Dulcinea

2/F Glorietta 4, East Drive, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Dulcinea
3.7
3.5 Stars

41 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 12
  • 4 stars 13
  • 3 stars 11
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 2
  • 44 Reviews
  • 37 Recommend
  • 41 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6327527110

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash

Price Range

₱170 - ₱760

Most Recent Reviews

Raymond P.
5.0 Stars

Looking for a place to eat but not avid of a very fancy resto? Dulcinea is a classic 128522 I remember when mom used to mention this as a place for some of her meetings.

Their customer service had been passed on from generation to generation, each with the same simple yet professional delivery of the food we love. I don't have a favorite, but Clarissa P. and my daughter had always loved their churros. 🤔 For the days we've visited this place recently, I usually take the salpicao or pasta.

Clean, quiet and comfy, great food and within my pocket's worth128513 These are some of the things I look for in a place. So far, Dulcinea had always delivered. 128076

This place is always good for the family too [IMHO].

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Eric N.
4.0 Stars

The history of the cream puff is unclear since there are many myths as to the creation and the origin of this delightful treat.

There is a legend that it began with the cook of Catherine de'Medicini's chef, Popelini, in 1540.

But this myth is highly unlikely since long before Catherine de Medici's cook set foot on French soil, cooks during the 13th century in France and southern Germany had created puff pastries filled with rich cheese mixtures. Pastry dough was cooked in a hot oven until it puffed, sliced open and inserted with cheese.

The mystery deepens thanks to the many terms used to describe puffed pastry.

While the basic four ingredient recipe remains the same (flour, water, fat, and eggs), how the ingredients are prepared and baked resulted to many names - choux, puff, profiterole, and buns. But by the 17th century, the pastry recipe was commonly referred to as a choux or cabbage recipe, because of the buns’ resemblance to cabbages.

In the 19th century, each type of puff pastry took on a distinctive meaning and characteristic and the dessert known and loved as the cream puff became known in pastry circles as the profiterole.

But whatever they may be called, I don’t think anyone can resist the light and puffy pastry filled with custard, and topped with caramel glaze. Agree?

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars

My husband lets me go dessert crazy sometimes and I order to my heart's content. This one time that we were in Dulcinea, after fetching our daughter in school, I ordered three desserts all for myself.

Of course their Churros con Chocolate was the first order of business. Warm and soft, dipped into the equally warm, thick and decadent chocolate dip - ahhh I'm in dessert heaven! Then I tried two other pastries from their display --

Sansrival - quite a big slice, alternating layers of meringue and buttercream, dusted with powdered sugar and covered with cashew nuts. I'd say that it was just okay. I think there was more butter than cream in the filling. It was served chilled and the butter stood out so boldly that it was as if I was eating dairy creme with sugar. Urgh...sayang sa calories I swear.

Napoleon - I haven't really tried this pastry until that day. Layers of thin puff pastry delicately stacked and layered with this light and sweet cream, finished off with powdered sugar on top. It was light and crunchy and good. I liked that it wasn't too sweet.

Hubby also got a Sylvana for himself and I got to try it. It was okay. Same buttercream used as that of the Sansrival. Not something that I would buy again.

Also ordered Pesto Pasta and liked it. The pesto sauce was made from fresh basil. It had just the right garlic kick and had generous serving of pine nuts. Not the best pesto, but it's pretty good.

So I guess I'll try to shy away from their pastries next time and go for their cakes, maybe? We'll see.

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars

Went to Dulcinea today for a quick snack since I'm craving for some Churros and there's no La Lola in the area. I got their Chorizo Pasta, Leche Flan and Mango Shake for my daughter and Churros Con Chocolate for us to share.

The Chorizo pasta was good though not spectacular. It came with two soggy and soft garlic bread. There was generous serving of chorizo crumbles in an oil based pasta. I needed to ask for cheese to make it taste better.

The Leche Flan was okay. I would say that you can skip this. Served in a small aluminum container, it looked pale and my daughter thought it was mashed potato! Lol What can I say, it didn't taste bad at all but that ain't leche flan! It's more like pudding.

Then the Churros! Served beautifully in a white round plate, these lovelies are love month ready! Each one was carefully shaped into a heart! They were warm and crunchy but soft inside. The chocolate dip was OH SO GOOD! Believe me, I haven't been to Dulcinea in years because I didn't like their runny chocolate dip the first time ever that I tried it but this time, they changed it I guess! It was thick and chocolatey and had that Chocolate Batirol goodness in it. Best part - it wasn't too sweet! Gosh, this is THE BEST IN TOWN! I finished almost all in no time since the daughter only wanted one piece and was quite happy with her leche flan 128518

Still giving this 1108811088110881108811088️ because of the Churros! I'll definitely go back again and again!

