dishesandplaces

ristras. worth a shot, at least once

In eating in manila on October 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm

in the greenhills area and needing a very full meal, we wound up in ristras – one of those much-talked about places, this one serving mexican food.

the concept is rather straightforward. menu above the counter – a choice from recognizable dishes: tacos, burritos, quesadillas, chimichanga, etc. on the counter lies a selection of rice and beans, meats and condiments.

we ordered one quesadilla with the beef that was shredded. on the side was served salsa and guacamole.

we also had a steak fajita (of course i had steak) which came with chorizo rice, beans, guacamole, and salsa.

it was all very tasty. nothing to complain about actually. hefty servings, full condiments. all in all a very good meal. i just have to wonder though if it’s worth the P350 0r so you have to pay per dish. somehow i think it isn’t. true, the portions are big – but i was able to get through mine, so for P350, it isn’t even a sharing portion. final call – good, but too expensive.

but i really did appreciate the margarita (P165 for the spiked version)

it was flavorful and didn’t seem watered down – not usual in many restaurants. and it was the perfect drink to wash the whole thing down. not sure if i’m coming back again. for that price, it’s actually more worth it to make my own mexican meal… but if i do, i will try the selection of mexican beers they have. that seems enticing

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