Alegria Singapore is one of the Best food on Tek Lim Road - Best Mexican Food Singapore with a Filipino 'twist'
Alegria Singapore is Filipino & Latin American Fusion - now that is seriously worth a look at...
This is a new restaurant for us. I spotted it whilst searching for Filipino restaurants to treat Wifey to some home food because we have not been home for 2 years now. But actually, Alegria Singapore offers Filipino fusion food offerings with Mexican and Latin American influences. How could I not come and explore a place that is serving Sisig Tacos. I mean come on, the last time I had those was at one of our favourite restaurants Smoque in our 2nd home Island home of Bohol, The Philippines.
Alegria are nestled in amongst some hallmark foodie neighbours, such as Lime House, Potato Head and our BFFs down the road on Ann Siang Road The Tippling Club. They also used to be direct next-door neighbours to Chef David Pynt and Burnt Ends before they relocated to be part of the Dempsey Hill food scene.
The name Alegria is derived from the Portuguese word for “joy” or “happiness” which perfectly captures the essence of this place because it really is joyous, bright, and brilliant. They have these eye-catching wall murals akin to Graffiti and a visually striking bar as you’ll see from the photos.
A little bit of history about Alegria Singapore to start because my Wifey loves this. It’s actually owned by a very famous Filipino Actress, namely Dimples Romana. Her love for restaurants and F&B may herald from her studies because Romana finished International Hospitality Management Major in Culinary Arts at Enderun College. She has also been named as an ambassador for the Philippines Department of Tourism – hey “It’s More Fun in the Philippines!!!”
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Have a watch of the Alegria Singapore Vlog here
Photo ‘borrowed’ from Dimples Ramora’s Instagram
What did Dimples say back in May 2021 when Alegria Singapore opened?
I like this lady a lot!!!
As does Wifey, but of course, she is massively biased!!! But did she also like Alegria Singapore?
Alegria has such a cool interior...
Frequently asked questions about Alegria Singapore, answered by ISLIFEARECIPE-dia...
It is nestled in the rather hipster and groovy neighbourhood of the Teck Lim Road and Keong Saik Road food scene, just up the road from Duxton Hill and Ann Siang Road with its restaurant and bars.
18 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088390
Let's check out that food we had today at Alegria - YUMMO!!!
The kids go straight to the Mocktail menu and order these Berry Bubbles. Seriously so refreshing, me like this.
What is the Alegria Singapore Menu 2022
You can tell Alegria strives to keep the menu basic from its three-page only offerings, but full of flavour and complexity, elevated but rooted in familiar flavours of the Philippines and Latin America and sensations of look and texture. It really is so very good.
Alegria Singapore Specials (currently running as of February 2022)
Our conclusions about Alegria Singapore Restaurant
Exceptional, in a word.
Alegria lived up to the name for sure, because we walked out of there with a spring in our step and full of “joy” and “happiness” – yes, Alegria Singapore.
We were able to get our fix of Mexican food Singapore, and sort of visiting a Filipino restaurant in Singapore at the same time. You have to love fusion!!! This is a GEM in the Keong Saik Food scene, just turn off Keong Saik Road into Tek Lim Road to come to visit. The action happens here.
I can’t say that it is the best Flipino food Singapore because it is a hybrid fusion with the Latin American influences kicking off all over the place.
I love the simplicity of the menu, but I think perhaps some specials will be needed on top of that or a rather frequent menu change to keep the footfall coming back. In my humble opinion that is.
The crew at Alegria was great. Super-helpful and chatty and knew their product so well. Thank you guys and Be Proud Dimples, your team here is living the brand.
The food at Alegria was fantastic. I really enjoyed it. Just a couple of over-chewy moments to mention was literally the only niggle. Plus to wash down with some icy cold San Mig OPilsen was heavenly for me and it has me transported back to the Philippines in the blink of an eye.
We’ll be coming back to Alegria for certain. Great location, superb restaurant, delicious food and awesome crew looking after you.