Platitos Bar & Restaurant is a product of five creative and adventurous minds. This coming together of friends from different professional backgrounds definitely gives Platitos Bar & Restaurant an edgy, young and hip ambiance.
Inspired by the cozy tapas and pinchos bars of Spain, Platitos aspires to be the premier hang-out place where big flavours can be savoured from small plates.
We are strategically located at the very heart of the vibrant Tanjong Pagar area and thus easily accessible by train and buses.
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More Than Just Small Plates
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.