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Nora A.
5.0 Stars

Just love having my curros n chocolate...

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars

One of the "desserts" I really like and enjoy is Churros. Light and crispy with thick and rich chocolate dip. Ahhh, just by imagining it, I feel hungry already!!! 1285171285139786️ But sadly, I didn't enjoyed the churros here. They're not like how I remember them when I first tasted churros here rin. The churros was crispy but was too light? Parang may kulang eh. And the chocolate dip was not as rich and thick. Uhm, parang malabnaw. 128531

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Michelle M.
3.0 Stars

The last time I went to Makati I kicked myself in the bum for forgetting to visit Dulcinea and get my Churros con Chocolate. Not this time!! Made absolutely sure to swing by before heading home. Kuya and I decided to share a serving of Churros con Chocolate. While mom ordered Leche Flan. My first mistake was agreeing to share with Kuya, haha! While there are 5 pieces or churros and a good amount of chocolate, I could have seriously inhaled all those on my own. Sorry Kuya. Mom decided on the Leche Flan...yup, that was mistake number two. It was sad. Sad. Sad. Sad. I mean, would it have killed them to add a mint leaf or something to make it look somewhat appealing?! The serving size is SO ridiculously small that mom and I busted up laughing as soon as it was served 128514!! It was nothing special...I've tasted better. Now you're probably thinking, "you still had a bite of Mammabear's itty-bitty flan"?? I know. But I did it for y'all, Looloo peeps. I'm just a giver like that 128514...

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Czai V.
4.0 Stars

Churros con Chocolate at Dulcinea is the bomb! but be sure to eat it while its hot! yummy!

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Rodney O.
3.0 Stars

The classic recipes. The tastes you are familiar with. When you dine at Dulcinea that is what you will get. The garlic rice the oily salpicao, the Caesar salad with bacon croutons the callos that you used to eat before tastes palettes became so complicated with all the east meet west, moderne culinary evolution. The place looks sad though. But nonetheless, good place to dine.

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Abbey A.
4.0 Stars

Killing time in Glorietta is best done with Dulcinea churros! Hehe I will always come back to this. 10084

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Clifford K.
2.0 Stars

Had the lengua estofada. It was kinda bland for what I've come to expect for P475.

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Lia B.
5.0 Stars

I keep going back for their gambas and salpicao.. Also like their lengua and pollo ala king.

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Ruth S.
5.0 Stars

CHURROS. 10084

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Teresa M.
4.0 Stars

• place looks better since the renovation
• best 4 seasons shake (no picture)
• pescado con sarsa verde (see picture) was delicious! The fish kinda melts in the mouth, but the shrimps were a little too chewy. This is served with rice by the way.
Visit dulcinea whenever you're up for that Spanish fling! Buen Provecho!

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Anna C.
4.0 Stars

i really like their churros here! it tastes authentic, especially the chocolate dip, and the churros itself doesnt taste like oil (like other cheap churros stand). but the reviews of many people are right, the staffs here are not very friendly. you might want to choose another branch if you want to eat your churros from dulcinea.

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Suzette C.
3.0 Stars

I arrived the mall too early so I wanted to sit somewhere and drink coffee before our big lunch. I couldn't decide and ended up here.

Originally i was only gonna order the brewed coffee, but saw that they gad churros, so i ordered one too. The coffee was just yes, coffee. Nothing really special, but it's enough to satisfy me and make me say that "I had coffee today". The churros were also the usual churros, crunchy, but I was not too happy with the chocolate that comes with it. For me, chocolate that comes with these things should only be two kinds: either rich and pure dark chocolate or creamy milk chocolate. In this case, the chocolate is to watery(malabnaw) and doesent taste too chocolatey:(

But still, ate it all, wouldn't want my 110 pesos go to waste:(

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Sinful B.
5.0 Stars

Whats up Dulcinea! Its been a while! Classic BEEHIVE! Ugh! Chocolate covered marshmallow! Its like choco mallows from Fibisco but taller, bigger & with a chocolate cupcake underneath this beauty! A truly classic childhood goodies! 128029127851127856

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Ricci Pilar S.
1.0 Stars

Very rude server named Charlie, when we simply asked for a clean plate. Was there earlier today for a late lunch. Probably won't go back to this Dulcinea branch. 128078

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Aira M.
5.0 Stars

i can stay here as long as i want just because of the churros (110 php).. Super love it!

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Rael Q.
5.0 Stars

CHURROS!!

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