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Spain's Historic Madrid de Los Austrias Inspires Hong Kong's New Tapas Restaurant Calle Ocho


A group photo of Calle Ocho Hong Kong's dishs
Calle Ocho Hong Kong's dishs | Courtesy of Calle Ocho Hong Kong

Due to popular demand for Spanish cuisine in Hong Kong, Pirata Group, one of Hong Kong's restaurant groups, opened another outlet, Calle Ocho, on 8 Cleveland Street, which overlooks Victoria Park on Hong Kong's Fashion Walk. This Spanish tapas restaurant was inspired by the historic Madrid de Los Austrias neighbourhood in the centre of Madrid, Spain. The area is known for its vibrant culture, charming streets, and rich culinary heritage, with many traditional Spanish restaurants, tapas bars, and cafes offering a taste of the delicious cuisine Spain has to offer.


The exterior of Calle Ocho Hong Kong
The exterior of Calle Ocho Hong Kong | Courtesy of Calle Ocho Hong Kong

Madrid de Los Austrias also roused Calle Ocho in terms of decor and ambience. Its unique narrow streets and charming squares are visible at the restaurant. Calle Ocho's convivial atmosphere makes it an ideal spot in Hong Kong to indulge in some delicious Spanish cuisine.


Calle Ocho Hong Kong's Intrior
Calle Ocho Hong Kong's Intrior | Courtesy of Calle Ocho Hong Kong

Whether you're looking for a peaceful lunch alone or a lively celebration with a group, they can accommodate any party size and time of day. Although the menu was heavily inspired by Spanish cuisine, it offers a diverse range of options with minor twists, ensuring there is something for everyone, no matter the occasion.


Calle Ocho's Snacks
Calle Ocho's Snacks | Courtesy of Calle Ocho Hong Kong

At Calle Ocho, the menu focuses on tapas - dishes that highlight the authentic flavours of Spain using fresh ingredients like tomatoes, asparagus, calamari, king prawns, cuttlefish, mussels, beef cheek, and more. It's recommended that guests try a variety of these flavourful and bold dishes for a unique and delicious dining experience.


Iberico Ham Croquetas
Iberico Ham Croquetas | Courtesy of Calle Ocho Hong Kong

On the Para Picar section of the menu consists of snacks such as Iberico Ham Croquetas, Pan con Tomate, Patatas Bravas, Uni-Cone and more, perfect for midday hang with friends and some rosé or sparkling.


Grilled Cuttlefish
Grilled Cuttlefish | Courtesy of Calle Ocho Hong Kong

Recommended seafood dishes in the Pescado section are Grilled Cuttlefish, Pan-fried Seabass and Gambas al Ajillo. These are perfect dishes for Sangria, cava or Champagne.


Secreto Iberico
Secreto Iberico | Courtesy of Calle Ocho Hong Kong

For meat lovers, the Carne section has a selection of mouthwatering meat dishes like Secreto Iberico, Spanish Suckling Pig Terrine and Wagyu Beef Cheek.


The front door of Calle Ocho Hong Kong
The front door of Calle Ocho Hong Kong | Courtesy of Calle Ocho Hong Kong

Calle Ocho sure adds vibrance and flavour to Hong Kong.


Cella Ocho

Hours: Daily, 12:00 - 23:00

Reserve: +852 2638 8895

Location: Fashion Walk, 8 Cleveland St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


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