Rico Libre

4.5
250 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

    Tuck into the delicious flavours of Valencia with our set Paella Night menu. Choose between Clásica (£10pp) or Paella+ (£15pp)* and get ready to fiesta! Oh, and if you change your mind, you can switch to the Tapas menu when you visit us — no problem! For more information, visit: www.ricolibre.co.uk/menu *Payment will be taken at the end of your meal.
  • Frightful Fiesta

    Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2021

    From 29—31 October, experience Rico Libre in another dimension in our Terrifying Tent of Tricks and Treats. Exclusive to our Al Fresco dining area, enjoy our spooktacular live entertainment whilst we stir up the Tapas cauldron and serve up a hauntingly good feast! Please Note: This event has a limited capacity and is being held exclusively in our Al Fresco dining area, which will be enclosed in a tent and equipped with heaters. Early booking is strongly advised.
  • Jazz Nights

    Nov 12 - Nov 26, 2021

    On Friday 12th and 26th November, join us for Jazz Night where emerging Birmingham-based Jazz musician, Alfie Dean will be performing exclusively in our Al Fresco dining area, Terraza.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM, Fri 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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 250 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Rileydates
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was incredible. As someone who has lived in Spain, I found it close to authentic and full of flavor

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Clazaroo
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food for a reasonable price. Would recommend!

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Sigita
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing food and fabulous service! Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great service, thankyou!

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BSL867
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time at Rico Libre following a recommendation. Overall food was good - but chaotic. For example, one of our 6 tapas dishes arrived before our starter, chased the starter. That arrived shortly followed by some of our tapas dishes - one of which wasn’t what ordered (hake). Last tapas dish arrived as we were half way through others.

All this said, the food was really tasty with the exception of the Patatas Bravas which should be renamed Patatas Lavas due to chilli content.

If the service improved it could be a five star.

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InderP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Will be going back again with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly people and great food

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Stan
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff was as well, 100% will be going back

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SufiaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely service from Fizzy, thank you! Food was greatv

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TobyS
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, staff excellent, highly recommended. BYOB is an excellent option

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Sameena
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was informative and friendly, not over bearing at all. The food came out slowly, allowing us to enjoy the range of tapas fully. Really enjoyed our night here!

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HarrietL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

After arriving, it took 40 minutes for anyone to come over and take a drink order. After that, food took a while to come. After booking from high recommendations, I was highly disappointed.

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vipKatyR
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, laid back atmosphere, excellent value. BYO is a bonus! Will be back.

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Vicky
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really like it here and it is always great. Very good food

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PHILLIPA
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with fabulous food and fantastic service from Betsy.

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NLJ2021
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious. The service was OK but we had to ask for certain drinks that were forgotten after ordering a few times. We also felt we were rushed at the end. We didn't order puddings but had drinks and the bill was brought to early and we were asked to pay before we had really even started our 2nd drinks. We weren't aware that the restaurant needed the table back and I didn't get to finish my 2nd drink

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RebeccaA
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tapas starters and they were absolutely brilliant! Great choice, amazing food, great service, lovely friendly staff, would 100% recommend and we will definitely be going again!

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SpencerD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice tapas well made, the black pudding and quail egg is especially good!

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Neil
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

We were running late, tried to call the restaurant but kept getting an automated message so couldn’t get through to anyone.
Gave our starters and main tapas order in one go thinking they would bring out the starters first for us to eat before the tapas however it was all brought together which meant the crispy aubergine went really cold and wasn’t tasty once this happened…the Camembert became really thick as it cooled too and wasn’t pleasant. The patatas alioli went cold and hard so that was tasteless. The only decent dish was the artichoke mushrooms and that’s because it was eaten hot.
Just couldn’t enjoy the food as we were trying to eat quickly to make the most of it whilst it was hot which wasn’t possible with 3 dishes along with 2 dipping starters.

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SueW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent tapas, fab location, friendly service.
Try the sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous paella night and great service as always from Byron and Seren thank you x

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was great but unfortunately for us they were extremely short staffed on the night. We had to leave the table and go up to staff directly a few times to remind them about us. The staff were very friendly though and apologetic, you could tell they were trying their best to deal with the situation. The toilets (two unisex cubles) weren't great, one was out of order and the other was in an awful state.

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terryc
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss out on the fabulous food and service here, did not want our mael to end!
Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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NashyP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tapas in Birmingham! First time visiting Rico Libre since they moved location to the Custard Factory. The food and sangria were absolutely delicious, with loads of tapas to choose from! The staff were pleasant and attentive – Seren in particular was an absolute delight! Will definitely be coming back for more soon 😊

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KristenR
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience once again. Will be coming back.

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ElizabethM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Large portions and good value for money. Nice atmosphere

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NickD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great choice of quality tapas foods. Nice location in a comfortable setting.

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MrsD
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, friendly staff- waiters did sometimes appear to be wandering round the restaurant with dishes not sure who’d ordered what they were carrying! Food was so good though if made up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Slow service , very long wait between each option . Food was okay nothing special saw someone recommend the octopus which we tried was very crispy and slightly chewy .

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RMS1
London
22 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place and good value food. Our waiter was excellent.
It can get very noisy (we were seated inside) and the music could do with being played a little less loudly too.

GT
GailT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. We all loved it! Tapas choice was really good

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Stu222
East Lothian
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quirky place in great location. Staff were outstanding (Seren took great care of us). If you go, have the octopus!

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FoodieHE
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas is may favourite type of restaurant. Loved it. Great food and great service!

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SueS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time dining at Rico, good venue , staff were very pleasant. Food was good, good choice. Would have been nice if mussels had been on the menu, will go back again.

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Kiruth
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, some very good fish dishes (would recommend the octopus and the fish stuffed pepper), nice atmosphere (the music is pretty lit), service was alright but no major complaints! Had an enjoyable time

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JennaE
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tapas and sangria! We’ll definitely be returning soon.

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JoshH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, couldn't ask for more! Seated and served quickly and efficiently.

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, and very good service. If you want a huge variety of Spanish foods then this is a place to go. .. try the goat curry - amazing! Only downer was how load it was later in the evening ... 90db+ on a Saturday night with a full restaurant. Otherwise .. GO THERE!

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vipanon
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and varied vegetarian options. The aubergine and goats cheese peppers were standouts. Great service and reasonably priced.

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Donna
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for boyfriend's birthday food was lovely had really good service from tommy would recommend

FAQs

Rico Libre is rated 4.5 stars by 250 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.