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RAMBLA COCINA MODERNA Salcedo is the second branch of Bistronomia restaurant group’s popular Spanish tapas bar in Rockwell named after the famous street of La Rambla in Barcelona. It’s bigger in terms of space but still exudes the good neighborhood tapas bar vibe.

One of the best Spanish tapas bars in the Salcedo neighborhood area, here’s what we love about Rambla Salcedo…

 

RAMBLA SALCEDO
#129 Unit G12, Tordesillas cor. Bautista Sts., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 2.00 am
Mobile: +63 966 331-1351
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Facebook: RamblaPH
Instagram: @RamblaPH

#RamblaPH

Bistronomia Blog Series:
• Rambla Salcedo Makati: Best Tapas Bar in the Salcedo Neighborhood (2019)
• BCN by Rambla: Charcoal-Grill Barcelona-Inspired Restaurant in Makati! (2018)
• TOMATITO MANILA: How Sexy is this 80’s-inspired Spanish Tapas Bar? (A Review) (2016)
• RAMBLA Rockwell: Spanish Mediterranean Cuisine by Chef Pepe Lopez @RamblaPH (2013)
• LAS FLORES: Modern Spanish Resto by (former) Barcino + Andilana (Spain) Group (2012) 

First Things First

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We loved the high-ceiling romantic ambiance and the dramatic evening glow.

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The best seats in the house are the tables with an artsy backdrop of empty wine bottles directly in front of the wine lounge sala area.

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You can seat at the far end of the resto with floor to ceiling windows and a street scene view of Baustista St. fronting Gino’s and Calderon.

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There’s an exclusive mezzanine area for your private functions for more intimate gatherings.

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Rambla Cocina Moderna Menu: Chef’s Selection | Quesos Y Embutidos | Tapas Frias | Tapas Calientes, Fritos | Huevos, Ensaladas, Paellas Y Pastas | Pescados, Carnes
Dessert Menu:Spanish Desserts 1 | Spanish Desserts 2 | Spanish Desserts 3 |

It maintains 80% of the best selling dishes, with 20% of the menu coming from bestsellers from BCN and Las Flores.

 

Starters

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You can start with slices of Iberian ham from La Prudencia.

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La Coctelera Menu: Especiales, Verano | Otoño, Invierno | Primavera, Gin & Tonic | Non-Alcoholic, Tapas | Bar List | Cerveza Nuevas

Rambla Wine Menu: Red Wine | Wine by the Glass | Sparkling Wine | Rose Wine | White Wine 1 | White Wine 2 | Red Wine 1 | Red Wine 2 | Red Wine 3 | Red Wine 4 | Red Wine 5 | Red Wine 6

They are a thought leader with their exciting cocktail program.

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Sicilian Limonata (₱350). Fresh Lemonade with Almond flavor
Pisco Sour (₱450). Pisco, Lemon, Sweets, Bitters
Mosco Mule Part II (₱450). Vodka Citron, Ginger, Yuzu, Lemonade
5 Days in Rambla (₱395). Rum, Aperol, Raspberry, Pink Grapefruit

Start with the Pisco Sour and, next thing you know, you’re ordering one glass after another.

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Then tickle your taste buds with the spiral chicharones sprayed with vinegar.

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There’s a bread for everyone’s preference.

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L’Equilibrista, Ca N’estruc, Xarel.lo, Catalunya (₱395/glass, ₱1,995/bottle). (vivino 3.8)

I like starting with a nice, crisp white wine to enjoy my tapas.

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Spherical Olives (₱50/pc). Marinated in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pop one of these molecularly famous spherified olives to kick off your appetite.

 

Tapas Frias (Cold)

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Tartar de Atun (₱430 – 4 pcs.). Cones of Tuna Tartar with Wasabi Mayo

This was the most loved tapas during our taste test, a must order during every Rambla visit.

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Anchovies Air Baguettes (₱450 – 4 pcs.)

One long strip of anchovy over air baguettes made famous by Tomatito’s.

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Salmon & Salmon (₱690 – 5 pcs.). Marinated Salmon, Salmon Caviar, Ricotta Cheese & Air Baguettes

A classic combination of marinated salmon topped with roe and a dollop of ricotta.

 

Tapas Calientes (Hot)

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Sopa de Ajos (₱325). Garlic soup with Sous Vide Egg & Ham

We love garlic soup. This one is made rich with the soft-boiled sous vide egg.

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Callos Picantes con Garbanzos (₱520). Spiced Beef Tripe Stew with Chickpeas

The callos is one of the best we’ve tasted. Use the bread to wipe the sauce clean off the pot.

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Gamba Roll (₱795). Green Apple, Celery & Spicy Cream

This is like a shrimp cocktail on a mini-brioche.

