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You're best to book ahead for this buzzy, busy, BYO tapas joint, where you can pick up three dishes for £12
Among the very best additions to Brum’s foodie scene in 2014, Rico Libre has already established itself as a tapas trailblazer. Housed in a less than salubrious former greasy spoon, the food and the personality command centre stage at Digbeth’s buzzy newcomer.
Head-chef 'H' and the team dish up authentic Spanish favourites such as patatas bravas, calamari and whitebait with more than a hint of a Jamaican zing. For the curious among you, there are accomplished dishes of scallops, quail, rabbit and squid, together with whatever looked good at the local market that day. With so much choice, our advice is to leave yourself in the masterful hands of H when it comes to placing your order. Best of all is the price, at £12 for any three dishes, plus a BYO booze policy.
Courses arrive as they roll out of the modest kitchen and with the sheer quality of the offering necessitating large orders, expect your table to quickly become crammed with dishes and debris. Tapas is served from 6pm until 10pm Thursday to Saturday and on Sunday lunchtimes.