Hailed as the "Home of Traditional Spanish Cooking™ in Manila since 1952," Alba Restaurante Español is considered an icon in the local dining scene. With more than five decades in the business, they has been the Philippines' home of traditional Spanish cooking, offering their guests’ most discerning palates with enticing flavors of Castilian cuisine.
Few weeks ago, we visited Alba Restaurante Español located at The Prism Plaza, Two Ecom Center in Mall of Asia Complex. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were warmly welcomed by their staff, greeting us "Bienvenidos!" They then ushered us to our table. After settling down, we proceeded to the buffet table and started our Spanish Buffet Lunch.
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The buffet spread is composed of soup, appetizers, pasta, salads, main entrees and desserts on a separate table. Here are the sumptuous dishes we got to try.
Pinchos VariadosQuail egg with olives and bell pepper.
Tabla EmbutidosHomemade cold cuts such a Pamplona, Mortadela and Salchichon.
Parmesan Fish Fingers
Champignon al AjilloButton mushrooms in olive oil, garlic and chilli.
Albondigas de ChorizoChorizo metballs in tomato sauce.
Berenjenas al HornoBaked eggplant with anchovies and three kinds of cheese
Spicy Seafood Pasta
Conshinilio AsadoOven roasted suckling pig.
Paella ValencianaValencian rice dish with chicken, pork, seafood and vegetables.
Lengua SevillanaStewed ox-tongue with mushroom & olives in rich sherry brown sauce.
Callos a la MadrileñaStewed ox-tripe in rich tomato sauce.
Pescado en Salsa VerdeFish fillet in light cream sauce.
Pollo al JerezBoneless chicken in sherry wine sauce.
And for the desserts...
Mango Bars (my favorite!)
Frutas del TiempoFresh Fruits in season.
Chocolate Mousse Cake
CanonigoDelectably soft meringue cake with custard sauce.
And to complete our delightful Spanish Lunch Buffet experience, we ended with Spanish Red Wine. I love it!
Overall, it was a satisfying Spanish Luch Buffet at Alba Restaurante Español. The buffet selection might be limited but each of the dishes really tastes good! My favorites? I love the crunchy Cochinillo Asado, Albondigas de Chorizo, Pollo al Jerez and the Paella Valenciana.
For the desserts, must-try are the Mango Bars and the Canonigo. Sinfully delicious!
Buffet Rates and ScheduleSpanish Buffet is available every lunch and dinner for Php 695+ and Php 750+ per person, respectively. Kids 4 feet and below is Php 350+ during lunch and Php 375+ during dinner. Children 3 years old below are free.
Lunch buffet is available everyday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Dinner buffet is also available everday from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
Alba Restaurante EspañolLocation: 4th Level, Prism Plaza, TwoEcom Center Building,
Bayshore Avenue cor Harbor Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Contact Numbers: 808.2326 and 808.8210
Disclosure: Alba Restaurante Español hosted our lunch during our visit. Thank you for having us!
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