October 30, 2010

Pino Resto Bar

There are a few food destinations in Quezon City and one blooming area is the Teacher’s Village, particularly Maginhawa and Malingap Street. One of the most famous restaurants in this area is Pino Resto Bar.

Just recently, Quezon City awarded this restaurant with the Best Restaurant Innovators. Since we were not accommodated the first time (because the place is full), we decided to go there early this time, around 5:30 pm.

The first thing you see when you enter the restaurant is the art on the wall courtesy of WeWillDoodle. Looking closely, the doodles on the wall are all related to the restaurant. Amazing stuff!

                We took our time checking the menu. Good thing the waiters are patient and really friendly, answering all our inquiries with a smile. They even took my sister’s special order of Kare-Kare.

                On to the food.

                Given that Pino has a wide range of enticing appetizers, I decided to get Platter 2. Platter 2 includes Longganisa-Topped Nachos, Wasabi Onion Rings, Pino French Fries, Tofu Balls, Crispy Calamares, Shrimp and Pork Lemongrass Skewers. The whole plate is good for 3 and is enough to satisfy all your cravings. Highly recommended.

Bagnet and Tofu Stack-O. Tofu and Bagnet has a good combination. The presentation is appealing as the tofu are stacked like the game. The dish is good but some Bagnet cubes are hard to chew.

This dish is a special order. It’s supposed to be Kare-Kareng Bagnet but my sister is not fond of Pork. She asked the waiter if they can substitute the pork with any beef and they gladly obliged! The Pino Staff knows how to care for their customers. A big toast to the staff!:)

For dessert, we ordered the new Chocolate Tablea Cheesecake. The cheesecake reminds you of curly tops and childhood memories!

Last but not the least, we ordered the Pino-ka Margarita in GIANT Pino-Style Glass.

            A toast to Pino’s friendliest waiters! Thank you for accommodating to our every whim.

                Although Chef Ed Bugia was not there, we get to have a picture with the other Chefs.

                Pino Resto Bar is not only the most innovative restaurant in Quezon City but also the friendliest! We are looking forward to our next visit at Pino Resto Bar or maybe we’ll visit their other restaurants: Pipino: Vegetarian food by Pino and BRGR: The Burger Project.

                Check them out at 39 Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City.

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