Strolling along Burgos Circle in BGC, a quaint restaurant called Bistro Madrid awaits. Entering the resto, you will find yourself immersed in Spanish culture; from their ambiance to wall displays; and most especially up to their food. With history by the side of owner Chef Juan Carlos de Terry, Spanish dishes are a blend of other cuisines influenced by different cultures. Food has also somehow become an identifying mark for the various Spanish regions. And at Bistro Madrid, we feel the fusion of these regions. Ingredients that are distinct to a place are blended together to make delicious dishes.

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Who would think that a simple omelette can be turned into something amazing? Their Duelos y Quebrantos Omelette made from organic eggs, shoestring potatoes, aged pancetta, pork loin, chorizo Terry and Jamon Serrabo bathed with Pisto Manchego sauce proves the statement right. Yes, it can be meaty and tasty and we are convinced that omelette is really more than just a breakfast staple.

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A Spanish meal wouldn’t be complete without of course, the Paella. Choose from Gran Paella or Black Paella with both valenciana rice cooked in safffon-based stock. Gran Paella is cooked with shrimps, tuna belly, abby squids, mussels, mushroom, tomatoes, green peas, roasted bell pepper, and Chorizo Terry. A classic favorite. The Black Paella seafood based rice cooked in squid ink is enriched with shrimp, squid, mussels, and assorted vegetables crowned with roasted bell peppers. For rice lovers, these paella dishes are surely more than enough to tickle the tastebuds.

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Presentation-wise the El Buey Feliz and Chistorritos de Pamplona is a sure eye catcher. Grilled Ribeye with Salsa Espanola and Chistorra and cherry tomatoes are served in skewers vertically. You read that right, meat with height that will likely top an IG post for dinner outs. And as good as it is served, the meat is tender and very flavorful. Plus, a side dish of salsa and potatoes serves as a perfect match.

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Ahh the chef’s favorite (and ours too)! The oxtail fabada is a scrumptious and unique dish made of imported oxtail and fabada beans. This dish is one great example of a combination of Spain’s 2 different regions, according to the owner JC Terry. With fabada from the northern part, the blend of the ingredients and taste from different places in Spain is turned into an unusually flavorful entrée.

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After a sumptuous and satisfying meal, drink the night away with a glass of sangria. You can choose from a red or white base; or better yet both, because every drop is worth every centavo.

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Quality wines are also available to choose from for nights when you just want to stay in and feel Spanish with friends.

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Overall, Bistro Madrid’s goal in bringing Spanish feels to its diners is well-achieved. From the restaurant’s interior to the food and drinks, everything is practically authentic. For Chef Juan Carlos de Terry, “It is my deepest wish that with each visit to Bistro Madrid you experience the unique taste of the 17 regions that make Spain an authentic mosaic of culinary cultures, flavors, fragrances and textures. Savor the incredible history that inspires our cuisine”. As a foodie, their menu made our tastebuds travel and feel Spain.

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Bistro Madrid by Terry’s
Forbes Retail, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Operating Hours:
Sundays-Tuesdays: 7:30 AM to 12:00 MN
Wednesdays-Saturdays: 7:30 AM to 02:00 MN
Contact No: +632 828 5203

-Cha Villaviray (The Foodie Station Correspondent)