Cebu Spanish Cuisine
Cebu Spanish cuisine is very notable in Filipino dishes. Wide acceptance of Spanish flavors is very true in the sense that climate and geography are somehow common between the two cultures.
Basically, both countries are heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters surrounding them.
Belonging to a Mediterranean diet, Spanish cuisine is not only very palatable but also considered to have truly health benefits…
Most of these restaurants are located at the heart of Cebu or Mactan cities.
Now, let us randomly introduce you to some popular Spanish restaurants…
Hola Espana offers one of the excellent and original tastes of Spain’s recipes. It is a deli-restaurant that offers visitors authentic Spanish food, such as hams, sausages (like Salchichas de Zaratan), turrones, and much more; Spanish wines, Sangria and beers, cheese (Cheese of Serrada or Burgos’s Fresh Cheese), olives…
Of course you can have the famous…
• Paella Valenciana
• Chicken al Horno
• Cochinillo Asado (roast suckling pig), and more…
Gambas Al Ajilo is just one of their most-loved dishes by visitors. It is basically a stir-fried shrimps with garlic menu, among other ingredients.
Aside from seafood, you can also find more meaty menu in this restaurant since meat is also popular in Cebu Spanish cuisine, including sheep, lamb, pork, and beef. For example, you can order a 100 grams or more of uncured ham which is best eaten with some wine and cheese.
You can enjoy their 50% discount price on all local beers during Happy Hours: 3:00PM to 6:00PM, 9:00 to 12:00PM.
Now, try this restaurant which can be located in two places…
Telephone: +63.32.345-5175 (TF); +63.32.340-6493 | +63.32.340-6149
Address: Paseo Saturnino Maria Luisa Road, Banilad Cebu City
Telephone: +63.32.340-5381 | +63.32.340-5119
Address: Max Center across Shangri-La Hotel at Punta Engano, Cabesa Tacio, Lapu-Lapu City.
Cochinillo Asado (roasted suckling pig). Most probably, one of the obvious influences from this dish in Filipino culinary is the lechon - a much bigger roasted pig which is a must delicacy in every important event in this culture.
Or, we can also argue that lechon is an original Filipino dish although other cultures do barbecue whole pig and other animals, especially for banquets and other huge gatherings.
(N.B. You should know that Cebu is one of the best and famous lechon experts in the country.)
Of course, there are more Spanish restaurants available on this island…
Ipar’s Restaurante y Bar de Tapas
this is a truly Spanish looking place where you can eat authentic and
delicious Spanish cuisine. This restaurant emphasizes that they prepare
their dishes only with Spanish olive oil and extra virgin olive oils.
Before you begin your dinner, you can have their Tapas as appetizers…
Some examples of their tasty food menu include…
Since this is also a bar, you can spend more time enjoying their special beverages and alcohol such as…
Well, they all sound really delicious and satisfying. You can find Ipar’s through the following…
Address: 157 F. Ramos Street, Cebu City, Philippines, 6000
Telephone: +63 32 410•7727, 255•4727 | +63 917 626•6662
Additional Spanish restaurants are also available if you want to look for more…
Viva Cafe-Bar Tapas
Meat dish and toppings
There you are. You may visit those places and call them ahead to set your table and prepare you most preferred menu from among the Cebu Spanish cuisine or restaurants.
If you are searching for more various origins of Cebu restaurants, you may click the link:
Cebu Restaurants. The linked page includes all international as well as Filipinos restaurants available in Cebu City. And, if you are particularly a vegetarian or vegan eater, you may visit the link: Cebu Vegetarian Restaurants.
Enjoy your dinner and drinks. Salud!