Experience Spanish Cuisine at Alqueria Tapas, Paellas y Bistecas
I'd like to think I am of Spanish descent because of my surname, Fandiño. Hahaha! Anything wi...
I'd like to think I am of Spanish descent because of my surname, Fandiño. Hahaha! Anything with Ñ to me most probably has a Spanish influence. So, when Macky and I were invited to dine at Alquria Restaurante, I felt like, hey, this is my zone! Kidding aside, I've always loved Spanish cuisine because it's very close to our own Filipino dishes like Afritada, Caldereta and even Lechon, which all have Spanish influences. I remember my dear friend Tricia (of authentic Spanish-speaking family) who would always invite me to their home to try her homemade Spanish menu specialties like Churros con Chocolate and Croquettas. Because of her almost weekly invitation, I've grown love for Spanish cuisines.
They boast of their Executive Chef, Chef Chis Oronce who had gained extensive international experience in food and restaurant operations management. Before joining Alqueria, he used to teach in Enderun Colleges in Taguig. He works closely with Head Chef, Chef Roland De Gracia. Both are the masterminds of the Spanish dishes in Alqueria which we were happy to devour on during our visit.
Here's what we had:
You could choose from these varieties: Queso Quesadilla, Pollo al Ajillo Quesadilla, Mechada Quesadilla, Chorizo Quesadilla, Carnitas Quesadilla, and Vegetable Quesadilla. I like eating quesadillas especially when it's hot and the cheese is melting inside. So in the batch that was given to us to taste, my favorite was their classic Queso Quesadilla.
This is only offered during their Happy Hour which is between 2pm - 7pm. For only Php358, you and your family or friends could feast in their selection of Alqueria's finest Tapas with unlimited Sangria, Wine and Beers! Just look at this fiesta plate:
Chicharones Solo is made up of mouthwatering crispy pork crackling which any member of the family couldn't resist eating. Personally, this came on top of my list because I love chicharon, it's my guilty pleasure.
Chorizo Solo uses only their bestseller homemade chorizo. It's paired with sunny side up egg which I'd like to believe many Filipinos love having with chorizo. It instantly gives you a homey feel when you order this solo meal.
3pcs (Classic: Php138/Chocolate: Php158)
5pcs (Classic: Php158/Chocolate: Php198)
10pcs (Classic: Php228/Chocolate: Php298)
I've told from the beginning that my friend prepares churros con chocolate whenever I visit her at home. So having Alqueria's churros is a special moment for me because it really brings back good memories. It's one of the desserts you shouldn't pass on.
This particular cheesecake is rich in flavor but it's not too sweet. The cheesecake is made with melted manchego cheese and cream cheese. It's also a to-die-for dessert menu! I think I finished the plate of this cheesecake.
A classic Spanish dessert made with custard and caramel sauce. It's like Creme Brulee or in short it's like creamy leche flan. It's definitely one of my favorite desserts and I loved its right level of sweetness as it somehow melts in your mouth.
The feast we experience is definitely perfect for family gatherings or celebrations. Alquerias interiors provide a cozy ambiance perfect for families and those looking to have a place to unwind.
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