Barcino

G/F Greenbelt 2, Paseo de Roxas St. cor. Esperanza St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Barcino
4.3
4.5 Stars

49 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 24
  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 8
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 53 Reviews
  • 23 Recommend
  • 49 Reviewers
Category:
Wine Bar
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 9:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot

Most Recent Reviews

Petim M.
3.0 Stars
4

Went straight here after a client meeting to chill and have a light dinner over wine. Food is so-so, far from tasty or something deliciously unforgettable.

We were seated outside, so it was hot and humid. Honestly hope there's a big fan for those sitting outside.

Will I return here? Well, yes maybe.

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars
10

Known for their wide selection of wine, this wine resto bar offers more than just that. Yes, they have lots of wine pairings but something must be said of their amazing food. There, I said it. The food here is amazing. And at a lunch hour, my friend and I truly had happy tummies.

Their Sangria, by far, is their most photographed drink. It really is big. One could hold it up in front of their face, and completely hide from it. As for the taste, right balance of sweetness and punch. This will not hit you instantly but it will keep you happy. 128521

Ah…paella 128512 Just look at that lovely mix of seafood, meat and vegetables on their Paella Mixta con Jamon Serrano. We could have had just this. It had the ample amount of meat that could instantly fill one’s hungry belly up. The texture of the rice was gearing towards the soft side which is more appealing to the Filipino tongue. And definitely, this is good for sharing. We were only two that time, and we never got to finish this. Too bad…it really was good but we were already full!

Sitting atop caramelized onions, their Chipirones Encebollados dish wasn’t that bad. I wasn’t fond of the onions. It had this aftertaste on my mouth that I couldn’t pinpoint. But the squid was very good. It was grilled well.

Served with garlic mayo sauce, their Croquetas de Chorizo were rightly chorizo-filled. I liked how its taste wasn’t cloying and good on its own.

I loved how lightly toasted this bread was! It was served warm with some olive oil, tomato mix and salt. I preferred mine with just the oil as I liked the simplicity of its flavor on the bread.

And the prawns on their Gambas Al Ajillo were huge! At first glance, one wouldn’t think that this is spicy. But once you slowly munch on it, the spicy garlic olive oil will slowly creep its way in. It was the right level of spiciness that went well with the natural sweetness of the prawn.

Such bounty of food for lunch! Considering we were heading for work after this, I got a little heavy-eyed but not from the Sangria okay. 128539 It’s from all those amazing dishes we had that I believe was close to authentic. Every dish was exquisitely prepared for. Service was top-notch too. In terms of price, not that friendly on the wallet. But if you want to spend a good time with your friends or impress a date, this is definitely the place to be. 128521

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars

I always seem to end up in Barcino for post dinner drinks and never actually dinner WITH drinks. 128531 I've been wanting to try their paella but since I already had dinner before dropping by Barcino, we opted for a platter of cured meat and cheese with a bottle of red wine.

I'm not a good judge of wine so we normally end up asking the servers for a good recommendation and go with what they suggest is good based on what kind of taste we like. Anyone know of a wine tasting/pairing event I can attend to learn more about wine? Hahaha! 128514

Most of the wine in Barcino are Spanish wine and it's a bit hard to go through the whole menu because there's tons to choose from and there's so many descriptions that you'll end up getting lost. 128517

Overall, we were happy with what the server gave us. I forgot what it was called 128514 And the salty treats that she suggested was also a winner for me. I 128525 cured meat hahahaha! And the salty sausage went well with the red wine. 128076🏼

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Reann G.
3.0 Stars
4

I like Barcino because of the ambience and the good variety of wines they could offer - from cheap to really expensive good wines, they have it.

What I don't like about the place is their overpriced food. Well the sausage platter is okay and it is what I loved the most. But the Paella Negra and Cheese Platter is just a big no for me.

The cheese tasted as if it came from our Grandma's closet - I mean I cannot even find the right words to describe how it tasted, all I know is it is that bad and we had no choice but finish it because it is P800!!!!! I'll just make my own cheese platter at home, cheaper at mas fresh for sure.

