Eat (tapas), drink (vino), and be merry (in Barcino)!

Thank you universe for giving me a reward last Friday night for the endurance I exhibited from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. But please let me never conduct background investigation, undergo dysmenorrhea, and miss precious time of sleep ever again. If that’s not possible, then just let me be with Oryx in Barcino again!


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my tempranillo and Sergi * delicious tapas

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hot savory chicken livers * instant canape!

After dindin in Figaro and drinks in 32nd Street, Oryx brought me to the small wonder that is Barcino. Love the space! Love the ambiance! Love the wine! Love the music! Love the food! For someone like me whose knowledge of wine is close to zilch, Barcino is a good place to learn and enjoy vino. I had a delightful ruby-red tempranillo with a platter of tapas. There were potato salad with olives, jamon serrano, chorizo, bread with salsa, cheese, and some tasty sausages called fuet. :p Oryx had some chicken liver something with his white wine.

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with Virginia * with Sergi

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with Oryx * awesome foursome

I was lucky enough to meet the marketing manager, Virginia Lopez Cojo and co-owner, Sergi Rostoll. They were kind enough to tell me basic stuff about wine, tapas, and Spain. I will go back because I want to try other kinds of red wine, their bacalao and paella. And because I enjoyed that night so much and I can’t wait to enjoy that much (and more) again. Hopefully, in the Ortigas branch next time.

Salut to more casual, chill nights in Barcino!

More pics here


Barcino, The Fort
Unit 101 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Drive, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig, Metro Manila
(02) 468-5942


Barcino, City Golf Complex
2/F City Golf Complex, Julia Vargas Avenue (beside Ortigas Home Depot where they have a Wine Depot branch)
(02) 636-2963


listening to: Maroon 5 – Must Get Out

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  1. oh vino in manila 🙂 nung andyan kami sa pinas, esp sa tagaytay — hindi kami nakahanap ng vino sa mga restaurants. kaya mula nun nagdadala kami ng baon, hahaha

    thanks for sharing this info.

  2. ooohhhh nice! i would want to check this place out! 🙂

  3. ate kengks: ayan, di nyo na kailangan magbaon! go attack na kayo sa barcino!

    sab: let me know when you’re going! i might just drop by! wheeee! 🙂

  4. Gino Velasquez

     /  January 19, 2009

    casual chill is good. will check out barcino with friends and keep you posted . lovely blog! keep on writing!

  5. Yo

     /  January 19, 2009

    naks dati tungga tungga lang….. ngayon wine wine na..SOZYAL wahahhah=)

  6. gino: aight! enjoy! thanks for dropping by. keep on reading! 😀

    yo: hahaha di ko nga nakayanan nung huli. nagjohnnie-coke na ako. hehehehe.

  7. jack d'

     /  January 20, 2009

    konti kasi ng alcoholic content ng wine kaya balik kay john w. eh bakit hinaluan pa ng coke? hahaha.
    fero mukhang masarap yung fuet na meat. hahaha

  8. nakibutt-in: kengkay, okay naman ang wine selection ng Firelake Grill in Tagaytay, and I think Chateau Hestia. 🙂

    Iya: let’s go again!

  9. lino

     /  January 21, 2009

    their wine selection is all spanish? is there a branch in makati?


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