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A new hotspot for tapas, sangria, all-you-can-drink wine and more. Click for more photos.
Ground Floor Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center
Tel. No. 757-4791
(SPOT.ph) Cerveseria entices you to linger over good food and booze. The tapas menu is filled with Spanish favorites like croquetas, gambas, salpicao, and chorizo—tasty nibbles meant to be washed with Cerveseria's sweet but strong sangria and mojitos.
"We just really wanted a place where people can hang out and relax," shares Nobu-trained Chef Gilbert Pangilinan, who also helms Kai. He names the Cerveseria Tapas Sampler (P950) and the Huevos Rotos con Tocino (P180), a serving of well-seasoned shoestring potatoes, bacon and eggs, as crowd favorites. If you're in the mood for heavier meals, check the menu for main courses like Salmon al Horno (P580) and Pollo Iberico (P880) but be prepared to wait—these slow-cooked dishes take time to prepare.
If the all-day wine buffet promo (P588)—where you can drink all the wine you want for three hours—doesn't reel you in and make you stay, the swanky yet cozy space designed by owner Ricco Ocampo will. White gothic chandeliers hang over the dimly lit dining room. Tall shelves lined with books divide the main dining area from a more private dining space while colorful ceramic plates and cutlery placed under the glass-topped wooden tables add to the tapas bar's chic decor.
From 10 p.m. onwards on Wednesday and Friday nights, Cerveseria turns into a bar with '80s music provided by DJs David Ardiente (Wednesdays) and Jon Jon Tupaz (Fridays). Another great thing about Cerveseria is that you don't have to wait until after-hours to enjoy "happy hour" deals: Cerverseria offers a "buy one, take one" promo on local beers all day.
Photos by Monica Barretto and courtesy of Cerveseria (Neal Oshima)