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Chrisalyn T.
4.0 Stars

I’m very fond of paella, because i know it’s not that easy to make. Even though, we were once colonized by Spain, it’s quite rare for me to find a restaurant that serves really good paella.

Anyway, I was in the area and was craving for Spanish food, so my date and i decided to grab a bite here instead.

Under TAPAS, We ordered JAMON NICO (Php 200+), which can’t be found on the menu, it is freshly sliced cured pig leg. So what is “jamon”? Well, it translates to “ham” in English. As for “nico”? well, i don’t know why it is called Jamon Nico. haha It probably is called that because it was first made by someone named Nico or maybe there is another reason behind it. I’m just guessing. But for those who aren’t familiar with how Spanish Hams are usually made, well most goes through a curing process - (a.) meat covered in generous amount of salt (b.) washing of the ham with lukewarm water to remove salt crystals (c.) resting period, when hams are kept in cold room temperature for a month or 2, which removes water from the ham and thus making the meat denser in weight and remaining salt penetrates through the meat. (d.) Drying and Aging period. The longer hams are kept, the tastier it gets. It is better paired with slices of bread with tomatoes, garlic and a little bit of olive oil and even better with a glass of red wine or a good cold beer. That night, we paired our with breads, tomatoes, olive oil and cheese. The Jamon was delicious, but i’m pretty sure not everyone will appreciate this.

As for the cheese we ordered? well we ordered QUESO MANCHEGO (Php 390), sheep milk cheese from the La Mancha region. I’m not really fond of this cheese, but i’m pretty sure someone out there do appreciate this kind of cheese.

Under ARROCES, I ordered PAELLA NEGRA (Php 525), black squid ink paella rice with squid and aioli and sliced lemon on top. Well, this has always been my favorite Paella. It may leave your mouth and teeth some black stains while you eat it, but it’s worth every bite. Actually, it was my first time to try Barcino’s Paella Negra and it seriously did not disappoint me. I would say, so far this restaurant’s paella negra won top 1 among all the other ones i’ve had at other Spanish restaurants. It was cooked perfectly, moist, it didn’t have burnt rice underneath, seasoning was just right and i love it with the aioli drizzled on top. This one is actually good for 3, and one of you can even get another scoop of it. I would definitely go back for this.

Under PESCADOS, we ordered CHIPIRONES ENCEBOLLADOS (Php 490), which is grilled baby squids on a bed of caramelized onions and potatoes in white wine sauce. This dish looks appetizing to eat, but i think they had too much caramelized onions that over powered the taste of grilled baby squid and smaller than Pic-nik sized potatoes. The squid were cooked just right, but this dish tasted just Okay. Not something, i’d look or crave for though.

Under TRADICIONALES, we ordered CALLOS A LA MADRILEÑA (Php 550), which is Madrid-style soup with chorizo, beef, tripe and chickpeas. Well, it’s one of their chef’s recommended dishes, but i wasn’t quite amazed by this dish. I even think we had more tripe than beef and sausages. Not worth it. It’s just a so so dish.

Overall, I still enjoyed our dinner date that night, all because of their good service and the unforgettable taste of the delicious paella negra.

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Darlene M.
4.0 Stars
4

To continue the birthday celebration of our friend, we headed to Barcino because she requested for a wine night. We ordered a bottle of white. Terrapura Chardonnay. We were seated in the corner booth front of the bar. Place had a good ambiance and music inside wasn't deafening. The wine was good. Fresh, crisp, with hints of orange, Apple, and honey.

Service was good.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

That funny fiasco last Friday made me look for pictures of the tjme when my friends and I used to frequent Barcino...

I've been to the City Golf and Greenbelt branches, but I do prefer the Greenbelt branch... Better parkjng and more choices... This was also during the time when I frequented Makati due to the clubs and bars in the area...128515

So, our barkada really has a tradition of drinking after a particularly difficult exam week... Ok, we went out after each exam week... Ugh, fine! We drank as much and as often as we could, even at each others' apartment and at their sorority houses... Regular days included. There. Medicine is a difficult undertaking!128513 No judgements!

