Costa Del Sol at The City Club

The first restaurant we tried at The City Club was the Spanish restaurant Costa del Sol. My friend was a member of the club and he invited us for lunch at the exclusive club in Makati.

We also ate at Costa del Sol in Balesin Beach Club and we really liked their conchinillo that’s why our host chose this restaurant. 
 
Costa del Sol (The City Club)

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Costa del Sol (The City Club)- menu

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We ordered almost all of their tapas. Most were ok except for one which I really didn’t like. My favorite was the calamares or fried squid because it was the first one that came out and I was so hungry. The gambas and salpicao were pretty good too. 

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Calamares Fritos P250
Calamares Fritos P250
Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Fried Chorizo P350
Fried Chorizo P350
Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Gambas al Ajillo P290
Gambas al Ajillo P290
Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Salpicao P350
Salpicao P350
Costa del Sol (The City Club)-  Tortilla de Paisana P350
Tortilla de Paisana P350

 

I would never order canned mushrooms cooked in oil and garlic when I can easily do it at home. 

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Mushroom with Garlic P220
Mushroom with Garlic P220

 

It was these croquetas that I really hated. For one it’s made with mashed potatoes instead of the traditional bĂ©chamel or white sauce. It that wasn’t bad enough there was NO taste of Manchego cheese or Jamon Serrano. We unfortunately ordered both versions. Save your money and order something else. 

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Croquetas with Manchego Cheese or Jamon Serrano P280
Croquetas with Manchego Cheese or Jamon Serrano P280

 

The garlic soup was light, garlicky and was quite pleasant. I liked the one in Balesin better.

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup with egg) P210
Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup with egg) P210

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup with egg) P210-001

 

Sarah ordered a Caesar salad but requested that she mix it herself so she can control the amount of dressing. It was a good interpretation of the classic Filipino favorite. 

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Caesar Salad P350
Caesar Salad P350

 

One of the kids wanted pizza so we ordered from Toscana right next door. The crust was thin and crisp and it was pretty good. I still liked the ultra thin crust of the pizza I had in Balesin. This is one of the advantages of eating at The City Club. You can order anything from any restaurant in the club and they will bring it to your table. 

Margherita Pizza from Tosacana
Margherita Pizza from Tosacana

 

The bacalao and lengua (ox tongue) were both well cooked and had authentic flavors. I just found it a bit pricey for tapas size servings. 

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Bacalao a la Vizcaina P510
Bacalao a la Vizcaina P510
Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Lengua con Setas P490
Lengua con Setas P490

 

I wasn’t able to try the steak but I didn’t hear any complaint from the one who ate it. 

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Solomillo a la Pobre (Tenderloin with Garlic) P900
Solomillo a la Pobre (Tenderloin with Garlic) P900

 

Their paellas were the true star of our meal. They got the rice perfectly cooked and it passed all our expectations. 

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Paella Valenciana P850
Paella Valenciana P850

 

I personally liked the paella negra more. The rice had more flavor from the squid ink and the aioli (not pictured). 

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Paella Negra
Paella Negra P850

 

When we ate there the only dessert was the canonigo which the oldies liked. I passed. 

Costa del Sol (The City Club)- Canonigo P220
Canonigo P220

 

Overall I would give our meal a “just ok.” I’ve had better Spanish food elsewhere. 

Costa del Sol
The City Club
Alphaland Makati Place
7232 Ayala Avenue Extension, Makati City
Membership Inquiries telephone: +632-8466205
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