Finding a good restaurant takes time, effort and a handful of decision-making. With so many to choose from, it’s so easy to get carried away and settle on fast food or take-away. Driving around the city to find a great and authentic Spanish restaurant is a thing of the past. Situated in Streetscape at Ma. Luisa Road, Banilad, Górliz Tapas y Vinos delivers an impressive take on the loved Spanish cuisine.
Since its opening in May last year, the restaurant has gained a popular audience for its prominent and vivid interiors. The hand-painted tile wall on one side reflects the Spanish vibe of the restaurant and has become a character for its distinct graphics.
While the interior is great, the food is even greater. Górliz makes sure the food satisfies not only the belly but the taste buds as well. Among the customers’ favorites is the Conchinillo, a roasted suckling pig that delivers the melt in your mouth experience. When cut, loud cracks of its crispy skin echo in the restaurant. Its tender meat slides through the blades of the knife, cutting its flesh smoothly and easily while the juices of the meat flows throughout the plate. The tasty dish has garnered an overwhelming popularity from its customers that keeps them coming back.
Undoubtedly, Spanish cuisine can be a little too overwhelming for first timers. Górliz recommends their Paellas, a rice-based dish cooked in a large shallow pan, topped with various meats and a vegetables. This is a great introduction to the cuisine especially for the rice-lovers because it not only is tasty but filling as well. Paella ala Cubana is a big hit at the restaurant for its wide variety of seafood, including rock-lobsters, clams, shrimp and mussels.
As for the meat lovers, Górliz boasts of its USDA Prime Beef, served in different cuts of either tenderloin, striploin, rib-eye, bone-in, boneless—being only one of the few that offers a quality grade of meat in Cebu.
Changing the menu from time to time is key to the restaurant’s success. Introducing new dishes helps the customers to explore more of the cuisine and pick out their favorites. Look out for their oven-roasted baby lamb called Cordero Asado,one of their latest additions to the menu.
Górliz aims to deliver a gastronomical experience for its customers and food that speaks for itself, while also maintaining a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Wine and tapas have become a staple on after work unwindings, especially as Górliz introduces Happy Hour with Buy 1 Take 1 on all beers and sangrias from 5:00pm to 7:00pm starting November 1, 2016.
Finding a great restaurant doesn’t have to be an hour-long decision anymore. A short trip to Ma. Luisa Road in Banilad, Górliz houses exquisite atmosphere, top-notch service and a taste of Spain for both young and the old.
2/F Streetscape, Paseo Saturnino, Banilad, Cebu City
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