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¡OYE! Tapas and Grill

¡OYE! Tapas and Grill

When we think of Spain, we envision Hispanic culture consisting of fiestas, vintage houses, calesas and tranvias. Decades of Spanish influence in our country can be seen most especially in our food. To get away from this old concept the newly opened ¡OYE! Tapas and Grill aims to change this image by giving Spanish-Filipino cuisine a modern youthful twist. Filipino food lovers can now sample a more diverse Spanish-Filipino cuisine at the ground floor of The Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig and opened last December 19, 2017. Oye in Spanish means "Hello!". It's their informal way of calling another person's attention. It's like friends greeting each other on the streets. 

¡OYE! Tapas and Grill is the creation of Andrew Marisigan of The Advent Hospitality Group, they also brought us Arroz Ecija and XO46 Heritage Bistro. His paternal grandfather is influential for the Filipino-Spanish heritage. Andrew believes that Spain's rich culinary past can be molder to fit more modern culinary preferences of Filipino food lovers. Mr. Marasigan created ¡OYE! to form a dynamic relationship of Filipino and Spanish culinary expression in collaboration with Spanish and Filipino Chefs. 

Three world-class chefs compose the driving force behind this restaurant. They have two Spanish chefs and a Filipina chef who collaborated on incorporating Spanish flavor and Filipino taste together. Head Chef, Jose Sola with Chef Juan Montel and Chef Tanya Dizon bring to ¡OYE! the youthful and modern cuisine infused into traditional style. They prepared a sampler style serving of their best dishes for us to taste. 

Salmorejo (Cold Tomato Soup) Lightly seasoned tomato soup served cold. It was interesting dish and a great meal starter. 

Lengua con Salsa de Pimiento Verde (Not your lola's lengua) The presentation was spectacular. You don't want to eat it because of the beautiful platting. They shaped it into a circle so you wouldn't think its lengua or how we normally see it at home or another restaurant. The sauce was just glorious. It was creamy and peppery that it elevated the taste of lengua all together. 

Croquetas de Chorizo (Creamy and porky balls of goodness) Enjoyed this. Fried balls mixed with mashed potatoes and chorizo bits. Pair with a glass of Sangria.  

Pinxton de Foie (Foie Gras tapas) Heavenly grilled foie gras on top of crostini with Pedro Ximenez sauce. It melts in your mouth 

Grilled Chicken Mojada - Spanish style chicken barbecue slathered with Mojada sauce. Don't forget to other OYE Fried Rice.

OYE Fried Rice (aka Chicharron Rice) It's so good and it's so sinful at the same time. Their rice is mixed with chicharron and served with poached egg on top of it. The 

Torta de Queso Clasica con Pure de Mango (Cheesecake) It's deconstructed cheesecake with mango puree topped with breaded and toasted bleu cheese. Some thing I haven't tried before. That topping was  

My experience was memorable to say the least. I will surely visit this restaurant soon. I'll bring my family and friends along. 

Exterior and interior of OYE


Salmorejo (Cold Tomato Soup)

Lengua con Salsa de Pimiento Verde (Not your lola's lengua)

Croquetas de Chorizo (Creamy and porky balls of goodness)

Grilled Foie Gras with Pedro Ximenez over Crostini

Grilled Chicken Mojada

OYE Fried Rice (aka Chicharron Rice)

Torta de Queso Clasica con Pure de Mango

They have refreshing alcoholic drinks and cocktails you can try. They've added some twist to your favorite cocktails. I highly recommend their Mojito.  

¡OYE! Tapas and Grill 
Uptown Mall, Taguig, Kalakhang Maynila

OYE Tapas & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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