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Alegria is Not Just in the Song Macarena

I bet you will end up playing the song Macarena over and over in your head after reading this article.  I don’t blame you.  It is kinda catchy.  Alegria actually means joy or happiness in Portugese and Spanish.  It is also the name of a rooftop bar in Bonifacio Global City.  Expect fun and joy as you come in and dine here.

The see through kitchen will definitely make you start salivating.  Here they prepare modern Spanish cuisine that’s quite enticing.

Herewith is the Calabresa Brasileria (P270).  This comes withe Calabresa sausages, potatoes and peppers.  Calabresa translates pepperoni so you know to expect loads of pepperonis in sausage form.

A personal favorite of mine are the maize the tortillas.  You can order them individually (P160) or by threes (P450).  From left to right is the El Mexicano.  It has Puerto Rican pork loin, aalsa creole, smoked esquites, red onion, pickle cilantro, jalapeno, avocado if in season and queso cotija. The Alma Koreana has prawn, squid ink batter, napcha kimchi, ssamjang aoili, kesong puti and smoked esquites.  While the Mi Japones has misono steak, wasabi aoili, nori, mango salsa, sesame, smoked esquites and red cabbage. 

Their croquette version is also something to look forward to. Coxinha (P200) comes with pulled chicken, chicken milk broth dough and wasabi aioili.   You must have this while it’s hot and crunchy.

An interesting dish name is the Pobla No!! (P320).  This is a green pepper creme pasta dish with grilled calabacitas, cauliflower slivers and queso cotija.  It is highly recommended for vegetarians.  Just take  out the cheese if you wish to. This dish is quite spicy but definitely manageable.

The Pollo Peruano (P420) which is a churrasco (Brazilian grilled meats) is served with arroz alegria, pork crackling, crusted elote.  My favorite sauce would be the chimichurri. 

Another entree worth noting is the marinero (P380).  It has Puerto Rican rice, vino, sundried tomatoes, peppers, chorizo Kolabasz, chilean mussels, prawns and calamari.  This is great for seafood lovers.

Let’s not forget that Alegria is a Sangria bar.    The list is long for the cocktails here with price range from P220 to P350.  Take a pick from verde, litchi, cartel and la quica.  This is definitely a  place for a fun night.

Cheers to a great night! Alegria is located at the 4/F of Uniqlo bldg, ave, corner 30th st BGC, 7th, Taguig, Metro Manila.  It is open from 5pm to 2am everyday.