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Tuck into a festival of flavour at Rico Libre! - Rico Libre, Birmingham,

Rico Libre

4.5
4.5
341 Reviews
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
We are Rico Libre – Birmingham’s #1 Tapas restaurant!

Join us for a fiesta of flavour with fresh, flavourful and fiesta-worthy Tapas and Paella. Come and join us for some Tapas & Cocktails!

Our chef Pedro is a distinguished Tapas restauranteur who has won awards for his unique style of Tapas in Spain!

Visit our website to view menus and get in touch.

See you there!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Thu, Fri 17:00–22:00 Sat 16:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    0121 296 9994

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Amazing food and drinks, let down by mediocre service and very sticky tables.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a lovely meal at Rico Libre. Only dampened by the uncomfortable seats that we had which they were unable to move us. The food was outstanding and the restaurant has specials which were incredible. Please put the chimmichuri steak onto the main menu!! Generally very good value for money and the food was fantastic
  3. JC

    JaneC

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very lovely and assisted us with choosing our dishes. The food was delicious and good portion sizes.
  4. CN

    CarolineN

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No better place to be on a sunny evening. Gorgeous food, chilled atmosphere and fantastic, friendly customer service from Seren.
  5. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Food was passable but felt processed rather than made fresh, and given the size of the venue this probably was a necessary evil. Although this restaurant had the Rico Libre name, it’s nothing like the original, which was small, family run, and everything was cooked fresh; so don’t be fooled by the tag!
  6. H

    Hamish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Decent meal nice staff nice restaurant, music was a bit loud but otherwise was lovely!
  7. C

    Chris

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food Good value Service very good A good place to eat in a relaxed atmosphere
  8. KR

    KieronR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food, all very well cooked to perfection! Great drinks too!
  9. S

    Stevenb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A lovely place with great food which came quickly and were a good size, the cocktails were very refreshing too.
  10. n

    nrioja

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely food, lovely service, lovely vibe..............
  11. PA

    PeteA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The tapas was very good, but some confusion between starters and mains meant it all started arriving together. Additionally, some of the mains were mediocre, but others very good.
  12. GM

    GillM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely selection of tapas, very friendly staff. Good drinks selection
  13. BP

    BecP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very slow service, part of the meal was forgotten, servers had little knowledge of the drinks menu, the food was bland and only warmed through, felt like microwaved food, not nearly authentic tapas.
  14. WL

    WendyL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal here and cannot fault the food or the service would definitely go back and highly recommend. Our waitress was Seren and she was extremely helpful and friendly.
  15. SK

    SamanthaK

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious selection of dishes with polite service. Would return.
  16. AH

    AngelaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Whilst the menu does state that not all dishes may arrive at the same time, we did not expect the long delay between dishes that there was. Given there were only 4 in our group some of us had eaten a number of dishes before anyone else’s arrived. The food in our opinion was reasonable but not worth the wait or the cost of each dish. It was our first visit and after looking at the menu we had high hopes, however we would not want to visit again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We arrived early, but they seated us straight away. Quick and attentive service, but not intrusive. Every tasted great, will definitely go back ( but will order less haha)
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive staff, would definitely return
  19. K

    Karen

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding meal once again. Excellent value for money
  20. B

    Becky

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, fast service and delicious food served in an energetic environment in a really vibrant part of Birmingham.
  21. D

    Dane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went due to a few verbal recommendations from friends. It was easy to book and staff were all extremely welcoming upon arrival and very efficient with service. 3 to 4 dishes were recommended and we were told that they would likely arrive at different times. All were hot, fresh and very tasty. You know it’s good food when you can’t help but say ‘mmmmm’ when you taste it. Loved each plate and the jug of sangria to accompany the meal gave an added taste of Spain. We will definitely go back.
  22. GA

    GaryA

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant, can’t wait to visit again - food was stunning
  23. g

    grahamw

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good tapas choice and a decent drinks menu. Dishes were quite sizeable and food was nice without being spectacular. Staff were friendly and attentive and the place was busy without being too packed at 18.30 on a Thursday.
  24. D

    Digbeth

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always. Slightly surprised by the £4 corkage fee per person, I have been eating here since launch and it had always been BYOD due to licensing.
  25. DP

    DarrenP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked last minute & glad we did. Food was superb, great service & nice bottle of red to wash it down. Very impressed
  26. JS

    JustinS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Bit overpriced for what it was. Noisy non-Spanish music. I’d recommend it for young people who are reasonably well off.
  27. KP

    KiranP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the staff were friendly and helpful.
  28. VD

    VickiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are friendly, food is amazing and the sangria was lush. A lovely restaurant which I will definitely visit again x
  29. RB

    RobertaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good was delicious staff were excellent the only negative comment I would make was it was really noisy therr te was a crowd of girls that were exceptionally loud so we asked to move tables which was better
  30. BB

    BeckyBoo

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lots of positives- great food, so much choice and good service. We really enjoyed everything we ordered. Negatives - waiter behind me spilled a cocktail. It splashed up my back. He didn’t ask if I was ok or apologise. Website says corkage is £2.50 but we were charged £4 per person.
  31. C

    Custard

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Couldn't fault the food although once we had ordered we were told we only had 90 mins from our arrival. Realise restaurants have to do this but it is usually 2hours minimum. However staff were great with my elderly father which was appreciated. Will be back
  32. A

    Alfonzo

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Really lovely food and a great menu. Nice restaurant layout and appearance. Toilets weren’t well serviced. Limited selection of drinks (but also appreciate that BYO was available).
  33. V

    Vikingedd

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great, not blown away but I would go back for sure, lots more on the menu to try!!
  34. GH

    GrahamH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Great attentive service. Can't wait to go again...
  35. NF

    NicF

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really delicious food bought out quite quickly with friendly attentive service
  36. l

    laurab

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. Without a doubt the best tapas I’ve had. Service was really good as well.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcome by a young waiter. Shown to a cosy warm table by a radiator. Amazing 3 course meal including the most authentic paella I’ve had in the UK! Faultless! Sangria, squid and halloumi were also lovely! Can’t wait to go back!
  38. B

    Bathsheba13

    Brighton

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Freshly cooked food, all delicious. Pleasant environment, casual. Staff are warm and pleasant. Service was quick, food came out a little too quickly, meal was over in 30 minutes. Recommend the mussels on the specials board
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Betsy was great, friendly and attentive. Food was good however a bit on the pricy side
  40. ND

    NellD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The Sangria and food were nice. We especially likes the crispy aubergine and the prawns. We found sitting at the high table uncomfortable. The table is too low for the chairs, even on their lowest setting and half the party struggles to get their legs under the table. It was not a great height to sit at but there were no other tables that could sit a party of 6. We would come back again, but not if we had to sit at the same table as it made the experience uncomfortable

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Rico Libre is rated 4.5 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Rico Libre

The Custard Factory Gibb Street Birmingham, B9 4AA

Additional information

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Thu, Fri 17:00–22:00 Sat 16:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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