This calls for some tapas and booze.
The 300-year rule of Spain over the Philippines has brought about numerous contributions to our culture. One of the best influences of the Spaniards to our country is their love for good food and a good glass of wine. Paellas, gambas, and salpicao are the usual suspects when it comes to dining at a Spanish restaurants, but there’s more to this complex cuisine that meets the eye.
Montaditos Y Mas – Now closed
Montaditos Y Mas is a small Spanish restaurant located in the heart of Kapitolyo. It is part of the 16 United St. food hub, a community of small shipping container restaurants, and is quickly becoming one of the best kept secrets in the neighborhood.
They specialize in bite-sized sandwiches called ‘montaditos’ and other authentic Spanish tapas like their bestselling pulpo (octopus) and the Rabo de Toro (ox tail).
Start off your meals with an order of their Shrimp and Garlic Croquetas–these are served in batches of three bite-sized pieces of hot and freshly-fried savory goodness.
Shrimp and Garlic Croquetas
Three bite-sized stuffed croquetas.
It is highly recommended to sample everything on their menu, most especially their side dishes. Each side dish has a taste and texture of its own but are all curated to match each main dish. Some of their special sides include the Almost Paella and the Salmorejo, which are both ideal sides for their Rabo de Toro and the Pork Belly Montaditos.
Flavored rice cooked in a rich seafood broth.
Cold thick soup from Southern Spain.
Pork Belly Montaditos
6-hour slow-cooked pork belly, infused with aromatic garlic, lemon and herbs, reconstructed. Served with cheddar cheese, microgreens and salmorejo sauce.
Juicy pork belly cooked over 6 hours, flavored with exotic ras el hanout sauce, served with pureed squash and balsamic vinegar caviar.
Braised octopus in tomato confit and citric potato foam.
Rabo de Toro
Juan’s deconstructed oxtail toasted bread ravioli.
Of course, the wine. Montaditos serves their own blend of sangria with marinated chunks of apples. You can choose to order a glass (or two) of this special house blend or just go all out with their sangria pitcher.
Spicy White Chocolate Churros
A Spanish classic. Crunchy deep-fried pastries with regular or spicy chocolate dip.
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The relaxed ambiance of Montaditos makes it an ideal place for catching up with friends over tapas, wine or iced cold beer. What are you waiting for? Call all your friends and check out all 8 of its hidden neighbor container restaurants here or just type in ‘16 UNITED‘ on Booky to view full list on the app.
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16 United St., Kapitolyo, Pasig
(0917) 882 4358
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