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La Paloma

Sai Ying Pun · Spanish · $$$$
Excellent
5.0/6
164 Reviews

About La Paloma

If Sai Ying Pun is Hong Kong’s new sexy district, blossoming into a foodie paradise thanks to the new MTR station and a general dawning awareness of the Western District’s hidden riches, then La Paloma (Spanish for pigeon) is certainly the area’s most sexy Spanish tapas restaurant. Covering a generous 3,500 square feet and more than capable of handling close to a hundred diners in pursuit of the city’s finest small-plates, La Paloma is a very welcome second messenger pigeon bearing deliciously good news from the El Willy Group, whose restaurants have been warmly received in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Book a spot at La Paloma’s Queen’s Road West premises (on the corner of Li Sing Street) and witness El Willy’s Andalusian magic at work.

假如西營盤是香港的新寵美食區,La Paloma(即鴿子)想必是該區最得寵的西班牙小食餐廳。坐擁3500呎的空間,位於皇后大道西的餐廳把El Willy集團的魔力發揮得淋灕盡緻。

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Address

La Paloma
189 Queens Road West
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Chef's Choice

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Tapas

Aceitunas

Marinated olives
38

Croquetas

Iberian croquettes
70

Mejillones a la Marinera

Spanish mussels cooked with onions, saffron and chili
135

Explosive Smoked Salmon

30
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Mains

Albondigas Con Sepia

Meatballs with cuttlefish and Iberian pork
155

Costillitasde Cordero

Lamb short ribs with "romesco" sauce and padron peppers
280

Cochinillo

Roasted suckling pig, caramelized pineapple with ginger and spinach
418

Traditional Chiken and Artichoke Paella

358
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Desserts

Flan Tropical

Passion fruit and coconut creme caramel
48

Bollicao

Nutella chocolate brioche
68

Churros

Traditional fried crispy dough with chocolate and vanilla ice cream
58
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Spirits

Johnny Walker Red Label

65

Absolut

75

Bowmore 12 Years

100

Menu (General)

Saturday and Sunday Brunch Menu

Every Day - All Day
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Flamenco & Fun Menu

Every Day - All Day
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Further Information

It’s best to say right here and right now that there’s more than simply Spanish tapas going on at La Paloma. Truth be told, we’re often in fear of the tapas craze burning itself out and dropping forgotten to Hong Kong’s overstuffed streets in the manner of a pigeon unlucky enough to perch on a poorly-grounded high-voltage wire. We don’t want to see tapas go, but we also know there’s a lot more to the Iberian peninsula than eminently shareable small plates. Thankfully, the El Will Group of restaurants have their finger on the pigeon’s pulse and should very well be able to lure guests to their new Sin Ying Pun venture on the strength of their live paella kitchen alone. There’s also a traditional Spanish asador, the clay oven that’s responsible for roasting La Paloma’s succulent meat, fish, and vegetable dishes to perfection. For some, this spectacular offering will dwarf Spanish small plates forever; for us it’s simply one more reason to book a table at this special restaurant along Sai Ying Pun’s Queen’s Road West.

La Paloma’s burgeoning success owes a lot to the excellent personnel that the El Willy Group have recruited to tend to their second foray into Hong Kong food after the runaway success of FoFo by el Willy. The mastermind behind it all is renowned Spanish expatriate and chef Willy Trullas Moreno (owner of Shanghai’s el Willy) and executive chef Alex Fargas (FoFo’s exec chef and head of the Spanish Chefs Association in Asia). Hospitality industry leaders the both of them, they’ve put chef Vito Chiavacci in charge of the kitchen, and ex-Catalonian Ricky Sabata out front to look after La Paloma’s guests. Signature dishes on offer at this new Sai Ying Pun Spanish restaurant one floor up on the corner of Queen’s Road West and the diminutive Li Sing Street include bacon con queso, which the menu inexplicably translates as bacon and cheese explosive air baguettes. Safety first might lead you to opt instead for the traditional kingfish Tiradito, with avocado and green sauce, or the even more traditional wartime dish of coca de cebolla y butifara, consisting of confit onions, Mahon cheese and sausage served with asador-baked, homemade flatbread. Okay, a wartime dish is not exactly playing it safe so, fine, be culinarily stubborn and plate up some of the best tapas in town, or plump for an equally prime paella.

La Paloma為香港帶來的豈只西班牙小食?單是西班牙海鮮焗飯已足夠把食家引到西營盤,加上獨有的泥製焗爐,把菜、魚、肉都烤得鮮嫩多汁,令人恨不得馬上跑到皇后大道西。

西營盤的La Paloma是El Willy集團第二間打進香港的食肆,由大廚Vito Chiavacci打造一碟碟招牌菜式,芝士煙肉空心法包和生魚刺身配牛油果青椒醬等。

164 La Paloma Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Wonjoon H.9 days ago · 1 review

one of my favorite restaurants in town, great service & perfect food...will definitely visit again in near term, i would recommend anyone who loves mediterranean food.

