Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nothing beats tradition: Mario's

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They say good things never last, but I think some can.  What a dream date...and I'm talking about food.  I was true to my word, I spent the entire night on my bed.  So let me just fantasize more about fine dining.  Mario's is one of the more experienced restaurants in Manila.  If I'm not mistaken this year marks their 32nd year, my goodness that feels old, I feel old.  This place is known for spectacular food as well as atmosphere and service.  Unlike other upscale restaurants, Mario's felt relaxed and friendly.  The main aspect that made the cost reasonable is the quality of food.  It's a beautiful restaurant, not just a fashionable place (food, service and above all quality).  

Mario's is known for it's Sunday lunch buffets.  If you're looking for a top-notch brunch and buffet action in Quezon City don't miss this place.  Luckily the resto is on the same street where daddy's dialysis clinic is situated.  On my dad's first treatment outside the hospital, we stopped by Mario's to grab a quick bite since we were a bit early for his appointment.  As always, brunch was a hit and that Filipino breakfast menu was phenomenal.  It was a total eating binge and I seem not to care.  I live in the far south and I'm telling you I'll gladly travel for this.  

The menu
Father and mother
Excellent service
FK and me. =)
and another one
Sun rays
Freshly baked bread, just perfect
Homey interior
Tempting cake display
Go visit on a Sunday
Breakfast platter: Tahong, danggit, dried squid, tapa
Lengua con Setas
Ox tongue in delicate white wine sauce with mushroom and olives
Pollo Al Ajillo
A half garlic roast chicken with garlic rice 

Seafood Linguine
Squid, shrimps and clams in tomato sauce
 This I forgot the name, but it's terribly good
Fruit platter
After the meal, we were offered dessert and I refused. Sobrang di ko na kaya.
The horse - some say it's for luck
Wine rack
The bar
Us and our empty plates
Happy and bursting me =)
Dress: H&M
Jelly Sandals: Vera Wang

What a nifty place!  It's very comfortable and spacious.  Servers are extremely relaxed and friendly. Not having been to Tomas Morato for quite some time, I noticed a lot of new eating places in the area.  I'm sure they have a few good things to offer but clearly nothing beats this traditional restaurant.  Yes it's old, but I love it anyway.

Mario's Restaurant Quezon City
191 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Gandia
Quezon City
Telephone: (632) 372-0360 | (632) 415-3887

Mario's Baguio
Session Road
Baguio City
Telephone: (074) 442-4241

"They should have a name for that moment of joy when you see your food coming in a restaurant..." - Unknown


Anonymous said...

food lover....

Anonymous said...

you are in dubai now or in phil?

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