CEBU’S BEST LECHON BY THE BAY Rico’s Lechon opens its fifth store at the heart of Manila Here’s another exciting and mouthwatering addition to the dazzling bay area along Seaside Avenue. Rico’s Lechon is bringing Cebu’s best lechon right in the heart of Manila as it opens its fifth store at SM Mall of Asia Complex, Level 1, South Wing, Seaside Avenue in Pasay.
What’s more satisfying than biting into the Queen City’s iconic spicy lechon as you soak up the famous Manila Bay sunset? Sharing this priceless moment—and scrumptious Cebuano fare—with all your loved ones, of course. Following the opening of Rico’s Lechon Fort Entertainment Complex at Bonifacio Global City, Top of the Glo at Glorietta, Tiendesitas in Ortigas, and U.P. Town Center in Quezon City, this newest branch takes advantage of its beautiful location offer an ample 200-seating capacity space with al fresco dining so diners can enjoy their mealtime with a view and cool sea breeze.
But dining indoors is just as pleasant with eye-catching tropical interiors, wooden furnishings, homey touches that boast of familial atmosphere and bring to mind the quintessential Pinoy salu- salo where people’s hearts are just as full as their stomachs. And for good reason. Besides its popular lechon, the restaurant offers a number of all-new specialty dishes to please every palate, such as the sinigang boneless bangus, sizzling chicken steak, tortang talong with lechon, fried chicken coated with homestyle sauce, and the lechon fingers with sweet and sour sauce. More shake flavors have been added as well, like mocha, cookies and cream, fruity strawberry, bloody watermelon, and sago at gulaman. While for those looking for an afternoon fill, Rico’s Lechon is now offering a merienda selection of senior pit lechon mami, lechon arrozcaldo, lechsilog (lechon, sinangag, at itlog), diniguan at puto, and a set of dinuguan, puto, at plain rice.
VALENTINE’S DAY EXCLUSIVE Available across all branches in Metro Manila, you and your loved one can enjoy a date at Rico’s Lechon with its exclusive set meals, offered only on February 14! Try Set A (P700) which consists of lechon sisig, chicken skin, monggoes, two orders of plain rice, two pandan tapiocas, and two bloody watermelon shakes. Have a taste of dishes in Set B (P900) that includes chicken inasal, garlicky squid balls, chopsuey, two plain rice, two pandan tapiocas, and two bloody watermelon shakes. If you’re looking for more variety of dishes, there’s Set C (P1000) where you will get to delight on camaron rebosado, eggplant salad, lechon sinigang, adobong kangkong, two plain rice, two pandan tapiocas, and two bloody watermelon shakes.
Being the first Filipino brand in the roster of international restaurant brands operated by Meat Concepts Corporation, headed by George Pua, Rico’s Lechon’s Manila debut, as well as the arrival of its famed cooks and roasting team from Cebu, was met with much anticipation and lip-smacking fanfare when it first opened its double doors last August 3, 2018. As it continues to expand in Manila, Rico’s Lechon continues to prove as “Da best gyud!” through its growing institution for many residing in Cebu, Metro Manila, and visitors from all over the world.
Open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, including takeout orders. For inquiries, you may contact Rico’s Lechon SM Mall of Asia at 0977- 809-2143 or 940-2191, Rico’s Lechon Tiendesitas at 0917-895-0000, 234-9954, 234-9944 or DSL/fax at 234-9996, Rico’s Lechon BGC at 0917-844-7067, Rico’s Lechon Mactan at 0917-111-3000, 032-402-0845, or 032-383-1498, and Rico’s Lechon Talamban at 0917-102- 7553. For more information, visit www.ricoslechon.com.
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Photos by Joy Arguil