Barcino

2/F City Golf Plaza, Julia Vargas Ave., City Golf Plaza, Pasig, Metro Manila

Barcino
4.1
4.0 Stars

19 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 5
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
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Category:
Wine Bar
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 2:00a
Phone
+6326362963

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:00a
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00a
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:00a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:00a

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot

Most Recent Reviews

Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
2

I'm not really a wine person but for a few of my friends' despedida, they decided to have drinks at Barcino. It wasn't really my first time to drink wine, but it was quite challenging and interesting.

Challenging because I had no clue what the difference of dry wine to others... I am clueless 128514 So I let them decide.

Interesting because the 6 of us shared 3 different bottles of wine and they all had their distinct taste and flavor. I need to be educated!! 128565

The service here is really great. They really give you great recommendations and if you don't like the bottle of wine they recommended, it won't be charged to you! They'll be the ones paying for it. 128561

I was eyeing the jambalaya from the table beside us but since we already had dinner at Frankie's before dropping by, we only had the cheese platter, some bread with tomatoes and olive oil and towards the end, I was craving for something hot, so we ordered a soup. 128514 Their menu items were in Spanish names so I forgot what it was called but it was the garlicky soup with cured meat. 128514 I REALLY LIKED IT!! 128525

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Amabel Kay L.
5.0 Stars

So far the best Paella Negra in town. It is best paired with their chorizo, and of course, wine! An order is already good for 3 persons.

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Rey T.
5.0 Stars

Gulas al Ajillo. That's baby eel sauteed in garlic, chillies and olive oil. This is my favorite dish here in Barcino. If you are famished order a paella-i like the paella de gallina y cerdo. Order a bottle of tempranillo. If you get confused by the enormous number of wine available ask the waiting staff. They are very helpful.

My only complaint is that they removed from the menu Costilla de Adan which is prok rib cooked a la humba. Great to pair with red wine.

I also like the Julia Vargas branch because it has character. I was told once that this resto started a a wine importing endeavor abd as the owners hold wine tasting sessions with some food it developed into an amazing place.

You will also love the Spanish names of the waiting staff--Thalia, Rodrigo, Jose--straight of out Latin telenovelas. This place is great for after work unwinding.

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Tei A.
4.0 Stars

It's the end of the first day of work this 2015 and we planned to just chill. Already had our dinner at Tom Sawyer's so we just had a bottle of wine and Chistorra. The chistorra was really good, so addicting, can't stop munching. 128521

It cozy and had a pleasant ambience. Seated inside their non-smoking area.

Good place to unwind & chill after work.

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Zinia A.
4.0 Stars

Been here after a loong time. I thought this branch is already closed :) but anyway, still very reliable for casual wine get together. And they extended the tables outside so it can accommodate more diners.

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Brian M.
1.0 Stars

0/10 would not eat here again. It's expensive and the food sucks. All of it. ESPECIALLY the bread and that atrocious tomato spread. I guess the place specializes in wines because you have to be drunk to stand the food.

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JP G.
4.0 Stars

After pigging out in Hai Chix, we decided we still wanted wine. But the wine there was a little pricey so we moved to Barcino in City Golf and had another bottle and got some cheese (glorious cheese omg).

Barcino is still my reliable wine stop for chill alcoholic sessions. 128077

#yolo #chubbyperohappy #instagutom

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JP G.
4.0 Stars

An office mate and I wanted to unwind and didn't want to go home yet so We both ended up in Barcino for an impromptu wine and cheese night. 127863127863

We got the barsao Spanish white wine. It was a little Puckery for the first 2 sips then it becomes smooth and light after... I think masarap because we ended up drinking 1 wine bottle each 128561128517

We paired it with manchego cheese and imbreto (I hope I spelled that correctly) which both paired well with the wine because they were a little savory and salty - perfect for the white wine's profile and texture. 128523

Cheers to more spontaneous ranting and unwinding sessions. 128077128077128077

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Anna S.
4.0 Stars

I wonder if they removed the Fideuà from the menu or if only Barcino BGC offers the dish.

Anyway last night we got the cheese and chorizo platter instead, and it was good. The real reason why I'm writing this post is because I was so happy with the waiter's wine recommendation. It was Solluna Prioritat 2008.

The staff was really accommodating and pleasant (been to Barcino Rockwell recently and the waitresses there weren't as attentive). Quite pleased with this visit.

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Jc R.
5.0 Stars

If you're tired of the usual local brew / sugary cocktails by the pitcher and looking for a nice place to drink and unwind then Barcino is the place.

