One of Birmingham’s favourite restaurants, Rico Libre, moves to new home at Kanteen in Digbeth

Two of Birmingham’s biggest independent restaurant brands are joining forces to provide a fresh new evening offer for the hippest and most thriving part of Birmingham, Digbeth. Hosted at the popular Kanteen restaurant in The Custard Factory, they have just welcomed Rico Libre as a Pop-Up restaurant open from Wednesday to Saturday, 5:00PM till late.

Rico Libre started five years ago with one chef and one waiter and a huge passion for tapas food. Over the years it grew in popularity through word of mouth for delivering quality and authentic tapas with a twist. It often features on TripAdvisor as the number one tapas restaurant in Birmingham. People love the food, the atmosphere and the fact you can bring your own alcohol. These are all things that won’t be changing in it’s new home.

Kieran Mcinerney, owner of Kanteen told us “Rico Libre has always been the best evening restaurant in Digbeth and we are so happy they have joined us here at Kanteen. It’s great news for DIgbeth that we can keep this restaurant in the area.”

Kanteen opened its doors two years ago to give Digbeth fresh fast food. The eatery, which provides a range of meat, vegetarian and vegan hot and cold food is inspired by exotic flavours and food from around the world. Cooked by trained and professional chefs, it’s one of the best lunch and brunch spots in the city with consistent five star reviews.

Guests can book tables at or by contacting Kanteen on 0121 296 9994 or via email to