July 11, 2020

Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, ManilaPeruvian Restaurant in Metro Manila, Philippines
Last Updated: January 12, 2022

Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Samba is a Peruvian restaurant located next to the pool deck of Shangri-La The Fort, Manila. Samba serves authentic Peruvian cuisine using ingredients sourced from South America as well as fresh ingredients from the Philippines. The restaurant has a festive vibe and offers both indoor and outdoor (alfresco) dining venues.

Operating Hours: Daily | 11:00am to 10:00pm
Reservation: +63 (02) 8820 0888 | +639175363287
Menus: A la Carte, Beverage & Wine Menu



Community Quarantine Updates

Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Please take note that the government may impose restrictions on the restaurant's seating capacity as well as vaccination and age requirements for diners. Restrictions are subject to change depending on the prevailing COVID-19 Alert Level in Metro Manila. Read the UPDATED Guidelines for Restaurant Dining ►



Indoor Dining Venue

Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Samba has a spacious indoor dining area with tables well-spaced to observe social distancing. Tables are also arranged to avoid face-to-face dining.

Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Samba also has two private dining rooms which are ideal for working lunch meetings or intimate dinners. The two private dining rooms can accommodate two to three persons, and are available for reservation at a minimum consumable charge of ₱5,000 and ₱6,000 respectively.




Outdoor Dining Venue

Outdoor seating at Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Samba's outdoor dining venue is more spacious and well ventilated. The main outdoor dining area is mostly covered with a glass roof, allowing for natural light to brighten up the place. During lunchtime, the skylight roller shades can then be drawn to filter the intense sunlight.

Outdoor seating at Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

The outdoor dining area is also available to host private functions such as family gatherings and corporate meetings. Please note that functions are currently limited to a maximum of 10 persons, in compliance with local quarantine regulations.

Outdoor seating at Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Samba also has a pool-side dining area for a resort-style dining experience. The pool-side dining area can accommodate both hotel in-house guests as well as restaurant guests, and is available on a first-come-first-served basis only.



Top 10 Best-Selling Dishes

Piqueo Tres Ceviches by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Piqueo Tres Ceviches | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Piqueo Tres Ceviches - A great introduction to Peruvian cuisine, this trio of ceviches celebrates Peru's bountiful harvest from the seas and from the mountains: (L-R) scallops and shrimp ceviche with ají amarillo cream, mixed seafood ceviche with classic leche de tigre, and grouper ceviche in rocoto leche de tigre.

Ceviche Limeño by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Ceviche Limeño | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Ceviche Limeño - A seafood medly of grouper, shrimp, octopus, scallops, and calamari with leche de tigre, red onion, coriander sprouts, and cancha corn. The ceviche also comes with sweet potato. I love the contrast of textures and the blending of tarness and sweetness.

Empanadas de Lomo by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Empanadas de Lomo | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Empanadas de Lomo - These baked puff pastries are filled with chunks of braised US prime beef tenderloin. The puff pastry is moist and flaky while the beef is tender and rich in flavor. The rocoto chimichurri salsa brightens and balances all the flavors. This is my favorite appetizer here at Samba.

Parihuela by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Parihuela | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Parihuela - This Peruvian seafood-based stew includes fish, shrimp, octopus, scallop, clams, and crab meat, seasoned with Peruvian panca pepper and fresh cilantro. Served warm, this spicy and savory soup is very comforting.

Anticucho de Pulpo by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Anticucho de Pulpo | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Anticucho de Pulpo - A Peruvian-style grilled octopus that is flavored with ají panca (Peruvian red pepper) and served with roasted potatoes and ocopa sauce on the side. The flavors are very festive and that sauce actually goes very well with any grilled dishes.

Chicharrón de Calamar by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Chicharrón de Calamar | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Chicharrón de Calamar - Fried squid is a very popular appetizer around the world. This Peruvian version will surely satisfy you with its tender slices of calamari wrapped in a crispy golden crust. It is the perfect pairing for ice-cold beer or your favorite cocktail.

