Amalia's Restaurant

G/F Maga Centre, Santiago St., Paseo de Magallanes, Makati, Metro Manila

Amalia's Restaurant
4.1
4.0 Stars

8 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 4
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 8 Reviews
  • 5 Recommend
  • 8 Reviewers
Category:
Spanish
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:00p - 12:00a
Phone
+6328521381

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱245 - ₱385

Most Recent Reviews

Pam P.
4.0 Stars

I would have never tried this place if it were not for the Ensogo promo (50% off for the Paella). I loved it! I ended up purchasing 3 vouchers! Best paella and lengua! It is a must try for all Spanish food lovers!

The place is very quiet and waiters were attentive to our needs. With or without voucher, we will definitely be back for their Paella! :)

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Elizabeth S.
4.0 Stars

No photos because we got them to cater for my mom's 70th birthday. Still, I must commend them for the service they provided. The food was amazing. From the seafood paella to the seafood linguini to the Lengua pastel, down to the canonigo with mango balls. If this is the kind of service they provide outside their restaurant, then it's a good indicator of the service they provide within the restaurant premises. Muy bien! I found my new go-to Spanish place. 128077

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De J S.
5.0 Stars

Quality Food. Money Well spent.

We tried their Salpicao, seafood linguini, Gambas and a mushroom soup.

Service is also Fantastic.

We didn't try their specialty Paella as im not a fan of it.

We will be back for sure and try the other dishes.

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Denise Geraldine C.
5.0 Stars

You really have to order their Paella 128149

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Christine S.
4.0 Stars

128076Loved the Seafood paella! Moist and flavorful. And since I'm a fan of any potato dish..
128525Grilled cod in hollandaise and Mashed potato... The first few bites were heaven 128522 but it was soooo buttery

Note: Had a hard time reading their menu 128517
But the descriptions were quite accurate :)) 128077

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Divine C.
2.0 Stars

Food was okay, but too pricey. They served what we thought was spoiled mash potatoes. They replaced it but all of us who tried it got a bad diarrhea afterwards.

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Neil R.
5.0 Stars

Magallanes Commercial Center (MCC) was the business section of that area before it was torn down in 2001 to give way to the current Paseo de Magallanes.

From watching 'Voltes V: The Movie' in Magallanes Theater to having Sunday family breakfasts at the first ever Pancake House beside it or going grocery shopping with my mom in South Supermarket on Saturdays: that area was a huge part of my childhood.

One such strip mall in MCC that my family also frequented was Miramar Arcade, the location of the beloved Spanish restaurant Minggoy's. Its appeal spanned generations -- it was a favorite of my parents, grandparents and us kids.

Unfortunately Minggoy passed away but his wife Amalia continued his legacy through this eponymous restaurant. And it is just fitting that it is also found in the same area where the original was located.

Tuesday night's return was for business purposes. And our guests agreed that we order the following:

✅Paella Española
✅Prawns in Garlic
✅Salpicao
✅Calamares

The problem with business meetings is that I have to act professional. That means I have to stop myself from whipping out my phone and taking snapshots of the food as they arrive. But the hardest part of the whole ordeal is keeping my insatiable appetite in check.

A self-confessed "tutong" lover, I couldn't help but stare at the leftover tutong in the paella pan (Note: Amalia's paella always has tutong, and I love them for that). There was also one untouched prawn and several pieces of calamares. But I had to give my guests the opportunity to have them if they wanted to.

I realize that this review has more to do with nostalgia and frustration than with actual food. I had no choice. The amount I ate didn't even satisfy my hunger. But I still ate enough to know that Amalia's still has it going on. Business or pleasure, this is a restaurant worth coming back to time and time again.

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Perry A.
4.0 Stars

Consistently good for numerous years. Great service and very reasonable prices

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