Rambla - Spanish and Lovin' It!

Written By clapalisoc on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 | 13:40

Rambla is one of my dream restaurants. Located in a prime spot in Rockwell, Rambla offers Spanish food - tapas, cochinillo, paella and a great selection of wine. Their prices are up there so it's not easy for me to just schedule a trip here at any day that I want to. So imagine my joy when the husband took me here for a date!



Rambla Rockwell
Rambla!

It was around 5PM when we got there. We were told that dinner starts at 6PM so we can only order tapas for the mean time. That was okay. We were not in a hurry anyway. This also gave us a chance to appreciate the place coz there were just a couple of tables occupied that time.



Rambla store details
A peek of the restaurant interiors.

This place is lovely! Warmly lit with a privy ambiance - it's a perfect date venue. Their furniture were excellently maintained, chairs cushioned and there were even couches if you really want to relax and enjoy. They even have a second floor to boot! A play of black and white, use of wood and metal, lots of framed pictures describe the interiors.



Chistorra Sausage Croquetas from Rambla
Chistorra Sausage Croquetas for 225Php

We started off with Chistorra Sausage Croquetas. These small pieces of tapas were deep fried to golden brown perfection! Served on top of some mayo, each one had a nice crunch coming from the breading. As you take a bite, a warm, creamy mashed potato with cheese will greet you. It also had some chewy bits of sausages.



Crispy Suckling Pig with Mustard Sauce and Bok Choy
Crispy Suckling Pig with Mustard Sauce and Bok Choy for 695Php

Then we also got an order of the Crispy Suckling Pig with Mustard Sauce and Bok Choy. Three small squares of tender and almost melt in your mouth suckling pig meat. Each had a good portion of crispy skin and just the right amount of fat trimmings. 



Crispy Suckling Pig with Mustard Sauce and Bok Choy
Top shot for this lovely plate of tapas!

Each piece was salty and sinful and oh so good! It came in with some candied almonds, potato balls, and mustard that neutralized the cloying taste from the meat and the fat.

When we were allowed to order for dinner, we got a pan of Paella and an order of Pulpo a la Gallega.



Paella De Cochinillo from Rambla
Paella De Cochinillo for 960Php

Paella De Cochinillo was our choice. We can't get enough of the yummy suckling pig tapas! This paella is not the usual very wet type that Filipinos are used to. It was moderately wet, leaning to dry, with sides sticking to the pan giving it a relatively crispy rice edge. It was tasty and flavorful with subtle notes of tomatoes and herbs. 



Paella De Cochinillo from Rambla
A closer look at all the good stuff from this paella!

The Cochinillo cuts were as awesome as those from our tapas! Great dish!



Pulpo a la Gallega
Pulpo a la Gallega for 495Php

Pulpo a la Gallega was my choice. It's one of their best sellers so I thought might as well try it. A gorgeous bowl of tasty octopus chunks that were tender and not the usual rubbery type, seasoned with salt and paprika, served with cream, smooth mashed potato, potato balls, fresh tarragon leaves and then drizzled with olive oil. It was a little bland but a dash of salt did the trick. The tarragon leaves added flavor, giving each bite a light note of anise.



Rambla store details
Another snapshot of the restaurant details.

Overall, it was a very pleasant dinner. The server was quick to refill our glasses with water and was quick to suggest a new wine variant to the hubby depending on what dish he has served. The place gets packed as soon as dinner time came close. We will surely go back! Eyeing on their Spherical Olives and Scallops with Jamon Iberico!


5 out of 5 Stars for Rambla!



--- Rambla: G/F Joya South Tower, Joya Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City



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About clapalisoc

I am a workaholic mom who is also trying to be the best wife ever. I am a self proclaimed food lover, a frustrated cook and pastry master. I have a thing for books and scrap booking fills up my free time. Blogging? It's something I do once in a while when I can squeeze in some "me time" in this super busy life.

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