Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tapeo - Tapas and Wine at a Terrific Price

I heard of this recently opened restaurant at the Fort Strip called "Tapeo" from wine loving friends who proclaimed it as an alternative to Barcino.

My first impression was that it looked "happy" the lighting and interior were far brighter than Barcino's.  The pricing was very friendly, there is a tapas buffet for 450 pesos (mostly bread, tortilla, paella and croquettas). The tapa sampler below was P400.

This excellent Rose' was P650.

Tapeo is nothing fancy in appearance.  Long Spanish style tables and seats with low backrests complete the Spanish bar experience.  The wine list is nowhere as extensive as Barcino's - although to compare the two would be unfair.  The wine selection in Tapeo is simpler and on an affordable level without sacrificing quality.  My girl who is into wine said the selection was quite good.  The P650 Rose' we had was very pleasing while being neither too sweet nor too dry.  I, a non wine connoisseur appreciated not being drowned in a list of wine that rivals the pages of the Bible.  Even with classifications, long wine lists befuddle me and I feel like leaving establishments that make my head spin without yet imbibing a single drop of wine.  Of course others like that - to each his own.  But that is one thing I appreciated from Tapeo.

The food is reasonably priced and are good enough attempts at Spanish Tapas.  That said I wouldn't say you go to Tapeo for the food, you go there for the reasonably priced wine and reasonably priced food at a very nice looking place in a very prime location.  A great place to go to without breaking the bank.

G/F The Fort Strip 7th Ave Cor. 28th St., 1634 Taguig
(02) 556 2668

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