The Story of Arroz Ecija Restaurant


Our story began in the year 1878 when Don Claro Vèlez set sail to the Philippine islands from his hometown in La Mancha, Spain. Being part of the last wave of Spanish settlers to the Philippines, Don Claro was assigned to establish the justice system in Northern Luzon. He eventually settled in Santa Maria, Isabela where he sat as regional judge. Don Claro was a young lawyer with a special passion for agriculture. While serving as judge, he dabbled in tobacco and rice farming within the expanse of his land. Within several years, his hacienda flourished, compelling him to assume the role of full time haciendero. In 1894, the eligible Don Claro married Patrocinio Alindada, a local mestiza. The couple dedicated their lives to their growing plantation. Enticed by the impeccable weather conditions in Nueva Ecija, the Velézes acquired land in Jaèn as the site of an even bigger rice plantation. There, the Albufera de Vèlez took root.

The Albufera de Vèlez prospered in the early 1900s where it provided jobs for over 300 workers and their families. The lady of the house, Doña Patrocinio, presided over the hacienda’s kitchen from where she fed all those working in the fields. Her long dining tables groaned under the weight of mammoth feasts she lovingly prepared. She warmly welcomed everyone and lavished them with hearty food, attention and cariño.

Life at the Albufera de Vèlez flowed with the seasons. While Don Claro attended to the cycle of soil preparation, planting and harvesting, Doña Patrocino busied herself with creating and re-creating beloved Fil-Hispano recipes according to the best fruits and vegetables of the season. Life was simple, abundant and in harmony with the land. But life for the Vèlezes forever changed in January, 1942. In one tragic assault, the Japanese Imperial Army descended upon the Albufera and pillaged it for everything it was worth. Don Claro and his eldest son, Alfredo, were accosted and in April, were made to join the Death March from Bataan to Tarlac. Father and son did not survive. Arroz Ecija is an ode to the memory of Albufera de Vèlez... a homage to a time when life was beautiful... a time when a good meal was enough to make up for a hard day’s work... a time when every person was part of the family... A time when food was prepared slowly, lovingly and with heartfelt care. At Arroz Ecija, we delight our guests with the same food that came out of Doña Patrocinio’s kitchen. We embrace them with the same cariño that came from her heart. Welcome to Arroz Ecija... welcome to our Albufera de Veléz.

Arroz Ecija Cusina Fil Hispano is located at Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Taguig City.


Arroz Ecija Restaurant Menu

*Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Almusal Anumang Oras

Almusal ng Haciendero

₱495

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Almusal ng Haciendero

₱495

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Almusal ng Mangingisda

₱465

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Almusal ng Mangingisda

₱465

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Almusal ng Magsasaka

₱390

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Almusal ng Magsasaka

₱390

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Arroz Caldo ala Chicken Tinola

₱155

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Arroz Caldo ala Chicken Tinola

₱155

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Arroz Caldo Suam na Alimasag at Mais

₱185

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Arroz Caldo Suam na Alimasag at Mais

₱185

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Arroz Caldo Suam na Alimasag at Mais

₱165

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Arroz Caldo ala Bulalo

₱165

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Mga Arroz

Basmati sa Pandan

₱155

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Basmati sa Pandan

₱155

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Jasponica sa Puti

₱145

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Jasponica sa Puti

₱145

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Purple Pirurutong sa Latik

₱145

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Purple Pirurutong sa Latik

₱145

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Aligui at Alimasag sa Arroz Basmati

₱195

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Aligui at Alimasag sa Arroz Basmati

₱195

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Bringhe sa Manok

₱490

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Bringhe sa Manok

₱490

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Bringhe sa Tinta Pusit

₱525

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Bringhe sa Tinta Pusit

₱525

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Bringhe sa SariSaring Lamandagat

₱590

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Bringhe sa Sari-Saring Lamandagat

₱590

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Tinapa sa Arroz Sampaguita

₱185

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Tinapa sa Arroz Sampaguita

₱185

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Dulong at Okoy sa Arroz Jasponica

₱165

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Dulong at Okoy sa Arroz Jasponica

