While being transported from Kalibo to Caticlan courtesy of SEAIR, I met En Calvert, the lovely owner of Boracay’s best destination Spa called Tirta. While having an interesting conversation, I took the opportunity to ask about her favorite restaurant in the island and she immediately suggested “Ole Spanish Tapas Bar”.
Ive been seeing this restaurant since my first Boracay trip but I guess the facade and interior design of the restaurant never attracted me to tryout their offerings. There are several food joints in the island that offers Spanish fares but only Dos Mestizos and Ole Spanish Restaurant remained authentic and popular.
To start with, I ordered Gambas al Ajillo – Its a humongous serving of Pan fried medium sized shrimps in olive oil and garlic with eight spicy medium sized shrimps served along with complimentary garlic toast. Lesson learned – if you don’t know the serving size of the food, make sure to order appetizer first so you will not end up eating as if there’s no tomorrow (LOL).
After couple of burps, my Paella Mixta was finally served. I dont know how to start eating honestly coz I’m still full after finishing a plate of spicy and juicy Gambas. It took me five minutes before I finally lifted the serving spoon from the Paella plate and while transferring the food on my plate, the rain suddenly pour and the Habagat winds changed my mood so I decided to pair the Seafood Paella with what else? A cold San Mig Light.
Being alcohol free for almost two months made me finish four ice cold bottle of my favorite beer but too bad I was only able to finish half plate of Boracays’s best Paella. I just love their Paella Mixta – Imagine an authentic Paella loaded with Pork, Chicken, Spanish Sausage, Mixed Seafood and fresh Vegetables.
I thought I’m ready to jump and head back to Taj Guesthouse which is less than 100 meters away from the restaurant but the super friendly waitress served my dessert – a frozen Chocolate Mousse. Best way to enjoy Chocolate Mousse? Another bottle of SanMig Light haha!
En is right, this restaurant is one of the best in the island. No wonder, you will see different nationalities enjoying and recommending the restaurants food and overall service.
Forget about the price, Its all worth it!
I’ll probably have a Paella Hunt later:)
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