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More Than Just Small Plates

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $20 per person.


Platitos, as it's name suggests, is a small plates / tapas joint offering tasty Spanish and Filipino fusion food and drinks, at relatively low prices. Founded by 5 enterprising friends, who all hold full-time jobs, Platitos targets the executive crowd seeking a chill place to socialise after work in the Tanjong Pagar area.

Ambience at Platitos is laid back and cozy. The actual floor space of Platitos is tiny, with the bar counter and kitchen taking up almost 60% of the space. Layout within is rather neat and linear, making full use of both floor and wall space. Part of the wall displays the range of drinks available, another part carries posters, pictures and quotations, while a small part attracts visual attention with its menu and exhibit of plates from around the world.

Service at Platitos is casual and friendly, totally in tune with the laid back vibe of the place. Staff can and will engage you in conversation. There will be a short wait for food, as it's prepared only upon order.

Food at Platitos revolves around the tapas concept of small plates, perfect for diners who are looking for a light bite. Of the dishes I tried, most were very tasty and flavourful, and prices are relatively cheaper than other Tapas joints. Platitos also offers main dishes during lunch hours, usually pasta or sandwiches. Another highlight at Platitos is the range of drinks, in particular their own house mix of cocktails.


Small and cozy, the interior can barely seat up to 18 people, but that is part of the atmosphere. Wall space is fully utilised, and nicely decorated, with the main showpiece being the plate collection from countries around the world.

Platitos Interior

Platitos Interior Again

Platitos Menu

The Beer San Miguel is the draft beer on tap, while the Cocktail Sangria Classic is a house special mix, containing sliced apples, lemon and lime.

Beer San Miguel

Beer San Miguel Zurito Glass

Cocktail Sangria Classic 01

Cocktail Sangria Classic 02

The Zucchini Fries are thin cut strips of zucchini, which are breaded and deep fried till golden. I like that they aren't overcooked, oily or limp, but still somewhat firm.

Zucchini Fries 01

Zucchini Fries 02

The Albondigas Meatballs are hand made from beef and pork, and served in a rich and thick tomato garlic pomodoro sauce. The meatballs are firm and tightly packed, and flavourful by themselves, though the sauce complements it perfectly.

Albondigas Meatballs 01

Albondigas Meatballs 02

The crisp, deep fried Chicken Wings are so sinful... But so good! Hot and juicy on the inside, with a slight tangy, spicy taste from the paprika coating, these are perfect bar snacks when paired with cold beer!

Chicken Wings 01

Chicken Wings 02