Sunday, July 29, 2012

Weekend Food Tripping at: Cafe Adriatico, Malate

Good morning!  It's Sunday!  What are your plans for the day?  After a long, tiring Saturday, I'm glad to have the chance to slow down and take this day off!  I'll probably sleep, eat, read the remaining Francine Pascal e-book called The Sweet Life (hooray Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield fans!).  

Food, seriously, who can resist them?  If you can, I salute you as I know I don't have the willpower!  Especially if the food is from one of my favorite restaurant called Cafe Adriatico!  I've reported my experience dining at the SM Mall of Asia branch but nothing beats the original!  The one located at Malate!

Chef's Salad
Php235.00 (approx $5.60)
Mixed lettuce with slices of chicken, ham, 
salami, cheese and hard boiled egg
My dad-in-law's favorite salad!  I can see why he loved this so much, the lettuce are fresh, the slices of chicken, ham and salami are worth chewing for! :D

Gambas Al Ajillo
Php260.00 (approx $6.00)
Shrimps in garlic - Catalan Style
Another MUST!  The shrimps served were big and really tasty!  I can't help but save up the sauce to drizzle them all over my warm cup of rice!  YUM!

 Jamon Serrano and Chicken Croquetas
Php250.00 (approx $6.00)
Spanish-style croquettes stuffed with Serrano Ham, 
chicken and mozzarella cheese
Because I've always been a fan of anything "croquettes", I immediately got attracted to the photo shown on the menu so I requested for this!  So far, the combination of ham, chicken and mozzarella cheese is perfect!  It doesn't taste like pizza like most croquettes do when mixed with cheese. 

Spareribs Adobo Rice
Php395.00 (approx $9.18)
Pork spareribs simmered in soy sauce and spices; served with rice
 A different kind of "adobo" dish, the spareribs is obviously simmered into perfection as meat is super tender and the sauce is sweet and salty giving a nice tingling sensation to your taste buds on every bite!

Php305.00 (approx $7.30)
 Homemade meatloaf served with steamed rice/garlic rice
Most "Embutido" I tried are usually dry so it's a nice surprise this order came with sauce!  The meatload doesn't have a lot of fat and tastes really good!

 Lengua Estofada
Php385.00 (approx $8.95)
Ox tongue with olives and mushrooms
Another 2 thumbs up!  The ox tongue is very tender and the olives together with the mushroom sauce gives a nice "kick" to the dish!

The aftermath!
We weren't super hungry, it's just that, all the food served were good and we enjoyed every bite!

The servers were prompt and friendly.  Ample parking space at the circle.  The restaurant accepts cash and credit card.

Cafe Adriatico 
1903 M. Adriatico St., Remedios Circle,
 Malate, Manila
Tel. no. : (632) 523-7924
Have you dined at Cafe Adriatico? 
What's your favorite dish?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Ooooh, food fiesta --- yum! I want the croquettes, too :D

    1. the croquettes tastes good! :) Have you tried Cafe Adriatico?

  2. Mukhang ang sarap naman ng food na yan..nakakagutom!! But it's kinda pricey..maybe for mga special occasions lang. Hehe.

    1. I agree, medyo pricey siya pero worth it naman kasi masarap, and good for special occasions nga :) Hey, nice seeing you over the weekend

  3. Wow I wanna try the gambas and embutido! <3

  4. yeahmeee!

    i love food.

    denise adriatico adraneda-lozada (no relations!)

    1. Same here, I also love food! You're so funny with the (no relations) comments, well good thing you noted or else I'll react and ask discounts from you :P


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