Galli Village Cafe

G/F YMCA Hotel, 7 Sacred Heart St., San Antonio Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Galli Village Cafe
3.9
4.0 Stars

13 Reviewers

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  • 18 Reviews
  • 24 Recommend
  • 13 Reviewers
Category:
International
Business Hours
Open: 7:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6328996379

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 9:00p
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 9:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Reann G.
4.0 Stars

The Lengua Con Setas (P 240) from Galli Village is a must try!!!!!!

THIS IS MY FAVORITE AND HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT. #allcapsparaintense I cannot anymore stress how much I loved this dish. The sauce had the buttery, mushroomy taste that I expected out of the dish and it went perfectly with the perfectly cooked lengua. It was indeed a party for my taste buds!!! If I were to rate this dish alone, I'd probably give it a 4/5!!! Really so good but I think the amount of sauce is a bit kulang or tipid. It might be a whole lot better if they add a generous amount of sauce to the dish para "sauce palang ulam na". I would really order this again when I go back!!!! I might get 2 orders... For... Myself!!! Bwahahaha

There are still other interesting dishes to try in this place. You can read my insights about it here: http://rgdiscoverstheworld.weebly.com/blog/galli-village-cafe-my-kind-of-village

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Katrina D.
3.0 Stars

galli village café is a cozy little restaurant in san antonio village offering lovely filipino-spanish dishes at affordable prices.

being so near the makati CBD but apart from all its commotion, it is a go-to place for meetings (or other) over good food. with the sacred heart church just across the street, the cafe has been a happy accomplice in events such as the celebration of baby baptisms. it has also housed at least three successful marriage proposals.

on its walls are mugs from bali, prints from london, wooden faces from davao, a map of israel, paintings from italy, photographs from all over, and other mementos from christine and her husband’s expeditions here and abroad. travel books and magazines line the windowsills.

on its table on the evening i went were some of their bestsellers:

tuna salpicao (p230)
tuna chunks to be too salty, but the tomato-infused sauce was very nice.

callos ala madrilena (p230)
their callos had a pleasant hint of spice, but was not hot in the mouth. it was good, and i liked the texture of the chickpeas (they were soft instead of the usual plasticky).

arroz a la cubana (p170)
i thought the ground meat was a bit too salty, but that was only because i tried it on its own. when i combined the different bits of the arroz a la cubana, the result was this delightful blend of sweet and salty with multiple textures in the mouth, making this dish one of my favorites from the evening.

shrimp gambas (p230)
i can’t describe the sauce except that it so very perfectly brings out the shrimpiness of the shrimp, and was not one bit guilty of overpowering the main ingredient! the gambas (my other favorite dish) was spicy, but just rightly so.

paella marinara (p345 for 2-3 persons)
Their paella takes around 40 minutes to prepare, but it is well worth the wait. (or you can call ahead so that they can have it ready for you by the time you arrive!) all the ingredients combine so well and make my taste buds feel honored to be in their presence. plus, the rice on the edges of the dish is crispy, but soft and moist in the middle.

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Gerald T.
5.0 Stars

The paella valenciana here is wonderful!!

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ERIKA C.
3.0 Stars

This place has always confused me. When I used to have my own must-try-restaurant list, I would put in all the details of the restaurant, from the contact details to the bestselling dishes, so whenever I need some restaurant ideas, I could easily look at it without the need of having internet connection. One of the restaurants on my list was Galli Village Café, which was said to be located somewhere in Makati.

Then one day when my mom and I were talking about it, she said that it’s not located in that busy district rather somewhere near Katipunan and I would debate that it is situated in Makati.

So when Aldous invited me to join him and a few other bloggers, my question was finally answered. Galli Village Café has two branches already; one in Makati, the main branch and in Quezon City, which is their new baby.

More often than not, people would display the souvenirs they got when travelling so it was a first for me to see the owners’ souvenirs in their restaurant. I’m glad Ms. Christine was there to entertain us throughout the night giving us trivia about each piece of art. Not only was I very interested but I was also amazed by how good her memory was!

In accordance to the wall pieces are magazines they got in airlines as they travel around the globe. 

Arroz a la Cubana (P170)
A few years ago, our cook at home used to serve this particular dish and I never really knew what the name of the dish was. She would serve it by putting all the ground beef at the middle of the plate while putting 2-3 pieces of sunny side-up eggs on top and surrounding them with bananas. I remember myself eating all of the bananas and an egg except the ground beef lol eventually, I learned how to eat the entire dish and turns out, I loved it! So when this particular dish was served on our table, it didn’t look as delightful but it reminded me of that home-cooked dish I had. I am very particular when it comes to sunny side-up eggs since I prefer the malasado one and I’m glad that they served it just how I liked it! :)

Fish Salpicao (P230)
The fish wasn’t as dry and it was relatively new to me since it was my first time to try a salpicao that wasn’t beef, was a bit spicy and was tomato-based. Something out of the ordinary yet I still prefer the traditional salpicao shown below.

