Álvaro "El Palanca" R.

Spanish "mama" style food with an Asian twist by El Palanca

Álvaro "El Palanca" R. from Hong Kong


About the kitchen

Hola amigos and welcome to El Palanca kitchen! My name is Álvaro Ramos and I am a Spanish Chef, Food Consultant and Lifestyle Blogger based in Hong Kong. My unique style of cooking draws inspiration from traditional Spanish cuisine (where I was classically trained and worked in Michelin Star restaurants), and my love for all things Asian (where I have lived for the past 6 years). I invite you into my home to try my sexy style of tapas while I cook in my open kitchen and you marvel at my (120+) tattoos! Can you handle the heat?!


  1. NameÁlvaro "El Palanca" R.
  2. LocationHong KongHong Kong Island
  3. LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
  1. GuestsMinimum: 6, Maximum: 12
  2. MealsLunch and Dinner
  3. House rulesBring your own alcohol. Smoking allowed outside on the balcony.
  1. Bio

    Originally from Madrid in Spain, I moved to Shanghai in 2012 where I worked as Head Chef at El Willy Spanish restaurant and later opened its sister tapas bar Tomatito in 2014. Last year I moved to Hong Kong to be with my wife as we welcomed our first baby boy to the world. When I'm not cooking - I'm eating! I am passionate about Asian food and love travelling to different countries to try the local cuisines together with my family. Check out my IG to see what crazy things I get up to every day and my YouTube Channel to see me cooking some of my recipes!

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