Rico Bar & Dining

4.3
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91 reviews
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$40 and under
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Spanish
We are opening to the public on Friday 11th October.
What 91 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and great service. Highly recommend a visit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great, service was outstanding, lamb was amazing, and the overall experience was fantastic

SE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We had a 17:30 booking & was told we had to sit outside & that no other seats were available inside. At no point during the booking process did it ask about seating preferences. After 2 x complaints they found a seat inside for us which should’ve happened immediately given there were dozens of free tables empty.

The food is very expensive & unfortunately not good. The oysters were great but we found the rest of the food was pretty poor. In particular the salt cod croquettes were all mashed potato with almost no salt cod.

The lamb ribs were tough & fatty with little meat on them.

The only saving grace was our 2nd waiter, John who was helpful.

We won’t be going back again.

A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

A very disappointing experience. Being my 2nd visit I had high expectations from having a great experience last time. From the minute we sat down it was very different. We weren't assigned a specific waiter and the time of service was very slow. We had a few different people serving us, we observed our food getting mixed up for other tables, initial orders took a very long time along with requests. At one point i requested some extra ice for my $88 bottle of wine as it was a very hot night and the ice melted straight away with my wine going warm. This didnt happen until i asked a 2nd person by then i had warm wine. The food was not at the standard it was last time, the duck salad lacked flavour and didnt have all the ingredients in it that you have on our menu, the bug brioche doesnt say on the menu that it is battered - this should be very clear and the batter was so thick it was not enjoyable to eat, i needed to peal it off which left me with minimum actual bug. My husband enjoyed the oysters and the Jamon and Ceviche was nice but overall the food for the price was very poor value. The waiters were nice though seemed to be struggling to keep up perhaps not enough staff were on. The overall organisation of service was not great though. Our bill was over $400 for 2 people and not worth it at all. I wont be recommending to anyone based on our last experience which is a shame as i have been after the first instance though am no embarrassed of this previous recommendation given my recent experience.

FM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Food was very disappointing. But the waiter was above & beyond.

DV
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good morning Rico staff. My wife and I booked a table for two on Friday night. We selected the second sitting at 810 pm. We arrived at 8pm and were surprised to see a line up out the door. I have never experienced this in my 20 years of dining in Brisbane. I presume you didn’t coordinate your change over effectively enough. Being made to line up and wait 40 min is ok but it would of been nice if you provided some information and maybe some water as we waited.
Once inside the service and food was outstanding. I felt the venue was very crowded and noisy as a result of trying to fit to many people in the venue. Very overpriced for the experience we received.
Thank you.

CM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day ! The location, the restaurant, the ambiance- just fantastic!

Enjoyed a beautiful and extremely tasty set menu, with attentive and excellent service from our Waiter.

Cannot recommend highly enough!

NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Would recommend to anyone really nice atmosphere and very pleasant staff.

RN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, friendly waitress and very delicious cooks!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was great as usual. But the service still needs a heap of improvement.

CP
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and service excellent, table sizes a bit too small to cater for tapas sharing

KM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The location is excellent, wonderful view. Unfortunately our Paella was a bit overcooked and dry

JA
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

What a treat. For paella tapas and beef cheeks Rico cannot be beat

DT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the nicest meals I've had in a long long time anywhere in the world.
The food was great the cocktails were beautiful but what made it amazing was the Service.
Danny

CM
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We really need to order double portions which was fine but we did not realize this until food came out. Food delicious but we needed more.

MW
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab service and delicious food. The view was of course gorgeous. Will return!

JH
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location, good well priced ,service attentive. Steak and barramundi were good. Only negative was the sides of cauliflower and mushrooms. Good selection of wine

C
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Love the space and the food. Would liked to have sat up higher as was hot where we were. Our waiter was not attentive until he thought a tip might have been on the cards. Not much effort to fill water and even look our way to see if we need anything extra. Vibe is great though and the view amazing.

EJ
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The service at the restaurant was very poor and really made the dining experience disappointing. Staff were uninformed about the menu and after being told that the tapas would come out staggered we ended up with 12 dishes on our table (for 4 people) with literally no space for our plates. We were also told we could order more food once the tapas came out. Our waitress did not come to see us to take our second order before kitchen closed. In fact she disappeared and the other staff seemed disinterested in clearing our table and offering desserts. With so many quality restaurants to choose from in Brisbane I would not recommend Rico.

HH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food. Fantastic service and very reasonably priced.
Dozen oysters for $32! We will definitely go back with all the family!
It is a little noisy but a beautiful view of the river!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such an amazing experience! Everything we ate was delicious! Phoebe who served us gave us top quality customer service. She is amazing as she was able to give us information about the food on the menu. We would definitely come back!

A
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

payment opportunities arent wide, could not pay for what we each ordered ourselves

LF
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent food & amazing cocktails.

BC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was amazing and Diego was fantastic we will definitely be back

JO
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great range of tapas and share plates, good service and reasonable value.

CU
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was amazing. We had oysters 3 ways for entree and calamari. The oysters were delicious and the calamari was the best I think I’ve ever eaten. We shared a paella for main and it was great. Thanks for a memorable lunch.

LS
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding and service fantastic. A great menu to select from at very reasonable prices. Highly recommend it. “I’ll be back”

PK
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambience, great food and great value!

BP
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Went here for a midweek work lunch t 1pm and was pleasantly surprised to see the place pretty full. Eggplant fritters and lamb ribs were delicious - bone marrow was served in the bone which was slightly off putting to my guests. Seafood paella was also pretty good. Enjoyed the service style with raised plates. View was great. All in all - great value.

V
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice restaurant with great views and good quality food . We would recommend booking earlier than 830pm as our meal did feel a bit rushed with kitchen closing at 9pm and being asked for our dessert choice during the entree !
The food however was excellent , the restaurant was immaculate and the service superb . We would definitely return but book at 730pm next time !

SB
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The ambience in the restaurant was very lovely and the view from it was absolutely beautiful! Our waitress was very well informed and polite, providing excellent service throughout the night. We ordered the Vegetable Paella and the Prawn Tapas which were delicious! Only wish there were more Vegetarian options in the Tapas and Entrée sections. Would definitely recommend 100%

SM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Was asked when we arrived who’s birthday was it but no other mention, plenty of empty tables at the window which were still empty when we left two hours later, although set for four would have been nice to have been offered, when we asked what the dessert special of the day was, we’re informed no special today as it’s Saturday? Overall was pleasant enough if just looking for somewhere to eat, but on our experience not a place to return to celebrate a special occasion.

S
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our group experienced a fantastic dining experience when having lunch at Rico. The service was second to none as was the food. We will return for an evening meal very soon.

B
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing dining experience, food and drinks were good and a nice view of the river and Story bridge.

BB
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food and great service! I still feel the décor in the main area could bring a little more life but I the quality of the food makes that seem insignificant.

GN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

Wine recommended was not Acceptable and was the most expensive Pinot Grigio on menus
Seafood was okay rice was tough.

MP
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great tapas and the sangria were 10/10. Very knowledgeable and entertaining waiter

CM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing location, fantastic atmosphere and delicious food. We are now spoilt for choice between Georges, Massimo and now this beautiful restaurant- what a dilemma to have !

S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food - Delicious and great value for money
Good Service - Our waiter was a fun guy but forgot our drinks and extra sauce

TW
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely service and food - our 3rd time - we will be back!