Cazuela Spanish Colonial Cuisine: Superb Dining Experience!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Food is as integral to Spain as its rich history, with each of Spain's regions home to a range of unique cuisines and flavors. It's no wonder that our country, Philippines also got the same love for Food the way they do since we also have the spices they use when it comes to our dishes and most our dishes our inspired by Spanish Cuisine.

One of the latest additions to Manila’s restaurant scene, Cazuela specializes in traditional Spanish Colonial cuisine so guests can enjoy the full Spanish dining experience.  Situated at the heart of Oritgas, Ground floor of Sapphire Bloc, Cazuela is a lovely spot with a great selection of wines, Sangria and amazing food.

Chefs Mon Urbano and Day Salonga had a similar idea for their newly-opened Cazuela restaurant. “We want our diners to experience the flavors of the different countries colonized by Spain. We aim to go beyond traditional Spanish fare and want to showcase dishes created because ofthe Spanish galleon trade,” says Chef Day. 

Cazuela is a clay pot used in cooking, it serves as a vessel for combining ingredients to make sumptuous dishes.

 Once you get inside, you will surely love the interior design of Cazuela. 
The Main feature of wood, black, white and orange adds a chic yet contemporary feel of the restaurant. The ambiance will make you appreciate more the Spanish Colonial Cusine that they offer.
The place is very instagrammable that's why we didn't up pass the opportunity of taking photo ops while inside Cazuela but wait till you try their dishes.

 Enselada Cazuela Php 238.00
Assorted greens, watermelon, candied walnut tossed in Chipotle cranberry dressing
Orange and Crispy Duck with Citrus Vinaigrette Php 256.00
Assorted greens, shredded duck, cashew nuts and kesong puti
Tuna Ceviche
Baby Squid al ajillo Php 235.00
Pan seared Mackerel Php 328.00
Mackerel served on a bed of smashed potatoes
Veal Caldereta Php 708.00
400g Veal Shank simmered in rich tomato sauce served on a bed of potato
Callos Php 389.00
Stewed ox tripe in flavorful tomato sauce served with rice
Costillas Asadas Php 428.00
Grilled spareribs served with Safron Rice
Ox tail Estofado Php 387.00
Stewed skinless angus ox tail in red wine served with rice
Paella Negra Php 365.00
Paella in squid ink and clams
Gambas al ajillo Php 328.00
Fresh shrimps sauteed in roasted garlic infused in olive oil
Churros Con Chocolate Php 160.00
Gypsy Cake Php 160.00
Kesong Puti Cheesecake Php 220.00
Every meal can have an alcoholic accompaniment – coffee and whisky in the morning or after meals, or any combination of beer, wine or cava for morning break, lunch or dinner. Which is why a Sangria is a must-try when you dine at Cazuela. 

Those who are always on the lookout for special deals will appreciate Cazuela’s P799 Wine-All-You-Can promo, which runs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00pm to 12:00 midnight. Sangria lovers should drop by every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:00pm to 12:00 midnight to get 50% off their  2nd pitcher.

All the food that they served that day were not just eye candy but deliciously satisfying. 
The best part is that everything is reasonably proportioned so you can order different varieties and have a taste of everything plus they really offer an affordable menu, fit for your budget while you dine in style. 

My ultimate favorites were Gambas al ajillo since I love shrimps, then there's the mouth watering Costillas Asadas and Veel Caldereta. Every dish is good for sharing but when it comes to dessert, I don't think I want to share it with anyone because I want the whole order for myself especially their Kesong Puti Cheesecake, I super love the velvety base up to its solid tasty crust. The distinct of kesong puti and meringue on 
top is just perfect.

Cazuela definitely knows how a Spanish Colonial Cuisine should be, putting together flavors everybody loves and presenting them in a way that will make your moth water beyond your control and will make you visit more than occasionally. It's a good stop for those who work around the area or for those who lives near the area as well.

Thank you so much Cazuela for having us! Till my next visit! 

Cazuela is managed and operated by Cazuela JV Corp which includes Atty. Gener Sansaet, Marissa Ebdane, and John and Ces Manalo. All the recipes were conceptualized and developed by executive Chefs Mon Urbao and Day Salonga with the assistance of sous chefs Andre Espiritu and Cristina So.

Cazuela is open from 11:00 am to 12:00 midnight from Mondays to Wednesdays and at 11:00 am to 2:00 am from Thursdays to Saturdays. But operating hours is scheduled to begin earlier (at 10:00am) in a few weeks. 

The restaurant is located at G/F The Sapphire Bloc, Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.For inquiries and reservations, you may call (02) 590 5460 or (0995) 5510424.

Online, you may reach Cazuela through Facebook at and Instagram @cazuelamanila

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