Beef Salpicao (P230)
Of course, this has been the crowd’s favorite when eating in Spanish restaurants. It may seem really unappealing and it even looks dry but the beef wasn’t as tough as I thought. Though I must say, this isn’t the best beef salpicao in town.

Paella Valenciana (good for 4-5 persons; P580)
Well, this wouldn’t be a Spanish restaurant if it didn’t have paella. I love the abundance of this dish and the texture of the rice. It was good but because I was able to try Calderon’s paella already, my heart still belongs to the latter. For affordable paella, maybe this would do!

Pollo al Ajillo (P170)
The chicken was tender, smothered with garlic sauce and spiced up with some jalapeño. This dish turned out quite well!

Callos ala Madrilena (P230)
This favorite Spanish dish of mine never fails!

Coffee Jelly (P40)
What do we often see in Spanish restaurants? Churros, of course! However, Galli hasn’t added this dessert in their menu yet but they will… soon! I wasn’t able to get my own dessert but I was able to try it from one of the bloggers. Sadly, it wasn’t as great. The coffee jelly was not as smooth and as soft as I hoped it to be. Plus, it was a huge turn of events after all the Spanish delicacies we had.

What I like about Galli Village Café is how customers can dress down and wear whatever they want to wear since the place looks like a home than a restaurant. What sets this restaurant apart from the others is the affordability of the dishes and how it can be a go-to Spanish restaurant. I am not lying that there are some Spanish restaurant that are better than Galli Village Café but what I like about this place is how effortlessly easy for them it is to cook the dishes and, even without that grand presentation, still taste pretty good. Not the best, but pretty good :)

www.erikacantor.net

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Lettuce A.
5.0 Stars

Lettuce Says,

I had a strong craving for a good homemade tapa just tonight and instantly remembered the soft beef strands of Angus Beef Tapa of Galli Village Cafe. John and I ate at a nearby restaurant with Beef Tapa but the craving just intensified! I can still vividly recall the first time it was served to us, it looked like a simple dish as it is, but once you tasted the beef, you'll request as John did, and for what? For extra rice! No need for vinegar or calamansi with soy sauce, yes, it was that good! It was like a tapa version of Yoshinoya's Beef Gyudon. Pair this with a runny sunny side up egg with a cup of coffee and sparkling lemonade and I can definitely enjoy it any time of the day.

Lettuce and John of My Empty Plates

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Michelle S.
4.0 Stars

We tried their Beef Salpicao, and we were not disappointed. It was full of flavor, and we enjoyed it to the last bite. Ceasar Salad was okay. We'll go back to try other house specialties. :)

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Blesilda B.
3.0 Stars

Try the paella. The best!

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The Food Scout N.
3.0 Stars

Specialty of Galli Village Cafe that captured every person I dined with. The softness and tenderness of the tongue made it easier for me to chew and slice. It's very creamy that I felt the rich buttery flavor right through my throat. Another must-order although you have to be prepared with your serving size expectations. The serving size is just enough for 1.

Most of the dishes are good for 1 person only, excluding the paella of course. The serving size is only good for sharing if you're on a diet. Just please don't expect big servings.

I recommend Galli Village Cafe if you are on your search for quiet and hidden restaurants in Makati that serves decent Spanish food. FYI, this restaurant is away from the busy tall buildings of Makati.

To read more about it, check out www.thefoodscout.net

Pray, Eat and Love.

Cheers,
The Food Scout
www.thefoodscout.net

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Ian C.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Tricia M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Fay D.
3.0 Stars

I've yet to try their paella. I ordered their Angus tapa and it was just that. Nothing spectacular.

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Christine A.
5.0 Stars

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Christine A.
5.0 Stars

Perfect food for gloomy rainy weather! Feel good food - albondigas soup and leche flan! 128077128076127858127860

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Christine A.
5.0 Stars

Relaxing unpretentious place! :)

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Christine A.
5.0 Stars

Cozy al fresco! 127796127799127811127802127806

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Christine A.
5.0 Stars

The most cozy and quiet place to relax and unwind in the very busy area of Makati!!! :) Ideal for romantic dates for couple! :)

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Christine A.
5.0 Stars

Home of the BEST PAELLA! and the Restaurant is very cozy with unique rustic character - best place to unwind and relax while enjoying great food at affordable price - talking about value for money! :)

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Baker's Dozen P.
5.0 Stars

Try Galli's Paella you cant resist!!! 128077128076

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