Amidst the vast casino playing fields at Resorts World Manila, you can find the newest tasty escape fused with Spanish and Filipino flavors. Rafael’s Tapas Bar and Restaurants elevates your dining experience with luxury and premium eats.
The place can seat up to 80 people with private function rooms for small gatherings. The design is neo-classical, its like going to another realm filled with different kinds of artworks.
Entrepreneur Henjie Carmona wants to share his father’s passion for excellent home cooking in the grandest way possible while showcasing his love for the arts. Rafael’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant reflects their personalities setting it apart from other bistros in the metro.
We were treated that night with amazing Tapas that it so unique in taste and presentation. First stop, I tried the Pulpo Kinilaw. It’s a combination of squid, watermelon and spices. This dish is on point! I love its sour and sweet taste that cleanse your mouth before the mains.
Next is Patatas Bravas, a different take on your fried potatoes. It has this crisp texture that is truly irresistible. I highly recommend this dish.
Their version of Bicol Express is fantastic. The crunchy and savory taste of the meat blends well with the coconut milk on spice. Honestly, this is my favorite dish from them.
For the mains, they have dinuguan. Some might think that it’s a common Filipino dish but wait until you’ve tasted it. The sauce is so distinct that it’s hard for me to describe it. This is the perfect version of Dinuguan that we love.
Duck Sisig is one of a kind. It’s my first time to try it. The meat is so tender. It has the right saltiness to it topped with chicharones that adds texture. I can eat this all day!
Rafael’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant takes pride on its concoctions. They have uncommon drinks on their menu. It’s original and a must try.
Overall, my experience is exceptional. The place is grand and the food is amazing! I love the service as well. This is definitely a place to spend and celebrate with your love ones. Moreover, Rafael’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant represents the finest fusion of Spanish and Filipino cuisines, bringing two cultures as one in forming culinary masterpieces.