Ole Spanish Tapas, Bar and Restaurant in Boracay
Duration: 1 hour
Bummers: Paella takes 20-30 minutes to get cooked
Meet Tapas and Paellas at Ole in Boracay..
Boracay has a lot of different restaurants where you can eat lunch or dinner at. There are local restos yet most serve foreign dishes probably due to the large number of foreigners visiting the island. Ole Spanish Tapas, Bar and Restaurant served the best food I had during my first visit in Boracay. Tapas mean appetizers in the Spanish cuisine. I thought it was the same with tapa which is dried or cured beef that we usually eat for breakfast along with fried rice and egg cooked sunny-side-up (tapsilog). Anyway, it didn’t matter because tapas are good.
For starters, we had nachos and their most famous tapas, Gambas al Ajillo. Gambas al Ajillo just means shrimp garlic. This tapas came with garlic bread slices to match the garlicky shrimps. Since paella cooks for quite a while, we needed to start eating something because we were really hungry…
For our main course, we had Paella Valenciana and Paella Pedigoa. I thought paella means rice but it actually means pan. Paella dishes are cooked using a pan. Paella Valenciana is a rice dish which is considered as the national dish of Spain. Paella Valenciana is a combination of rice, chicken, seafood, boiled egg slices, ham, and pimiento. Meanwhile, Paella Pedigoa is chicken and seafood slices on a bed of angel hair pasta. I like Paella Valenciana more.
Ole served food in large portions. We even had leftovers that we took in our hotel room. We were so full after eating at Ole that we decided to walk by the beach for a while before heading home.
Here is the gang in Ole in Boracay while waiting for our tapas and paellas to be served.
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