Taking out my balikbayan relatives for lunch, I brought them to my favorite eclectically designed Filipino restaurant, Cafe Juanita.
A stone's throw away from the original branch, the new Cafe Juanita branch has a better parking space.
|Cat Fish Mango Salad, P199|
|2 Way Pork Adobo Ribs, P396|
|Burong Filipino, P199|
|Laing Bicolano, P198|
Lunch would have been somewhat of a success with a 90% hit with the food. WOULD HAVE BEEN. What ruined the whole experience was the lousy service. You couldn't find a waiter whenever you need one and the food took too long to come out. Even the drinks had to be followed up, I mean, how long does opening a can of soda takes? Dessert was cancelled when I've finally lost my patience. And what came out a less than a minute after I cancelled, my mango jubilee which I promptly told the waiter to return to the kitchen.
To think that we deliberately took a late lunch to avoid the lunch crowd. At that time, there were only 3 tables occupied and one was about to leave so a slow service and absentee wait staff was really not acceptable for me, especially when I have raved about this particular restaurant to my balikbayan relatives, parang napahiya ako in short. So will I go back to Cafe Juanita? Probably. The food is too good to miss out on but maybe not for a long time and most definitely not this particular branch.
19 West Capitol Drive
Bgy Kapitolyo, Pasig