This Spanish restaurant has been around for seven years. On this fickle, competitive island, that’s really saying something. The place is a warm, convivial space with rustic brick walls. And the menu is full of comforting favorites like oxtail stew and fideua negra, a generous pan of noodles cooked with briny squid ink. From time to time, they also offer impressively-sized specials like the charcoal-grilled Tomahawk steaks (each weighing 1.2-2kg).
The more accessible cousin of their original Lorang Kilat outlet at Upper Bukit Timah (which has since closed), we cityslickers were thrilled when the folks from Don Quijote decided to bring their tasty tapas dishes closer to us. Try the meatballs with apple sauce and pine nuts, as well as the Rabo de Toro (a hearty oxtail stew with carrots, potatoes and garbanzo beans), which are great. And the Arroz Negro (squid ink paella studded with seafood) is simply outstanding. Plan a few visits—you’ll need them to get through the tapas and paella menu.
Have you tried the Paella Especial Don Quijote? It's one of I-S Magazine's 50 things to eat in Singapore before you die (2010).
|Address:||Don Quijote, #01-02 7 Dempsey Rd., Singapore, 249671 Singapore|
|Open since:||August, 2010|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 4-10:30pm; Thu-Fri 4pm-midnight; Sat 11am-midnight; Sun 11am-10:30pm|
|Nearest train||Farrer Road|
|Alfresco, Parking available|
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