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Alba Restaurante Espanol

Tomas Morato and Scout Lozano Streets, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines
925-1912
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Ranked #20 of 1,075 restaurants in Quezon City
Cuisines: Spanish
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English first
Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Sure, the Alba Restaurante Español is one good hell of a restaurant if what we are talking about is the range of "how palatable" and "how classy" this restaurant is. However, one (MUST) should not take their family to Alba because a.) It offers a limited serving of food which will make your family members feast on just a piece... More

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Quite possibly a textbook example of the perfect restaurant. Awesome food? Check. Live music by professionals? Check. Good service, good prices, good everything? Check, check, check. The variety of food on hand might not be that much for some people who are used to other more popular buffets, but the questions is - do you really need that many dishes... More

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Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Spanish cuisine is very interesting and it's been one of the favorites of my family. We had Spanish buffet at Alba Restaurante Espagnol last Sunday. The restaurant ambiance is superb. The food is great especially the Paella. I personally like the tapas and the Canonigo. I find Marshmallow Mousse really interesting.

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We ate at the Alba twice. I recommend the tapas. The second time we chose a wide selection of tapas and didn't bother with a main course. It has a pleasant ambience and the service is friendly and quite efficient. It tends to get pretty full at the week-ends.

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Melbourne, Australia
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340 restaurant reviews
1,039 helpful votes 1,039 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I decided prior to my trip to the Philippines that I wanted to dine in this restaurant as I had never had Spanish food before.Afterall this was part of the Philippine heritage. Whilst I was staying in the lovely Cocoon Hotel in Quezon City for a few days I thought this was the perfect opportunity. Unfortunately my wife felt sick... More

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Pottstown PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Just happened upon this place. Great look inside, and they had a great looking buffet. Several types of dishes, with everything from appetizers to deserts. The three man string band did a nice selections of tunes. They had it just right, not too loud, not too soft. More expensive than other places on the street, but worth every peso.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The restaurant serves nice Spanish food. Not superb taste but it's good enough. Maybe they are a little oily should I say. We noticed more of families here and older people rather than young people considering the area is more for the youngsters. Ambience is nice old friendly, they have house-musicians who are ready to entertain guests per-table as requested/required.... More

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Dagupan, Philippines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This restaurant used to be a steakhouse where my parents would take me to enjoy good steaks... Now being a spanish resto, its still one of my parent's fav resto when we're in town. Value for money is just right, you get to sample authentic spanish dishes almost a bit of everything.... The desserts are in fact a bonus!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I have a friend of mine who is a trained chef and suggested me to try Alba for their spanish cuisine and cured meats. Staff was polite and attended all my needs.They have a nice wine selection.Started with smoked cheese and cured meat ,By the way they make their own sausage and chorizo and smoke their own fish and meats... More

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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The first time i had lunch buffet at Alba in Tomas Morato, Quezon City was way back in college: late 90's. I was not a big fan of paella back then and the major draw for me was the cochinillo. Since that 1st time I made it a point to go back again and again to enjoy one of the... More

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