Here is one of the times we celebrated another exam week down, happy to have survived the stress! Our orders usually consist of margaritas, amaretto sour, mojitos or Jack and coke... Margaritas are a particular favorite, as we are obviously an all-girl barkada... Not big on eating a lot of pica-pica... Not too picky about it either...

Wherever we choose to go, it is always a fun night with these women! 128536

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Julienne D.
4.0 Stars

My friend and I were in the mood for some sangria and I've heard that they make good ones here.

Luckily, they have a Happy Hour promo (from 3-6pm) - Sangria is half the price and comes with a free pincho, so yay for us. We got 2 each, one white and one red so we can compare. Hehe

Both are good, but the red one though's sweeter than the white. And you can taste the wine more in the white sangria. So if you're up for the more distinct wine taste then get the white.

The server told us that the red sangria's a favorite though. Maybe because of its subtle wine taste.

We also got the Croquettas Pollo Y Hamon (295) and the Patatas Bravas (225) which basically is fried potatoes with mayonnaise mixture on top.

The Croquettas were really filling, and good! It only has 4pcs in one serving but it's good with the sangria! I normally don't like the dipping on drizzled on top of my fries coz it makes it saggy sometimes but the Patatas was delicious despite of the mayo on it.

I think I've found my new favorite drink - Sangria! Will definitely be back to try their tapas and maybe their paella and coffee liqueur128513

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Pie Mond T.
1.0 Stars

Hi! I don't usually post complaints here.
We experienced mistreatment on our own land by a foreigner chef... 128531
What we want is just a written explanation, why on earth our CARBONARA PASTA have more than 10 pieces of fish scales!!! Sad to say that some of the fish scales been eaten by my brother in law, sister in law and my husband. Do we have photos of it? The staff was too fast to get it all out128542 Did they gave us our request letter? No they didn't (order daw ng HR & OM not to submit any letter to us.)... We waited more than an hour but the rude Foreigner Chef was over the top. They want us to submit a formal complaint to HR & OM. Oh yah! The CHEF gave us a calling card and reiterated to us to submit a formal letter to the email address that he wrote. Later we found out, it's his personal email address. Hay naku!!! Of course I took a video of our conversation at tinabig nya twice ang kamay ko... Since they don't want to explain in written, gusto verbal e di e record ko!!! E kinuha nila lahat ng evidence sa amin eh!!!
*** They didn't charge our bill... Ganun na lang ba yon?!

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Wanderlust M.
5.0 Stars

Paella Negra with Estrella 1906 128076🏻

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Tommy T.
4.0 Stars

Had their tapas gourmet , croquetas de chorizo, ensalada de atun en escabeche, chipirones encebollados, paella negra and a pitcher of sangria... Satisfied dinner

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Sandy B.
4.0 Stars

Perf GNOut! If you're looking for a chill place to bond with your friends, this is the answer! Love this drink but I just do not like the mint added.

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Tristan R.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Isi P.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Sandy V.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Mye D.
5.0 Stars

After dinner, my colleagues & I went here for our nightcap. They had wine & margarita127863127864, while I ordered the Barcino frappe 128540 We also tried their desserts like the lava cake, creme brûlée & churros. We're happy with everything that we ordered. Too bad though that we're still very full from our dinner. Otherwise, we would have ordered some of their savory dishes, too. Maybe next time128522
Barcino is a nice place to hang out with friends. Ambience is cozy--not too formal nor too loud. Service is okay but can still be improved9757️This place offers wide selection of wine. You could also buy some neat ingredients for your pasta & other dishes here128077128522

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Nikki S.
5.0 Stars

sangria and patatas bravas128076

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Grace I.
4.0 Stars

Their paella is so gooood!

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Allan D.
4.0 Stars

Business meeting turned cocktails....

Old friend/classmate of mine invited me for a little discussion to go over their marketing plan.....

After 10mins of biz chitchat we downed 3 bottles of red wine....

Mission accomplished!

This is how business meetings should be done hahahah quick, productive and enjoyable.

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

beronia reserva 2009- good body and easy to drink. compliments tapas and cheese plater. Seafood paella. download the vivino app. best wine app for the year to get vintage ,rating and wine prices etc.

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