Founded in 2009 by Karim Larbi and Jorge Rodrigue, Ole Ole recreates the true flavours, ambience and spirit of Spain. Refusing to compromise on the uniqueness of their country’s exports – distinctive food and exciting music – they work with the best of the best to recreate everything they love about their homeland.

Not only is the extensive, traditional, tapas menu considered to be one of the most highly rated in the UK – their Spanish flamenco shows are second to none.

Based on the traditional market bars of Spain, Ole Ole is a place that brings the true food, wine, and hospitality of the region to Brighton’s table for all to enjoy.

The owners invite you to take part in their culture, their passion and their culinary expertise in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


Maria Salud Hellin Rico

Maria Salud Hellin Rico


The exceptional standard of food and the continual development and variety of the menu is orchestrated by head chef, Maria Salud Hellin Rico.
With more than 15 years of experience in some of the best Michelin star restaurants in France and Spain, Maria claims to owe her career to a friend that spotted her talent to combine different ingredients and flavours.
‘I fell in love with food creations, then textures and the technicality of cooking followed,’

She saids, adding that passion is the key to creating ongoing high standards in the kitchen.

Jorge Rodriguez

Jorge Rodriguez


Known for his consistency and perseverance, Jorge is no stranger to the kitchen, having spent the majority of his career working in some of the best restaurants in Spain.

When he discovered a shared passion for creating a unique tapas restaurant, he joined forces with Karim and from there Ole Ole was born

Karim Larbi

Karim Larbi


Karim aims to exceed his guest’s expectations not only with the quality of the food and music but also customer satisfaction, good service and a friendly atmosphere.
‘I want people who come to Ole Ole to feel they are part of our family and really get to feel like they are enjoying the best Spain has to offer in terms of food and entertainment

Feeding the future of



Ole Ole is very proud of its work in the community and its support of local schools