Review: Galli Village Cafe, Maginhawa, Quezon City

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Review: Galli Village Cafe, Maginhawa St., Quezon City

For our meeting last Tuesday, we met up at Galli Village Cafe, a Spanish restaurant not unfamiliar to us since we already dropped by their Makati branch and sampled a number of their popular offerings. Like their Makati branch, Galli Village Cafe in Maginhawa, Quezon City also features an al fresco dining area, where diners can enjoy the outdoor breeze while savoring the Spanish specialties of the restaurant.

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Paella Valenciana (Good for 2-3 Persons) Php 295


We ordered one Paella Valenciana good for 2-3 Persons, and found it very satisfying. I even liked it better now compared to the first time I tried it at their Makati Branch, where I found the paella dry. The usual smorgasbord of chunks of ingredients mixed in with the flavorful rice was met with much gusto by my companions.

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Fish Fillet with Lemon Butter Sauce (Php 170)

The Fish Fillet with Lemon Butter Sauce came with two thin pieces of fried fish fillet, with breading that made the dish crispy to bite into. Served separately was the lemon butter sauce, the serving size of which I found too small to be deemed satisfying. It’s a good choice though, to serve the sauce separately, especially since not many people would prefer their fillets soaked in butter.

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Chicken and Mushroom (Php 170)

Another combination that cannot fail, the Chicken and Mushroom was a great choice for lunch. I just hope that they have bigger servings for this and find the serving size too small for the price of Php 170.

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Angus Beef Tapa (Php 190)

We ordered a serving of one of my favorite dishes– The Angus Beef Tapa. Initially, it was served without the egg, so I inquired if it was really served without an egg, or they didn’t have an egg (which would be weird). Turns out that the attendant decided to serve the Angus Beef Tapa ahead of the egg, and the egg came shortly after the Tapa was brought to our table. It was served with vinegar. I really loved the Angus Beef Tapa, but would love this dish more if it was a) served with Sinamak or Pinakurat vinegar, and b) served with Sinangag to make an All-Day Breakfast dish. That would be awesome.


They didn’t have a lot of choices available that day at the Maginhawa branch during our visit, and I hope to try out their other specialties on my next visit. However, I’ll probably go try them at the Makati branch, a three-minute walk from Ayala, which is more accessible for me.

How about you? Have you tried out Galli Village and their Spanish cuisine yet? What’s your favorite so far?-HANA

2 comments to Review: Galli Village Cafe, Maginhawa, Quezon City

  • alvin imperial  says:

    i also like angus beef tapa.. i love all about beef. hehe.. i try to drop by that place soon. thank you for this review. :)

  • janeth  says:

    wow.. nice review with this place. hope i could drop by there soon. :)

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