15 July 2012

Barcino Restaurant Review

I'm not a wine connoisseur so I won't talk about the wines in Barcino (a wine resto bar). But since I'm a foodie, what I can talk about are Barcino's food items. And what I can say is even if you don't drink wine or alcohol, you can still enjoy Barcino because of its gourmet food:

Gulas Al Ajillo (Php650 + SC)

  • I never thought eel can actually taste this good. Its texture is very much like really soft squid (i.e., not a hassle to chew). This appetizer, which is made of baby eel that is sauteed in olive oil, garlic and chilies, is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Tapas Gourmet (Php725 + SC)

  • How can you go wrong with a combination of Manchego Cheese, Jamon Serrano, Ensaladilla Rusa, and Chorizo Pamplona?! Another HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Tortilla de Patatas (Php315 + SC)

  • This appetizer, which is basically Potato, Onion and Chorizo Omelet, was unexpectedly good. Well-recommended!
Patatas Bravas (Php190 + SC)

  • This is a great variety for your usual French Fries. It's made of fried potatoes with allioli and mildly spicy sauce. 

Pollo Empanado Con Queso (Php350 + SC)

  • I can't remember if this dish was good but I would guess it was at least fine because this breaded chicken is stuffed with Manchego cheese and caramelized onions. 

While most people may find Barcino a bit pricey, this is mainly because it uses ingredients that have to be imported from Spain (e.g., Manchego Cheese, Jamon Serrano, etc.). I would definitely recommend it to those whose taste buds are seeking for variety.

List of Branches:

Greenbelt 2 Branch
Greenbelt 2, Ground Floor, Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. No.: (+632) 501.3250

The Fort Branch
Unit 101 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Drive, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Tel. No.: (+632) 900.0726

Ortigas Branch
2nd Floor City Golf Plaza, Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas, Pasig City
Tel. No.: (+632) 636.2963

Greenbelt 5 Branch
Lower Ground Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. No.: (+632) 756.0965

Rockwell Branch
143, R1 Level, Power Plant Mall
Tel. No.: (+632) 846.9423

Alabang Branch
FB006 Ground Floor, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No.: (+632) 869.3612 / (+632) 869.3804

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  1. Hi!

    I'm the marketing director of Barcino. We are so glad and proud of your post. Our kitchen staff always do their best to be able to bring a real spanish food to our customers.

    Enjoy barcino my friend.
    See around the branches :)

  2. Hi Barcino Marketing Director!

    Wow... you're really doing your job! I'm surprised you found the entry quite fast since it has just been recently posted.

    In case you happen to read this, I'm wondering if you still have branches that serve Lengua? I remember eating really good Lengua from Barcino but that was quite some time ago and is not in the menu anymore.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  3. wow the food looks yummy. i have to check this out soon!