Arroz con Mariscos by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Arroz con Mariscos | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Arroz con Mariscos - This seafood rice dish is cooked in a rich tomato-pepper sauce seasoned with paprika creole. The dish comes with calamari, octopus, shrimps, and scallops, and finally garnished with parmesan cheese shavings and fresh cilantro. The dish can serve 2-3 persons. This is one of my top favorites here at Samba.

Lomo Saltado by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Lomo Saltado | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Lomo Saltado - This is a signature Chifa (Chinese-Peruvian) dish. It is made with chunks of US prime beef tenderloin stir-fried with tomatoes, onions, peppers, carrots, and potato wedges, and seasoned with soy sauce. The dish is best paired with steamed rice. This is my favorite Chifa dish. Also one of my most-ordered.

Prawns Quinotto by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Prawns Quinotto | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Prawns Quinotto - A risotto made with quinoa sourced from Peru. This dish includes calamari and is topped with parmesan cheese, feta cheese, and chargrilled prawns. This is a must-try, especially if you are cutting down on carbs.

Pollo a la Brasa by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Pollo a la Brasa | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Pollo a la Brasa - Grilled free-range chicken seasoned with Peruvian cumin-garlic, cilantro, and aji panca, and served on a sizzling plate with roasted baby potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and pumpkin. This dish has a generous portion size and can be shared by two to three persons. A crowd-pleaser.



Other Recommended Dishes

Samba Salad by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Samba Salad | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Samba Salad - This signature salad by Samba consists of fresh greens, palm heart, and artichoke with avocado purée, drizzled with honey lemon vinaigrette and topped with Manchego cheese and crispy pecan nuts.

Choncholi de Pollo by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Choncholi de Pollo | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Choncholi de Pollo - Filleted free-range chicken marinated in ají amarillo chili paste, garlic, and cumin, and served on a bed of fried potatoes. Up to three persons can share this dish but on its own, this is already a complete meal for one person.

Conchas al Carbon by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Conchas al Carbon | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Conchas al Carbon - A fabulous seafood dish made of chargrilled scallops in ají amarillo paste, leche de tigre, and garnished with red onions. The scallops are then torched tableside. An absolute showstopper.

Aji de Gallina by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Aji de Gallina | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Aji de Gallina - This classic Peruvian dish is made with chicken breast strips cooked in a cream sauce consisting of ají amarillo chili paste, milk, and grated parmesan cheese. The dish is then served on a bed of boiled potato wedges and topped with quail eggs and walnuts. The dish is very comforting and doesn't taste spicy at all.

Picarones by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Picarones | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Picarones - Peruvian pumpkin donuts drizzled with raw cane sugar syrup with citrus sorbet on the side. It is quite filling.




Cocktails

Caipirinha Cart by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Caipirinha Cart | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Samba serves some of the most delicious classic and innovative cocktails in Metro Manila. They also have the Caipirinha Cart which serves Sambas's signature drink, the Samba Caipirinha. The drink will be prepared right in front of you. Quite entertaining to watch.

Samba Caipirinha cocktail by Samba at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
Samba Caipirinha | Samba, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Samba Caipirinha - This is one of my favorite drinks here at Samba. It is made with Sagatiba Pura Cachaça mixed with fresh lime, house ginger shrub, and garnished with Maracuja (passion fruit). Very refreshing!



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As a Golden Circle (GC) member, you can dine for free here at Samba by using the GC Award Points you earn whenever you stay or dine at any Shangri-La, Kerry Hotel, JEN Hotel, and Traders Hotel properties around the world.

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Earn: GC Award Point(s) per eligible
USD1.00 spent on dining or hotel stay
1 point 1.25 points 1.50 points
Redeem: 10 GC Award Points on dining at US Dollar value equivalent USD1.00 USD1.25 USD1.25

When earning GC Award Points, please expect the points to be credited to your account one to two weeks after the date of the transaction.




Samba
Level 8, Shangri-La The Fort, Manila
30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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2 comments:

  1. Updated the article with the most recent a la carte menu.

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  2. Visited yesterday for lunch and ordered Ceviche Limeño, the Parihuela, and the Chicharrón de Calamar. I enjoyed all dishes I ordered and had a great dining experience. Photos and descriptions added in the article.

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