One good quality of a restaurant is that you feel like you are at home or at least have that ambiance when eating and more importantly the food itself, in short, home cooked food. Most of the establishments I have been are now commercialized or become commercialized due to demand and other factors, thus affecting the overall quality of the food and services. Merilla’s Restaurant Cebu.
I found one restaurant which has the familiar home feel ambiance I have been looking for and also great food. The Merilla’s Restaurant located in Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City.
The place is situated in the seemingly center of the city, and near to the Capitol building. The location can be tough to be found at first, but with a little help of research or even with this post ,it will be much easier. You will not miss it when you pass by the Avon building (at the back) in front of Shamrock store.
The place is quite spacious and cozy, which is good for parties, meetings and other gatherings which they also offer bookings and reservations. The tables and chairs are neat (wooden) and seemingly properly arrange for comfort and space. There is also a parking a lot for those who bring their vehicles in the basement which is also part of the parking space of the building so you don’t have to worry about finding parking spaces. They mainly serve Filipino food which is inspired by the owner’s(Merilla) culinary background and experience that produce the recipes needed.
Merilla’s Restaurant Cebu
I got the chance to taste one of their specialty which is the Merilla’s Ribs, though I have tasted a lot of meat dishes like ribs before, I have set my expectations on this one which is.. it must be good. The presentation is really good and looks tasty. The taste is really epic and flavorful, you can immediately taste the sweetness and a little sourness which is a signature Filipino flavor food. You cannot really feel the fat it contains because of the sauce a which kinda dissipates the oily feeling and texture when chewing the meat itself. They also include a pepino which additionally neutralize the meaty feeling in the meat and ribs. I almost forgot I am eating pork at that time. 🙂
Overall, the ribs is great and its home cooking flavor which they stated and delivered. The price of it is also affordable for the quality and the quantity of it. If you want to have a great food with home like environment at affordable price, then this is one of the restaurants I will recommend for everyone.
Ground Flr. Avon Plaza Building, Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City
Telephone Number: 514-5377