain. It also has an impressive selection of Sangrias and wines from the many regions of Spain.
My Little Spanish Place at Boat Quay has a narrow frontage and there are a few tables on the small patio just outside its doors. The dimly lit interior houses the bar, dining room and an open kitchen. The place has the look and feel of a typical traditional restaurant somewhere in one of the regional towns of Spain.
My Little Spanish Place at Boat Quay has different menus for dinner and lunch. For lunch, tapas and a few Chef’s Signature dishes – like Seared Iberian Pork and Grilled Fresh Octopus Leg – are offered. Pictures of sections of the menu available during lunch are below. A link to their online menu is at the end of this post.
We ordered the Paella of the Day ($10) and a selection of tapas. The first item to be served was the Albondigas De La Casa ($14). Four meatballs in a tomato-based sauce were served with bread. The meatballs had a nice texture and hints of various herbs and spices were evident. The slightly spicy and tangy sauce rounded out the flavour of the meatballs nicely. A very good start.
Next came the Pintxo De Morcilla ($10). The black pudding sausage, with caramelized onions & alioli sauce, was served on a piece of bread. It was tasty. The sweetness of the onions complimented the spicy sausage well. The serving consisted of 2 fairly small pieces. A rather pricey dish we thought. Then again, black pudding had been hailed as a super food loaded with protein and minerals. Perhaps, it should be expected that anything with a super food label would now come with a super price.
Mini Hamburguesas De Butifarra Artesanal ($12) was the next item. A rather more substantial portion size, relative to the black pudding sausage. The pork sausage sliders with lightly toasted sesame seed buns were enjoyable.
The last of the tapas items was the Espárragos A La Plancha ($16). The few spears of grilled asparagus were topped with crispy Serrano Jamón ham and cheese. The crispy bits of ham was the best part of the otherwise ordinary dish.
The Paella came in a fairly substantial portion. We thought it was not bad but lacked punch. It was hard to get excited about the paella.
The lunch specials at My Little Spanish Place at Boat Quay allow various add ons. One of the deals is that can choose a free dessert if you order 4 tapas items. We opted for the Flan De Queso, which turned out to be an excellent choice. The coconut cream cheese flan, drizzled with a generous portion of a dessert wine reduction and topped with cinnamon roasted almonds, was refreshing and delightful.
My Little Spanish Place says that their philosophy is based on the Spanish saying, “Mi Casa es Su Casa”, which means “My House is Your House”. Well in a way our lunch experience at My Little Spanish Place at Boat Quay did feel like being a house guest of a warm friendly host. We liked the cosy ambience and the attentive courteous service. Not all the dishes were great but on the whole the meal was enjoyable. The excellent dessert would ensure that we have sweet memories of the little Spanish place by the river.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
My Little Spanish Place at Boat Quay
54 Boat Quay
Tel: +65 6532 0665
Monday to Friday, 12pm to 230pm; 5pm to 12am
Saturday, 5pm to 12am
Closed on Sunday