"Excellent"6/6
Kelvin W.12 days ago · 1 review

Nice serivces and friendly attittude. I would recommend my friends to come next time. Sweet environment and reasonable pricing. I like the tuna tar tar so much.

"Excellent"6/6
luis a.24 days ago · 1 review

As Spanish I don't usually tu Spanish restaurants abroad but this one is the only exception we have done: Great real Spanish food, service so good

"Excellent"6/6
Sandy L.a month ago · 1 review

Fantastic birthday brunch gathering for a group, just the right amount of food & drink to fill us up. Excellent patient staff, great atmosphere and location.

"Bad"2/6
imgAnthony A.a year ago · 1 review

From the moment I received a phone call from La Paloma to confirm my reservation I knew my experience wasn't going to be a good one. In hindsight, I should have just cancelled the reservation then but I had promised my girlfriend Spanish food for dinner. The greeting upon arriving at the restaurant was cold. Felt like we were an inconvenience. Menus were thrown in front of us and the waitress immediately left. After going through the drinks list we had to call the waitress over to order. Looked like such an effort for her to come over and take our drinks order. Ordered a glass of red and the Fino Fino Philipino cocktail. The wine was barely drinkable and despite the promise of passionfruit, lime, mint, rum and cava I was served a small glass full of ice and a cheap tasting rum. Not a single hint of passionfruit, lime or mint. Can't complain about the food except that it is a bit pricey considering the portion sizes and ingredients used. Needless to say we won't be back or recommending La Paloma which is a pity since the decor is great and the food has promise. Worst part is that they don't charge service which to me should mean that waiters are very enthusiastic to look after you in exchange for a good tip.

"Excellent"6/6
Martin F.2 years ago · 1 review

Saturday evening dinner experience - full restaurant with all tables busy all the time (was there from 7pm to 10pm). Yet service fluent and fast, something which is hard to get even in very upscale and expensive places. Restaurant manager Ricky constantly checking among tables if everything is all right and waiter/waitress were next to my table frequently, discreetly and politely. Food - actually when leaving, the chef personally told me "I have noticed you eat a lot!", to which only one answer existed - because the food is superb! All kinds of tapas - tasty, attractive presentation, fresh. Try stuffed baby squids, mamma's meatballs, patatas bravas, fried escalops with bechamel, ... and of couse paella in few different variations) - all tasty and fresh. Nice and decent-priced spanish wine list - can choose from quite local spanish producers as well as from bigger names (e.g. Alvara Palacios) Overall - will repeat for sure and will share with friends. Reservation recommended on busy Friday/weekend nights.

"Great"5/6
Angela R.8 months ago · 1 review

La Paloma's interior is spacious, and cozy. Its staff are attentive, although they do have difficulties addressing requests during peak hours. We had the weekend brunch, and it was definitely a steal at HK$250 per person. The cochinillo was really tender, and tasty, and the skin was stayed crunchy beyond the expected time. Paella was also good, though I would have been happier if there were slices of hard boiled eggs. The tapas were very tasty, but I found the bravas to be the best.

"Bad"2/6
Vivian L.a year ago · 1 review

3 things make up a diner's restaurant experience - the food, the environment and the people (the staff). It majorly failed on the staff portion: the receptionist was noexistent then was less than enthusiastic to show us to our seating and the servers did not know what their own menu was (there was an award winning dish which 2 of the staff seem to not know existed. Least impressive of all was when they tried to offer us a smaller portion of the paella as it would have been free based on the super monday buy-1-get-1-free deal which is utterly unbelievable. The food itself was ok, we tried 3 tapas and 2 mains and the dish of the night was probably the paella. The award winning pork dish was impressively juicy, but extremely fatty with nothing acidic to cut thru the richness. The paella was delicious but abit too salty. We've always loved Fofo by el Willy, but we're not impressed by what we saw at La Paloma, we might as well just go back to Fofo / go elsewhere.

"Great"5/6
Pallavi R.a year ago · 2 reviews

La Paloma has not yet been inflicted by typical Hong Kong restaurant inconsistencies. The food and service are always on the mark. Food is delicious, but 4 stars instead of 5 as some portion sizes are a bit varied for sharing - such as tortillas are more than adequate but the the fresh sardinillas are too small to be shared.

"Great"5/6
Jessica R.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Food and atmosphere were fantastic! I would definitely go back :) I would have given the restaurant a 5, but the waitstaff just needed to be a bit more attentive, on multiple occasions we had to try and get their attention while 3 or more were standing around having a chat. When I did get their attention to ask for a glass of wine, they took my order and walked off without asking the rest of the table what they would like. Having said that, food and drinks were brought out quickly once we had ordered, and there was one waiter who once we got his attention was brilliant and very helpful.

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