Casino Español de Manila

855 TM Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila

Casino Español de Manila
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7 Reviewers

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  • 8 Reviews
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  • 7 Reviewers
Category:
Spanish
Phone
+6325257604

Payment Options

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Most Recent Reviews

Mark L.
4.0 Stars

nice ambience, courteous waiters

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you don't have to be a member to eat here. just flash your credit card

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Maris Hazel C.
5.0 Stars

I loved the place. It has this old refurbished casa feels.
For the food we had paella negra and valenciana. The valenciana was superb. And more tasty than what my aunt who lived in spain cooks for us.
It was my first time to try paella negra and i was hesitant to get some at first because i honestly dont like squids (so i thought i wouldnt like the squid ink too). But after having one spoon of it i found myself in heaven. Hahaha. But seriously it was so great i still cant move on. We ate yesterday but i swear i can still picture myself eating it and its never ending. I wanna have it again. We also had beef salpicao but i wasnt able to appreciate it because of the paella.
We also had their hot chocolate which was very perfect for that rainy morning. It was the best tsokolate eveeeer.

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Mark L.
3.0 Stars

• paella was ok. no tutong. not as good when i had it 10yrs ago. hehe
• lengua was soft but nothing special.
• chicken ala kiev was dry.
• lapulapu with lemon butter sauce was ok too.
• sopa de mariscos was good & very tasty.
• gambas was superb.
• cheese croquettas was ok as well
• beef salpicao was so-so. it was a bit hard.

i found hair inside the bread (with pic). and the other piece of bread had dirt on it.

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Ruth Joy G.
5.0 Stars

I love everything!!!!! a real authentic spansih restaurant! 5stars for the food!!! Everything tasted great!!! I am soooo coming back... With a member hahahaha (for members only restaurant) =)

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Raffy G.
5.0 Stars

Casino Espanol serves the best Paella, gambaas, callos, and lengua. The waiters are also the best.

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Mina L.
5.0 Stars

The lengua, callos and paella were so, so, so delicious! It truly is Manila's best kept secret.

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Chellie P.
4.0 Stars

Great venue for events!

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Edwin I.
5.0 Stars

Authentic Spanish gastronomical heaven the traditional way.

Who would have thought that a good deed would get me a free meal ticket to this exclusive members-only Spanish place historically established for the Insulares and Peninsulares.

A good friend called this afternoon and begged me to accompany her and her balikbayan aunt. Her aunt wanted to visit an old friend who lived in the Ermita area. Since I was free, I agreed. Fortunate for me, the friend that we visited invited us for early dinner at the Casino de Espanol. I was secretly ecstatic!

The place had that old but refurbished feel. It reminded me something of Alba’s meets Illustrado. It was established in 1844 by the Spanish Regime when the Philippines was then one of the colonies of the Spanish Empire. Antique red tiles, a small garden courtyard in the center of the structure, white walls, curved ceiling, old paintings, chandeliers, heavy drapes…typical of the Old Manila charm.

Our host (who insisted that I called her ‘abuela’) did the honor of ordering. Though servings were a bit small, I must say that the food was excellent. Everything that she ordered was perfect. We started with the Spanish Sardines in Olive Oil, Chorizos , and Jamon Iberico. For the main course, Favada Asturiana (Spanish Style Pork and Beans—tender , “sticky” pork thigh chunks with white beans in thick, flavorful broth—cholesterol and flavor delight! ), Beef Salpicao (tender well-marinated beef ..perfect garlic), the Lengua (yum!--yes, I'm a certified Lengua addict) , Bacalao ala Viscayna (the fish was excellent, the tomato broth-so good), and of course…Paella! She ordered the Paella de Marisco (seafood). The paella was done excellently with the slightly burnt rice sticking at the bottom of the paellera --which I gladly scraped and ate (our host , abuela, called it “socarrat”). Dessert was Spanish Bread Pudding (Torrijas ) with Hot Chocolate and Leche Flan.

That Spanish feast really was a treat.

Should I be craving for that kind of cuisinein the near future, it’s a good thing that we have Alba’s an alternative restaurant that is open to everyone.

I’ll be dreaming in Spanish tonight..uno, dos, tres…

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