Sancho Churreria Manila: Spanish Meal and Churros (Maginhawa Street)

December 3, 2014

With so many blog guides on Maginhawa food stops, my mom has been yearning to check it out.  So one random night, we all decided to accompany her in her epicurean road trip from Manila to Maginhawa.  Googling while on the way, we've chosen our candidates and Sancho Churreria won by an almost unanimous vote.

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It is a simple hole-in-the-wall churreria specializing Churros con Chocolate and serving simple Spanish dishes.  You can park along the street so it was quick and easy.  But the seating required some waiting time.  You can order in advance though.

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Aside from the outdoor seating, there's a dozen-seater inside where you can enjoy a brighter  and cooler atmosphere.

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They have a few cakes on display.

Food

Appetizer
gambas al ajillo
Gambas al Ajillo (195 php)
The Gambas al Ajillo is delicious because it was very garlicky.


calamares fritos
Calamares Fritos (170 php)
The Calamares Fritos are fried squid rings with their lemon mayo dip.  The squid rings were so tender so we ordered another batch of this.

Soup
sopa de ajo
Sopa de Ajo (80 php)
The Sopa de Ajo is my mom's all-time favorite Spanish garlic soup.  Having tried many renditions of the sopa de ajoshe finds this as one of the good ones.

Beef/Pork
salpicao
Salpicao (195 php)
The Salpicao is simple with evident essence of two combinations: olive oil and garlic that enhanced the beef cubes which were soft and savory.

callos
Callos (210 php)
My favorite dish are the Callos.  It had generous servings of ox tripe, bell peppers and pork chorizo. 


steak mushroom pot pie
Steak and Mushroom Pot Pie (195 php)
The Steak and Mushroom Pot Pie has beef slices and button mushroom with a smooth layer of mashed potato on top. 


paella valenciana
Paella Valenciana  (390 php/Good for 3-4)
The Paella Valenciana requires 20 minutes waiting time.  For the price, I though the serving size was hefty.  But, this was the lamest paella we've ever tried.  We don't mind paying more for a bit more flavor.


churros con chocolate
Churros con Chocolate (85 php)
The Churros con Chocolate is actually my first churros so I have no point of comparison.  It was pretty good but I wished the chocolate was a bit richer.


Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Sancho Churreria Manila is offers Spanish meals that can fit even a student's budget.  Quality is not remarkable but its not bad either. 

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Sancho Churreria Manila Menu
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Sancho Churreria Manila
Business Address 122 Maginhawa Street Teacher’s Village, Diliman
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-10pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 150-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 436-5539
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