Cafe Sanso

One lazy Sunday afternoon, Mike and I went out for a light lunch in this newly opened cafe along V. Cruz in San Juan.


Located in a quiet part of the neighborhood, Cafe Sanso is a quaint cafe that serves Spanish food.  It is right beside Fundacion Sanso, a museum that showcases works of Juvenal Sanso, a Filipino artist.  I have not heard of him as I am not an art person.  But from what I’ve read, he’s one of the highly regarded modernist in Philippine art.

The place is very small, with a seating capacity of around 30 people.

Our meal started with some complimentary focaccia bread with raisin butter.


Followed by Jamon Serrano, Melon and Mango salad – mixed salad greens drizzled with citrus herb vinaigrette, served with Jamon Serrano and slivers of manchego cheese.  YUM!  I liked how the tartness of the vinaigrette and the saltiness of the jamon went well with the sweetness of the mangoes and melons.


And for our entree, we ordered Chorizo y Quezo – chorizo pamplona, chorizo de bilbao and Spanish chorizo in paella rice, smothered with melted manchego and mozzarella cheese.  One serving is good for two.  The paella had a texture almost similar to risotto, which I loved.  It took a lot of willpower to not wolf the whole thing down by myself.  Yes, it is THAT good.

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Cafe Sanso is located at 32 V. Cruz, San Juan, Metro Manila.  Open from 11 am to 10 pm.




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