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Bikini Sandwich (₱365). Iberian Ham, Mozarella, Truffle Paste

A Spanish version of the club sandwich but much, much better.

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Chistorra & Manchego Cheese (₱375 – 4 pcs.). Ramba’s Mini Pizza

Two of my favorite Spanish pasalubongs topped on a mini-pizza.

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Bocadillo de Butifarra (₱475). Catalan Sausage Sandwich with Lime Alioli & Shiitake Onion

Slices of Butifarra Catalan sausage on a Pan Con Tomate hotdog baguette.

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Montadillo de Solomillo (₱995 – 4 pcs.). Beef Tenderloin, Cepes & Foie Pate, Caramelized Apple

This is the best of them all—a slice of steak with foie gras pate and caramelized apple combination. So good!

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Keltic Club (525). Irish Whisky, Apricot, Bitters, Lemon, Sweets

Tapas are really best with another round of cocktails.

 

Fritos

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Croquetas de Txangurro (495). Crab Croquetas with Salmon Sashimi

Pillowy soft one-bite seafood croquetas. Yum!

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Pineapple & Foie Empanada (₱625). Beef Juice Reduction

Not your usual mini-empanada with pineapple & foie gras.

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Patatas Bravas (295)Potatoes with Alioli & Spicy Sauce

A classic Spanish favorite. Thank you, next.

 

Huevos

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Gulas (₱995). With Garlic Sauce, Iberian Ham & Sous Vide Egg

Oh my Gulas! Ang sarap! Our favorite!

 

Paellas

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Paella de Setas (₱895). Mushroom Paella with Truffle Aioli

We loved Bistronomia’s Spanish Paella with a thin layer of bomba rice absorbing the mushroom sauce.

For the best experience, add 905+ to order this with chunks of Iberian meat!

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Paella Mar Y Montana (₱880). Chicken & Prawns Paella with Romescu Sauce

Order this classic paella mixta of chicken and prawns and the special Spanish romescu sauce made from tomatoes & bell peppers.

Make sure to specify that you want your paella with socarrat if you prefer a nice caramelized crust in the bottom.

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Grilled Tuna Belly (₱795). With Garlic Sauce, Mashed Potato & Piparra

You can order grilled tuna belly to add to your seafood paella.

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BBQ Costillar de Cerdo Iberico (₱1,100). Iberian Pork BBQ Ribs with Sweet Corn

You can’t go wrong with Iberian pork ribs to go with your paella…

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Alava Vineyards Tempranillo 2016 (₱425/glass, ₱1,995/bottle). (vivino 3.8)

…and a glass of Tempranillo to bring back memories of Spain.

 

Desserts

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Tarta de Calamansi (215). Calamansi Meringue Pie

Sometimes, we like to end with a tarty dessert to remove the umay from the saucy paella.

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Flan de Huevo Con Crema de Limon (₱235). Flan, Lemon Sauce & Salted Caramel Ice Cream

It’s like leche flan ala mode with lemon sauce to cut through the sweetness.

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Coulant de Gianduja (₱315). Gianduja Coulant with Bailey’s Ice Cream

This time, I preferred a chocolate ending for this dessert had me at Bailey’s.

 

Final Thoughts

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Overall, our team’s favorite during the Rambla taste tests are: Tartar de Atun and Montadillo de Solomillo for the tapas; Paella de Setas and BBQ Costillar de Cerdo Iberico for the mains; and Flan de Huevo Con Crema de Limon for dessert.

The cocktail program and wine selection are well curated and you can spend the whole night enjoying tapas and wine. Budget about ₱800/head.

Congrats to the restaurant’s owners and culinary team for the best Rambla 2.0 concept!

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It’s our go-to place for lunch meetings in the Salcedo area or for a great night out with tapas- and wine-loving friends.

RAMBLA SALCEDO
#129 Unit G12, Tordesillas cor. Bautista Sts., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 2.00 am
Mobile: +63 966 331-1351
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Facebook: RamblaPH
Instagram: @RamblaPH

#RamblaPH

Bistronomia Blog Series:
• Rambla Salcedo Makati: Best Tapas Bar in the Salcedo Neighborhood (2019)
• BCN by Rambla: Charcoal-Grill Barcelona-Inspired Restaurant in Makati! (2018)
• TOMATITO MANILA: How Sexy is this 80’s-inspired Spanish Tapas Bar? (A Review) (2016)
• RAMBLA Rockwell: Spanish Mediterranean Cuisine by Chef Pepe Lopez @RamblaPH (2013)
• LAS FLORES: Modern Spanish Resto by (former) Barcino + Andilana (Spain) Group (2012) 

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

Disclosure: Our taste test was courtesy of Rambla but we went back for lunch and paid for our own meal.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.

P.S. All the food we ordered were quite good except for the quality of Presa Iberico. Hope they improve the quality of the meat.

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