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Rico Libre

4.7
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82 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Welcome to Rico Libre.

We have been working hard to get our restaurant ready for the new normal post lockdown, implementing above and beyond government guidance and industry best practice.

Things might look a little different but its still the same delicious food served by the same wonderful staff.

If you have any specific questions then please do not hesitate to ask.

We look forward to see you all again

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - like no other place I have ever eaten...ever...anywhere. Will come back whenever we are in Birmingham. But very noisy...so we weren't tempted to linger and have another drink or plate of food as we could barely hear each other speak.

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Emski11
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tapas ever. Definitely going back for more, what a gem

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GemmaHM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for food on Wednesday. Love the new venue, very stylish! Staff were friendly and the customer service was to a high standard. We enjoyed playing Jenga whilst we waiting for our food to arrive. Menu was really hard to choose from as we wanted everything! The food was delicious. We will be returning! Highly recommend!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and tasty food, but the best thing about it was the warm and friendly staff who really made the visit for us. Will definitely return!

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Lizzied
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and really well cooked and servers were attentive without being over bearing. They also offered to keep our own drinks cooled which was a nice touch.

Would definitely go back.

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DemiY
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food the best tapas I have ever eaten, service was outstanding very lovely welcoming staff who couldn’t do more to make our visit as good as it could be! Can’t wait for my next visit. Couldn’t recommend this place more!

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DarrylB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing value. Looking forward to returning.

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AndreaR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tapas I’ve had for a long time!! All the food was fresh and flavoursome; portions were very filling with three per person being perfect for us. Can’t wait to come back; just will be a bit more prepared and will bring own booze!! 😊😋👍🏾

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terrig
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, slightly overpriced on some dishes but worth it overall. Will definitely return.

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ShannonW
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for 5 to celebrate a friend’s birthday and we all loved this place! The food was delicious, and the staff were more than happy to help my friend with gluten free options. We’ll definitely be back.

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Lucy
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very tasty. Good value of money. I will visit again.

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SteveandSteve
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Last night of eat out to help out. Bit of a wait as we arrived and door was propped open so we were standing in a cold draught. Quite a wait to get glasses so we could pour our own drink and the corkage prices levied not evident until final bill. Food was good although 3 or 4 key dishes were off and the menu is a lot smaller than it was at previous home which on reflection was more comfy and it’s quirkiness added to overall experience. Staff we spoke to were friendly and attentive but can’t help feeling that the sterile location co- locating with Kanteen will ultimately make this just another tapas place amidst plenty of competition.

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Nicolec
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No complaints. We were greeted by a lovely server who gave us some great suggestions. The menu is very easy to understand and there are additional specials to choose from. Great little find for a last minute booking.

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JacobH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

really great selection of food, with great variety (especially with the changing specials) and lots of veggie options

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Voisey
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and friendly service. We love Rico Libre ❤️

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aamenas
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's been several years since I have been to Rico Libre and so glad I go the opportunity to try it again. Fantastic food, friendly service and great vibe. We will be back soon.

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rossv
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

very good food couldn't fault it, but lacked a bit of atmosphere as its a cafe in the day and there was a terrible draft from door so a bit cold

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KerryM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to go here for ages and glad I finally did.
The food is amazing, the staff are lovely and the place itself is nice and casual. Can’t wait to go again. Everything comes out fresh and piping hot, not a word to say about the place.

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Shuck
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Who’s Kevin, I booked for daughter and I
Prawns, fish potatoes not good
Left feeling sick after few hours of eating lasting into next day

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall perfect night. Guy who served us was efficient and very friendly. Everyone in there having a great time. BYOB is great for value, and let’s you pick out just the right bottle. Food without fault, the goat curry was perfect!

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EmilyJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and great service. Will deffo come again

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natasau
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, food is always great and the staff are brilliant.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious meal. We went on a Wednesday during August which qualified for Eat Out To Help Out. I’m not sure I would pay full price but the food was very good.

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Gemma
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere, attentive staff but with a relaxed vibe. Great food and choices!

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SamM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is so delicious and such good value for the quality. You can bring your own booze making it even better value for an evening out. The staff were great as well, made sure we were happy but weren’t in your face every 5 minutes. Would recommend!

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jamiet
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and maintained it's unique atmosphere since the venue change. A must visit1

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food - can't wait to go back!

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CharlotteS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Rico Libre in it's original location, and love it still. Glad to see the outstanding food and paired back styling survived the move to the new, great location. There is now a more formalised menu, with a lengthy specials list. We had some from the main menu and some from the specials list and it was all amazing, as expected. Thank you!

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adamv
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Top quality food really tasty. Couldn't fault the experience i had there

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MikeyDread
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great tapas! Nice location in the custard factory. Waiter was very accommodating and the best bit is being able to take your own booze, so all together it cost 65 quid for about 8 plates!

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Tootaloo
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was lovely but a bit expensive if it wasn't for the government discount.

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RachelA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thought the food was absolutely delicious, location lovely, great value for money, bring your own booze is always as a bonus. Fantastic evening with such wonderful and interesting food. love it and would highly recommend.

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JamieW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, well presented. Recommend dishes include the chicken with chorizo, cooked in white wine and cream. Lamb skewers and the scallops

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vipBathsheba13
Brighton
17 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly, laidback atmosphere. Quick service, delicious food

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Tasha
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food as always great price and great service!

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Simon
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food nice to be back out would recommend the goat curry

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere, great service. Clean and social distancing in place.

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hippo
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recommend the pork belly and croquettes. The almond cake at the end was amazing.

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JoanneH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always both food and service excellent. Staff helpful and friendly.

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RebeccaW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with friends - bring your own bottle is definitely a bonus! Thanks to all the staff

FAQs

Rico Libre offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 296 9994.

Rico Libre is rated 4.7 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.