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A few days ago Cheesie and I went to check out the newest dining hangout area that is Jaya One at PJ. Since I was in this Guinness gastronomic workshop with Chef in Black not too long ago, it was just appropriate that I head to the restaurant that spots a big Guinness sign board. Cafe Chulo it was then.

Cafe Chulo at Jaya One
cafe chulo is located on first floor, alfresco as well as indoor

The concept of Jaya One is pretty nice, in the middle island surrounded by the shops lie four small blocks of double story restaurant buildings. While a few restaurants take up both levels, some only occupies a single floor. The upper level of the four blocks are connected via a series of (slightly confusing) walkways with plenty of alfresco style dining area. Pretty unique and very comfortable.

Cafe Chulo is one of the modern Spanish restaurants/pubs on level one with about half its tables located outdoor. We, of course, chose to be seated along the sheltered walkway.

Cafe Chulo at Jaya One
scallop, grilled mushroom, potato gratins

With some recommendations from the restaurant manager, we ordered three tapas, two main dishes, and of course, I got myself a pint of Guinness Draught to go with the mix. The alluring malt & caramel aroma with its dry roasted bitterness of Guinness Draught helps to round out the savoury bite of the tapas and complements the bold taste of most meat which goes very well with the selection of food that i have ordered. Food pairing with Guinness Draught makes good food taste great.

The scallop ceviche came with 8 mid size scallops lightly cooked in lime juice and parsley, preserving the juiciness of the shellfish while giving a hint of tangy taste.

Champinones al jerez is the slightly fancier name for the whole mushroom grilled with olive oil, sea salt and dry sherry. I like the mixture of mushroom and sauteed bell pepper. Our favorite tapas though, was the patatas au gratin, or Spanish style potato gratin. Basically layers of potato topped with cheese ala lasagna style. You must try this one.

Cafe Chulo at Jaya One
Spanish lamb chop, mixed paella (seafood)

The main dishes were served shortly after. I ordered mixta paella since this is basically a Spanish outlet and it proved to be a decent choice. The rice is pretty fragrant and the seafood, especially the four rather big and juicy mussels were very tasty indeed. This dish certainly goes well with my premium black beer.

Cheesie’s chuleta de cordero, or Spanish lamb chop, was even better. Two slabs of pretty good size lamb chops marinated with spice and what I believe to be citrus served with some onions and greens. It was very succulent and the slight citrus taste gives the meat a different dimension, it was very good! I can’t believe this dish is priced only at RM22

Cafe Chulo at Jaya One
Cheesie, Guinness Draught, KY

We certainly enjoyed ourselves at Cafe Chulo, food was good and the Guinness draught was of course, as smooth as ever.

Map to Jaya One, PJ
Jaya One is just a short drive from Federal Highway or SS2

For the amount dishes we ordered, the totally bill came to a tad less than RM 120. The entrees are only RM 20 and 22. Tapas from RM 8 – RM13, very affordable.

Good food with great drinks under very nice ambiance, a very positive dining experience in foreign cuisine without breaking the bank.

I was also told that the restaurant is going to feature some Guinness infused Christmas dishes beginning next month, and a voucher is given per order for those specified dishes. Simply fill in the voucher with some basic information, tear it off to redeem a free pint of Guinness Draught. The other half entitles the diner to have RM 12 off three pints of Guinness Draught in the same receipt on the next visit.

Check out the banners here and here for more information. There are a few other outlets doing the same thing and I’ll be writing about them too, stay tuned!

L-20-1 Blk L,
Jaya One, Section 13/6
46400 Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.118298,101.635294
Tel: 012-331 0277

Discuss : KY eats – Cafe Chulo at Jaya One, PJ

  1. wa very descriptive. i like!

  2. Cheesie,
    Hee-hee, have to upgrade writing skills abit ok! I got some help. 😀

  3. Ooo… KY drinking alcohol.

  4. mimid3vils

    Both of u eat so much ar…. +.+

  5. wow…the place certainly looks really glam… :p

  6. Paul Tan,
    Not too much laa. 😛

    Why not? 😀

    Yah, pretty nice ambiance. 😉

  7. WAh, the scallops look good and very pricy i suppose for 8 countable acallops:)

  8. I was quite surprised that the prices weren’t that expensive after all. I must have my cherry popped for Guinness soon….

  9. Deb,
    RM 13 for that plate of scallops not exactly pricey laa. 😀

    I was too! 😀

  10. foodcrazee

    wooooh ! The scallops looksd delish and BTW, is that PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM ?

  11. the place look so blue!! me like!! 😀

    food looks yummy-licious too… the place cosidered as “proper restaurant”?

  12. wow! this is sure good, sure a winner for me, I dont mind to take over your place, good food, good company and a good pint of GUINNESS!

  13. Hey worth a try, and they have Guinness. Another plus point is I can easily find Jaya One now, thanks to Google Maps. Haha!

  14. foodcrazee,
    Ahh, unfortunately they aren’t portobello! 😀

    The place is more of a restaurant/pub but the food is pretty nice though. 🙂

    Hahaha, stop complimenting! 😛

    Huai Bin,
    LOL, don’t get lost again!

  15. aeroplane1234

    the deco looks so good. even the name also mysteriously arousing.

  16. aeroplane1234,
    you do have a mysterious mind. :S

  17. I miss Guinness Draught. Maybe I should go get it one of these days. That was my baby drink when grampa used to feed me while he had his.

  18. lamb chop only RM22?!


  19. Alice Teh,
    oooO you also kaki!


  20. Wow!! The prices are affordable for a tapas bar. 🙂

  21. The food looks great! Its nothing what I expected from a restaurant named Chulo.:D

  22. LOL. Ringo’s face very funny here.

  23. jeng ler….love the scallop and the dining ambience….romantic ler!

  24. Firdauz takes 5

    i like the pictures!!

    they’re so nice, hur hur hur

  25. Angie Tan,

    Hahha awesome name!

    Simon Seow,

    Hurhurhur, time to buy yourself an SLR too! 😛

  26. Hey! I’ve been to cafe chulo last week. Its so cosy, nice and comfortable seat and ambience. Not to mention first class service as well !
    Me and my friends decided to check out the place and later for a chill out session after dinner and definately this place is the perfect choice. It has a rooftop garden seat as well for those that loves fresh windy atmosphere.

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  28. Sexyfairy,
    Glad that you like it! 😀

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  30. They look so yummy, and not very expensive, good 😀
    I’m going to try them 😀

  31. lovie,
    Yah, great value. 🙂

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  33. Try Flamenco in Damansara Heights for good Spanish food!

  34. Paul Tan,
    OK young man!

  35. Interesting hang out place! “Guinness draught” Cheers~!

  36. ekano,
    Cheers! 😀

  37. OH MY GOD.
    chuleta de cordero is just divine.
    thanks KY. for the recommendation. you the best bro! 😀

  38. Heinrich,
    Thank you thank you. 🙂

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