Rico Libre

4.5
232 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.

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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.

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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 232 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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SpencerD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Neil
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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

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EmmaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and really reasonable. Also great that you can take your own alcohol!

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MayB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

service was terrible - they managed to forget half our orders and the food was basic.

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Ellie
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was fantastic and waiters were really nice however service was quite slow and a few mistakes were made considering it was really quiet (although this did mean we got extra food :) )

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HilaryC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food - place was fairly full yet tables were not too close. Waiting staff pleasant and helpful. Cost £69 for 2 that included shares starter and desert plus 7 tapas and a jug of Sangria we felt this was reasonable to good value and will definitely return. Only downside was paella were only for two - but to be fair that often is the case

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KateN
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and good value for the flavour and location/ambience. Good fun atmos and also lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent value, friendly staff

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LeishaO
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely meal for our anniversary we were looked after the whole night. Food was amazing. We had not been since last premises was good to see how much Rico Libre had grown as an establishment. We will be back ! Thank you for the complimentary sangria 😊

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Garry
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fizz was our waiter and he was really helpful and very attentive great service all round

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Tapastrying
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was worth going for - just beautiful! I felt a little disappointed with the service though, seemed so laid back to the point things were missed and forgotten (bread and olives even though advised on the menu you start with those as usual) weren’t brought to us until after two tapas dishes came to the table and we are already the most laid back diners! Would go again as enjoyed the food a lot!

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Nath
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, definitely coming back to try the other half of the menu.

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MimmiD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food! Many of the items on the menu are very spicy tho

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food at a great price, worth a visit ( very friendly staff too)

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SteveM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Food fantastic and great value. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service from the young staff.
Tremendous tapas, range & quality.
Great value too

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SheilaB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food, expensive for what you get. I'm not a fan of sangria, but it was really good (have to give them that). Some descriptions in menu are misleading (churros sharing pot, it's really not for sharing for example, just a normal portion). The waiter was really good and attentive.

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SahilS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very sweet and made you feel welcome. We got the classica paella. Chicken Paella was good but the starter could have been better as the bread was a bit hard. Overall a good experience I would say. Oh and the sangria is definitely worth a try. That was really good.

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OJfaok
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food as always, highly recommend it if you’ve not been

FAQs

Rico Libre is rated 4.5 stars by 232 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.