This tapas bar lets you feel like you’re dining inside a castle

Wish you were dining like a king in a European castle instead of doing whatever you’re doing now? Well, make a reservation at this European restaurant and bar to achieve a similar vibe.


Viva Loca, which translates to “Live Crazy” in Spanish, is a European restaurant and bar located in Katong Square that serves up delicious, tapas-inspired small plates with a local flair. However, what’s unique about this restaurant isn’t just their food, but their ambience and decor too.

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With stone walls and wooden furniture as its main feature, the restaurant and bar gives off rustic Mediterranean vibes.

The tall ceilings and gorgeous greenery in the outdoor section of the restaurant transport you to European castles and allow you to feel as if you are on a holiday in Europe rather than in Singapore.


The fairy lights and open bar adds to the charming European vibes, giving you a romantic ambience perfect for date nights out with your partner. The ambience is also suitable for a casual get-together with friends or a night out with colleagues after a long day at the office.

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Despite being a European restaurant, they also serve up Asian dishes such as Pork Katsu (S$12.90) served with Japanese Curry or Crispy “Chai Tow Kway” (S$10.50) tossed in a homemade chilli oil.

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Indulge in delicious classics such as Baby Back Ribs (S$25), slow roasted in their homemade barbecue sauce, served with a side of fries and mesclun salad.

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Choose from their wide variety of pizzas to share with your companions alongside some wine pairings.

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Try the fan favourite Viva Loca Beer Battered Fish and Chips (S$25). The halibut fillet is fried till a crispy golden colour, and is served with fries, mesclun salad, and their own homemade tartar sauce to perfectly complement the fish fillet.

Beyond these options, Viva Loca also serves up stunning burgers and pastas for you to enjoy. Don’t forget to sample their sweet desserts and relax with some alcoholic beverages with your dining companions.

Click here to view their full menu.

Viva Loca is located at 88 East Coast Road, Katong Square, #01-15/16, Singapore 423371. They are open from 11.30am to 10.30pm on weekdays, and are open from 11am to 10.30pm on weekends.