June 20, 2023

Alba Restaurante Español in Makati: Home of Traditional Spanish Cooking since 1952!

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  • Updated as of June 20, 2023.

    Spanish cuisine has long been loved by Filipinos, and it’s all thanks to one restaurant that has been the Philippines’ home of traditional Spanish cooking for more than seven decades: Alba Restaurante Español.

    AUTHENTIC SPANISH CUISINE. Alba Restaurante Español single-handedly introduced Filipinos to Spanish cuisine. / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Alba Restaurante Español has been in the country since 1952. It has been lauded by some of the country’s top names in the food industry, including Chef Sandy Daza, a Filipino-Canadian veteran gourmet chef. The restaurant was founded by Señor Anastacio de Alba who is an origin of Avila, Spain. He is the man behind the famous Spanish restaurants, Patio de Alba, La Mancha, and Casa Colas. 

    What makes Alba so special that it stands out amongst the crowd of Spanish restaurants is the owners’ burning passion for culinary arts. Señor Anastacio de Alba and his son, Chef Miguel, always ensure that their food is uniquely Alba; indeed, they’ve proven their culinary craft and artistry to many families in the country. The father-and-son team’s culinary passion is reflected in the taste and flavors of cuisine that has been perfected through the years.

    PAELLA VALENCIANA (Php 700) / IMAGE from Alba Restaurante Español

    Their most sought-after dish is their paella. With 15 varieties ranging from the classic Valenciana (with chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables), to the distinct Paella Filipino (with sisig and cochinillo), their paella is definitely one for the books.

    A trip to Alba won’t be complete without sampling their tapas menu. Whether it’s from their Calientes (hot appetizers) or Frias (cold appetizers), you’ll surely love this start to your meal.

    GAMBAS AL AJILLO (Php 420) / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    CHORIZO FRITOS (Php 400) / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    The cozy ambiance and warm hospitality make you feel right at home. The staff is super friendly and always ready to help you navigate through the menu. Plus, they have an impressive selection of wines to perfectly complement your meal.

    The best way to enjoy Alba’s food is through their Spanish buffet. Showcasing their entire regular menu, their lunch and dinner buffets give everyone a chance to enjoy Alba’s best without having to break the bank.

    General Information

  • 38 Polaris St., Bel-Air, Makati City
  • 02-8896-6950/02-8896-6951
  • 0917-315-3457
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Mon-Sat) / 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Sun)
  • 1952alba@gmail.com
  • http://alba.com.ph/
  • https://www.facebook.com/alba.restaurante.espanol/
  • albarestaurante_ph
  • Tomas Morato corner Scout Lozano, Quezon City
  • 925-1912; 928-7129; 411-7052
  • Westgate Center, Commerce Ave., Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • 771-2178 to 79
  • 4th Level, Prism Plaza, TwoEcom Center Building, Bayshore Avenue cor Harbor Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
  • 808-2326; 808-8210
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