CANGREJOS LOCOS is the best NEW Spanish restaurant concept in Alabang by a powerhouse collaboration among Chef Robby Goco x Manny Torrejon x Raymund Magduyo of the Red Crab Group, featuring the best crabs in Manila and the 12-minute cooked Barcelona-style paella.
It’s another winning and fun Spanish concept by Chef Robby Goco, and the perfect place to celebrate our son Aidan’s 15th birthday is the best new Spanish restaurant in Alabang!
Here’s how to get crazy at Cangrejos Locos…
First Things First
Cangrejos Locos is located in the new wing of Molito Lifestyle Mall in front of The Perfect Pint.
The Cangrejos Locos menu features Paellas by Chef Robby, Crabs by Raymund and Spanish Recipes by Manny.
With Chef Robby’s magic touch, they are able to cook delicious paella from scratch in 12 minutes!
They serve paellas with a thin layer of Japanese rice (or Bomba upon request) on a paellera that’s good for 3.
The best tapas to start with is the Salpicao with tenderloin cubes in a thick sauce and bone marrow!
An order of Sangria is a must to start having fun and to prepare for the big meal ahead.
Something light, soft and cheesy with a crispy crust to tease the palate.
You could taste the crispy batter more than the squid itself, good for pica pica.
Sometimes a good Manchego cheese could transport you to Barcelona.
Platos de Cuchara
Loved the rich stew with a generous serving of beef tripe and chorizo!
The Iberian chicken was also good, but it was overpowered by the rich flavors of the Callos and Salpicao.
One of the best pork ribs roasted Spanish style. Best to pair with the paella. 🙂
The 700g crab cooked with lots of garlic and angulas was the main highlight of the meal.
The flavor was infused into the crab meat. Served with garlic oil sauce.
Scoop bits of the garlic and oil and add to the paella for extra umami that’s guaranteed to make you crazy.
Paella and Fideua
The Mixta Paella is the standard paella with chicken and seafood. Best to mix the soccarat to fully enjoy the dish.
You’d love the aroma, the flavor of the rice and the colors like those of the Spanish flag. 🙂
Our favorite was the Paella Negra with seafood, string beans and squid ink flavor.
We liked the Japanese Rice more, but if you want it to be more authentic, add ₱30/head for Bomba Rice.
Here’s a tip: order the fideua (dry noodles) version and pair with the garlic angulas crabs!
We added the garlic oil from the crabs and ate it with the crab meat. 🙂 Sobrang sarap!
Wash the paella down with white sangria to aid in digestion.
The churros were a bit soft, and I like them crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Order the best Bacolod cakes made by Marlene Monfort—not too sweet but rich and decadent. 🙂
Also instead of the Crema Catalana, request for the Queso Flan by Marlene.
Overall, Cangrejos Locos is a fun Filipino-Spanish restaurant concept like La Picarra but much cheaper, more relaxed and with the fastest paella service in town (without compromising quality and flavor).
We went crazy over the Garlic Angulas Crabs and the Seafood Marinera Fideua combination. Can’t wait to go back with the family! Make sure to order the Salpicao, Callos and Costillas de Cerdo to pair with the paella. Rache liked the white sangria more than the red. Budget about ₱500/head.
I suggest that you order 2 types of paella: the Paella Negra and the Marinera Fideua for variety. Upgrade it to Bomba rice. The kids loved the Japanese version though. Go crazy with the paella and add chistorra sausage and the garlic sauce from the crab.
For dessert, you’ll love the cakes by Marlene Monfort from Bacolod, perfect for a birthday celebration.
Congrats to the dynamic trio of Chef Robby, Manny Torrejon and Crab King Raymund Magdaluyo!
This is a winning restaurant concept for 2020. Thank you for opening your flagship store in Alabang. 🙂
Live an Awesome Life,
Founder, Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of Chef Robby Goco. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.
P.S. It’s worth the drive all the way to Alabang and a good excuse to visit your friends in the south.