Was in Surabaya Altoro twice on the month of April. The first time went with colleagues, booked the first floor but was full, so we went dining on the second floor. The following week an old friend invited me, and we managed to book first floor a week before the d-day.
Second floor dining is a fine dining area, with a totally different menu from the first floor, and of course with a totally different concept. Food is also a lot different. Since I have tasted a variety of Spanish food before, I would say Altoro’s second floor Fine Dining is very good. But some taste of paella may not be acceptable to our local people, unless you understood Spanish foods.
The dessert that I ordered after fine dining was marvellous…Apple Manzana made by the very Spanish Chef Ana. It’s an apple filling coated with cream, then coated with white chocolate and red gel after that. Very impressive on the look and it is not so sweet but satisfying and beautiful dessert. Thank you Che Ana.
The food on the first floor of Altoro is more of gastro bar, I think this is more acceptable for our local Surabayanese’s taste. The pulpo (octopus) ala brasa is fantastic, so is salmon con verdure and bocadillo catalana. And the Sangria drink here in Altoro is the signature drink, you must all try it.
Service wise, I like the second floor one, but of course, it’s fine dining. But overall, it’s a resto worth to try nowadays, and a must.