They take pride on their theme of being a wine bar / tavern. They commit to this by offering authentic tapas as well as spanish dishes.

For the best experience consult their knowledgeable staff about which wine would best go with the items you want to dine on or what taste (fruity, sweet, bold, etc.) are you in the mood for.

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Face M.
4.0 Stars

For their wide selection of wines...
For their delicious cheeses and jamon...

¡Salud!

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Rio Fiona B.
4.0 Stars

The place was nice and cozy, and not at all intimidating. It's perfect for friends catching up or if you just want to have a pretentious night out with crazy friends (like us). 128540
Food was good and the wine selection was wide enough. It's a little bit on the expensive side, though (especially for students like us.hehe). What I didn't like about this place is the lack of the service people's knowledge of their products and their lack of PR with customers...sooo minus one star for that. ;)

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Cat d.
5.0 Stars

You can never go wrong with Barcino. Good food, a good selection of wine... That's pretty much all you need for a great night with friends.

Our usuals include: a crisp Valformosa Claudia to start the night, followed by our favorite tapas which include croquettas, chorizos and manchego, followed by a tasty Paella Negra paired with our favorite, an Altozano Tempranillo. Our hearty Spanish meal is nicely ended with a rich Churros con chocolate. Yum!

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Amabel Anne A.
4.0 Stars

Squid Paella is a must try. Their interesting interior and dim lights make this a perfect place for a date that's more fun and informal.

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Ali D.
4.0 Stars

Best tapas in town. They offer a good wine selection too. The place was a little too dark though.

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Rox P.
5.0 Stars

Enjoy a few bottles of the Claudia or the Vallformosa with friends - perfect whites for tropical climes and keeping the tab in check. Round it up with the Gourmet Tapas plate which packs all the favorites including a nice and tangy potato salad.

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Peach L.
4.0 Stars

The Conde de Siruela was a perfect choice to start off a fun night. 128076128522

It was smooth, silky, and although fruity, was not too sweet... Just perfect for my taste. 128522

We headed off to Barcino City Golf for a scheduled wine night with good friends and we chose that branch because we're supposed to go to a birthday booze night at Xavierville after. Yeah, *hik*.

I ordered the wine starter which was quite soothing in my mouth, then they gave us a complimentary bread and oil with something, then I ordered Quezo Manchego to go with my wine and my partner ordered her favorite Gambas Al Ajillo. As our friends started coming in, we added other orders: the drinker's staple pulutan -- Beef Salpicao, and then we also had the Chorizo and Cheese platter, then that sinful, vein-popping Shrimp hugged by bacon (forgot the exact name, photo on top128513), and seafood paella, then some other orders which I forgot because I was starting to get woozy 128517

I must admit, Barcino's salpicao is at par if not better than Cav's. The meat was sliced generously, and even if it was a bit thicker than the usual salpicao, it was still very very tender although of course that was expected because we ordered the tenderloin (their dish had three choices of meat). And unlike other salpicao's I've tasted, this one was well-marinated and flavourful even on the inside plus It was well-complemented by the garlic. I love garlic 128525

The Gambas al ajillo was also good, i loved the taste of the sauce although it didn't seep in quite well inside the shrimp which I understand because if you cook it longer than how they did it, the shrimp will get tough. 128170

The seafood paella I didn't give much attention to because aside from me already a bit drunk, I was on a diet. So. 128513

Despite of the fiesta infront of me, I focused my mouth's strength in my manchego because cheese is my numero uno choice to go with my wine -- whenever, wherever. 128522

I would've given this a 5127775 but the dimly-lit interior wasn't too much of a good impression for me. For all I know it was one of the reasons why I got drunk faster than usual 128540. I still prefer Cav's ambiance.

But for times that you'd like to go on a wine binge and you just want a laid-back atmosphere or you want to catch-up with your old friends, go to Barcino. Their place is a bit on the rustic, homey side... Maybe that's why you couldn't help but drink because you'll think you're just inside your home 128513128523

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Apa A.
4.0 Stars

Great ambiance. Good Spanish by Metro Manila standards. Make sure to try the Huevos Estrellados con Jamón.

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Erwin S.
3.0 Stars

It's a really nice place to wine and dine with friends especially if you have some catching up to do. Gotta love their Paella Negra!

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Jeanne D.
4.0 Stars

Perfect for catching up with friends... Quiet and cozy place. Affordable wine and food.

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