There are only few reasons why I go back to Century City Mall. And one of them is my love for Arrozeria Manila.
Chefs Chele Gonzalez, Ivan Saiz and Keith Fresnido, the star-studded team behind the highly regarded Vask and Gallery Vask, are the same team behind Arrozeria who want to bring a tiny corner of Spain to the Philippines. “As close as you can get to eating paella in Spain.” That is a claim that Arrozeria Manila does not take lightly. Same with Vask, the philosophies of Arrozeria are about high quality, sustainable local ingredients, no pretensions, and helping local farm communities by buying their products. Speaking of local ingredients, the star of the restaurant’s menu is no other than rice. As Pinoys, this is where our heart is – rice, rice and rice!


My return to Arrozeria is a little different with new dishes on the menu. Time to share with you the new items to expect in Arrozeria, Century City Mall.

The Food:

Lengua Frita (Php 380)
Rate: 5/5
My tongue was deeply comforted by Lengua Frita. Deep fried angus ox tongue coated in bechamel with tartar sauce. Simple and not too fancy, exactly what fits as a starter before leaping to paella plates.

Manchega (Php 295)
Rate: 4/5
A guilt-free starter Manchega Salad comes clean with lettuce, manchego cheese, apple and dried fruits mixed.
Albondigas con Champinones (Php 375)
Rate: 3/5
The kids could find this Albondigas con Champinones appealing. In other words, it’s a bow of beef and pork meatballs with a button mushroom sauce and rustic potatoes.
Pimiento Rellenos (Php 295)
Rate: 5/5
Pimiento Rellenos kept me salivating, unexpectedly. Piquillo peppers stuffed with braised ox tail, a serious must-try. I wouldn’t rate it 5 out of 5 for no reason.
Remolacha Y Trigueros Risotto (Php 250)
Rate: 5/5
Another smashing hit that turned to be a surprise. Remolacha Y Trigueros is a vegetarian dish that serenaded our palates. Beetroot and green asparagus with local cheese didn’t stop men who are “allergic” to vegetables load up with carbs through this dish.
Cerdo Adobado y Boletus Meloso (Php 790-2320)
Rate: 4/5
Some stay on the dry side, the soupy side and there are those who stay on the saucy side. Cerdo Adobado y Boletus Meloso is the best when you’re eyeing on saucy paellas. Marinated pork with porcini mushrooms and vegetables in this paella will get you hooked.
Chorizo y Gambas Arroz con Costra (Php 750)
Rate: 5/5
After taking a spoon of egg-crusted Chorizo Y Gambas, Spanish chorizo and shrimps in other words, I was completely satisfied with the amount of flavors and textures that hit my tastebuds. Followed by a sip of Sangria, I just want to relax on my couch and read a book.
Abanda Paella (Php 790-2320)
Rate: 4/5
It doesn’t have to be lent for you to get your eyes on Abanda Paella. Boneless fish and seafood, a certain fresh catch in Arrozeria.
Callos Fideua (Php 500-1450)
Rate: 5/5
To drive you away from the typical paella, this Callos Fideua is the choice. Instead of rice, thin noodles with pork, tripe and garbanzos compensate and complement one another.
Tocinillo del Cielo (Php 250)
Rate: 5/5
I was told not to take long in taking photos of this Tocinillo del Cielo or it will melt and scatter out of its place. I did my best to take quick photos and did exactly the same by finishing the egg yolk flan with raspberry foam, yogurt, lime and Modena vinegar reduction in an instant. If you want a sour ender to your paella, go for this dessert.
Tarta de Chocolate (Php 195)
Rate: 4/5
You will never understand chocolate lovers until you become one. If you’re part of our clan, you will be in cloud 9 with Tarta de Chocolate, chocolate tart with whipped cream and chocolate crumbs. A play of textures every chocoholic will love.
Calamansi Semifrio (Php 225)
Rate: 5/5
Foodies with me were on the prowl for this Calamansi Semifredo. Calamansi semifreddo with mango sauce and mint jelly refreshed my palate, removed all the savory flavors in my mouth. This is more like my type!
What do you think of Arrozeria and the new dishes on the menu?
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Location: 4/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St., Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Contact: (+632) 894-1796


Budget: 11:00AM-11:00PM

Food 9/10
Ambiance 8/10
Service 9/10
Cost 9/10
Overall 8.75/10