Calderon serves home style Spanish food that is very familiar to the Filipino palate. I’ve brought many people there who have been back multiple times with even more people because of the comfort food they dish out.
I recently got a chance to try out a number of new dishes they have added to their menu at their Kapitolyo branch.
Dinner started with a simple Sopa de Tomate (P190). The soup was fresh tasting and had a nice tang to it, just the way I like my tomato soups. Big enough to share between two so you don’t fill up your stomach.
Tortilla de Patatas y Cebolla (P200). A thick omelet, more like a cake filled with potatoes and onions. I love this homey dish, can never resist eggs and potatoes.
Calderon has a trio of Bocadillos for those that want to eat lighter or want o grab and go. The Bocadillo de Chorizo y Huevo (P280) has choizo, grilled onions and egg in between ciabatta bread. The El Cubano (P360) is a thick meat filled sandwich of pork shoulder, Manchego cheese, and pickles. The other sandwich is the Bocadillo de Jamon, Manchego Y Pimiento (P280) with jamon serrano, pimineto and Manchego cheese.
Another egg dish comes to temp my egg loving taste buds. The Huevos Rotos (P250) has cubed potatoes, cracked eggs and your choice of gulas/mock eels, chorizo or jamon serrano. I was able to try the gulas and the chorizo, and the chorizo is the far away winner. Just mix everything up and enjoy with the creamy egg yolk coating the potatoes and the chorizo to make them even better.
Paella con Setas, Manchego y Tartufa (P1,120-4,360). This is not exactly new on the menu but I’ve never tried it. Someone especially requested it so I thought to myself it must be good. Looked pretty simple when it was serve with a familiar truffle scent. The paella took me by surprise with its intense creaminess complemented by the earthy flavors of the mushrooms. One of my new favorites at Calderon.
Chorizo lovers rejoice at the sight of the Arroz Chorizo (P650-2,350). Similar to a paella but not exactly alike, I’m not really sure how. A rice dish that uses crushed Chorizo de Pamplon and slices of Chistorra for double the chorizo pleasure.
Finish off you meal with a classic Canonigo (P80/slice, P640/whole). The egg white, caramel and condensed milk dessert is guaranteed to take you back in time.
Calderon12-C East Capitol Drive,
Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Contact No.: (63905) 266-6982, (63999) 703-3299
Other branches: San Juan, Salcedo Village, Makati