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Alba Restaurante Espanol

Tomas Morato and Scout Lozano Streets, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #11 of 1,094 Restaurants in Quezon City
Cuisines: Spanish
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manila, the philippines
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Come for the cochinillo, the beef adobo (closest to slow-cooked homestyle), and everything in between.

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Santa Rosa, Philippines
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My second trip to Alba, after a few years, with more relatives tagged along during the last Philippines Independence day (no traffic!). I knew this will be a blockbuster for everyone and Alba never failed to exceed expectation. The callos, paella and lechon de leche are still a festival on one's palate. They re-arranged their tables which is quite refreshing... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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593 reviews 593 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
1,119 helpful votes 1,119 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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