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Restaurant Review: Binomio Spanish Restaurante

 
Serving authentic Spanish Tapas and good quality wines, Binomio Spanish Restaurante is one of the latest, popular Spanish restaurant nestled right in the heart of Craig Road. The name Binomio literally translated as pair / duo and it’s not hard to imagine why they came up with this name.

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Upon entering the restaurant, you are greeted with a contemporary design of wood, bricks, tiles and artwork. A lively Tapas bar is situated near the entrance and less than 10 steps away, an elegant fine-dining room awaits you.

Binomio Craig Road

Tapas bar area.

Our roving eyes were all over the menu and we decided to go for the Tapas tasting menu – 6 Tapas $69. This means you could choose any 6 items from the list for the stated price.

Tapas menu.

Tapas menu.

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Estrella draught beer $9, Sangria Oro $18.

Pan con Tomate.

Pan con Tomate.

My face lit up when I took bit into this humble-looking slice of tomato bread. The blended tomato was tangy, peppery and garlicky. Very refreshing and appetizing.

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Chorizo a la Braza.

This was definitely my favorite small plate for the night. I’m a huge chorizo fan and this dish hit all the right notes for me. The ratio of bread to sausage was just right proportion. There was a prominent bouquet of smokiness in the sausage and I can’t get enough of the intense flavor. The chorizo are actually freshly made in Singapore using their own recipe. They work with a local butcher here to ensure they get the best quality of meat.

Tartar de Salmon.

Tartar de Salmon.

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Sashimi lovers would seek delight in this chilled salmon tartar served with avocado and “Ajo blanco” sauce. The salmon was fresh and dressed with the right amount of finely diced shallots and chives.

Chopitos Fritos.

Chopitos Fritos.

Presentation wise, this dish definitely scored the highest among the rest. Taste wise, I thought it could do with a little more salt. The baby squid were coated with a light, crispy batter and we were told to break the egg and toss everything together to fully enjoy this dish.

Canelon de espinacas.

Canelon de espinacas.

The warm nutty spinach was wrapped in a semi-transparent sheet of pasta, I thought that was really well executed. It had a melt-in-your-mouth texture too. The succulent red prawn was so fresh and sweet, I almost did not want to share it with my dinner companion. 😛

Callos Mar y Montana.

Callos Mar y Montana.

The description was pork and beef stew served with clams and cuttlefish. Little did we know the pork and beef were actually using their tripe/stomach. Now, I’m not a big fan of innards and will usually skip them totally BUT I was feeling adventurous that night. I was pleasantly surprised they tasted really soft and flavorful, the offensive gaminess was almost non-existent.

Even though these are Tapas items, we found the portion size to be really healthy and reasonable. I’m super tempted to try out their full fine-dining menu someday.

Fine dining area.

Fine dining area.

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Despite running an almost full house, the ever-so-helpful manager, Eduardo came to check on us regularly and answered my constant questions.

I’m happy to conclude Binomio could definitely give our favorite La Taperia a run for their money.

We paid in total $112.99 for this meal for 2 pax.

 

Binomio

20 Craig Road #01-02 Craig Place Singapore 089692
Tel: +65 6557 0547 | Text Msg: +65 9758 6471 | Website 

Opening hours:
Lunch Mon – Fri: 12:00 – 13:45
Dinner Mon – Sat 18:00 – 22:30
Sun: closed

 

 

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