Hidden in a nook of normally negligible shops which take up the small space you approach before reaching Emporium’s side entrance and taxi stand is Taburete, a new Spanish tapas joint.
Walk too briskly down Sukhumvit 24 and you’ll miss it!
I first heard of Taburete when they applied to participate in our most recent Big Bite Bangkok event, where they were known for being the table with the jamón ibérico leg on display. Their opening of a small restaurant and bar happened only a short month before and comes as their Thai chef/owner returns to Bangkok after living and working for several years in Spain.
While the economic downturn may have been a factor in the young chef’s return, after tasting a few dishes I’m confident Spain’s loss is Bangkok’s gain. There’s already a handful of other restaurants serving Spanish cuisine and tapas and I’m sure what’s on offer is just the tip of the iceberg. As Bangkok palates grow a taste for tapas the trend will continue.
Taburete only seats about four tables at the most and diners are sandwiched between glass on both sides. The glass on one side looks into the corridor and adjacent Japanese restaurant and the other side into Taburete’s kitchen. While it wasn’t great for taking photos, I was able to stand up and peer into the glass to see what action was happening in the kitchen.
The close quarters mean they’re able to offer some personalized service and keep customers happy, but also as their fan base grows you’ll soon need to call and reserve ahead. Drop in on them since it’s so easy to get to and enjoy a strong glass of Sangria with the tapas of your choice.
Map to Taburete Spanish Tapas (Near Emporium on Sukhumvit 24)
Connect with the restaurant on the Taburete facebook page.
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