₱165

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Bringhe Bistecca

₱875

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Bringhe Bistecca

₱875

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Platitos na Pampagana

Shing-a-ling

₱195

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Shing-a-ling

₱195

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Chicharon con Guacamole

₱245

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Chicharon con Guacamole

₱245

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Chicharon Bulaklak

₱355

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Chicharon Bulaklak

₱355

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Gambas al Pil Pil

₱365

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Gambas al Pil Pil

₱365

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Chorizo de Vigan

₱295

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Chorizo de Vigan

₱295

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Chorizo de Tuguegarao

₱335

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Chorizo de Tuguegarao

₱335

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Chorizo Sampler

₱495

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Chorizo Sampler

₱495

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Torta de Chorizo

₱245

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Torta de Chorizo

₱245

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Huevos Rotos

₱295

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Huevos Rotos

₱295

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Calamares Fritos

₱290

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Calamares Fritos

₱290

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Sopas at Pansit

Sinigang na Bangus sa Manggang Hilaw

₱385

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Sinigang na Bangus sa Manggang Hilaw

₱385

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Sinigang na Baboy sa Kamias

₱345

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Sinigang na Baboy sa Kamias

₱345

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Halaan

₱290

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Halaan

₱290

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Laswa

₱155

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Laswa

₱155

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Ginisang Monggo

₱225

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Ginisang Monggo

₱225

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Pansit Ecija

₱295

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Pansit Ecija

₱295

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Mga Karne

Bagnet ng Ilocos

₱385

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Bagnet ng Ilocos

₱385

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Kare Kareng Baka

₱385

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Kare Kareng Baka

₱385

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Beef Ribs Caldereta

₱365

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Beef Ribs Caldereta

₱365

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Callos Madrileño

₱345

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Callos Madrileño

₱345

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Fabada Asturiana

₱295

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Fabada Asturiana

₱295

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Fried Pork Adobo sa Atsuete

₱375

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Fried Pork Adobo sa Atsuete

₱375

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Lechon Paksiw

₱390

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Lechon Paksiw

₱390

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Inihaw na Manok

₱375

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Inihaw na Manok

₱375

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Bopis Ecija

₱275

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Bopis Ecija

₱275

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Pochero Grande

₱685

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Pochero Grande

₱685

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Lengua Sevillana

₱385

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Lengua Sevillana

₱385

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Higado

₱295

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Higado

₱295

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Tortang Talong

₱390

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Tortang Talong

₱390

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Mga Lamandagat

Adobong Pusit

₱325

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Adobong Pusit

₱325

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Relyenong Bangus

₱295

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Relyenong Bangus

₱295

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Relyenong Alimasag sa Ginataang Aligue

₱360

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Relyenong Alimasag sa Ginataang Aligue

₱360

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Paksiw na Dilis

₱245

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Paksiw na Dilis

₱245

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Ginataang Kuhol

₱285

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Ginataang Kuhol

₱285

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Mga Gulay

Dinengdeng

₱195

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Dinengdeng

₱195

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Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa con Alimasag

₱255

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Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa con Alimasag

₱255

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Ginataang Puso ng saging at labahita

₱245

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Ginataang Puso ng saging at labahita

₱245

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Ensaladang Mangga

₱255

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Ensaladang Mangga

₱255

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Mga Panghimagas

Bico Ube

₱49

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Bico Ube

₱49

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Biko Chocolate Eh

₱55

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Biko Chocolate Eh

₱55

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Cassava Cake

₱49

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Cassava Cake

₱49

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Mango Mabuhay

₱75

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Mango Mabuhay

₱75

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Sapin-Sapin

₱39

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Sapin-Sapin

₱39

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Halo Halo Panna Cotta

₱95

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Halo Halo Panna Cotta

₱95

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Leche Flan

₱85

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Leche Flan

₱85

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Homemade Warm Cookies 'n Creme

₱135

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Homemade Warm Cookies 'n Creme

₱135

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Mga Pampalamig

Honey Kalamansi Ale

₱75

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Honey Kalamansi Ale

₱75

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Green Mango Shake

₱140

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Green Mango Shake

₱140

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Ripe Mango Shake

₱140

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Ripe Mango Shake

₱140

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Sago Gulaman

₱75

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Sago Gulaman

₱75

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Arroz Ecija Restaurant - Address

Arya Residences Branch - BGC

Ground Level-Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (Call: 02.8001166)

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Arya Residences Branch - BGC

Ground Level-Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (Call: 02.8001166)

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Arya Residences Branch - BGC

Ground Level-Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (Call: 02.8001166)

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Arya Residences Branch - BGC

Ground Level-Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (Call: 02.8001166)

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