February 27, 2024

Cirkulo in Makati: Serving Authentic Flavors of Spain Since 1995

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    When it comes to Spanish cuisine favorites, nothing comes close to what Cirkulo Restaurant by Chef J. Gamboa has to offer.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Longtime fans of Spanish cuisine will know that only a few restaurants in Manila offer the best flavors of Spain from the tasty appetizers of tapas and pintxos, up to the classic and crowd-favorite paella. Serving these popular Spanish dishes since 1995, you’d know that Cirkulo Restaurant is here to satisfy your cravings.

    Upon entering its doors, Cirkulo evokes a cosmopolitan vibe—with tones of red and black dominating the place. It’s elegant and classic, artful and cozy, just the way you’d want to spend dinner with over a plateful of Spanish goodness and a good glass of sangria to cap off the night. They have a spacious area, and with great Spanish music playing in the background, it’s as if you’re in Spain all along.

    IMAGES from Philippine Primer

    Cirkulo’s dishes are mostly inspired by Chef J. Gamboa’s travels, who has been in several countries abroad conducting food demonstrations and judging in culinary competitions. By constantly offering new items on their menu, you know you’re in for another treat every time you come back to Cirkulo.

    For starters, it’s best to know what Cirkulo is known for. One of their signature dishes, Pan de Cristal, is the perfect starter to any meal, thanks to its its crisp crust and airy texture, made more exciting with a fresh and flavorful spread of tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic.

    Pan de Cristal / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Angulas a la Vasca is also another exquisite appetizer that highlights angulas (baby eels), a prized delicacy in Spanish cuisine. Sauteed in olive oil with garlic and a hint of chili for a gentle heat, it’s a real treat that combines delicate textures with robust flavors that epitomizes the simplicity of Basque cooking.

    Angulas a la Vasca / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Cirkulo’s Potato “Carbonara” Omelette is a twist on the classic Spanish omelette, this dish combines the earthy goodness of potatoes with the salty richness of pancetta. Bound together with creamy eggs and topped with Grana Padano cheese, it offers a comforting, hearty dish that combines the essence of Spanish and Italian cuisine.

    Potato “Carbonara” Omelette / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Another dish worth mentioning is Cirkulo’s Cochinillo Asado. This dish is made with Spanish-style suckling pig that’s ideal for groups of 10 to 15 people.

    Cochinillo Asado / IMAGE from Cirkulo

    This might be the ultimate bar chow! Cabeza de Cerdo takes on the Filipino classic sisig to the next, obvious level. Using the tender and flavorful meat of suckling pigs seasoned with chili and sweet onions, this is a spicy, savory, and slightly tangy dish that’s both indulgent and unforgettable.

    Cabeza de Cerdo / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Lastly, the Warm Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake is a decadent dessert made with a dark chocolate cake paired with a tangy raspberry coulis and orange slices. Served with their homemade mantecado (Spanish Vanilla ice cream), this is a symphony of rich chocolate and bright, zesty flavors that culminates in a truly luxurious finish to any meal.

    Warm Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    If you wish to celebrate your special events at Cirkulo Restaurant in Makati, you can do so as they accept reservations for private parties.

    Experience authentic flavors of Spain only at Cirkulo!

    General Information

  • G/F, Milkyway Building, 900 Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road) corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati
  • (02) 8810 8735 / (02) 8810 2763
  • 0927-136-1305
  • Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. / Dinner - 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • chefjgamboa@elcirkulo.com
  • http://elcirkulo.com/
  • CirkuloRestaurant/
  • cirkulo_makati/
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