El Borracho de Oro, on Harborne Road in trendy Edgbaston, is a Spanish restaurant that brings the sophisticated surrounds of a tapas bar to this particular corner of Birmingham. This cosy and chic space boasts a team of committed professionals who share the dream of introducing Brummies to authentic, uncomplicated Iberian cuisine through traditional tapas, cheeses, cured meats and an a la carte menu.
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My family eat here last Saturday. My father in law was born in Bilbao and he really enjoyed the meal which he said was as good as his grandmother used to cook! What better compliment than that can you give?
We had a really enjoyable time -food and drink great
Spain is one of the favoured destinations of Brits abroad, so it’s unsurprising that the good folk of Birmingham have developed a taste for tapas on their travels. The team behind this Birmingham restaurant are well-seasoned in bringing Spanish specialties to the UK, and boy does the passion ooze here. With owner Emma at the helm, El Borracho de Oro on Edgbaston’s Harborne Road, delivers down-to-earth Iberian dishes in a modern, elegant setting.
The food served up at Edgbaston’s El Borracho de Oro is a far cry from the egg & chips and Les Cadburys Fingres that the punters of Birmingham might have enjoyed on the beaches of Benidorm. The flavours on offer are a fiesta of traditional tapas. Patatas bravas, croquetas and chorizos feature of course, but also lesser-sighted – at least in the Spanish restaurants of the UK – platas such as albondigas, calamares and huge gambas (prawns) are present as well. El Borracho de Oro is more than just tapas though, with paellas and other main dishes available, as well as a huge – 60 bins! – wine selection and a range of Spanish beers and ciders on draught and in bottles. After all, El Borracho de Oro means one who gets drunk on fine liquors, so book a table now and, just maybe, take a taxi home for afterwards.