Recommendation by Lemi
Senor Anastacio de Alba, originating from the Spanish town of Avila, opened Alba Restaurante Español in 1952, and it is today known as the home of traditional Spanish cooking in Manila. For decades, the restaurant has graced Filipino tongues since with their Castilian (locals from Central Spain) cuisine. Known to have the most extensive selection of “paella” (Spanish-style dishes) in Manila, it's always an adventure of flavor in Alba Restaurante Español. Take it easy with a plate of the classic Valenciana or get lost in modern concoctions such as Paella Negra (made with squid ink) or Verde (vegetarian paella). Charming Spanish lamps, decorative plates, and striking murals of Barcelona complete the experience of authentic Spanish dining.