restaurant conveniently located in SM Megamall. I miss having Spanish food as I haven't really fond a good one in the Lion City which would match up to my favorites here.
As SM Megamall is forever crowded, it was a challenge to park most especially on a Sunday. That said, we got to the restaurant past lunch hour and everyone was feeling hungry. As a result, we ordered pretty much half of the menu to share:
This is always my staple order when dining in any Spanish restaurant. I love shrimps and all the more, I love garlicky shrimps! Alqueria's version was pretty good and I do appreciate the fact that it came with some bread which allowed us to mop up those delicious garlic olive oil afterwards.
Another favorite of mine. However this one came a bit cold and chewy. This was a disappointment as the sauce was actually really flavorful and we could imagine how good it would have been with crunchy, deep-fried squid. For this, I surely had better tasting ones elsewhere.
We also had the Pulpo a la Gallega (Php. 288) which was a great discovery. This was recommended by our server and we reluctantly ordered just one. After we all got our first bite, Mommy told me to order another more as we surely wanted some more. We all love the delicious octopus gratin which was covered with mashed potato and cheese. Such a rich and creamy starter that I highly recommend for you to try as well.
Over-all though, our lunch at Alqueria was really satisfying and it now ranks as one of our favorite Spanish restaurants in Manila. I love how it's located in a mall making it so convenient especially when you have to run errands or do some shopping prior or after your meal.
Check out Alqueria Tapas, Paellas y Bistecas at the 3F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City. Call them at 631-9102.