Rico Libre

4.7
110 reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
We are Rico Libre – Birmingham’s #1 Tapas restaurant and Birmingham’s 14th best restaurant!

Join us for a fiesta of flavour with fresh, flavourful and fiesta-worthy Tapas and Paella. Oh, and remember to BYOB.

Visit our website to view menus and get in touch.

See you there!

Support Rico Libre during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Paella Night

    Multiple dates available

    If you'd like, you can pre-pay, so you can get to enjoying your evening whilst we take care of the rest!

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 110 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lxx126846
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and food was amazing! Would definitely return

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BN78
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Will definitely go back after lockdown

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Jennifer
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I’ve been to Rico Libre before and it was great hit this time was a Halloween set menu which felt very overpriced £50 for two people) for what you got (x7 dishes to share and a drink). My partner doesn’t drink and wasn’t offered an alternative to the sangria. Little underwhelmed by this visit this time which is a shame.

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vics
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love Rico Libre! We went on Halloween for their Halloween menu, it was delicious with plenty of food. The tapas sizes are very generous and absolutely delicious.
Excellent service from all the staff too.

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AnnabelleJ
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a lovely evening - amazing tapas! Great Halloween set menu!

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Lozz
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our booking was for 8pm Saturday Evening, surprisingly the place was full without being rammed and tables were well spaced in line with Covid restrictions. We had 14 tapas between the 4 of us, the portions were a decent size so this was plenty. The service was very good, the food was all piping hot and of great quality - we had a mixture of, meat, fish and vegetables. The bill came to £100 without deserts with was good value. It helped that you take your own drinks. Will definitely return.

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ChristopherS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, reasonably priced, informal

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SarahH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always, would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely staff.

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vipBathsheba13
Brighton
22 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love the choice and quality of tapas available.
Staff are polite, happy (a necessity in these times!)
clean restaurant and toilet facilities. Nice decor, casual and quite simple. Warm environment.
I can recommend Rico Libra.

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KatieU
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place - great food especially the griddled beef.
Staff were lovely and friendly.

Thankyou all for making our night out in a year and half so lovely

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Bella79
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our trip to Rico Libre on Saturday, first time since it moved address and much more space now. Enjoyed most of our dishes, king prawns and croquettes were favourite dishes. Service was great all staff were really friendly and had some fun with us too.

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SteveM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an excellent night had at Rico Libre, food great, service great, just what you need in these days, go and enjoy.

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deeee
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and Zaf was a great server, very attentive and friendly. 10/10 would come again :)

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TimB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t be disappointed here - great vibe for all ages

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Baloo
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always excellent food and good service. COVID safety measures in place.

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Fali
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the food was excellent. there was a good choice and each portion of tapas was a good size.
We thought the corkage charge per person was too steep.

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GarethE
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, friendly staff and attentive but non intrusive service.

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DenisaR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here, first time in the new location and it is great

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HayleyS
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served by Tommy who was probably the best waiter I have ever been served by. His charm was 100% authentic and genuine. He was funny, witty and really made our evening. I don’t think there are many places where you can walk away from and be that impressed with the service.

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Nush
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot praise this place enough!!
I visited Rico around 6 years ago and it was a great place for food, socialising with friends and atmosphere back then.
Now they have moved to the Custard Factory it is even better!!!
Plus it is still a place where you can bring your own booze, so it lowers the bill already so you can enjoy more of their tapas dishes.
We had the king prawns in chilli oil, squid, patas bravas, muscles and the best was left until last the octopus... cooked to perfection and I am so glad I tried it!!
Definitely a great place for food with family, friends and of course date nights and I will definitely be going back!
The waiter and manager were both very attentive and friendly.
A lovely little hidden gem, and I am so glad I went back.
Thank you to the team on amazing food and great place!

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Christian
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this is such a great restaurant
The tapas is full of flavour and one of the guests was vegetarian and there was plenty of choice.
Thank you to Zaff Tommy and Phe for making our evening so excellent
We will be back soon

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BarryW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1t time in new venue nice place, Food, service & value was amazing.
Will be back soon no worries

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SufiaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All staff were attentive and friendly really helpful with food recommendations too

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food! Great new location, really nice inside and more spacious than previous location. We went late on a Saturday evening and there were some very loud rowdy tables, unfortunately the noise echoed around the whole restaurant and meant our meal wasn't as enjoyable as we struggled to hear each other speak. It was a little disappointing they had been able to book as it was a group of 8 but seated at two tables and had clearly had too much to drink but were not asked to keep the noise down. Otherwise we would have given 5 stars. Maybe avoid Saturday evenings if you want a nice peaceful meal.

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Raine
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Rico Libre for years. Every time I come here I am so happy. The food is delicious, the staff are lovely and the service they provide is top notch.
Any issues are resolved straight away keeping the customer happy at all times. I will keep coming back and keep telling others to try this place too.

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Terp
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food except for the lamb leg kebab which was expensive and a bit tough. The other food was very good and the distancing and ambiance was spot on.

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Aliceh
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the staff were really outgoing and they made a special effort for my birthday! I had a great night, can't wait to go back!

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AnneO
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
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 on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GemmaHM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
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 on 16 September 2020
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.

FAQs

Rico Libre is rated 4.7 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Rico Libre does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/MLHA2K57QJ2NM/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.