Located next to the Singapore River, Octapas is a great chill-out spot, with focus on tapas and live entertainment. Guests to Octapas have the best of both worlds here. Opt to sit al fresco by the riverside and watch the world sail by while leisurely picking on a plethora of tapas or saunter into the inner sanctuary of Octapas. The interior showcases special high tables with mosaic-like marbled tops and wrought-iron legs and customers are bathed in warm light bouncing off the burnt orange walls and ceiling – ambience characteristic of a great chill-out spot. In the evenings, this is the place to capture the upbeat vibe of live entertainment which includes music featuring modern Spanish hits and contemporary numbers by the resident band, Enigma.
Resident band of Octapas is a unique and the most energetic band, their approach to every song will always leave you asking for more. The charismatic frontline make this band very versatile as they put on a show of mesmerising vocal blend like you rarely heard before. With their diverse musical approach, they take both new hits and old hits and make it their own. Enigma will funk the night away and rock your socks like they never been rocked before. There is no doubt when Enigma takes the stage, you will move your head, clap your hands and dance the night away.
To appease Octapas’ loyal customers, popular favourites like Calamare a la Parilla – the fragrant perfectly-grilled squid with a touch of fresh lemon.
What is a Spanish eatery without it’s paella? Well here at Octapas it is everything! The most famous and delicious flavours, generous ingredients and fragrant al dente rice. Paella Carne is made with lots of chorizo, pork, chicken, ham and beef and is the meat lover’s haven. Vegetarians can select the Paella Verduras – paella with artichokes, peppers, asparagus and olives. The Paella Negra and Marisco will appeal to the seafood addict. The former is cooked with squid ink and choc-a-bloc with fresh succulent squid rings. The latter canont be missed as the rice is fragrant with poached vegetables stirred in and cooked over a slow fire till almost ready before being lavished with mussels, prawns, fish and clams, and then finished off with a high flame to create that crunchy base. Don’t be surprise if it takes almost 30 minutes to prepare the paella as it is cooked from scratch – the Spanish way!
No meal in Octapas is complete without desserts, wines and arrays of cocktails. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try Octapas’s Spanish doughnuts, Churros con Chocolate. Alternatively sip wines from the extensive list of Spanish Wines and other countries.