Want to Experience Spanish Cuisine in the Philippines? Try Cartel Deli!

Written by Patricia Yap 

Fellow foodies, rejoice!

If you’re someone who loves and craves for the diverse flavors of the world, but don’t necessarily have the cash to splurge on that round-trip ticket to Spain, then I’ve got good news for you!

The Makati favorite Cartel Deli is now back with an even bigger and cozier space, a wider selection of comforting Spanish dishes, and even a neighborhood bar!

The beautiful and homey interiors of Cartel can even be seen from the outside as you’er about to enter

Known as Salcedo’s classic go-to deli, coffee, and sandwich spot since 2016, Cartel makes a grand comeback with a huge 180sq.m branch in Legazpi Village—one of the trendiest areas for anyone who’s looking for that new “kick” for their palate.

Here, Cartel still serves their signature tapas, grilled steaks, and thinnest house paellas (as all paella should be, of course), but made even better with a modern twist.

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Look at the marbling on these fresh and thick cuts of meat

When you dine in Cartel, you can best bet that you’re not only getting quality and authentic food, but also an experience of Spain with their “Little Mercado.”

Little Mercado is known as one of the hottest food hubs that offer a diverse selection of dishes from all parts of the world. But since Cartel’s here, there’s definitely no need for you to whip out your passport to get a taste of it all.

Look at the glisten on that perfectly cooked warm tuna belly

Some of the dishes worth checking out are the grilled tuna belly, fire-grilled octopus, Sobrassada spring rolls, and one-of-a-kind Manchego cheesecake.

“We want to deliver a fun, ever-evolving and uniquely ‘Cartel’ dining experience by bringing a little bit of Spain to the metro,” said Spanish-born Head Chef Amado Garcia-Fernandez.

What’s more unique than a cheesecake? A Manchengo cheesecake that is!

Thinnest paella, anyone?

Cartel’s mouthwatering fire-grilled octopus served to perfection

And, of course, don’t forget the drinks! With their in-house bar, you can try any of their 100 selections of the finest wines, sangria, and cocktails.

Get your smooth drink fix in Cartel’s cozy in-house bar

In addition to this, what makes Cartel extra special is that not only do you enjoy the taste of Spain, but you also get to take the flavor with you home. Cartel offers retail services wherein you can take premium Iberico meat cold cuts, cheese, fresh salad, baked breads, and pastries right at home.

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Premium Iberico meat cold cuts and cheese that you can take home and enjoy

Head on down to Cartel right this instant, ladies and gentlemen. They open as early as 6AM and stay as late as 1AM, so you can come in for all your late-night cravings. If you want to book the entire venue, they can even cater to 80 pax.

So, what are you waiting for? You’ve got a great place to stay in, signature and specialty dishes to devour, a neighborhood bar to last the entire night, and a “Little Mercado” to add variety in your palate, all in one place. And of course, all for the right value for your money!

(ALSO READ: Vanderlust Bistro+Patisserie: A Food Trip Around Europe in One Restaurant!)

Cartel Coffee, Deli & Bistro


KL Tower Serviced Residences Gamboa St., Legazpi Village, Makati

Bookings & Reservations: contactlegazpi@carteldeli.com
Phone: (0917) 153 4805 or (02) 8820-324

Social Media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carteldeli
Instagram: @cartel.deli

Want a taste of the world right here in the Philippines? We do, too! Let us know your other food recommendations!


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