It’s been open a cuple of months now but honestly, it’s been a bit of a struggle for us to get to Calderon in Pasig because of the very limited parking in front of the restaurant – all of 2 slots. I have heard some good things about Calderon, especially the paella, so we finally made the effort to get to the restaurant early to try to secure parking. Even if we were there before the dinner rush, I still had to park about 200 meters down the street. A minor inconvenience and it gives you a chance to get some exercise before and after the meal.
Calderon has got all the trappings of a typical Spanish restaurant with a selection of tapas and popular dishes. For drinks, they have a good selection of craft and imported beers but the only San Mig product is Light. The wine selection is just one red and one white although they do have sangria. Although the food would have been good with some fino sherry or cava, I didn’t bring a bottle and so we decided on a carafe of the quite decent sangria.
For starters, we ordered a couple of things from the tapas menu – salpicao, Bandeja de Jamon, Chorizo y Quezo and calamares. Pretty standard stuff. Nothing exceptional but nothing to complain about either. There’s a good deal on the Bandeja. You can get that and a carafe of sangria for P 999.00. Considering that ordered separately, they would cost over P 1300.00, that’s not bad.